Board on Coastal Engineering Research, 9446-9447 [2015-03621]

Download as PDF Rmajette on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 9446 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 35 / Monday, February 23, 2015 / Notices to provide up to 175,000 acre-feet/year (AFY), with an estimated firm yield of 126,200 AFY, of new water for NTMWD’s member cities and direct customers in all or portions of nine counties in northern Texas—Collin, Dallas, Denton, Fannin, Hopkins, Hunt, Kaufman, Rains and Rockwall. Construction of the reservoir and related facilities would result in permanent impacts to approximately 6,180 acres of wetlands and 651,024 linear feet of streams. This action requires authorization from the USACE under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The Section 404 permit applicant is the NTMWD. The Draft EIS was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, and the USACE’s regulations for NEPA implementation (33 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] parts 230 and 325, Appendices B and C). The USACE, Tulsa District, Regulatory Branch is the lead federal agency responsible for the Draft EIS and information contained in the EIS serves as the basis for a decision whether or not to issue a Section 404 permit. It also provides information for Federal, state and local agencies having jurisdictional responsibility for affected resources. DATES: Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted on or after February 20, 2015 until April 21, 2015. Oral and/or written comments may also be presented at the Public Meeting to be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at the Fannin County MultiPurpose Complex, FM 87, 700 Texas 56, Bonham, TX 75418. ADDRESSES: Send written comments regarding the Proposed Action and Draft EIS to Andrew R. Commer, USACE, Tulsa District Regulatory Office, 1645 S 101 E Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74128–4609, or via email: ceswt-ro@usace.army.mil. Requests to be placed on or removed from the mailing list should also be sent to this address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew R. Commer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District, Regulatory Office, at 918–669–7400. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the Proposed Action is to provide additional firm annual yield to NTMWD’s member cities and direct customers to address anticipated water demands associated with projected growth in the cities and suburbs in the NTMWD service area northeast of Dallas. The purpose of the Draft EIS is to provide decision-makers and the public with information pertaining to the Proposed Action and alternatives, and VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:19 Feb 20, 2015 Jkt 235001 to disclose environmental impacts and identify mitigation measures to reduce impacts. NTMWD proposes to build the LBCR with a total storage capacity of approximately 367,609 AF. A dam approximately 10,400 feet (about two miles) long and up to 90 feet high would be constructed, and much of the reservoir footprint would be cleared of trees and built structures. NTMWD also proposes to construct several related facilities or connected actions. These include a raw water intake pump station and electrical substation at the reservoir site, as well as a 90–96 inch diameter buried pipeline to carry raw water from the new reservoir approximately 35 miles in a southwesterly direction to a new water treatment plant and terminal storage reservoir that would be located west of the City of Leonard, also in Fannin County. A number of rural roads within the footprint and in the vicinity of the proposed reservoir would have to be closed or relocated; the most significant of these is FM 1396, which would be relocated to cross the reservoir in a different alignment on an entirely new bridge that would need to be constructed. An aquatic resources mitigation plan has been prepared by the applicant to comply with the federal policy of ‘‘no overall net loss of wetlands’’ and to provide compensatory mitigation, to the extent practicable, for impacts to other waters of the U.S. that would be impacted by construction of the proposed reservoir. NTMWD has purchased a 14,960-acre parcel of land known as the Riverby Ranch, which borders the Red River. This working ranch is located downstream of the proposed project within both the same watershed (Bois d’Arc Creek) and the same county (Fannin). NTMWD acquired the Riverby Ranch specifically because its biophysical features have the potential to provide appropriate mitigation for the proposed project. Additional mitigation would be provided within the proposed reservoir itself and on Bois d’Arc Creek downstream of the reservoir as a result of an operations plan and flow regime established in consultation with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), and stipulated in the Draft Water Right Permit issued by TCEQ to NTMWD. