Notice of Availability of the Upper San Joaquin River Basin Storage Investigation Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Madera and Fresno Counties, California, 53079-53080 [2014-21025]

Download as PDF rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 172 / Friday, September 5, 2014 / Notices resources and activities estimated for a proposed WPA lease sale. Draft Supplemental EIS Availability: You may download or view the WPA 246/248 Draft Supplemental EIS on BOEM’s Web site at http:// www.boem.gov/nepaprocess/. In keeping with the Department of the Interior’s mission to protect natural resources and to limit costs, while ensuring availability of the document to the public, BOEM will primarily distribute digital copies of the WPA 246/248 Draft Supplemental EIS on compact discs. BOEM has printed and will be distributing a limited number of paper copies. If you require a paper copy, BOEM will provide one upon request if copies are still available. You may obtain a copy of the WPA 246/248 Draft Supplemental EIS from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, Public Information Office (GM 335A), 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Room 250, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123–2394 (1–800–200– GULF). Several libraries along the Gulf Coast have been sent copies of the WPA 246/ 248 Draft Supplemental EIS. To find out which libraries have copies of the WPA 246/248 Draft Supplemental EIS for review, you may contact BOEM’s Public Information Office or visit BOEM’s Internet Web site at http:// www.boem.gov/nepaprocess/. Comments: All interested parties, including Federal, State, Tribal, and local governments, and other organizations and members of the public, may submit written comments on the WPA 246/248 Draft Supplemental EIS in one of the following ways: 1. In an envelope labeled ‘‘Comments on the WPA 246 and 248 Draft Supplemental EIS’’ and mailed (or hand carried) to Mr. Gary D. Goeke, Chief, Environmental Assessment Section, Office of Environment (GM 623E), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123–2394; 2. Through the regulations.gov web portal: Navigate to http:// www.regulations.gov and search for ‘‘Oil and Gas Lease Sales: Gulf of Mexico, Outer Continental Shelf; Western Planning Area Lease Sales 246 and 248’’ (Note: It is important to include the quotation marks in your search terms.) Click on the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ button to the right of the document link. Enter your information and comment, then click ‘‘Submit’’; or 3. Through BOEM’s email address: wpa246@boem.gov. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:29 Sep 04, 2014 Jkt 232001 Comments should be submitted no later than 45 days from the publication of this NOA. Pursuant to the regulations implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA, BOEM will hold public meetings in Texas and Louisiana to solicit comments on the WPA 246/248 Draft Supplemental EIS. These meetings are scheduled as follows: • Houston, Texas: Tuesday, September 23, 2014, Houston Airport Marriott at George Bush Intercontinental, 18700 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77032, one meeting beginning at 1:00 p.m. CDT; and, • New Orleans, Louisiana: Thursday, September 25, 2014, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123, one meeting beginning at 1:00 p.m. CDT. Public Disclosure of Names and Addresses As BOEM does not consider anonymous comments, please include your name and address as part of your submittal. BOEM makes all comments, including the names and addresses of respondents, available for public review during regular business hours. Individual respondents may request that BOEM withhold their names and/or addresses from the public record; however, BOEM cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. If you wish your name and/or address to be withheld, you must state your preference prominently at the beginning of your comment. All submissions from organizations or businesses and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses will be made available for public inspection in their entirety. Authority: This NOA is published pursuant to the regulations (40 CFR 1503) implementing the provisions of NEPA. Dated: August 1, 2014. L. Renee Orr, Acting Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. [FR Doc. 2014–21008 Filed 9–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53079 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation [RR02015200, 14XR0687NA, RX185279076000000] Notice of Availability of the Upper San Joaquin River Basin Storage Investigation Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Madera and Fresno Counties, California Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Bureau of Reclamation has made available for public review and comment, the Upper San Joaquin River Basin Storage Investigation Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Draft EIS describes the potential environmental effects of the No-Action Alternative and five action alternatives for a multiple purpose dam and reservoir to increase water storage for agricultural, municipal, and environmental uses, and improve regional water management flexibility. DATES: Send written comments on the Draft EIS on or before October 21, 2014. Two hearings will be held on the following dates: 1. Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sacramento, CA. 2. Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fresno, CA. ADDRESSES: Send written comments or requests for copies to Ms. Melissa Harris, Project Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825, or via email to sha-mpr-usjrbsi@usbr.gov. The Draft EIS is also accessible from the following Web site: http://www.usbr.gov/mp/ sccao/storage/index.html. The hearing locations are: 1. Sacramento—Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, California 95825. 2. Fresno—Piccadilly Inn, 2305 West Shaw Avenue, Fresno, California 93711. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Melissa Harris, Project Manager, 916– 978–5075; or by email at sha-mprusjrbsi@usbr.