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[FR Doc. 2016–10003 Filed 4–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers [USACE Project No. SWF–2010–00244] Availability of a Final Regional Environmental Impact Statement To Analyze Potential Impacts Within Defined Geographic Regions in Texas That May Be Affected by Future U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, Permit Decisions for Future Surface Coal and Lignite Mine Expansions or Satellite Mines Within the District’s Area of Responsibility Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of availability. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Fort Worth District, as lead federal agency, has prepared this Regional Environmental Impact Statement (REIS) to analyze potential impacts within defined geographic SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:31 Apr 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 regions in Texas that may be affected by future USACE, Fort Worth District, permit decisions for future surface coal and lignite mine expansions or satellite mines within the District’s area of responsibility. The REIS has been prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), and the USACE Procedures for Implementing NEPA (33 CFR part 230). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Darvin Messer, Regulatory Project Manager at (817) 886–1744 or via email: Darvin.Messer@usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The USACE, Fort Worth District, is proposing changes to its regulatory framework for surface coal and lignite mines in Texas. The proposed regulatory framework includes the establishment of a Regional General Permit (RGP) and a revised Letter of Permission (LOP) procedure with modifications to aquatic resource impact thresholds and a change from agency concurrence to agency coordination as compared to the current process. No changes to the criteria for Nationwide Permit (NWP) 21 or NWP 49 are proposed. The REIS considers the potential environmental impacts of future mine expansions or satellite mines in six study areas along the coal-bearing formations in Texas that run from southwest Texas to northeast Texas. The study areas encompass locations within the coal/lignite belt in Texas that were determined to be within reasonable proximity to existing surface coal and lignite mines with potential for future expansion. Copies of the Final REIS may be obtained by contacting USACE Fort Worth District Regulatory Branch at (817) 886–1731 or downloaded/printed from the Fort Worth District USACE internet Web site at: http:// www.swf.usace.army.mil/Missions/ Regulatory/Permitting/ REISforLigniteMininginTexas.aspx Copies of the Final REIS are also available for inspection at the locations identified below: Pittsburg-Camp County Public Library, 613 Quitman Street, Pittsburg, TX 75686 Sammy Brown Library, 319 S. Market St., Carthage, TX 75633 Franklin County Library, 100 Main Street East, Mt. Vernon, TX 75457 Rusk County Library, 106 East Main St., Henderson, TX 75652 PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Sulphur Springs Public Library, 611 Davis St. North, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482 Fannie Brown Booth Library, 619 Tenaha Street, Center, TX 75935 Rains County Public Library, 150 Doris Briggs Parkway, Emory, TX 75440 Tyler Public Library, 201 S. College Ave., Tyler, TX 75702 Mount Pleasant Public Library, 601 North Madison Ave., Mount Pleasant, TX 75455 Palestine Public Library, 2000 S. Loop 256, Ste. 42, Palestine, TX 75801 Quitman Public Library, 202 East Goode Street, Quitman, TX 75783 Marlin Public Library, 400 Oaks St., Marlin, TX 76661 Singletary Memorial Library, 207 E 6th St, Rusk, TX 75785 Mary Moody Northen Municipal Library, 350 West Main Street, Fairfield, TX 75840 Longview Public Library, 222 W. Cotton St., Longview, TX 75601 Clint W. Murchinson Memorial Library, 121 S. Prairieville, Athens, TX 75751 Marshall Public Library, 300 S. Alamo Blvd., Marshall, TX 75670 Elmer P. & Jewel Ward Memorial Library, 207 E St Mary’s St, Centerville, TX 75833 Groesbeck Maffett Public Library, 601 W. Yeagua St., Groesbeck, TX 76642 Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. 8th St., Georgetown, TX 78626 Jourdanton Community Library, 1101 Cambell Ave., Jourdanton, TX 78026 Carnegie Library, 315 E. Decherd Street, Franklin, TX 77856 Live Oak County Library, 102 Le Roy St, Three Rivers, TX 78071 Van Zandt County Public Library, 317 First Monday Ln, Canton, TX 75103 Dimmit County Public Library, 200 N. 9th Street, Carrizo Springs, TX 78834 Bastrop Public Library, 1100 Church Street, Bastrop, TX 78602 Kinney County Public Library, 510 South Ellen St., Bracketville, TX 78832 Harrie P. Woodson Memorial Library, 704 W. Hwy. 21, Caldwell, TX 77836 Eagle Pass Main Library, 589 East Main, Eagle Pass, TX 78852 Giddings Public Library, 276 North Orange St., Giddings, TX 78942 Crystal City Memorial Library, 101 E Dimmit, Crystal City, TX 78839 Cameron Public Library, 304 East 3rd Street, Cameron, TX 76520 Stephen L Brooks, Chief, Regulatory Division. [FR Doc. 2016–10000 Filed 4–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers

[USACE Project No. SWF-2010-00244]


