Notice of Availability of a Final 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, 46420-46421 [2014-18779]

Download as PDF 46420 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 153 / Friday, August 8, 2014 / Notices RDRL–DPP, B321, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005–5425. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Mulkern, (410) 278–0889. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: None. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent Licenses to III HOLDINGS 3, LLC; Wilmington, DE Department of the Army, DoD. Notice of Intent. 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[FR Doc. 2014–18778 Filed 8–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–08–P mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:51 Aug 07, 2014 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Notice of Availability of a Final 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. 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 Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) has been prepared 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). DATES: Written comments on the FEIS will be received until September 8, 2014. 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 FEIS 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 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), originally published in 2011, on a proposal to make transportation improvements to the US 17 and Market Street (US 17 Business) corridor in SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 was changed to include a second interchange at the northern terminus. These changes were considered substantial changes and the public was given opportunity again to comment through the release of a supplement Draft EIS published in October 2013. Comments were received on both the Draft and Supplement Draft EIS which have been addressed in this FEIS. The original Draft EIS, Supplement DEIS, and FEIS 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 Final EIS, the Applicant understands that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will issue a Record of Decision (ROD) for the E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 153 / Friday, August 8, 2014 / Notices project at the time of permit application from the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The ROD will document the completion of the EIS process and will serve as a basis for permitting decisions by this federal agency. 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 FEIS should be directed to the U.S. 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. Dated: August 1, 2014. Henry Wicker, Assistant Chief, Wilmington Regulatory Division. [FR Doc. 2014–18779 Filed 8–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Board on Coastal Engineering Research Department of the Army, DoD. Notice of Advisory Committee meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of the Army is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the Board on Coastal Engineering Research. This meeting is open to the public. DATES: Dates and Location: The Board on Coastal Engineering Research will meet from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on September 9, 2014, and reconvene from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on September 10, 2014. Both sessions of the meeting will be held in the Observation Post, The Presidio, 211 Lincoln Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94129. The Executive Session of the Board will convene from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on September 11, 2014, in the Lobby Conference Room, 1455 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. All sessions are open to the public. For more information about the Board, please visit http://chl.erdc.usace. army.mil/cerb. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colonel Jeffrey R. Eckstein, Designated Federal Officer (DFO) and Executive Secretary, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Waterways Experiment Station, 3909 Halls Ferry mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:51 Aug 07, 2014 Jkt 232001 Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180–6199, phone 601–634–2513, or Jeffrey.R.Eckstein@usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting is being held under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) 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 102–3.150. The Board on Coastal Engineering Research provides broad policy guidance and reviews plans for the conduct of research and the development of research projects in consonance with the needs of the coastal engineering field and the objectives of the U.S. Army Chief of Engineers. Purpose of the Meeting: The theme of the meeting is Coastal System Resiliency—Linking Navigation Dredging, Beneficial Use, Ecosystem Restoration and Coastal Storm Risk Management. The purpose of the meeting is to review the coastal engineering challenges within the southwest Pacific coastal region, focusing on regional sediment management and the beneficial (re)use of dredged material to improve the resilience of our coastal systems and to identify research and technology that is needed to help Districts and the Nation meet those challenges. Agenda: On Tuesday morning, September 9, 2014, panel presentations will deal with the California Coastal Systems. Presentations will include Ocean Protection Council—West Coast Governor’s Agreement; California Coastal Sediment Master Plan/Coastal Sediment Management Workgroup/ Highlight Regional Sediment Management Plans Collectively; San Francisco Bay Sediment Budgets and Sand Mining; California Coastal Analysis and Mapping Project, Open Pacific Coast Study; Application of Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Tools for Sustainable West Coast Projects; and Community Exposure to Tsunami Hazards in California. There will be an optional field trip Tuesday afternoon, which is open to the public. On Wednesday morning, September 10, 2014, the Board will reconvene to discuss Innovative Dredge Material Management and Coastal System Resiliency. Presentations will include Ocean Beach Nearshore Placement; Fine-Grained Sediment in Coastal Sediment Management: Deal Breaker or Deal Maker; Long-Term Management Strategy Modeling for Optimization of Dredged Material Placement; North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46421 (NACCS) Update; Coastal Resilience: The Environment, Infrastructure, and Human Systems, Outcomes and Actions of the May Conference; and Best Practices for Sustainable and Resilient Coastal Development through Consolidation of Local Sea Level Dynamics. The afternoon session continues with the Coastal System Resiliency panel. Presentations include Climate Change and Climate Change Adaptation; Past and Future of Nearshore Processes Research, Workshop Results; California Coastal Commission—Sea Level Rise; and The CERB Resilience Charge: A Framework for Quantifying Resilient Coastal Systems. The Board will meet in Executive Session to discuss ongoing initiatives and future actions on Thursday morning, September 11, 2014. Meeting Accessibility: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 41 CFR 102–3.140 through 102–3.165, and subject to the availability of space, the meeting is open to the public. Because seating capacity is limited, advance registration is required. Registration can be accomplished as set forth below. Oral participation by the public is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. The Observation Post is fully handicap accessible. Transportation will be provided from the Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf, 2500 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA, to the Observation Post. Metered parking is available at the Observation Post, Presidio. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers


Notice of Availability of a Final 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 Final Environmental Impact 
Statement (FEIS) has been prepared 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).

DATES: Written comments on the FEIS will be received until September 8, 
2014.

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 FEIS 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 Draft Environmental 
Impact Statement (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 was 
changed to include a second interchange at the northern terminus. These 
changes were considered substantial changes and the public was given 
opportunity again to comment through the release of a supplement Draft 
EIS published in October 2013. Comments were received on both the Draft 
and Supplement Draft EIS which have been addressed in this FEIS. The 
original Draft EIS, Supplement DEIS, and FEIS 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 Final EIS, the Applicant 
understands that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will issue a Record 
of Decision (ROD) for the

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project at the time of permit application from the North Carolina 
Department of Transportation. The ROD will document the completion of 
the EIS process and will serve as a basis for permitting decisions by 
this federal agency.
    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 FEIS should be 
directed to the U.S. 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.

    Dated: August 1, 2014.
Henry Wicker,
Assistant Chief, Wilmington Regulatory Division.
[FR Doc. 2014-18779 Filed 8-7-14; 8:45 am]
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