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Draft EIS documents the potential direct, indirect, and cumulative physical, biological, and socioeconomic environment effects that may result from the development of a new storage reservoir. The Draft EIS evaluates construction and operation of storage (1.26 million acre-feet) and single or selective level intake structures. The primary project SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1 53080 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 172 / Friday, September 5, 2014 / Notices objectives are to: (1) Increase water supply reliability and system operational flexibility for agricultural, municipal and industrial (M&I), and environmental purposes in the Friant Division, other San Joaquin Valley areas, and other regions; and (2) enhance water temperature and flow conditions in the San Joaquin River downstream from Friant Dam for salmon and other fish. The secondary objectives are to: (1) Reduce flood damages downstream from Friant Dam; (2) maintain the value of hydropower attributes; (3) maintain and increase recreational opportunities in the primary study area; (4) improve San Joaquin River water quality downstream of Friant Dam; and (5) improve the quality of water supplies delivered to urban areas. The primary study area encompasses the San Joaquin River upstream from Friant Dam (about 20 miles northeast of Fresno) to Kerckhoff Dam, including Millerton Lake and the area that would be inundated by the proposed reservoir; and areas that could be directly affected by construction-related activities, including the footprint of proposed temporary and permanent facilities upstream of Friant Dam. The Extended Study Area includes the San Joaquin River downstream from Friant Dam, including the Delta; lands served by San Joaquin River water rights; the Central Valley Project (CVP); and south-of-Delta water service areas of the CVP and State Water Project, Sacramento River watershed, the Delta, and the Central Valley Project and State Water Project service areas. Authority Reclamation was authorized in Public Law 108–7 (Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2003) to conduct a feasibilitylevel investigation. Subsequent authorization and funding was provided in Public Law 108–361 (Bay-Delta Authorization Act of 2004). rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Public Review of Draft EIS Copies of the Draft EIS are available for public review at the following locations: 1. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, Regional Library, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825. 2. Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Office Library, Building 67, Room 167, Denver Federal Center, 6th and Kipling, Denver, CO 80225. 3. Natural Resources Library, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW., Main Interior Building, Washington, DC 20240–0001. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:29 Sep 04, 2014 Jkt 232001 Special Assistance for Public Hearings If special assistance is required at the public hearings, please contact Mr. Steve Geissinger, Bureau of Reclamation, Public Affairs Office, at sgeissinger@usbr.gov. Please notify Mr. Geissinger as far in advance as possible to enable Reclamation to secure the needed services. If a request cannot be honored, the requestor will be notified. A telephone device for the hearing impaired (TDD) is available at 916–978– 5608. 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 can 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: August 20, 2014. Pablo R. Arroyave, Deputy Regional Director, Mid-Pacific Region. [FR Doc. 2014–21025 Filed 9–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–499–500 and 731–TA–1215–1217 and 1219–1223 (Final)] Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From India, Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, and Vietnam Determinations On the basis of the record 1 developed in the subject investigations, the United States International Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’) determines, pursuant to sections 705(b) and 735(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671d(b)) and (19 U.S.C. 1673d(b)) (‘‘the Act’’), that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of certain oil country tubular goods from India, Korea, Turkey, Ukraine, and Vietnam, provided for in subheadings 7304.29, 7305.20, and 7306.29 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that have been found by the Department of Commerce (‘‘Commerce’’) to be sold in the United States at less than fair value (‘‘LTFV’’) and to be subsidized by the 1 The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)). PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 governments of India and Turkey.2 The Commission also determines, pursuant to section 735(b) of the Act, that an industry in the United States is threatened with material injury by reason of imports of certain oil country tubular goods from Taiwan that have been found by Commerce to be sold in the United States at LTFV.3 The Commission further determines that imports of these products from the Philippines and Thailand are negligible pursuant to section 771(24) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1677(24)), and its investigations with regard to these countries are thereby terminated pursuant to section 735(b) of the Act. Background The Commission instituted these investigations effective July 2, 2013, following receipt of a petition filed with the Commission and Commerce by United States Steel Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA; Maverick Tube Corporation, Houston, TX; Boomerang Tube LLC, Chesterfield, MO; Energex, a division of JMC Steel Group, Chicago, IL; Northwest Pipe Company, Vancouver, WA; Tejas Tubular Products Inc., Houston, TX; TMK IPSCO, Houston, TX; Vallourec Star, L.P., Houston, TX; and Welded Tube USA, Inc., Lackawanna, NY. The final phase of the investigations was scheduled by the Commission following notification of preliminary determinations by Commerce regarding the subsidization of imports of certain oil country tubular goods from India and Turkey within the meaning of section 703(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671b(b)) and sales at less than fair value of imports of certain oil country tubular goods from India, Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, and Vietnam within the meaning of section 733(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673b(b)). Notice of the scheduling of the final phase of the Commission’s investigations and of a public hearing to be held in connection therewith was given by posting copies of the notice in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade 2 All five participating Commissioners voted in the affirmative (Commissioner F. Scott Kieff did not participate in these investigations). The Commission also finds that imports subject to Commerce’s affirmative critical circumstances determinations are not likely to undermine seriously the remedial effect of the countervailing duty orders on certain oil country tubular goods from India or Turkey. The Commission further finds that imports subject to Commerce’s affirmative critical circumstances determinations are not likely to undermine seriously the remedial effect of the antidumping duty orders on certain oil country tubular goods from Turkey or Vietnam. 3 Chairman Meredith M. Broadbent dissenting with regard to imports from Taiwan, determining that subject imports from Taiwan are negligible. E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 172 (Friday, September 5, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53079-53080]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation