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region VI, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) participated as cooperating agencies in the formulation of the Draft EIS. Copies of the Draft EIS will be available for review at: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1. Bonham Public Library, 305 East 5th Street, Bonham, TX 75418; (903) 583–3128. 2. Sam Rayburn Library, 800 West Sam Rayburn Drive, Bonham, TX 75418; (903) 583–2455. 3. Bertha Voyer Memorial Library, 500 6th Street, Honey Grove, TX 75446; (903)–378–2206. 4. Leonard Public Library, 102 South Main Street, Leonard, TX 75452; (903) 587–2391. 5. North Texas Municipal Water District headquarters, 505 East Brown Street, Wylie, TX 75098. 6. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District, Regulatory Office, 1645 S 101 E Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74128–4609. Electronic copies of the Draft EIS may be obtained from the Corps’ Tulsa District Regulatory Office or its Web site at http://www.swt.usace.army.mil/ Missions/Regulatory/PublicNotices/ tabid/4955/Year/2015/Default.aspx. Andrew R. Commer, Chief, Regulatory Office, Tulsa District. [FR Doc. 2015–03622 Filed 2–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Board on Coastal Engineering Research Department of the Army, DoD. Notice of Advisory Committee meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of the Army is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the Board on Coastal Engineering Research. This meeting is open to the public. DATES: Dates and Location: The Board on Coastal Engineering Research will meet from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on March 3, 2015, and reconvene from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on March 4, 2015. Both sessions of the meeting will be held in the Conference Facility, Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL), U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, 3909 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180–6199. All sessions are open to the public. For more information about the Board, please visit http:// chl.erdc.usace.army.mil/cerb. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colonel Jeffrey R. Eckstein, Designated Federal Officer (DFO) and Executive Secretary, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Waterways Experiment Station, 3909 Halls Ferry SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 Rmajette on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 35 / Monday, February 23, 2015 / Notices Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180–6199, phone 601–634–2513, or Jeffrey.R.Eckstein@usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting is being held under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102–3.150. The Board on Coastal Engineering Research provides broad policy guidance and reviews plans for the conduct of research and the development of research projects in consonance with the needs of the coastal engineering field and the objectives of the U.S. Army Chief of Engineers. Purpose of the Meeting: The meeting is an Executive Session to review past action items, status reports, research and development strategic directions, and coastal engineering research in the United States. Agenda: On Tuesday morning, March 3, 2015, meeting logistics, review and status of action items, CHL coastal research and development strategic direction, existing coastal engineering statements of need, and a status report on the Coastal Working Group will be discussed. On Tuesday afternoon, there will be technology demonstrations of the ShipTow Simulator and the CHL Sediment Lab and presentations and discussions on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Resilience and Harmonization, next steps for Civil Works and Military initiatives, and USACE resilience research and development plans. On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, the Board will reconvene to discuss a Regional Sediment Management Regional Technical Center of Expertise and coastal engineering research in the United States. A discussion on the September meeting will also be hosted by the U.S. Army Engineer Division, Southwestern. Meeting Accessibility: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 41 CFR 102–3.140 through 102–3.165, and subject to the availability of space, the meeting is open to the public. Because seating capacity is limited, advance registration is required. Registration can be accomplished as set forth below. Because the meeting of the Board will be held in a Federal Government facility, security screening is required. A photo ID is required to enter the facility. The name of each person