Notice of Availability for a Finding of No Significant Impact and Environmental Assessment for Potential Slant Test Well Project in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, 68217-68218 [2014-27138]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 220 / Friday, November 14, 2014 / Notices clarifies the circumstances under which the Department will grant untimelyfiled requests for the extension of time limits. These modifications are effective for all segments initiated on or after October 21, 2013. Interested parties should review Extension of Time Limits; Final Rule, available at http:// www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-09-20/ html/2013-22853.htm, prior to submitting factual information in these investigations. Certification Requirements Any party submitting factual information in an AD or CVD proceeding must certify to the accuracy and completeness of that information.33 Parties are hereby reminded that revised certification requirements are in effect for company/government officials, as well as their representatives. Investigations initiated on the basis of petitions filed on or after August 16, 2013, and other segments of any AD or CVD proceedings initiated on or after August 16, 2013, should use the formats for the revised certifications provided at the end of the Final Rule.34 The Department intends to reject factual submissions if the submitting party does not comply with the applicable revised certification requirements. Notification to Interested Parties Interested parties must submit applications for disclosure under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. On January 22, 2008, the Department published Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Documents Submission Procedures; APO Procedures, 73 FR 3634 (January 22, 2008). Parties wishing to participate in these investigations should ensure that they meet the requirements of these procedures (e.g., the filing of letters of appearance as discussed in 19 CFR 351.103(d)). This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 777(i) of the Act. Date: November 5, 2014. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Scope of the Investigations The merchandise covered by these investigations is circular welded carbon and alloy steel (other than stainless steel) pipe of section 782(b) of the Act. Certification of Factual Information To Import Administration During Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 42678 (July 17, 2013) (Final Rule); see also frequently asked questions regarding the Final Rule, available at http://enforcement.trade.gov/tlei/notices/factual_ info_final_rule_FAQ_07172013.pdf. 34 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Nov 13, 2014 Jkt 235001 [FR Doc. 2014–26894 Filed 11–13–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Notice of Availability for a Finding of No Significant Impact and Environmental Assessment for Potential Slant Test Well Project in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS), Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of availability for final environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact. AGENCY: Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS), which is part of the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has finalized an Environmental Assessment (EA) which analyzed the potential impacts of a slant test well project proposed by California American Water, a privately-owned water and wastewater company, and prepared a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) to the environmental resources within MBNMS and adjacent shoreline areas. The proposed project described in the EA has been evaluated SUMMARY: Appendix I 33 See a kind used for oil or gas pipelines (welded line pipe), not more than 24 inches in nominal outside diameter, regardless of wall thickness, length, surface finish, end finish, or stenciling. Welded line pipe is normally produced to the American Petroleum Institute (API) specification 5L, but can be produced to comparable foreign specifications, to proprietary grades, or can be non-graded material. All pipe meeting the physical description set forth above, including multiple-stenciled pipe with an API or comparable foreign specification line pipe stencil is covered by the scope of these investigations. The welded line pipe that is subject to these investigations is currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 7305.11.1030, 7305.11.5000, 7305.12.1030, 7305.12.5000, 7305.19.1030, 7305.19.5000, 7306.19.1010, 7306.19.1050, 7306.19.5110, and 7306.19.5150. The subject merchandise may also enter in HTSUS 7305.11.1060 and 7305.12.1060. While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of these investigations is dispositive. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68217 for consistency with the National Marine Sanctuaries Act (16 U.S.C. 1431 et seq.), sanctuary goals and objectives, and ONMS and MBNMS permitting regulations. The environmental impacts of the permitted action are described in the EA, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and related implementing regulations. The final EA and FONSI are available for download on the MBNMS Web site at: http:// montereybay.noaa.gov/new/ welcome.html#calam. ADDRESSES: You may review these documents, identifying #NOAA–NOS– 2014–0078, at www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bridget Hoover, Water Quality Protection Program Director, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, 99 Pacific Street, Building 455a, Monterey, CA 93940. Phone: (831) 647–4217. