Notice of Availability of a Draft Supplement to the July 2011 Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed SR 1409 (Military Cutoff Road) Extension and Proposed US 17 Hampstead Bypass New Hanover and Pender Counties in North Carolina, NCDOT TIP Projects U-4751 and R-3300, 65301-65302 [2013-25919]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 211 / Thursday, October 31, 2013 / Notices to the advisory committee for consideration by its members. Written statements should be no longer than two type-written pages and sent via fax to (913) 684–2466 or emailed to richard.procell@us.army.mil by 5 p.m. EST on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, for consideration at this meeting. Public comments by individuals and organizations may be made from 2:50 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST during the meeting on November 19, 2013. Public comments will be limited to two minutes each. Anyone desiring to make an oral statement must register by sending a fax to (913) 684–2466 or email to richard.procell@us.army.mil with his/ her name, phone number, email address, and text of his/her comments by 5 p.m. EST on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. The first five requestors will be notified by 5 p.m. EST on Thursday, November 14, 2013, of their time to address the Board during the public comment forum. All other comments will be retained for the record. Note that the number of teleconference lines is limited and will be available on a firstcome, first-served basis. Members of the public wishing to participate in person on November 19, 2013, at WHINSEC, 7161 Richardson Circle, Fort Benning, GA 31905, please contact Mr. Richard Procell at (913) 684–2963 or richard.procell@us.army.mil for additional information. Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–25921 Filed 10–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–08–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Notice of Availability of a Draft Supplement to the July 2011 Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed SR 1409 (Military Cutoff Road) Extension and Proposed US 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 Availability. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE), Wilmington District, Wilmington Regulatory Division is issuing this notice to advise the public that a State of North Carolina funded Supplement Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) has been prepared describing changes since the SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:21 Oct 30, 2013 Jkt 232001 release of the July 2011 DEIS for a road improvement project starting at Military Cutoff Road in New Hanover County to north of Hampstead along US 17, Pender County, NC (TIP Projects U– 4751 and R–3300). The changes which have necessitated this new supplement include an additional interchange on the north end of the project corridor as well as additional lanes not disclosed in the 2011 DEIS published in the Federal Register on September 23, 2011 (76 FR 59122). DATES: Written comments on the Draft EIS will be received until December 16, 2013. ADDRESSES: Mr. Brad Shaver, Regulatory Project Manager, Wilmington Regulatory Field Office, 69 Darlington Ave., Wilmington, NC 28403 or Mr. Jay McInnis, Project Engineer, North Carolina Department of Transportation, 1548 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699–1548. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions about the proposed action and DEIS can be directed to Mr. Brad Shaver, COE—Regulatory Project Manager, telephone: (910) 251–4611 or Mr. Jay McInnis Jr., P.E., NCDOT— Project Engineer, telephone: (919) 707– 6029. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The COE in cooperation with the North Carolina Department of Transportation prepared a DEIS, originally published in 2011, on a proposal to make transportation improvements to the US 17 and Market Street (US 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 US 17 Corridor Study. The purpose of the US 17 Corridor Study project is to improve the traffic carrying capacity and safety of the US 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 US 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 PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65301 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 and new Supplement DEIS is available for review on the project Web page: http:// www.ncdot.gov/projects/ US17HampsteadBypass/. Any person having difficulty in viewing the document online can contact the COE project manager or the NCDOT project manager for a CD copy of the document. After distribution and review of the Supplement Draft EIS and Final EIS, the Applicant understands that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in coordination with the North Carolina Department of Transportation will issue a Record of Decision (ROD) for the project. The ROD will document the completion of the EIS process and will serve as a basis for permitting decisions by federal and state agencies. To ensure that the full range of issues related to this proposed action are addressed and all significant issues identified, comments and suggestions are invited from all interested parties. Comments or questions concerning this proposed action and the EIS should be directed to the US Army Corps of Engineers at the address provided. The Wilmington District will periodically issue Public Notices soliciting public and agency comment on the proposed action and alternatives to the proposed action as they are developed. E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 65302 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 211 / Thursday, October 31, 2013 / Notices Dated: October 18, 2013. Henry Wicker, Assistant Chief, Wilmington Regulatory Division. Mariana Islands Training and Testing Study Area has been extended from November 12, 2013, to December 12, 2013. [FR Doc. 2013–25919 Filed 10–30–13; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Dated: October 24, 2013. N.A. Hagerty-Ford, Commander, Office of the Judge Advocate General, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. Department of the Navy [FR Doc. 2013–25942 Filed 10–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P Notice of Public Meetings for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/ Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Military Readiness Activities in the Mariana Islands Training and Testing Study Area; Correction and Public Comment Period Extension Department of Navy, DoD. Notice; correction and extension. AGENCY: ACTION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:21 Oct 30, 2013 Jkt 232001 [Docket No.: ED–2013–ICCD–0139] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Evaluation of a District Wide Implementation of a Professional Learning Community Initiative Institute of Education Sciences (IES), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of the Navy published a document in the Federal Register(78 FR 178) on September 13, 2013, concerning public meetings to support the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS) for the Mariana Islands Training and Testing Study Area. Due to the shutdown of the U.S. federal government, the public meetings have been postponed and the public comment period extended. The public comment period on the Draft EIS has been extended from November 12, 2013, to December 12, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Nora Macariola-See, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific. Attention: MITT EIS/OEIS, 258 Makalapa Drive, Suite 100, Building 258, Floor 3, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 96860–3134. Correction: In the Federal Register (78 FR 178) of September 13, 2013, on page 56683, in the first column, correct the public meeting dates to read: 1. Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at the University of Guam, Leon Guerrero School of Business and Public Administration Building, Anthony Leon Guerrero Multi-Purpose Room 129, Mangilao, Guam 96923. 2. Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at the Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Center in Susupe, Saipan, MP 96950. 3. Thursday, November 14, 2013, at the Tinian High School Cafeteria, San Jose Village, Tinian, MP 96952. 4. Friday, November 15, 2013, at the Sinapalo Elementary School Cafeteria, Sinapalo I, Rota, MP 96951. All meetings will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Extension: The public comment period for the Draft EIS/OEIS for the SUMMARY: DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before December 30, 2013. ADDRESSES: Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting Docket ID number ED–2013–ICCD–0139 or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Room 2E103, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions related to collection activities or burden, please call Kathy Axt, 540– 776–7742 or electronically mail ICDocketmgr@ed.gov. Please do not send comments here. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), requires that Federal agencies provide interested parties an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and Records Management Services, Office of Management, publishes this notice containing proposed information collection requests at the beginning of the Department review of the information collection. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: Evaluation of a District Wide Implementation of a Professional Learning Community Initiative. OMB Control Number: 1850—NEW. Type of Review: A new information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 806. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 427. Abstract: This study aims to address the need for systematic information about district-wide implementation of professional learning communities (PLCs) as a critical element in improving teacher quality and instruction, thereby contributing to increased student achievement. The study will survey (online) a population of teacher participants in school-based PLCs and interview principals face to face about the context and their perceptions of the initiative, pre- and post-implementation. Data collection from teachers will focus on what the PLCs do, how they operate, and to what extent they produce the outcomes expected of them as framed by six conceptual attributes of PLCs and five specific tasks. Data collection from principals will focus on contextual information about school culture and conditions such as resources that support implementation. Teachers and principals will also provide their reflections on the challenges of implementing PLCs and their suggestions for improvement. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers


