Notice To Prepare an Environmental Assessment and Conduct a Public Meeting for Preparation of a Dredged Material Management Plan for Noyo Harbor, Fort Bragg, Mendocino County, CA, 18223-18224 [2015-07559]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 64 / Friday, April 3, 2015 / Notices received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. Any associated forms for this collection may be located within this same electronic docket and downloaded for review/testing. Follow the instructions at http:// www.regulations.gov for submitting comments. Please submit comments on any given form identified by docket number, form number, and title. the grant and must be expended for allowable grant activities. Dated: March 31, 2015. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2015–07707 Filed 4–2–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Proposed Collection; Comment Request Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, DoD. ACTION: Notice. 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The Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) is a DoD personnel security system and is the authoritative source for clearance information resulting in access determinations to sensitive/classified information and facilities. Collection and maintenance of personal data in JPAS is required to facilitate the initiation, investigation and adjudication of information relevant to DoD security clearances and employment suitability determinations for active duty military, civilian employees, and contractors requiring such credentials. Security Managers working in private companies that contract with DoD and who need access to the JPAS system to update securityrelated information about their company’s employees must complete DD Form 2962 to access the system. Once granted access, the Security Managers maintain employee personal information, submit requests for investigations, and submit other relevant personnel security information into JPAS on over 500,000 contract employees annually. Dated: March 31, 2015. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2015–07702 Filed 4–2–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Notice To Prepare an Environmental Assessment and Conduct a Public Meeting for Preparation of a Dredged Material Management Plan for Noyo Harbor, Fort Bragg, Mendocino County, CA Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DOD. ACTION: Public notice. AGENCY: The purpose of this notice is to initiate the scoping process for an evaluation of whether there is adequate capacity for placement/disposal of projected maintenance dredged material SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03APN1.SGM 03APN1 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 18224 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 64 / Friday, April 3, 2015 / Notices from Noyo Harbor. This evaluation will be conducted in a two-step process: first a preliminary assessment (PA) will make projections of the volume of dredged material, estimate the existing capacity for placement/disposal of the material, and verify that continued maintenance dredging is economically justified. If it is concluded that continued maintenance dredging is justified and that the existing placement/disposal capacity is not adequate, then a Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) will be prepared to identify placement/disposal sites with adequate capacity for the next 20 years or more of federal and nonfederal maintenance dredging. DATES: A public meeting will be held on April 16, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. (PDT). Submit comments concerning this notice on or before May 4, 2015. ADDRESSES: The scoping meeting location is the Town Hall, 363 North Main Street, Fort Bragg, California 95437. Mail written comments concerning this notice to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District, Engineering and Technical Services Division, ATTN: Mark Wiechmann, 1455 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103–1398. Comment letters should include the commenter’s physical mailing address and the project title in the subject line. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Wiechmann, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District, Environmental Section B, 1455 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103–1398, (415) 503–6846, mark.j.wiechmann@ usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Corps intends to prepare an Environmental Assessment. The primary Federal actions under consideration are dredging, dredged material placement/disposal, and transport of dredged material for the purpose of ocean disposal and/or upland beneficial reuse. The Noyo Harbor District is the Non-Federal Sponsor (NFS). The Environmental Assessment 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: Noyo Harbor is on the Northern California coast about 170 miles North of San Francisco and 130 miles south of Eureka, California. It is located in unincorporated Noyo Township, in forested lands VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Apr 02, 2015 Jkt 235001 immediately south of Fort Bragg, Mendocino County. Noyo Harbor is a shallow draft navigation project that supports a U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue station, commercial and sport fishing, and recreational boating. The federal navigation project at Noyo Harbor consists of two jetties and a navigation channel leading to an 81⁄2 acre mooring basin. The north jetty is a 345 foot long concrete mass structure with an armor stone cover and the south jetty is a 240 foot long concrete wall founded on rock. The harbor’s opening faces west. The navigation channel is authorized to a project depth of 10 feet mean lower low water (MLLW). It begins in Noyo Cove, located at the mouth of the Noyo River and continues approximately 3,000 feet upriver to the Noyo mooring basin. Proposed Action(s): The San Francisco District, US Army Corps of Engineers, is evaluating whether there is sufficient placement/disposal capacity and economic justification to support continued maintenance dredging at Noyo Harbor over the next 20 years or more of federal and non-federal maintenance dredging. This evaluation will be conducted in a two-step process. First, a preliminary assessment (PA) will make projections of the volume and physical and chemical characteristics of the dredged material, estimate existing placement/disposal capacity, and verify that continued maintenance dredging is economically justified. Second, if it is determined that continued maintenance dredging is justified, but that the existing placement/disposal capacity is not adequate, then a Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) will be prepared to identify future placement/ disposal sites for the next 20 years of dredging. The existing historic disposal site is the North Jetty Upland Disposal Site located just north of the Noyo Harbor entrance channel and one mile east of the Highway 1 Bridge. It is a 21⁄2 acre low-lying area bounded to the north and east by bluffs and to the south and west by the harbor and river, respectively. The site has to be emptied periodically to accommodate additional material. 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. Scoping Process: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 participation and input of all interested federal, state, and local agencies, Native American groups, and other concerned private organizations or individuals through this public notice. The purpose of the public meeting is to solicit comments regarding the potential impacts and environmental issues associated with the proposed action to be considered. A meeting will be held on April 16, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. (PDT). 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 64 (Friday, April 3, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18223-18224]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-07559]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


Notice To Prepare an Environmental Assessment and Conduct a 
Public Meeting for Preparation of a Dredged Material Management Plan 
for Noyo Harbor, Fort Bragg, Mendocino County, CA

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

ACTION: Public notice.