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: California American Water proposes development and temporary operation of a slant test well to obtain information regarding the geologic, hydrogeologic, and water quality characteristics of the underlying aquifers. MBNMS proposes to authorize two state agency permits or other approvals that would allow development of California American Water’s proposed slant test well project. The data obtained during the 24-month testing and monitoring phase would be used to facilitate the planning and final design of a proposed subsurface slant well intake system and desalination plant to serve as the primary future water supply source of the Monterey Peninsula. The slant test well would be drilled in the coastal foredune area of an existing CEMEX sand mining facility in the central coast of California, and would extend diagonally under the floor of the Pacific Ocean into the submerged lands of MBNMS. The slant test well would pump up to 2,500 gallons per minute from the underlying aquifers for a 24-month operational testing and monitoring period. The pumped water, consisting of untreated, tidallyinfluenced groundwater, would be discharged into MBNMS via an existing ocean outfall pipeline extending approximately 2 miles offshore. The project includes the development of up to four clusters of monitoring wells to evaluate the hydrogeologic response to pumping activities. Upon completion of the testing and monitoring activities, the slant test well and all appurtenant facilities would be decommissioned, excavated, and removed, and the site restored to its original condition. The project requires authorization of a state permit from MBNMS for the E:\FR\FM\14NON1.SGM 14NON1 68218 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 220 / Friday, November 14, 2014 / Notices proposed discharge into MBNMS waters and proposed drilling activities in the submerged lands of MBNMS. The proposed project described in the EA has been evaluated for consistency with the National Marine Sanctuaries Act (16 U.S.C. 1431 et seq.), sanctuary goals and objectives, and ONMS and MBNMS permitting regulations. The environmental impacts of the permitted action are described in the EA, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and related implementing regulations. Under the National Environmental Policy Act, a draft EA was completed by MBNMS and public comments were received for a period of 30 days between June 25, 2014 and July 25, 2014. Following public comment, the EA was finalized and a FONSI was prepared in October 2014. The public comments received can be found in the Appendix of the EA. The final EA and FONSI are available for download on the MBNMS Web site at: http://montereybay.noaa.gov/new/ welcome.html#calam. Dated: November 7, 2014. Daniel J. Basta, Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. [FR Doc. 2014–27138 Filed 11–13–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD618 Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 42 post-data workshop webinar for Gulf of Mexico Red Grouper. AGENCY: The SEDAR 42 assessment of the Gulf of Mexico Red Grouper: a Data Workshop; a series of Assessment webinars; and a Review Workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The SEDAR 42 post-data workshop webinar will be held on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. central standard time (CST). ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held via webinar. The webinar is open to members of the public. Those interested in participating should mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Nov 13, 2014 Jkt 235001 contact Julie A. Neer at SEDAR (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT below) to request an invitation providing webinar access information. Please request webinar invitations at least 24 hours in advance of the webinar. SEDAR address: 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405. Julie A. Neer, SEDAR Coordinator; telephone: (843) 571–4366; email: julie.neer@ safmc.net. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions, have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR is a multistep process including: (1) Data Workshop; (2) Assessment Workshop and a series of Assessment webinars; and (3) Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a report which compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses. The assessment webinars produce a report which describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. The assessment is independently peer reviewed at the Review Workshop. The product of the Review Workshop is a Summary documenting panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office, Highly Migratory Species Management Division, and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include: data collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including fishermen, environmentalists, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs); international experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies. The items of discussion during the data webinar are as follows: Participants will discuss and review data analyses and decisions since the Data Workshop. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the SEDAR office (see ADDRESSES) at least 10 business days prior to the meeting. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: November 10, 2014. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–27001 Filed 11–13–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD614 South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC). AGENCY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of the: Habitat and Environmental Protection Committee; Protected Resources Committee; Personnel Committee (closed session); Advisory Panel Selection Committee (closed session); Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) Committee; Snapper Grouper Committee; a joint meeting of the Dolphin Wahoo Committee and Snapper Grouper Committee; King & Spanish Mackerel Committee; Executive Finance Committee; Golden Crab Committee; Data Collection Committee; and a meeting of the Full Council. The Council will also hold a Council Member Visioning Project Workshop SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14NON1.SGM 14NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 220 (Friday, November 14, 2014)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-27138]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Notice of Availability for a Finding of No Significant Impact and 
Environmental Assessment for Potential Slant Test Well Project in the 
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

