Notice of Availability of the Draft Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for Enbridge Line 6B Oil Discharges Near Marshall, MI, 33540-33541 [2015-14410]

Download as PDF 33540 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 113 / Friday, June 12, 2015 / Notices 3. Direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts that implementation of the proposed Covered Activities could have on endangered, threatened, and other Covered Species, and their communities or habitats; 4. Other possible alternatives to the proposed action that the Service should consider; 5. Other current or planned activities in the subject area and their possible impacts on Covered Species; 6. The presence of archaeological sites, buildings and structures, historic events, sacred and traditional areas, and other historic preservation concerns, which are required to be considered in project planning by the National Historic Preservation Act; and 7. Identification of any other environmental issues that should be considered with regard to the proposed MSHCP and permit action. 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You may obtain copies of this notice on the Internet at: http:// www.midwestwindenergyhcpeis.org, or from the Midwest Regional Office (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES section). Scoping Meetings See DATES for the date/s and time/s of our public scoping meetings. The primary purpose of these meetings and public comment period is to provide the public with a general understanding of the background of the proposed action and to solicit suggestions and information on the scope of issues and alternatives we should consider when drafting the EIS. Written comments will be accepted at the meetings. Comments can also be submitted by methods listed in the ADDRESSES section. Once the draft VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Jun 11, 2015 Jkt 235001 EIS and proposed MSHCP are complete and made available for review, there will be additional opportunity for public comment on the content of those documents. Persons needing reasonable accommodations in order to attend and participate in the public meetings should contact the Midwest Region using one of the methods listed above in ADDRESSES as soon as possible. In order to allow sufficient time to process requests, please make contact no later than one week before the public meeting. Information regarding this proposed action is available in alternative formats upon request. Authority We provide this notice under section 10 of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), section 668a of the Eagle Act (16 U.S.C. 668a–668d), and per NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1501.7, 40 CFR 1506.5 and 1508.22). Dated: May 29, 2015. Lynn Lewis, Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Midwest Region. [FR Doc. 2015–14408 Filed 6–11–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R3–ES–2013–N194; FXHC11300300000–156–FF03E00000] Notice of Availability of the Draft Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for Enbridge Line 6B Oil Discharges Near Marshall, MI Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for public comments. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), acting through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS); the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi Tribe; and the Match-E-BeNash-She-Wish Band of the Pottawatomi Indians have written a Draft Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment (Draft Plan), which describes proposed alternatives for restoring injured natural resources and compensating for losses resulting from the discharges of oil from Enbridge’s Line 6B oil pipeline near Marshall, Michigan, in July 2010. The Draft Plan was prepared in accordance with the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA) and the National Environmental Policy Act SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (NEPA). The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of the availability of the Draft Plan and to seek written comments. Written comments must be postmarked no later than July 27, 2015. ADDRESSES: Obtaining Documents: You may obtain copies of the documents by any of the following methods: • Online: http://www.fws.gov/ midwest/es/ec/nrda/MichiganEnbridge/ index.html. • Email: Lisa L. Williams, at lisa_ williams@fws.gov. Do not use any special characters or forms of encryption in your email. • In-person: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2651 Coolidge Road, Suite 101, East Lansing, MI 48848. • U.S. mail: Lisa L. Williams, Contaminants Specialist, at the Coolidge Road address above. Submitting Comments: You may submit comments to Lisa L. Williams at the Coolidge Road address above or via email at kzoorivernrda@fws.gov with ‘‘Enbridge NRDA Comment’’ in the subject line FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Technical Information: Lisa Williams, (517) 351–8324. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DOI, acting through FWS; the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi Tribe; and the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of the Pottawatomi Indians have written a Draft Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment (Draft Plan), which describes proposed alternatives for restoring injured natural resources and compensating for losses resulting from the discharges of oil from Enbridge’s Line 6B oil pipeline near Marshall, Michigan, which occurred July 25–26, 2010. The Draft Plan was prepared in accordance with the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). DOI and the two tribes prepared this Draft Plan in cooperation with our coTrustees: The Department of Commerce (DOC), acting through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the State of Michigan, acting through the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), and the Michigan Department of Attorney General (MDAG). The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of the availability of the Draft Plan and to seek written comments. This notice is provided pursuant to Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration (NRDAR) regulations DATES: E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 113 / Friday, June 12, 2015 / Notices (15 