Notice of Availability of Supplemental Information Report for Berryessa Creek Element, Coyote and Berryessa Creek, Flood Control Project, Santa Clara County, CA, 61187-61188 [2015-25859]

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[FR Doc. 2015–25797 Filed 10–8–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Notice of Availability of Supplemental Information Report for Berryessa Creek Element, Coyote and Berryessa Creek, Flood Control Project, Santa Clara County, CA Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DOD. ACTION: Public notice. AGENCY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) has prepared a Supplemental Information Report (SIR) to provide an update to the General Reevaluation Report/Environmental Impact Statement (GRR/EIS) for the Berryessa Creek Element of the Coyote and Berryessa Creek, California, Flood Control Project (Project), that the Corps may be invoking the Clean Water Act (CWA) § 404(r) exemption. The Project initially sought to obtain a water quality certification from the Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Region (RWQCB) pursuant to the CWA § 401(a) (401 Certification). During the course of extensive coordination over the last six months, the RWQCB has stated that it may be unable or unwilling to issue a 401 Certification for the Project. Therefore, in an effort to preserve the ability to improve flood risk management in this area without excessive delay, the Corps may invoke 404(r) exemption in lieu of obtaining a 401 Certification from the RWQCB. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amanda Cruz, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District, Plan Formulation Section, 1455 Market Street, 17th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103–1398, (415) 503–6955, Amanda.b.cruz@usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The March 2014 Final GRR/EIS of the Project, and its accompanying CWA § 404(b)(1) alternatives analysis, recommended the proposed design of a earthen trapezoidal channel section with varying bottom width and 2H:1V side slopes that provides protection against the one-percent annual chance exceedance flood event from I–680 in San Jose to Calaveras Boulevard in Milpitas (hereinafter ‘‘Project’’). These environmental analyses determined the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61187 Project to be the National Economic Development Plan (NED), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) environmentally preferable alternative, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) § 15126.6(e)(2) environmentally superior alternative, and the CWA § 404 Least Environmental Damaging Practicable Alternative (LEDPA). The Corps’ Director of Civil Works signed the Record of Decision (ROD) on May 29, 2014. With the goal of promoting partnership, it has been the Corps’ position to obtain 401 Certification for all its projects, regardless of the availability of 404(r) exemption. However, if the RWQCB is unable or unwilling to provide such a certification then the Corps will initiate 404(r) exemption procedures and acknowledge this in the appropriate NEPA document, which has been determined to be an SIR. Section 404(r) creates an exemption from the water quality certification requirement under Section 401(a) for projects (1) specifically authorized by Congress for which (2) an environmental impact statement has been created that (3) includes consideration of the 404(b)(1) guidelines, which (4) has been transmitted to Congress prior to the appropriation of construction funds. Congress authorized construction of the Project in the Water Resources Development Act of 1990, Public Law 101–640, § 101(a)(5), 103 Stat. 4604 (1990) and as stated above, the Corps completed the GRR/EIS in March 2014. The 404(b)(1) Alternatives Analysis was included in the GRR/EIS as Appendix A: Part V. With the completion of this SIR, the Corps will officially transmit the updated GRR/EIS to Congress prior to the appropriation of construction funding. Once done, the Corps will have met all the requirements to utilize 404(r) exemption. The Corps is confident that the Project is fully conforming to all Federal and State laws, regulations, and requirements. In the absence of RWQCB issuing a 401 Certification, the Corps may use 404(r) exemption. In light of the fact that the Project meets all requirements of 404(r) exemption without any modifications, there are no substantial changes or new significant circumstances or information that would trigger the need for a supplement E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1 61188 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 196 / Friday, October 9, 2015 / Notices to the GRR/EIS, as defined in section 1502.9(c) of the CEQ Regulations. John C. Morrow, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, District Engineer. [FR Doc. 2015–25859 Filed 10–8–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Nebraska Highway 12 Niobrara East and West Project, Knox County, NE AGENCY: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of availability. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Omaha District, has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the direct, indirect and cumulative effects of a proposed Nebraska State Highway project, Nebraska Highway 12 Niobrara East and West Project by the Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR). The Applied-for Project is the relocation and elevation (including additional bridges) of two segments of existing Nebraska Highway 12 (N–12) that are frequently flooded and have incurred damage due to high water levels associated with the Missouri River. DATES: Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted on or after October 9, 2015, through November 23, 2015. Oral and/or written comments may also be presented at the Public Hearing to be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 9, 2015, at the Niobrara Secondary School, located at 247 NE–12, Niobrara, NE 68760. ADDRESSES: Send written comments regarding the Applied-for Project and Draft EIS to Rebecca J. Latka, Project Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, Regulatory Branch, 1616 Capitol Avenue, Omaha, NE 68102–4901, or via email at Rebecca.J.Latka@usace.army.mil. Requests to be placed on or removed from the mailing list should also be sent to this address. Copies of the Draft EIS will be available for review at the addresses listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. Electronic copies of the Draft EIS may be obtained from the Nebraska Regulatory Office or its Web site at http://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/ tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:44 Oct 08, 2015 Jkt 238001 Missions/RegulatoryProgram/Nebraska/ EISHighway12.aspx. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca J. Latka, Project Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, at 402–995– 2681; fax 402–996–3842. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the Draft EIS is to provide a full and fair discussion of the Appliedfor Project and other reasonable alternatives to inform decision makers and the public of the environmental impacts of the Applied-for Project and the reasonable alternatives. NDOR has submitted a Section 404 (Clean Water Act) permit application containing a roadway design for Alternative A7 (the Applied-for Project) to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). NDOR proposes to relocate N–12 east and west of Niobrara, NE., south of its existing location and construct a new roadway at a higher elevation with enhanced bridged sections to withstand existing and future flood events. The segment of N–12 that is in the bluffs, including the segment that goes through the Village of Niobrara, will remain the same. Two segments of N–12 within the existing Missouri River floodplain would be relocated. The west segment is approximately 6.2 miles long and extends from just east of Verdel, Nebraska, on the west end to 2 miles west of the bridge over the Niobrara River. The Applied-for Project would deviate from the existing alignment just east of Ponca Creek and would rejoin the existing alignment just north of County Road 892. The east segment is approximately 6 miles long and extends from just east of Spruce Avenue in Niobrara, NE., to approximately 1 mile east of Spur 54D (S–54D). In the east segment, the alignment would deviate from the existing alignment east of 4th Avenue in Niobrara, NE., and would reconnect with existing N–12 at approximately S–54D. A new connection to the Chief Standing Bear Memorial Bridge (N–14) and SD–37 would be developed, tying into the existing Highway 14 connection (which will be elevated as part of the project). Once the roads are completed, the existing N–12 roadway would be removed to the existing ground level. In addition to the Applied-for Project, the Draft EIS analyzes three alternatives: (1) Elevation Raise on Existing Alignment, (2) Elevation Raise on Parallel Alignment, (3) Base of Bluffs Alignment. The National Park Service, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Federal Highway Administration, and Knox County are serving as cooperating agencies. The Nebraska Game and Parks PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Commission and Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality are participating as review agencies. Copies of the document are available at the following addresses: 1. Niobrara Public Library/Niobrara Civic Center, 25414 Park Avenue Ste 3, Niobrara, NE 68760–0015 2. Tyndall City Library, 110 W 17th Avenue, Tyndall, SD 57066 3. Verdel City Office, 202 Second St., Verdel, NE 68760 4. Verdigre City Public Library, 101 E 3rd Street, Verdigre, NE 68783 5. Springfield City Library, 605 8th Street, Springfield, SD 57062 6. Knox County Extension Office, 308 Bridge Street, Center, NE 68724 7. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lewis and Clark Visitor Center, 55245 Hwy 121, Croften, NE 68730 8. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nebraska Regulatory Office, Lake Wehrspann Field Office, 8901 S. 154th Street, Omaha, NE 68138–3621 9. Corps of Discovery Welcome Center, 89705 Highway 81, Crofton, NE 68730 Dated: September 30, 2015. Joseph McMahan, Chief Regulatory Field Support, Omaha District. [FR Doc. 2015–25845 Filed 10–8–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Notice of Intent To Prepare an Integrated Feasibility Report & Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Yuba River, California, Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; DOD. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District (Corps), intends to prepare an integrated Feasibility Report & Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Yuba River Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study. The Corps will serve as the lead agency for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The Yuba County Water Agency (YCWA) will serve as the non-federal sponsor. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