[RR02015200, 14XR0687NA, RX185279076000000]


Notice of Availability of the Upper San Joaquin River Basin 
Storage Investigation Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Madera and 
Fresno Counties, California

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation has made available for public review 
and comment, the Upper San Joaquin River Basin Storage Investigation 
Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Draft EIS describes the 
potential environmental effects of the No-Action Alternative and five 
action alternatives for a multiple purpose dam and reservoir to 
increase water storage for agricultural, municipal, and environmental 
uses, and improve regional water management flexibility.

DATES: Send written comments on the Draft EIS on or before October 21, 
2014.
    Two hearings will be held on the following dates:
    1. Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sacramento, CA.
    2. Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fresno, CA.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments or requests for copies to Ms. Melissa 
Harris, Project Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, 
Sacramento, CA 95825, or via email to sha-mpr-usjrbsi@usbr.gov. The 
Draft EIS is also accessible from the following Web site: http://www.usbr.gov/mp/sccao/storage/index.html.
    The hearing locations are:
    1. Sacramento--Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, 2800 
Cottage Way, Sacramento, California 95825.
    2. Fresno--Piccadilly Inn, 2305 West Shaw Avenue, Fresno, 
California 93711.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Melissa Harris, Project Manager, 
916-978-5075; or by email at sha-mpr-usjrbsi@usbr.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Draft EIS documents the potential 
direct, indirect, and cumulative physical, biological, and 
socioeconomic environment effects that may result from the development 
of a new storage reservoir.
    The Draft EIS evaluates construction and operation of storage (1.26 
million acre-feet) and single or selective level intake structures. The 
primary project

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objectives are to: (1) Increase water supply reliability and system 
operational flexibility for agricultural, municipal and industrial 
(M&I), and environmental purposes in the Friant Division, other San 
Joaquin Valley areas, and other regions; and (2) enhance water 
temperature and flow conditions in the San Joaquin River downstream 
from Friant Dam for salmon and other fish. The secondary objectives are 
to: (1) Reduce flood damages downstream from Friant Dam; (2) maintain 
the value of hydropower attributes; (3) maintain and increase 
recreational opportunities in the primary study area; (4) improve San 
Joaquin River water quality downstream of Friant Dam; and (5) improve 
the quality of water supplies delivered to urban areas.
    The primary study area encompasses the San Joaquin River upstream 
from Friant Dam (about 20 miles northeast of Fresno) to Kerckhoff Dam, 
including Millerton Lake and the area that would be inundated by the 
proposed reservoir; and areas that could be directly affected by 
construction-related activities, including the footprint of proposed 
temporary and permanent facilities upstream of Friant Dam. The Extended 
Study Area includes the San Joaquin River downstream from Friant Dam, 
including the Delta; lands served by San Joaquin River water rights; 
the Central Valley Project (CVP); and south-of-Delta water service 
areas of the CVP and State Water Project, Sacramento River watershed, 
the Delta, and the Central Valley Project and State Water Project 
service areas.

Authority

    Reclamation was authorized in Public Law 108-7 (Omnibus 
Appropriations Act of 2003) to conduct a feasibility-level 
investigation. Subsequent authorization and funding was provided in 
Public Law 108-361 (Bay-Delta Authorization Act of 2004).

Public Review of Draft EIS

    Copies of the Draft EIS are available for public review at the 
following locations:
    1. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, Regional Library, 
2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825.
    2. Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Office Library, Building 67, Room 
167, Denver Federal Center, 6th and Kipling, Denver, CO 80225.
    3. Natural Resources Library, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 
C Street NW., Main Interior Building, Washington, DC 20240-0001.

Special Assistance for Public Hearings

    If special assistance is required at the public hearings, please 
contact Mr. Steve Geissinger, Bureau of Reclamation, Public Affairs 
Office, at sgeissinger@usbr.gov. Please notify Mr. Geissinger as far in 
advance as possible to enable Reclamation to secure the needed 
services. If a request cannot be honored, the requestor will be 
notified. A telephone device for the hearing impaired (TDD) is 
available at 916-978-5608.

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 can 
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: August 20, 2014.
Pablo R. Arroyave,
Deputy Regional Director, Mid-Pacific Region.
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