AGENCY: Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS), Office of 
National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean Service (NOS), 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of 
Commerce (DOC).

ACTION: Notice of availability for final environmental assessment and 
finding of no significant impact.

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SUMMARY: Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS), which is part 
of the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean 
Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
has finalized an Environmental Assessment (EA) which analyzed the 
potential impacts of a slant test well project proposed by California 
American Water, a privately-owned water and wastewater company, and 
prepared a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) to the 
environmental resources within MBNMS and adjacent shoreline areas. The 
proposed project described in the EA has been evaluated for consistency 
with the National Marine Sanctuaries Act (16 U.S.C. 1431 et seq.), 
sanctuary goals and objectives, and ONMS and MBNMS permitting 
regulations. The environmental impacts of the permitted action are 
described in the EA, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act 
(42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and related implementing regulations. The 
final EA and FONSI are available for download on the MBNMS Web site at: 
http://montereybay.noaa.gov/new/welcome.html#calam.

ADDRESSES: You may review these documents, identifying #NOAA-NOS-2014-
0078, at www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bridget Hoover, Water Quality 
Protection Program Director, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, 99 
Pacific Street, Building 455a, Monterey, CA 93940. Phone: (831) 647-
4217.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: California American Water proposes 
development and temporary operation of a slant test well to obtain 
information regarding the geologic, hydrogeologic, and water quality 
characteristics of the underlying aquifers. MBNMS proposes to authorize 
two state agency permits or other approvals that would allow 
development of California American Water's proposed slant test well 
project. The data obtained during the 24-month testing and monitoring 
phase would be used to facilitate the planning and final design of a 
proposed subsurface slant well intake system and desalination plant to 
serve as the primary future water supply source of the Monterey 
Peninsula. The slant test well would be drilled in the coastal foredune 
area of an existing CEMEX sand mining facility in the central coast of 
California, and would extend diagonally under the floor of the Pacific 
Ocean into the submerged lands of MBNMS. The slant test well would pump 
up to 2,500 gallons per minute from the underlying aquifers for a 24-
month operational testing and monitoring period. The pumped water, 
consisting of untreated, tidally-influenced groundwater, would be 
discharged into MBNMS via an existing ocean outfall pipeline extending 
approximately 2 miles offshore. The project includes the development of 
up to four clusters of monitoring wells to evaluate the hydrogeologic 
response to pumping activities. Upon completion of the testing and 
monitoring activities, the slant test well and all appurtenant 
facilities would be decommissioned, excavated, and removed, and the 
site restored to its original condition.
    The project requires authorization of a state permit from MBNMS for 
the

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proposed discharge into MBNMS waters and proposed drilling activities 
in the submerged lands of MBNMS. The proposed project described in the 
EA has been evaluated for consistency with the National Marine 
Sanctuaries Act (16 U.S.C. 1431 et seq.), sanctuary goals and 
objectives, and ONMS and MBNMS permitting regulations. The 
environmental impacts of the permitted action are described in the EA, 
pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et 
seq.) and related implementing regulations. Under the National 
Environmental Policy Act, a draft EA was completed by MBNMS and public 
comments were received for a period of 30 days between June 25, 2014 
and July 25, 2014. Following public comment, the EA was finalized and a 
FONSI was prepared in October 2014. The public comments received can be 
found in the Appendix of the EA. The final EA and FONSI are available 
for download on the MBNMS Web site at: http://montereybay.noaa.gov/new/welcome.html#calam.

    Dated: November 7, 2014.
Daniel J. Basta,
Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.
[FR Doc. 2014-27138 Filed 11-13-14; 8:45 am]
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