Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Conduct Scoping Meeting for the Redwood City Harbor Navigation Improvement Feasibility Study and Integrated EIS/EIR Redwood City and County of San Mateo, CA (SPN-2014-125242), 70168-70169 [2014-27787]

Download as PDF 70168 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 25, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Conduct Scoping Meeting for the Redwood City Harbor Navigation Improvement Feasibility Study and Integrated EIS/EIR Redwood City and County of San Mateo, CA (SPN–2014– 125242) Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: The purpose of this notice is to initiate the scoping process for the preparation of an integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for proposed improvements to the existing navigation project at Redwood City Harbor and San Bruno Shoal. DATES: A public scoping meeting will be held on December 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. (PST). Submit comments concerning this notice on or before December 15, 2014. SUMMARY: The scoping meeting location is: the Redwood City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA 94063. Meeting will be held at the City Council Chamber Meeting Room. Mail written comments concerning this notice to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District, Project Management Division, ATTN: SPN– 2014–125242, 1455 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103–1398. Comment letters should include the commenter’s physical mailing address, the project title and the Corps file number in the subject line. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Reyes, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District, Project Management Division, ATTN: CESPN–PM–B, 1455 Market Street, San Francisco CA 94103–1398, (415) 503– 6847, katherine.m.reyes@ usace.army.mil. ADDRESSES: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The primary Federal actions under consideration are dredging, channel realignment, dredged material placement, and transport of dredged material for the purpose of ocean placement. Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) the Port of Redwood City will serve as Lead wreier-aviles on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:41 Nov 24, 2014 Jkt 235001 Agency in preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The Corps and the Port of Redwood City have agreed to jointly prepare a Draft EIS/EIR to optimize efficiency and avoid duplication. The Draft EIS/EIR is intended to be sufficient in scope to address the Federal, state and local requirements and environmental issues concerning the proposed activities and permit approvals. Project Site and Background Information: The project site is located at Redwood City Harbor (RWC), and San Francisco Bay, CA. The harbor is located in San Mateo County, on the southwest side of San Francisco Bay, approximately 18 miles south of San Francisco. The project site includes the existing Federal navigation channel and turning basins at RWC, extending from the mouth of Redwood Creek to deep water in the San Francisco Bay, as well as the channel at San Bruno Shoal in San Francisco Bay. Both channels are authorized to a depth of 30 feet Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW). It is the only deep-water port in South San Francisco Bay and was completed to its presentday authorized depth in 1965. The Port of Redwood City is the local sponsor and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the Federal partner. The port maintains three berth facilities at a depth of 34 feet MLLW and a small facility to unload cement and aggregates via barge. Maritime activities include the export of recycled metal and the import of dry bulk building materials such as cement, bauxite, gypsum and aggregates. Proposed Action(s): The proposed action is to evaluate alternatives to improve the existing navigation project at RWC and San Bruno Shoal. The study is authorized by House Resolution 2511, adopted May 7, 1997 ‘‘. . . in the interest of navigation improvements and related purposes at Redwood City Harbor, California, with particular reference to providing increased depths to accommodate new, larger vessels that now call on the port.’’ Issues: Potentially significant issues associated with the project may include: aesthetics/visual impacts, air quality emissions, biological resource impacts, environmental justice, geologic impacts related to seismicity, hazards and hazardous materials, hydrology and water quality, noise, traffic and transportation, and cumulative impacts from past, present and reasonably foreseeable future projects. Bair Island and Greco Island are adjacent to RWC and are within the NEPA scope of analysis due to potential project impacts. Bair Island is operated by the USFWS and is the site of an ongoing PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 wetland restoration effort. The bay water around Bair Island and RWC is within the Don Edwards Marine Protected Area. Alternatives: Four alternative plans will be evaluated. Alternative 1 would deepen the RWC and the San Bruno Shoal Channels. Alternative 2 would deepen the RWC and San Bruno Shoal channels and implement measures to address shoaling including, realigning the turn into RWC channel, modifying the cross section of the RWC channel entrance and/or conducting advance maintenance. Alternative 3 would address shoaling by realigning the turn into RWC channel, modifying the cross section to the RWC channel entrance and/or conducting advance maintenance. Alternative 4 would be the no-action alternative, which would include continued maintenance of the authorized Federal channels to a depth of 30 feet MLLW at RWC and San Bruno Shoal. Six dredge material placement sites are being evaluated. Multiple sites may be used depending on the quantity of material dredged from the channels and the capacity of the placement sites. The potential dredge material placement sites include: 1. Ravenswood Pond Complex (Upland Beneficial Reuse Site). 