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


Notice of Availability of Supplemental Information Report for 
Berryessa Creek Element, Coyote and Berryessa Creek, Flood Control 
Project, Santa Clara County, CA

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

ACTION: Public notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) has prepared a 
Supplemental Information Report (SIR) to provide an update to the 
General Re-evaluation Report/Environmental Impact Statement (GRR/EIS) 
for the Berryessa Creek Element of the Coyote and Berryessa Creek, 
California, Flood Control Project (Project), that the Corps may be 
invoking the Clean Water Act (CWA) Sec.  404(r) exemption. The Project 
initially sought to obtain a water quality certification from the 
Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Region (RWQCB) 
pursuant to the CWA Sec.  401(a) (401 Certification). During the course 
of extensive coordination over the last six months, the RWQCB has 
stated that it may be unable or unwilling to issue a 401 Certification 
for the Project. Therefore, in an effort to preserve the ability to 
improve flood risk management in this area without excessive delay, the 
Corps may invoke 404(r) exemption in lieu of obtaining a 401 
Certification from the RWQCB.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amanda Cruz, U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers, San Francisco District, Plan Formulation Section, 1455 
Market Street, 17th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-1398, (415) 503-
6955, Amanda.b.cruz@usace.army.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The March 2014 Final GRR/EIS of the Project, 
and its accompanying CWA Sec.  404(b)(1) alternatives analysis, 
recommended the proposed design of a earthen trapezoidal channel 
section with varying bottom width and 2H:1V side slopes that provides 
protection against the one-percent annual chance exceedance flood event 
from I-680 in San Jose to Calaveras Boulevard in Milpitas (hereinafter 
``Project''). These environmental analyses determined the Project to be 
the National Economic Development Plan (NED), the National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) environmentally preferable alternative, 
the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Sec.  15126.6(e)(2) 
environmentally superior alternative, and the CWA Sec.  404 Least 
Environmental Damaging Practicable Alternative (LEDPA). The Corps' 
Director of Civil Works signed the Record of Decision (ROD) on May 29, 
2014.
    With the goal of promoting partnership, it has been the Corps' 
position to obtain 401 Certification for all its projects, regardless 
of the availability of 404(r) exemption. However, if the RWQCB is 
unable or unwilling to provide such a certification then the Corps will 
initiate 404(r) exemption procedures and acknowledge this in the 
appropriate NEPA document, which has been determined to be an SIR.
    Section 404(r) creates an exemption from the water quality 
certification requirement under Section 401(a) for projects (1) 
specifically authorized by Congress for which (2) an environmental 
impact statement has been created that (3) includes consideration of 
the 404(b)(1) guidelines, which (4) has been transmitted to Congress 
prior to the appropriation of construction funds. Congress authorized 
construction of the Project in the Water Resources Development Act of 
1990, Public Law 101-640, Sec.  101(a)(5), 103 Stat. 4604 (1990) and as 
stated above, the Corps completed the GRR/EIS in March 2014. The 
404(b)(1) Alternatives Analysis was included in the GRR/EIS as Appendix 
A: Part V. With the completion of this SIR, the Corps will officially 
transmit the updated GRR/EIS to Congress prior to the appropriation of 
construction funding. Once done, the Corps will have met all the 
requirements to utilize 404(r) exemption.
    The Corps is confident that the Project is fully conforming to all 
Federal and State laws, regulations, and requirements. In the absence 
of RWQCB issuing a 401 Certification, the Corps may use 404(r) 
exemption. In light of the fact that the Project meets all requirements 
of 404(r) exemption without any modifications, there are no substantial 
changes or new significant circumstances or information that would 
trigger the need for a supplement

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to the GRR/EIS, as defined in section 1502.9(c) of the CEQ Regulations.

John C. Morrow,
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, District Engineer.
[FR Doc. 2015-25859 Filed 10-8-15; 8:45 am]
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