Notice of Availability of a Draft Supplement to the July 2011 
Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed SR 1409 (Military 
Cutoff Road) Extension and Proposed US 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 Availability.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE), Wilmington District, 
Wilmington Regulatory Division is issuing this notice to advise the 
public that a State of North Carolina funded Supplement Draft 
Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) has been prepared describing 
changes since the release of the July 2011 DEIS for a road improvement 
project starting at Military Cutoff Road in New Hanover County to north 
of Hampstead along US 17, Pender County, NC (TIP Projects U-4751 and R-
3300). The changes which have necessitated this new supplement include 
an additional interchange on the north end of the project corridor as 
well as additional lanes not disclosed in the 2011 DEIS published in 
the Federal Register on September 23, 2011 (76 FR 59122).

DATES: Written comments on the Draft EIS will be received until 
December 16, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Mr. Brad Shaver, Regulatory Project Manager, Wilmington 
Regulatory Field Office, 69 Darlington Ave., Wilmington, NC 28403 or 
Mr. Jay McInnis, Project Engineer, North Carolina Department of 
Transportation, 1548 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1548.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions about the proposed action 
and DEIS can be directed to Mr. Brad Shaver, COE--Regulatory Project 
Manager, telephone: (910) 251-4611 or Mr. Jay McInnis Jr., P.E., 
NCDOT--Project Engineer, telephone: (919) 707-6029.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The COE in cooperation with the North 
Carolina Department of Transportation prepared a DEIS, originally 
published in 2011, on a proposal to make transportation improvements to 
the US 17 and Market Street (US 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 US 17 Corridor Study.
    The purpose of the US 17 Corridor Study project is to improve the 
traffic carrying capacity and safety of the US 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 US 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 and new Supplement DEIS is available for 
review on the project Web page: http://www.ncdot.gov/projects/US17HampsteadBypass/.
    Any person having difficulty in viewing the document online can 
contact the COE project manager or the NCDOT project manager for a CD 
copy of the document.
    After distribution and review of the Supplement Draft EIS and Final 
EIS, the Applicant understands that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 
coordination with the North Carolina Department of Transportation will 
issue a Record of Decision (ROD) for the project. The ROD will document 
the completion of the EIS process and will serve as a basis for 
permitting decisions by federal and state agencies.
    To ensure that the full range of issues related to this proposed 
action are addressed and all significant issues identified, comments 
and suggestions are invited from all interested parties. Comments or 
questions concerning this proposed action and the EIS should be 
directed to the US Army Corps of Engineers at the address provided. The 
Wilmington District will periodically issue Public Notices soliciting 
public and agency comment on the proposed action and alternatives to 
the proposed action as they are developed.


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    Dated: October 18, 2013.
Henry Wicker,
Assistant Chief, Wilmington Regulatory Division.
[FR Doc. 2013-25919 Filed 10-30-13; 8:45 am]
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