2. Eden Landing Pond Complex (Upland Beneficial Reuse Site). 3. Alviso Pond Complex (Upland Beneficial Reuse Site). 4. SF–11 Alcatraz (In-Bay Aquatic). 5. Dumbarton Bridge—Passive Sediment Transport (In-Bay Aquatic). 6. San Francisco Deep Ocean Disposal Site (SFDODS) (Ocean Aquatic). Scoping Process: The Corps is seeking participation and input of all interested federal, state, and local agencies, Native American groups, and other concerned private organizations or individuals on the scope of the draft EIS/EIR through this public notice. The purpose of the public scoping meeting is to solicit comments regarding the potential impacts, environmental issues, and alternatives associated with the proposed action to be considered in the draft EIS/EIR. The meeting place, date and time will be advertised in advance in local newspapers, and meeting announcement letters will be sent to interested parties. The final draft Integrated Feasibility Report and EIS/ EIR is expected to be available for public review and comment in the E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 25, 2014 / Notices summer of 2015 and a public meeting will be held after its publication. Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–27787 Filed 11–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DELAWARE RIVER BASIN COMMISSION wreier-aviles on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Notice of Public Hearing and Business Meeting; December 9–10, 2014 Notice is hereby given that the Delaware River Basin Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. A business meeting will be held the following day on Wednesday, December 10, 2014. The hearing and business meeting are open to the public and will be held at the Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center, 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania. Public Hearing. The public hearing on December 9, 2014 will begin at 1:30 p.m. Hearing items will include draft dockets for withdrawals, discharges and other water-related projects subject to the Commission’s review, and a resolution adopting the Commission’s Water Resources Program FY 2015–17. The list of projects scheduled for hearing, including project descriptions, will be posted on the Commission’s Web site, www.drbc.net, in a long form of this notice at least ten days before the hearing date. Written comments on draft dockets and resolutions scheduled for hearing on December 9 will be accepted through the close of the hearing that day. After the hearing on all scheduled matters has been completed, there will be an opportunity for public dialogue. The public is advised to check the Commission’s Web site periodically prior to the hearing date, as items scheduled for hearing may be postponed if additional time is deemed necessary to complete the Commission’s review, and items may be added up to ten days prior to the hearing date. In reviewing docket descriptions, the public is also asked to be aware that project details commonly change in the course of the Commission’s review, which is ongoing. Public Meeting. The public business meeting on December 10, 2014 will begin at 1:00 p.m. and will include: Adoption of the Minutes of the Commission’s September 10, 2014 business meeting, announcements of upcoming meetings and events, a report on hydrologic conditions, reports by the Executive Director and the Commission’s General Counsel, and consideration of any items for which a VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:41 Nov 24, 2014 Jkt 235001 hearing has been completed or is not required. The meeting will include a resolution honoring Robert F. Molzahn, President of the Water Resources Association of the Delaware River Basin, on his retirement. There will be no opportunity for additional public comment at the December 10 business meeting on hearing items for which the hearing was completed on December 9 or a previous date. Commission consideration on December 10 of items for which the public hearing is closed may result in either approval of the item (docket or resolution) as proposed, approval with changes, denial, or deferral. When the Commissioners defer an action, they may announce an additional period for written comment on the item, with or without an additional hearing date, or they may take additional time to consider the input they have already received without requesting further public input. Any deferred items will be considered for action at a public meeting of the Commission on a future date. Advance Sign-Up for Oral Comment. Individuals who wish to comment for the record at the public hearing on December 9 or to address the Commissioners informally during the public dialogue portion of the hearing on December 9 are asked to sign up in advance by contacting Ms. Paula Schmitt of the Commission staff, at paula.schmitt@drbc.state.nj.us