seeking entry will be checked against the list of names of those persons who have registered to attend the meeting. Individuals will be directed to the Coastal and Hydraulics VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:19 Feb 20, 2015 Jkt 235001 Laboratory. Please note that the guards have a right to inspect vehicles seeking to enter the facility. The Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory is fully handicap accessible. For additional information about public access procedures, please contact Colonel Eckstein, the Board’s Designated Federal Officer, at the email address or telephone number listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Registration: Individuals who wish to attend the meeting of the Board must register with the DFO by email, the preferred method of contact, no later than February 27, using the electronic mail contact information found in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section, above. The communication should include the registrant’s full name, title, affiliation or employer, email address, and daytime phone number. If applicable, include written comments or statements with the registration email. Written Comments and Statements: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.015(j) and 102–3.140 and section 10(a)(3) of the FACA, the public or interested organizations may submit written comments or statements to the Board, in response to the stated agenda of the open meeting or in regard to the Board’s mission in general. Written comments or statements should be submitted to Colonel Jeffrey R. Eckstein, DFO, via electronic mail, the preferred mode of submission, as the address listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. Each page of the comment or statement must include the author’s name, title or affiliation, address, and daytime phone number. The DFO will review all submitted written comments or statements and provide them to members of the Board for their consideration. Written comments or statements being submitted in response to the agenda set forth in this notice must be received by the DFO at least five business days prior to the meeting to be considered by the Board. The DFO will review all timely submitted written comments or statements with the Board Chairperson and ensure the comments are provided to all members of the Board before the meeting. Written comments or statements received after this date may not be provided to the Board until its next meeting. Verbal Comments: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.140d, the Board is not obligated to allow a member of the public to speak or otherwise address the Board during the meeting. Members of the public will be permitted to make verbal comments during the Board meeting only at the time and in the manner described PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9447 below. If a member of the public is interested in making a verbal comment at the open meeting, that individual must submit a request, with a brief statement of the subject matter to be addressed by the comment, at least five business days in advance to the Board’s DFO, via electronic mail, the preferred mode of submission, at the address listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. The DFO will log each request, in the order received, and in consultation with the Board Chair, determine whether the subject matter of each comment is relevant to the Board’s mission and/or the topics to be addressed in this public meeting. A 30minute period near the end of the meeting will be available for verbal public comments. Members of the public who have requested to make a verbal comment, and whose comments have been deemed relevant under the process described above, will be allotted no more than five minutes during this period, and will be invited to speak in the order in which their requests were received by the DFO. David B. Olson, Federal Register Liaison, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. [FR Doc. 2015–03621 Filed 2–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2014–ICCD–0152] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Personal Authentication Service (PAS) for FSA ID Federal Student Aid (FSA), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before March 25, 2015. ADDRESSES: Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting Docket ID number ED–2014–ICCD–0152 or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If the regulations.gov site is not available to the public for any reason, ED will temporarily accept comments at ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 35 (Monday, February 23, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9446-9447]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-03621]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers


