Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a Proposed: 76-Slip Mooring and Launching Facility With Associated Piers, Low-Profile Timber Bulkhead, Boat Ramp and Maintenance Dredging Within North Bay at 3701 South Sandpiper Road at Sandbridge in Virginia Beach, VA, 62433 [2014-24623]

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Stevens, Deputy Chief of Engineers/Deputy Commanding General, United States Army Corps of Engineers. 26. Mr. Lawrence Stubblefield, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Diversity and Leadership), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs). 27. Mr. Donald C. Tison, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Programs, G–8, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G–8. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Oct 16, 2014 Jkt 235001 28. MG Peter D. Utley, Commanding General, United States Army Test and Evaluation Command. 29. GEN Dennis L. Via, Commanding General, United States Army Materiel Command. 30. Honorable Debra S. Wada, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs). 31. LTG Michael E. Williamson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology). Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–24626 Filed 10–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–08–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a Proposed: 76-Slip Mooring and Launching Facility With Associated Piers, Low-Profile Timber Bulkhead, Boat Ramp and Maintenance Dredging Within North Bay at 3701 South Sandpiper Road at Sandbridge in Virginia Beach, VA Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DOD. ACTION: Notice of Intent. AGENCY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate project alternatives and the public interest review factors, as well as the effects on Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge for the proposed mooring and launching facility. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions about the proposed action and the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) can be answered by: Melissa Nash, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, 803 Front Street, Norfolk, VA 23510, (757) 201– 7489 or email: melissa.a.nash@ usace.army.mil. SUMMARY: 1. Proposed Action: Mr. Kenneth Douglas Wilkins is proposing the removal and reconstruction of an existing pier and twelve commercial (12) mooring slips to be used by the existing eco-tourism and rental operation; the proposed construction of sixty-four (64) new members-only slips with associated SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 62433 piers; construction of a boat ramp; installation of a non-backfilled bulkhead; as well as maintenance and new dredging at property located at 3701 South Sandpiper Road in the Sandbridge community of Virginia Beach, VA. In 2008, the Corps issued an Individual Permit for this facility under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1344) and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 U.S.C. 403). Before the applicant began constructing the facility the permit was challenged in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, which awarded summary judgment to the Corps and upheld the permit decision. However, the decision was appealed. In Friends of Back Bay v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 681 F.3d 581 (4th Cir. 2012), the Fourth Circuit remanded this action to the Corps for the preparation of an EIS pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The applicant will be seeking a permit from the Corps for the originally proposed facility. 2. Alternatives: Alternatives which will be investigated include, but will not be limited to alternate onsite layouts, a combination of alternatives, and the no project alternative. 3. Scoping Process: An interagency scoping meeting will be held with State and federal agencies on October 22, 2014, and formal scoping comments will be requested by November 21, 2014. The significant issues identified thus far include potential impacts Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, submerged aquatic vegetation and water quality. 4. Public Scoping Meeting: A Public Notice was issued on October 8, 2014 to inform the public about the Public Scoping meeting to be held on November 6, 2014. The Corps will use the comments received to assist in identifying the significant issues, which should be addressed in the DEIS. 5. DEIS Availability: The Corps estimates that the DEIS will be available to the public for review and comment around the end of 2015. Dated: October 7, 2014. Paul B. Olsen, Colonel, U.S. Army, Commanding. [FR Doc. 2014–24623 Filed 10–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers


Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a 
Proposed: 76-Slip Mooring and Launching Facility With Associated Piers, 
Low-Profile Timber Bulkhead, Boat Ramp and Maintenance Dredging Within 
North Bay at 3701 South Sandpiper Road at Sandbridge in Virginia Beach, 
VA

AGENCY: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DOD.

ACTION: Notice of Intent.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) will prepare an 
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate project alternatives 
and the public interest review factors, as well as the effects on Back 
Bay National Wildlife Refuge for the proposed mooring and launching 
facility.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions about the proposed action 
and the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) can be answered by: 
Melissa Nash, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, 803 Front 
Street, Norfolk, VA 23510, (757) 201-7489 or email: 
melissa.a.nash@usace.army.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. Proposed Action: Mr. Kenneth Douglas 
Wilkins is proposing the removal and reconstruction of an existing pier 
and twelve commercial (12) mooring slips to be used by the existing 
eco-tourism and rental operation; the proposed construction of sixty-
four (64) new members-only slips with associated piers; construction of 
a boat ramp; installation of a non-backfilled bulkhead; as well as 
maintenance and new dredging at property located at 3701 South 
Sandpiper Road in the Sandbridge community of Virginia Beach, VA. In 
2008, the Corps issued an Individual Permit for this facility under 
Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1344) and Section 10 of 
the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 U.S.C. 403). Before the 
applicant began constructing the facility the permit was challenged in 
the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, which 
awarded summary judgment to the Corps and upheld the permit decision. 
However, the decision was appealed. In Friends of Back Bay v. U.S. Army 
Corps of Engineers, 681 F.3d 581 (4th Cir. 2012), the Fourth Circuit 
remanded this action to the Corps for the preparation of an EIS 
pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The applicant 
will be seeking a permit from the Corps for the originally proposed 
facility.
    2. Alternatives: Alternatives which will be investigated include, 
but will not be limited to alternate onsite layouts, a combination of 
alternatives, and the no project alternative.
    3. Scoping Process: An interagency scoping meeting will be held 
with State and federal agencies on October 22, 2014, and formal scoping 
comments will be requested by November 21, 2014. The significant issues 
identified thus far include potential impacts Back Bay National 
Wildlife Refuge, submerged aquatic vegetation and water quality.
    4. Public Scoping Meeting: A Public Notice was issued on October 8, 
2014 to inform the public about the Public Scoping meeting to be held 
on November 6, 2014. The Corps will use the comments received to assist 
in identifying the significant issues, which should be addressed in the 
DEIS.
    5. DEIS Availability: The Corps estimates that the DEIS will be 
available to the public for review and comment around the end of 2015.

    Dated: October 7, 2014.
Paul B. Olsen,
Colonel, U.S. Army, Commanding.
[FR Doc. 2014-24623 Filed 10-16-14; 8:45 am]
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