CFR 990.23 and 990.55(c)) and NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). The DOI (represented by the FWS), the DOC (represented by the NOAA), the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi Tribe, the Match-E-BeNash-She-Wish Band of the Pottawatomi Indians, and the State of Michigan (the latter acting through MDEQ, MDNR, and MDAG) are Trustees for natural resources considered in this Draft Plan, pursuant to subpart G of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (40 CFR 300.600, 300.605, and 300.610) and Executive Order 12580. The Trustees followed the NRDAR regulations found at 15 CFR part 990 and the NEPA regulations found at 40 CFR parts 1500– 1508 for the development of the Draft Plan. The Trustees will consider all public comments received during the public comment as we proceed to finalize the Draft Plan. The Draft Plan will be finalized prior to implementation of restoration. Any significant additions or modifications to the Final Plan that become necessary as restoration actions proceed will be made available for public review before any changes in restoration actions are undertaken. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background The goal of NRDAR under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (33 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.; OPA) is to make the environment and public whole for injuries to natural resources and natural resource services resulting from incidents involving discharge or substantial threat of discharge of oil. This goal is achieved through returning injured natural resources and services to baseline and compensating for interim losses of such natural resources and services through the restoration, rehabilitation, replacement, or acquisition of equivalent natural resources and/or services. Process In this case, the Trustees worked together in a cooperative process to identify appropriate restoration activities to address natural resource injuries caused by discharges of oil from Enbridge’s Line 6B pipeline near Marshall, Michigan. The results of this administrative process are contained in the Draft Plan, which is a planning and decision document being published for public review under OPA and NEPA. The Draft Plan describes the injuries that occurred as a result of the discharges of oil, how the Trustees estimated damages, how those damages will be addressed through proposed restoration alternatives, and what the VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Jun 11, 2015 Jkt 235001 expected environmental impacts of the proposed projects would be. By law, natural resource damages received must be used to restore, rehabilitate, replace, and/or acquire the equivalent of those injured natural resources. Public Involvement Interested members of the public are invited to review and comment on the Plan. Copies can be requested from the address and Web site listed above. Comments on the Draft Plan should be sent to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (see ADDRESSES). The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will provide copies of all comments to the other Trustees. All comments received from individuals become part of the official public record. Requests for such comments will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act and the Council on Environmental Quality’s NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1506.6(f)). Availability of Public Comments The Trustees’ practice is to make comments, including names and home addresses of respondents, available for public review during regular business hours. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that the entire comment, including your personal identifying information, may be available at any time. While individual respondents may request that the Fish and Wildlife Service withhold their personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee we will be able to do so. Authority This notice is provided pursuant to NRDAR regulations (15 CFR 990.23 and 990.55(c)) and NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). Dated: April 3, 2015. Charles Wooley, Acting Regional Director, Midwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2015–14410 Filed 6–11–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–IA–2015–N115; FXIA16710900000–156–FF09A30000] Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Applications for Permit AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33541 Notice of receipt of applications for permit. ACTION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species or marine mammals. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) prohibit activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is acquired that allows such activities. DATES: We must receive comments or requests for documents on or before July 13, 2015. We must receive requests for marine mammal permit public hearings, in writing, at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section by July 13, 2015. ADDRESSES: Brenda Tapia, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Management Authority, Branch of Permits, MS: IA, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041; fax (703) 358– 2281; or email DMAFR@fws.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Tapia, (703) 358–2104 (telephone); (703) 358–2281 (fax); DMAFR@fws.gov (email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Public Comment Procedures A. How Do I Request Copies of Applications or Comment on Submitted Applications? Send your request for copies of applications or comments and materials concerning any of the applications to the contact listed under ADDRESSES. Please include the Federal Register notice publication date, the PRTnumber, and the name of the applicant in your request or submission. We will not consider requests or comments sent to an email or address not listed under ADDRESSES. If you provide an email address in your request for copies of applications, we will attempt to respond to your request electronically. Please make your requests or comments as specific as possible. Please confine your comments to issues for which we seek comments in this notice, and explain the basis for your comments. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R3-ES-2013-N194; FXHC11300300000-156-FF03E00000]