Board on Coastal Engineering Research

AGENCY: Department of the Army, DoD.

ACTION: Notice of Advisory Committee meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Army is publishing this notice to 
announce the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the Board 
on Coastal Engineering Research. This meeting is open to the public.

DATES:  Dates and Location: The Board on Coastal Engineering Research 
will meet from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on March 3, 2015, and reconvene 
from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on March 4, 2015. Both sessions of the 
meeting will be held in the Conference Facility, Coastal and Hydraulics 
Laboratory (CHL), U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, 
3909 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180-6199. All sessions are open 
to the public. For more information about the Board, please visit 
http://chl.erdc.usace.army.mil/cerb.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colonel Jeffrey R. Eckstein, 
Designated Federal Officer (DFO) and Executive Secretary, U.S. Army 
Engineer Research and Development Center, Waterways Experiment Station, 
3909 Halls Ferry

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Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180-6199, phone 601-634-2513, or 
Jeffrey.R.Eckstein@usace.army.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting is being held under the 
provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972 (5 
U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 
1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.150. The Board on 
Coastal Engineering Research provides broad policy guidance and reviews 
plans for the conduct of research and the development of research 
projects in consonance with the needs of the coastal engineering field 
and the objectives of the U.S. Army Chief of Engineers.
    Purpose of the Meeting: The meeting is an Executive Session to 
review past action items, status reports, research and development 
strategic directions, and coastal engineering research in the United 
States.
    Agenda: On Tuesday morning, March 3, 2015, meeting logistics, 
review and status of action items, CHL coastal research and development 
strategic direction, existing coastal engineering statements of need, 
and a status report on the Coastal Working Group will be discussed.
    On Tuesday afternoon, there will be technology demonstrations of 
the Ship-Tow Simulator and the CHL Sediment Lab and presentations and 
discussions on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Resilience and 
Harmonization, next steps for Civil Works and Military initiatives, and 
USACE resilience research and development plans.
    On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, the Board will reconvene to discuss a 
Regional Sediment Management Regional Technical Center of Expertise and 
coastal engineering research in the United States. A discussion on the 
September meeting will also be hosted by the U.S. Army Engineer 
Division, Southwestern.
    Meeting Accessibility: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 
41 CFR 102-3.140 through 102-3.165, and subject to the availability of 
space, the meeting is open to the public. Because seating capacity is 
limited, advance registration is required. Registration can be 
accomplished as set forth below. Because the meeting of the Board will 
be held in a Federal Government facility, security screening is 
required. A photo ID is required to enter the facility. The name of 
each person seeking entry will be checked against the list of names of 
those persons who have registered to attend the meeting. Individuals 
will be directed to the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory. Please note 
that the guards have a right to inspect vehicles seeking to enter the 
facility. The Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory is fully handicap 
accessible. For additional information about public access procedures, 
please contact Colonel Eckstein, the Board's Designated Federal 
Officer, at the email address or telephone number listed in the FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.
    Registration: Individuals who wish to attend the meeting of the 
Board must register with the DFO by email, the preferred method of 
contact, no later than February 27, using the electronic mail contact 
information found in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section, 
above. The communication should include the registrant's full name, 
title, affiliation or employer, email address, and daytime phone 
number. If applicable, include written comments or statements with the 
registration email.
    Written Comments and Statements: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.015(j) 
and 102-3.140 and section 10(a)(3) of the FACA, the public or 
interested organizations may submit written comments or statements to 
the Board, in response to the stated agenda of the open meeting or in 
regard to the Board's mission in general. Written comments or 
statements should be submitted to Colonel Jeffrey R. Eckstein, DFO, via 
electronic mail, the preferred mode of submission, as the address 
listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. Each page 
of the comment or statement must include the author's name, title or 
affiliation, address, and daytime phone number. The DFO will review all 
submitted written comments or statements and provide them to members of 
the Board for their consideration. Written comments or statements being 
submitted in response to the agenda set forth in this notice must be 
received by the DFO at least five business days prior to the meeting to 
be considered by the Board. The DFO will review all timely submitted 
written comments or statements with the Board Chairperson and ensure 
the comments are provided to all members of the Board before the 
meeting. Written comments or statements received after this date may 
not be provided to the Board until its next meeting.
    Verbal Comments: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.140d, the Board is not 
obligated to allow a member of the public to speak or otherwise address 
the Board during the meeting. Members of the public will be permitted 
to make verbal comments during the Board meeting only at the time and 
in the manner described below. If a member of the public is interested 
in making a verbal comment at the open meeting, that individual must 
submit a request, with a brief statement of the subject matter to be 
addressed by the comment, at least five business days in advance to the 
Board's DFO, via electronic mail, the preferred mode of submission, at 
the address listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. The 
DFO will log each request, in the order received, and in consultation 
with the Board Chair, determine whether the subject matter of each 
comment is relevant to the Board's mission and/or the topics to be 
addressed in this public meeting. A 30-minute period near the end of 
the meeting will be available for verbal public comments. Members of 
the public who have requested to make a verbal comment, and whose 
comments have been deemed relevant under the process described above, 
will be allotted no more than five minutes during this period, and will 
be invited to speak in the order in which their requests were received 
by the DFO.

David B. Olson,
Federal Register Liaison, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
[FR Doc. 2015-03621 Filed 2-20-15; 8:45 am]
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