Availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Dallas Floodway Project, in the City of Dallas, Dallas County, TX, 75794-75795 [2014-29714]

Download as PDF 75794 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 244 / Friday, December 19, 2014 / Notices should be directed to Kathy Pereira at the Council Office (see ADDRESSES), at least 5 working 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: December 16, 2014. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–29745 Filed 12–18–14; 8:45 am] COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Additions Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Additions to the Procurement List. AGENCY: This action adds products to the Procurement List that will be furnished by the nonprofit agency employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. DATES: Effective Date: January 19, 2015. 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Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. The action will not result in any additional reporting, recordkeeping or 19:37 Dec 18, 2014 Jkt 235001 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE The Draft Environmental Assessment for this lock closure action will be available for public comment through January 23, 2015. The public notice and a link to the Environmental Assessment can be found at: http:// www.mvp.usace.army.mil/Home/ PublicNotices.aspx. ADDRESSES: Questions concerning the Draft Environmental Assessment can be addressed to Mr. Elliott Stefanik, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 180 Fifth Street East, Suite 700, St. Paul, MN 55101–1678, or by email at elliott.l.stefanik@usace.army.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jeffrey McKee at Corps of Engineers Headquarters in Washington, DC, by phone at 202–761–8648. 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Lineback, Director, Business Operations. [FR Doc. 2014–29733 Filed 12–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6353–01–P Closing Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock to Navigation, Located in Minneapolis, MN Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DOD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Section 2010 of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA) directed the Secretary of the Army to close the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam located on the Mississippi River at river mile 853.9 no later than 1 year after the enactment date of WRRDA 2014. The provision specifically allows the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to continue to carry out emergency lock operations necessary to mitigate flood damage. The WRRDA was enacted on June 10, 2014. To comply with WRRDA, the Corps will close Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock to navigation by June 10, 2015. The final closure date will be determined, within the statutory deadline, after the environmental analysis required by the National Environmental Policy Act is complete. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DATES: [FR Doc. 2014–29716 Filed 12–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Dallas Floodway Project, in the City of Dallas, Dallas County, TX Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of Availability. AGENCY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Fort Worth District has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) that analyzes the potential effects for the implementation of flood risk management elements, ecosystem restoration features, recreation enhancement features, interior drainage plan improvements, and other proposed projects in and around the Dallas SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 244 / Friday, December 19, 2014 / Notices Floodway, in the City of Dallas, Dallas County, TX. The FEIS documents the existing condition of environmental resources in and around areas considered for development, and potential impacts on those resources as a result of implementing the alternatives. The alternatives considered in detail are: (1) Alternative 1, the NoAction Alternative or ‘‘Future Without Project Condition;’’ (2) Alternative 2, the Proposed Action. Alternative 2 evaluates two different design variations, one that anticipates potential Trinity Parkway construction within the Floodway and one that does not. DATES: All written comments must be postmarked on or before January 18, 2015. Comments may be submitted in writing to: Marcia Hackett, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, P.O. Box 17300, Fort Worth, TX 76102–0300, or via email to marcia.r.hackett@usace.army.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marcia Hackett at (817) 886–1373 or via email at marcia.r.hackett@ usace.army.mil. ADDRESSES: The USACE, Fort Worth District has prepared a FEIS in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The FEIS has been developed as a cooperative effort by the USACE Fort Worth District, the City of Dallas, TX (non-federal sponsor), and the Federal Highway Administration (cooperating agency). The FEIS describes the anticipated environmental and socioeconomic impacts of the proposed Dallas Floodway Project, and revises the Draft EIS released April 18, 2014. The City of Dallas proposes to implement flood risk management elements, Balanced Vision Plan (BVP) ecosystem and recreation features, and Interior Drainage Plan (IDP) improvements within the Dallas Floodway. The project area is located along the Trinity River from the abandoned Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe bridge upstream to the confluence of the West and Elm Forks, then upstream along the West Fork for approximately 2.2 miles, and upstream along the Elm Fork for about 4 miles. Section 5141 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110– 114; 121 Stat.1041), as amended in 2014, provides authorization for implementation of the City of Dallas Balanced Vision Plan Study and Interior Drainage Plan improvements following the preparation of required NEPA documentation. This action is in accordance with title 33 Code of Federal Regulations section 325.2(a)(4), which mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:37 Dec 18, 2014 Jkt 235001 discusses NEPA procedures and documentation. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to reduce flood risk through flood risk management, enhance ecosystems, and provide greater recreation opportunities within the Dallas Floodway in Dallas, Texas. Flooding events on the Trinity River have historically caused loss of lives and damage to property and structures. Urbanization and past channelization and clearing have significantly degraded the natural terrestrial and aquatic habitat of the Dallas Floodway. Furthermore, the City of Dallas lacks sufficient recreational opportunities for citizens and visitors. Implementation of the Proposed Action is needed to comply with section 5141 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007, as amended. In addition to the Federal project described above, the City of Dallas has submitted an application for approval of the entire project (BVP and IDP) as a locally sponsored action under the provisions of 33 United States Code section 408 (section 408), section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA), and section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act. The Permit Number for this action is SWF– 2014–00151. USACE issued and made publicly available a Draft EIS (DEIS) on April 18, 2014. The findings of the DEIS were presented at a public meeting held on May 8, 2014, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the Dallas City Hall, L1FN Auditorium, 1500 Marilla, Dallas, Texas 75201. The DEIS was also made available via internet posting, hard copies available a local libraries, and discs provided on request. The comment period ran from April 18 through June 17, 2014. The USACE considered and responded to all relevant comments received during the Public Review Period and incorporated all relevant comments into the FEIS. Most of the comments were generally beyond the scope of the EIS and were related to the potential Trinity Parkway project, a separate project proposed by others. Document Availability: Copies of the FEIS may be reviewed at the following location: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District Web site: http:// www.swf.usace.army.mil/Missions/ WaterSustainment/ DallasFloodway.aspx Electronic copies may also be requested in writing at Marcia R. Hackett, P.O. Box 17300, Fort Worth, TX 76102–0300 or by telephone (817) 886–1373. Rob Newman, Director, Trinity River Corridor, Project Office. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers


Availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement for the 
Dallas Floodway Project, in the City of Dallas, Dallas County, TX

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

ACTION: Notice of Availability.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Fort Worth District has prepared 
a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) that analyzes the 
potential effects for the implementation of flood risk management 
elements, ecosystem restoration features, recreation enhancement 
features, interior drainage plan improvements, and other proposed 
projects in and around the Dallas

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Floodway, in the City of Dallas, Dallas County, TX. The FEIS documents 
the existing condition of environmental resources in and around areas 
considered for development, and potential impacts on those resources as 
a result of implementing the alternatives. The alternatives considered 
in detail are: (1) Alternative 1, the No-Action Alternative or ``Future 
Without Project Condition;'' (2) Alternative 2, the Proposed Action. 
Alternative 2 evaluates two different design variations, one that 
anticipates potential Trinity Parkway construction within the Floodway 
and one that does not.

DATES: All written comments must be postmarked on or before January 18, 
2015.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted in writing to: Marcia Hackett, 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, P.O. Box 17300, Fort 
Worth, TX 76102-0300, or via email to marcia.r.hackett@usace.army.mil.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marcia Hackett at (817) 886-1373 or 
via email at marcia.r.hackett@usace.army.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The USACE, Fort Worth District has prepared 
a FEIS in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The 
FEIS has been developed as a cooperative effort by the USACE Fort Worth 
District, the City of Dallas, TX (non-federal sponsor), and the Federal 
Highway Administration (cooperating agency). The FEIS describes the 
anticipated environmental and socioeconomic impacts of the proposed 
Dallas Floodway Project, and revises the Draft EIS released April 18, 
2014. The City of Dallas proposes to implement flood risk management 
elements, Balanced Vision Plan (BVP) ecosystem and recreation features, 
and Interior Drainage Plan (IDP) improvements within the Dallas 
Floodway. The project area is located along the Trinity River from the 
abandoned Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe bridge upstream to the 
confluence of the West and Elm Forks, then upstream along the West Fork 
for approximately 2.2 miles, and upstream along the Elm Fork for about 
4 miles.
    Section 5141 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 (Pub. 
L. 110-114; 121 Stat.1041), as amended in 2014, provides authorization 
for implementation of the City of Dallas Balanced Vision Plan Study and 
Interior Drainage Plan improvements following the preparation of 
required NEPA documentation. This action is in accordance with title 33 
Code of Federal Regulations section 325.2(a)(4), which discusses NEPA 
procedures and documentation. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to 
reduce flood risk through flood risk management, enhance ecosystems, 
and provide greater recreation opportunities within the Dallas Floodway 
in Dallas, Texas. Flooding events on the Trinity River have 
historically caused loss of lives and damage to property and 
structures. Urbanization and past channelization and clearing have 
significantly degraded the natural terrestrial and aquatic habitat of 
the Dallas Floodway. Furthermore, the City of Dallas lacks sufficient 
recreational opportunities for citizens and visitors. Implementation of 
the Proposed Action is needed to comply with section 5141 of the Water 
Resources Development Act of 2007, as amended.
    In addition to the Federal project described above, the City of 
Dallas has submitted an application for approval of the entire project 
(BVP and IDP) as a locally sponsored action under the provisions of 33 
United States Code section 408 (section 408), section 404 of the Clean 
Water Act (CWA), and section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act. The 
Permit Number for this action is SWF-2014-00151.
    USACE issued and made publicly available a Draft EIS (DEIS) on 
April 18, 2014. The findings of the DEIS were presented at a public 
meeting held on May 8, 2014, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the Dallas City 
Hall, L1FN Auditorium, 1500 Marilla, Dallas, Texas 75201. The DEIS was 
also made available via internet posting, hard copies available a local 
libraries, and discs provided on request. The comment period ran from 
April 18 through June 17, 2014. The USACE considered and responded to 
all relevant comments received during the Public Review Period and 
incorporated all relevant comments into the FEIS. Most of the comments 
were generally beyond the scope of the EIS and were related to the 
potential Trinity Parkway project, a separate project proposed by 
others.
    Document Availability: Copies of the FEIS may be reviewed at the 
following location: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District 
Web site: http://www.swf.usace.army.mil/Missions/WaterSustainment/DallasFloodway.aspx Electronic copies may also be requested in writing 
at Marcia R. Hackett, P.O. Box 17300, Fort Worth, TX 76102-0300 or by 
telephone (817) 886-1373.

Rob Newman,
Director, Trinity River Corridor, Project Office.
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