or by phoning Ms. Schmitt at 609–883–9500 ext. 224. Addresses for Written Comment. Written comment on items scheduled for hearing may be delivered by hand at the public hearing or in advance of the hearing, either: by hand, U.S. Mail or private carrier to: Commission Secretary, P.O. Box 7360, 25 State Police Drive, West Trenton, NJ 08628; by fax to Commission Secretary, DRBC at 609– 883–9522; or by email to paula.schmitt@drbc.state.nj.us. If submitted by email in advance of the hearing date, written comments on a docket should also be sent to Mr. William Muszynski, Manager, Water Resources Management at william.muszynski@drbc.state.nj.us. Accommodations for Special Needs. Individuals in need of an accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act who wish to attend the informational meeting, conference session or hearings should contact the Commission Secretary directly at 609–883–9500 ext. 203 or through the Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) at 711, to discuss how we can accommodate your needs. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70169 Updates. Items scheduled for hearing are occasionally postponed to allow more time for the Commission to consider them. Other meeting items also are subject to change. Please check the Commission’s Web site, www.drbc.net, closer to the meeting date for changes that may be made after the deadline for filing this notice. Additional Information, Contacts. The list of projects scheduled for hearing, with descriptions, will be posted on the Commission’s Web site, www.drbc.net, in a long form of this notice at least ten days before the hearing date. Draft dockets and resolutions for hearing items will be available as hyperlinks from the posted notice. Additional public records relating to hearing items may be examined at the Commission’s offices by appointment by contacting Carol Adamovic, 609–883–9500, ext. 249. For other questions concerning hearing items, please contact Project Review Section assistant Victoria Lawson at 609–883–9500, ext. 216. Dated: November 19, 2014. Pamela M. Bush, Commission Secretary and Assistant General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2014–27880 Filed 11–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6360–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [Certification Notice—230] Notice of Filing of Self-Certification of Coal Capability Under the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE. ACTION: Notice of filing. AGENCY: On October 21, 2014, Footprint Power Salem Harbor Development LP, as owner and operator of a new base load electric powerplant, submitted a coal capability selfcertification to the Department of Energy (DOE) pursuant to 201(d) of the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978 (FUA), as amended, and DOE regulations in 10 CFR 501.60, 61. FUA and regulations thereunder require DOE to publish a notice of filing of selfcertification in the Federal Register. 42 U.S.C. 8311(d) and 10 CFR 501.61(c). 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and 
Conduct Scoping Meeting for the Redwood City Harbor Navigation 
Improvement Feasibility Study and Integrated EIS/EIR Redwood City and 
County of San Mateo, CA (SPN-2014-125242)

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

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to initiate the scoping process 
for the preparation of an integrated Feasibility Report and 
Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for proposed 
improvements to the existing navigation project at Redwood City Harbor 
and San Bruno Shoal.

DATES: A public scoping meeting will be held on December 10, 2014 at 
7:00 p.m. (PST). Submit comments concerning this notice on or before 
December 15, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The scoping meeting location is: the Redwood City Hall, 1017 
Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA 94063. Meeting will be held at the 
City Council Chamber Meeting Room. Mail written comments concerning 
this notice to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District, 
Project Management Division, ATTN: SPN-2014-125242, 1455 Market Street, 
San Francisco, CA 94103-1398. Comment letters should include the 
commenter's physical mailing address, the project title and the Corps 
file number in the subject line.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Reyes, U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers, San Francisco District, Project Management Division, ATTN: 
CESPN-PM-B, 1455 Market Street, San Francisco CA 94103-1398, (415) 503-
6847, katherine.m.reyes@usace.army.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 
intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The primary 
Federal actions under consideration are dredging, channel realignment, 
dredged material placement, and transport of dredged material for the 
purpose of ocean placement.
    Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) the 
Port of Redwood City will serve as Lead Agency in preparing an 
Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The Corps and the Port of Redwood 
City have agreed to jointly prepare a Draft EIS/EIR to optimize 
efficiency and avoid duplication. The Draft EIS/EIR is intended to be 
sufficient in scope to address the Federal, state and local 
requirements and environmental issues concerning the proposed 
activities and permit approvals.
