Termination of Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities Foothills West Transportation Access Project, 210 [2014-30862]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 210 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 2 / Monday, January 5, 2015 / Notices options for locations of parking structures, and acquisition of additional space at two existing, offsite leased locations. These alternatives will be further developed during preparation of the Draft EIS as a result of public and agency input and environmental analyses of the activities. The No Action Alternative (not undertaking the East Campus Integration Program) will also be analyzed in detail. This notice of intent is required by 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1508.22 and briefly describes the Proposed Action and possible alternatives and our proposed scoping process. The EIS will comply with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality regulations in 40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508, and DoD Instruction 4715.9 (Environmental Planning and Analysis). 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If VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:33 Jan 02, 2015 Jkt 235001 you want that notice to be sent to you, please contact the DoD Project Office point of contact identified in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. You will have an opportunity to review and comment on the Draft EIS. Additionally, the DoD anticipates holding a public meeting after publication of the Draft EIS in the vicinity of Fort Meade, Maryland, to present the Draft EIS and receive public comments regarding the document. The DoD will consider all comments received and then prepare the Final EIS. As with the Draft EIS, the DoD will announce the availability of the Final EIS and once again give you an opportunity for review and comment. Dated: December 19, 2014. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2014–30343 Filed 1–2–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Termination of Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities Foothills West Transportation Access Project U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Defense. ACTION: Withdrawal of notice of intent. Notice of Intent to prepare the EIS for the proposed Foothills project in the Federal Register on Friday, May 20, 2011 (76 FR 29218). In the summer of 2013 the Alaska DOT&PF decided to reevaluate plans for future EIS work, and in response the Corps suspended work and closed the EIS project file. After confirming on October 21, 2014 that the DOT&PF has no future plans to proceed with the project, the Corps officially determined that it is appropriate to terminate the EIS. The Corps’ neutral role in the EIS process was to evaluate the environmental consequences of the proposed project under the authority of Section 10 of the River and Harbors Act of 1899 and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The preparation of the EIS was being conducted by a third-party contractor directed by the Corps, and funded by the applicant, which is typical of the Corps Regulatory EIS studies. Withdrawal of the permit application and termination of the EIS process will not prevent DOT&PF from reapplying at a later date. Dated: November 3, 2014. Approved by: Michael Salyer, North Branch Chief, Alaska District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. [FR Doc. 2014–30862 Filed 1–2–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P AGENCY: The Alaska District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is notifying interested parties that it has terminated the process to develop an Environmental Impact Statement and has withdrawn the application for a Department of the Army permit from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) proposed Foothills West Transportation Access Project (Foothills Project). The original Notice of Intent to Prepare the EIS was published in the Federal Register on May 20, 2011 (76 FR 29218). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding the termination of this EIS process should be addressed to: Ms. Melissa Riordan, Regulatory Division, telephone: (907) 474–2166, or mail: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, CEPOA–RD, 2175 University Avenue, Suite 201(E), Fairbanks, AK 99709– 4927. Or email: melissa.c.riordan@ usace.army.mil. Emailed questions, including attachments, should be provided in .doc, .docx, .pdf or .txt formats. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Alaska District published the original SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Initiate the Public Scoping Period and Host Public Scoping Meetings for the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (‘‘GLMRIS’’)— Evaluation of Aquatic Nuisance Species Controls Near Brandon Road Lock and Dam: Extension of the Public Scoping Period and Announcement of an Additional Public Scoping Meeting Location AGENCY: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice. Reference the Notice of Intent published in the Federal Register on Thursday, November 20, 2014, volume 79, number 224, pages 69099–100 (79 FR 69099). This notice extends the public comment period and identifies an additional location for a GLMRIS public scoping meeting. For convenience, the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of the November 20, 2014 notice has been reprinted with SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05JAN1.SGM 05JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers


Termination of Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the 
Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities Foothills West 
Transportation Access Project

AGENCY: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Defense.

ACTION: Withdrawal of notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The Alaska District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is 
notifying interested parties that it has terminated the process to 
develop an Environmental Impact Statement and has withdrawn the 
application for a Department of the Army permit from the Alaska 
Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) proposed 
Foothills West Transportation Access Project (Foothills Project). The 
original Notice of Intent to Prepare the EIS was published in the 
Federal Register on May 20, 2011 (76 FR 29218).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding the termination of 
this EIS process should be addressed to: Ms. Melissa Riordan, 
Regulatory Division, telephone: (907) 474-2166, or mail: U.S. Army 
Corps of Engineers, CEPOA-RD, 2175 University Avenue, Suite 201(E), 
Fairbanks, AK 99709-4927. Or email: melissa.c.riordan@usace.army.mil. 
Emailed questions, including attachments, should be provided in .doc, 
.docx, .pdf or .txt formats.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  The Alaska District published the original 
Notice of Intent to prepare the EIS for the proposed Foothills project 
in the Federal Register on Friday, May 20, 2011 (76 FR 29218). In the 
summer of 2013 the Alaska DOT&PF decided to re-evaluate plans for 
future EIS work, and in response the Corps suspended work and closed 
the EIS project file. After confirming on October 21, 2014 that the 
DOT&PF has no future plans to proceed with the project, the Corps 
officially determined that it is appropriate to terminate the EIS. The 
Corps' neutral role in the EIS process was to evaluate the 
environmental consequences of the proposed project under the authority 
of Section 10 of the River and Harbors Act of 1899 and Section 404 of 
the Clean Water Act. The preparation of the EIS was being conducted by 
a third-party contractor directed by the Corps, and funded by the 
applicant, which is typical of the Corps Regulatory EIS studies. 
Withdrawal of the permit application and termination of the EIS process 
will not prevent DOT&PF from reapplying at a later date.

    Dated: November 3, 2014.

    Approved by:
Michael Salyer,
North Branch Chief, Alaska District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
[FR Doc. 2014-30862 Filed 1-2-15; 8:45 am]
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