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SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to initiate the scoping process 
for an evaluation of whether there is adequate capacity for placement/
disposal of projected maintenance dredged material

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from Noyo Harbor. This evaluation will be conducted in a two-step 
process: first a preliminary assessment (PA) will make projections of 
the volume of dredged material, estimate the existing capacity for 
placement/disposal of the material, and verify that continued 
maintenance dredging is economically justified. If it is concluded that 
continued maintenance dredging is justified and that the existing 
placement/disposal capacity is not adequate, then a Dredged Material 
Management Plan (DMMP) will be prepared to identify placement/disposal 
sites with adequate capacity for the next 20 years or more of federal 
and non-federal maintenance dredging.

DATES: A public meeting will be held on April 16, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. 
(PDT). Submit comments concerning this notice on or before May 4, 2015.

ADDRESSES: The scoping meeting location is the Town Hall, 363 North 
Main Street, Fort Bragg, California 95437. Mail written comments 
concerning this notice to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco 
District, Engineering and Technical Services Division, ATTN: Mark 
Wiechmann, 1455 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-1398. Comment 
letters should include the commenter's physical mailing address and the 
project title in the subject line.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Wiechmann, U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers, San Francisco District, Environmental Section B, 1455 Market 
Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-1398, (415) 503-6846, 
mark.j.wiechmann@usace.army.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Corps intends to prepare an 
Environmental Assessment. The primary Federal actions under 
consideration are dredging, dredged material placement/disposal, and 
transport of dredged material for the purpose of ocean disposal and/or 
upland beneficial reuse. The Noyo Harbor District is the Non-Federal 
Sponsor (NFS). The Environmental Assessment 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: Noyo Harbor is on the 
Northern California coast about 170 miles North of San Francisco and 
130 miles south of Eureka, California. It is located in unincorporated 
Noyo Township, in forested lands immediately south of Fort Bragg, 
Mendocino County. Noyo Harbor is a shallow draft navigation project 
that supports a U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue station, commercial 
and sport fishing, and recreational boating.
    The federal navigation project at Noyo Harbor consists of two 
jetties and a navigation channel leading to an 8\1/2\ acre mooring 
basin. The north jetty is a 345 foot long concrete mass structure with 
an armor stone cover and the south jetty is a 240 foot long concrete 
wall founded on rock. The harbor's opening faces west. The navigation 
channel is authorized to a project depth of 10 feet mean lower low 
water (MLLW). It begins in Noyo Cove, located at the mouth of the Noyo 
River and continues approximately 3,000 feet upriver to the Noyo 
mooring basin.
    Proposed Action(s): The San Francisco District, US Army Corps of 
Engineers, is evaluating whether there is sufficient placement/disposal 
capacity and economic justification to support continued maintenance 
dredging at Noyo Harbor over the next 20 years or more of federal and 
non-federal maintenance dredging. This evaluation will be conducted in 
a two-step process. First, a preliminary assessment (PA) will make 
projections of the volume and physical and chemical characteristics of 
the dredged material, estimate existing placement/disposal capacity, 
and verify that continued maintenance dredging is economically 
justified. Second, if it is determined that continued maintenance 
dredging is justified, but that the existing placement/disposal 
capacity is not adequate, then a Dredged Material Management Plan 
(DMMP) will be prepared to identify future placement/disposal sites for 
the next 20 years of dredging.
    The existing historic disposal site is the North Jetty Upland 
Disposal Site located just north of the Noyo Harbor entrance channel 
and one mile east of the Highway 1 Bridge. It is a 2\1/2\ acre low-
lying area bounded to the north and east by bluffs and to the south and 
west by the harbor and river, respectively. The site has to be emptied 
periodically to accommodate additional material.
    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.
    Scoping Process: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking 
participation and input of all interested federal, state, and local 
agencies, Native American groups, and other concerned private 
organizations or individuals through this public notice. The purpose of 
the public meeting is to solicit comments regarding the potential 
impacts and environmental issues associated with the proposed action to 
be considered. A meeting will be held on April 16, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. 
(PDT). The final draft PA is expected to be available for public review 
and comment in the summer of 2015.

Adam J. Czekanski,
Major, U.S. Army, Deputy District Engineer.
[FR Doc. 2015-07559 Filed 4-2-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3720-58-P