    Project Site and Background Information: The project site is 
located at Redwood City Harbor (RWC), and San Francisco Bay, CA. The 
harbor is located in San Mateo County, on the southwest side of San 
Francisco Bay, approximately 18 miles south of San Francisco. The 
project site includes the existing Federal navigation channel and 
turning basins at RWC, extending from the mouth of Redwood Creek to 
deep water in the San Francisco Bay, as well as the channel at San 
Bruno Shoal in San Francisco Bay. Both channels are authorized to a 
depth of 30 feet Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW). It is the only deep-water 
port in South San Francisco Bay and was completed to its present-day 
authorized depth in 1965. The Port of Redwood City is the local sponsor 
and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the Federal partner. The port 
maintains three berth facilities at a depth of 34 feet MLLW and a small 
facility to unload cement and aggregates via barge. Maritime activities 
include the export of recycled metal and the import of dry bulk 
building materials such as cement, bauxite, gypsum and aggregates.
    Proposed Action(s): The proposed action is to evaluate alternatives 
to improve the existing navigation project at RWC and San Bruno Shoal. 
The study is authorized by House Resolution 2511, adopted May 7, 1997 
``. . . in the interest of navigation improvements and related purposes 
at Redwood City Harbor, California, with particular reference to 
providing increased depths to accommodate new, larger vessels that now 
call on the port.''
    Issues: Potentially significant issues associated with the project 
may include: aesthetics/visual impacts, air quality emissions, 
biological resource impacts, environmental justice, geologic impacts 
related to seismicity, hazards and hazardous materials, hydrology and 
water quality, noise, traffic and transportation, and cumulative 
impacts from past, present and reasonably foreseeable future projects. 
Bair Island and Greco Island are adjacent to RWC and are within the 
NEPA scope of analysis due to potential project impacts. Bair Island is 
operated by the USFWS and is the site of an ongoing wetland restoration 
effort. The bay water around Bair Island and RWC is within the Don 
Edwards Marine Protected Area.
    Alternatives: Four alternative plans will be evaluated. Alternative 
1 would deepen the RWC and the San Bruno Shoal Channels. Alternative 2 
would deepen the RWC and San Bruno Shoal channels and implement 
measures to address shoaling including, realigning the turn into RWC 
channel, modifying the cross section of the RWC channel entrance and/or 
conducting advance maintenance. Alternative 3 would address shoaling by 
realigning the turn into RWC channel, modifying the cross section to 
the RWC channel entrance and/or conducting advance maintenance. 
Alternative 4 would be the no-action alternative, which would include 
continued maintenance of the authorized Federal channels to a depth of 
30 feet MLLW at RWC and San Bruno Shoal.
    Six dredge material placement sites are being evaluated. Multiple 
sites may be used depending on the quantity of material dredged from 
the channels and the capacity of the placement sites. The potential 
dredge material placement sites include:
    1. Ravenswood Pond Complex (Upland Beneficial Reuse Site).
    2. Eden Landing Pond Complex (Upland Beneficial Reuse Site).
    3. Alviso Pond Complex (Upland Beneficial Reuse Site).
    4. SF-11 Alcatraz (In-Bay Aquatic).
    5. Dumbarton Bridge--Passive Sediment Transport (In-Bay Aquatic).
    6. San Francisco Deep Ocean Disposal Site (SFDODS) (Ocean Aquatic).
    Scoping Process: The Corps is seeking participation and input of 
all interested federal, state, and local agencies, Native American 
groups, and other concerned private organizations or individuals on the 
scope of the draft EIS/EIR through this public notice. The purpose of 
the public scoping meeting is to solicit comments regarding the 
potential impacts, environmental issues, and alternatives associated 
with the proposed action to be considered in the draft EIS/EIR. The 
meeting place, date and time will be advertised in advance in local 
newspapers, and meeting announcement letters will be sent to interested 
parties. The final draft Integrated Feasibility Report and EIS/EIR is 
expected to be available for public review and comment in the

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summer of 2015 and a public meeting will be held after its publication.

Brenda S. Bowen,
Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-27787 Filed 11-24-14; 8:45 am]
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