Notice of Availability of the Draft Damage Assessment and 
Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for Enbridge Line 6B Oil 
Discharges Near Marshall, MI

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for public comments.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), acting through the 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS); the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of 
the Potawatomi Tribe; and the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of the 
Pottawatomi Indians have written a Draft Damage Assessment and 
Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment (Draft Plan), which 
describes proposed alternatives for restoring injured natural resources 
and compensating for losses resulting from the discharges of oil from 
Enbridge's Line 6B oil pipeline near Marshall, Michigan, in July 2010. 
The Draft Plan was prepared in accordance with the Oil Pollution Act of 
1990 (OPA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The 
purpose of this notice is to inform the public of the availability of 
the Draft Plan and to seek written comments.

DATES: Written comments must be postmarked no later than July 27, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Obtaining Documents: You may obtain copies of the documents 
by any of the following methods:
     Online: http://www.fws.gov/midwest/es/ec/nrda/MichiganEnbridge/index.html.
     Email: Lisa L. Williams, at lisa_williams@fws.gov. Do not 
use any special characters or forms of encryption in your email.
     In-person: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2651 Coolidge 
Road, Suite 101, East Lansing, MI 48848.
     U.S. mail: Lisa L. Williams, Contaminants Specialist, at 
the Coolidge Road address above.
    Submitting Comments: You may submit comments to Lisa L. Williams at 
the Coolidge Road address above or via email at kzoorivernrda@fws.gov 
with ``Enbridge NRDA Comment'' in the subject line

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Technical Information: Lisa Williams, 
(517) 351-8324.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DOI, acting through FWS; the Nottawaseppi 
Huron Band of the Potawatomi Tribe; and the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish 
Band of the Pottawatomi Indians have written a Draft Damage Assessment 
and Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment (Draft Plan), which 
describes proposed alternatives for restoring injured natural resources 
and compensating for losses resulting from the discharges of oil from 
Enbridge's Line 6B oil pipeline near Marshall, Michigan, which occurred 
July 25-26, 2010. The Draft Plan was prepared in accordance with the 
Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA) and the National Environmental Policy 
Act (NEPA). DOI and the two tribes prepared this Draft Plan in 
cooperation with our co-Trustees: The Department of Commerce (DOC), 
acting through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 
(NOAA), and the State of Michigan, acting through the Michigan 
Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), the Michigan Department of 
Natural Resources (MDNR), and the Michigan Department of Attorney 
General (MDAG). The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of 
the availability of the Draft Plan and to seek written comments. This 
notice is provided pursuant to Natural Resource Damage Assessment and 
Restoration (NRDAR) regulations

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(15 CFR 990.23 and 990.55(c)) and NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1506.6).
    The DOI (represented by the FWS), the DOC (represented by the 
NOAA), the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi Tribe, the Match-
E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of the Pottawatomi Indians, and the State of 
Michigan (the latter acting through MDEQ, MDNR, and MDAG) are Trustees 
for natural resources considered in this Draft Plan, pursuant to 
subpart G of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution 
Contingency Plan (40 CFR 300.600, 300.605, and 300.610) and Executive 
Order 12580. The Trustees followed the NRDAR regulations found at 15 
CFR part 990 and the NEPA regulations found at 40 CFR parts 1500-1508 
for the development of the Draft Plan. The Trustees will consider all 
public comments received during the public comment as we proceed to 
finalize the Draft Plan. The Draft Plan will be finalized prior to 
implementation of restoration. Any significant additions or 
modifications to the Final Plan that become necessary as restoration 
actions proceed will be made available for public review before any 
changes in restoration actions are undertaken.

Background

    The goal of NRDAR under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (33 U.S.C. 
2701 et seq.; OPA) is to make the environment and public whole for 
injuries to natural resources and natural resource services resulting 
from incidents involving discharge or substantial threat of discharge 
of oil. This goal is achieved through returning injured natural 
resources and services to baseline and compensating for interim losses 
of such natural resources and services through the restoration, 
rehabilitation, replacement, or acquisition of equivalent natural 
resources and/or services.

Process

    In this case, the Trustees worked together in a cooperative process 
to identify appropriate restoration activities to address natural 
resource injuries caused by discharges of oil from Enbridge's Line 6B 
pipeline near Marshall, Michigan. The results of this administrative 
process are contained in the Draft Plan, which is a planning and 
decision document being published for public review under OPA and NEPA. 
The Draft Plan describes the injuries that occurred as a result of the 
discharges of oil, how the Trustees estimated damages, how those 
damages will be addressed through proposed restoration alternatives, 
and what the expected environmental impacts of the proposed projects 
would be. By law, natural resource damages received must be used to 
restore, rehabilitate, replace, and/or acquire the equivalent of those 
injured natural resources.

Public Involvement

    Interested members of the public are invited to review and comment 
on the Plan. Copies can be requested from the address and Web site 
listed above. Comments on the Draft Plan should be sent to the U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service (see ADDRESSES). The U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service will provide copies of all comments to the other Trustees. All 
comments received from individuals become part of the official public 
record. Requests for such comments will be handled in accordance with 
the Freedom of Information Act and the Council on Environmental 
Quality's NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1506.6(f)).

Availability of Public Comments

    The Trustees' practice is to make comments, including names and 
home addresses of respondents, available for public review during 
regular business hours. Before including your address, phone number, 
email address, or other personal identifying information in your 
comment, you should be aware that the entire comment, including your 
personal identifying information, may be available at any time. While 
individual respondents may request that the Fish and Wildlife Service 
withhold their personal identifying information from public review, we 
cannot guarantee we will be able to do so.

Authority

    This notice is provided pursuant to NRDAR regulations (15 CFR 
990.23 and 990.55(c)) and NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1506.6).

    Dated: April 3, 2015.
Charles Wooley,
Acting Regional Director, Midwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service.
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