Availability of a Final Regional Environmental Impact Statement 
To Analyze Potential Impacts Within Defined Geographic Regions in Texas 
That May Be Affected by Future U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth 
District, Permit Decisions for Future Surface Coal and Lignite Mine 
Expansions or Satellite Mines Within the District's Area of 
Responsibility

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

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Fort Worth District, 
as lead federal agency, has prepared this Regional Environmental Impact 
Statement (REIS) to analyze potential impacts within defined geographic 
regions in Texas that may be affected by future USACE, Fort Worth 
District, permit decisions for future surface coal and lignite mine 
expansions or satellite mines within the District's area of 
responsibility. The REIS has been prepared in compliance with the 
National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the Council on 
Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations for Implementing the Procedural 
Provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and the USACE Procedures 
for Implementing NEPA (33 CFR part 230).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Darvin Messer, Regulatory Project 
Manager at (817) 886-1744 or via email: Darvin.Messer@usace.army.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The USACE, Fort Worth District, is proposing 
changes to its regulatory framework for surface coal and lignite mines 
in Texas. The proposed regulatory framework includes the establishment 
of a Regional General Permit (RGP) and a revised Letter of Permission 
(LOP) procedure with modifications to aquatic resource impact 
thresholds and a change from agency concurrence to agency coordination 
as compared to the current process. No changes to the criteria for 
Nationwide Permit (NWP) 21 or NWP 49 are proposed.
    The REIS considers the potential environmental impacts of future 
mine expansions or satellite mines in six study areas along the coal-
bearing formations in Texas that run from southwest Texas to northeast 
Texas. The study areas encompass locations within the coal/lignite belt 
in Texas that were determined to be within reasonable proximity to 
existing surface coal and lignite mines with potential for future 
expansion.
    Copies of the Final REIS may be obtained by contacting USACE Fort 
Worth District Regulatory Branch at (817) 886-1731 or downloaded/
printed from the Fort Worth District USACE internet Web site at: http://www.swf.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/Permitting/REISforLigniteMininginTexas.aspx
    Copies of the Final REIS are also available for inspection at the 
locations identified below:

Pittsburg-Camp County Public Library, 613 Quitman Street, Pittsburg, TX 
75686
Sammy Brown Library, 319 S. Market St., Carthage, TX 75633
Franklin County Library, 100 Main Street East, Mt. Vernon, TX 75457
Rusk County Library, 106 East Main St., Henderson, TX 75652
Sulphur Springs Public Library, 611 Davis St. North, Sulphur Springs, 
TX 75482
Fannie Brown Booth Library, 619 Tenaha Street, Center, TX 75935
Rains County Public Library, 150 Doris Briggs Parkway, Emory, TX 75440
Tyler Public Library, 201 S. College Ave., Tyler, TX 75702
Mount Pleasant Public Library, 601 North Madison Ave., Mount Pleasant, 
TX 75455
Palestine Public Library, 2000 S. Loop 256, Ste. 42, Palestine, TX 
75801
Quitman Public Library, 202 East Goode Street, Quitman, TX 75783
Marlin Public Library, 400 Oaks St., Marlin, TX 76661
Singletary Memorial Library, 207 E 6th St, Rusk, TX 75785
Mary Moody Northen Municipal Library, 350 West Main Street, Fairfield, 
TX 75840
Longview Public Library, 222 W. Cotton St., Longview, TX 75601
Clint W. Murchinson Memorial Library, 121 S. Prairieville, Athens, TX 
75751
Marshall Public Library, 300 S. Alamo Blvd., Marshall, TX 75670
Elmer P. & Jewel Ward Memorial Library, 207 E St Mary's St, 
Centerville, TX 75833
Groesbeck Maffett Public Library, 601 W. Yeagua St., Groesbeck, TX 
76642
Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. 8th St., Georgetown, TX 78626
Jourdanton Community Library, 1101 Cambell Ave., Jourdanton, TX 78026
Carnegie Library, 315 E. Decherd Street, Franklin, TX 77856
Live Oak County Library, 102 Le Roy St, Three Rivers, TX 78071
Van Zandt County Public Library, 317 First Monday Ln, Canton, TX 75103
Dimmit County Public Library, 200 N. 9th Street, Carrizo Springs, TX 
78834
Bastrop Public Library, 1100 Church Street, Bastrop, TX 78602
Kinney County Public Library, 510 South Ellen St., Bracketville, TX 
78832
Harrie P. Woodson Memorial Library, 704 W. Hwy. 21, Caldwell, TX 77836
Eagle Pass Main Library, 589 East Main, Eagle Pass, TX 78852
Giddings Public Library, 276 North Orange St., Giddings, TX 78942
Crystal City Memorial Library, 101 E Dimmit, Crystal City, TX 78839
Cameron Public Library, 304 East 3rd Street, Cameron, TX 76520

Stephen L Brooks,
Chief, Regulatory Division.
[FR Doc. 2016-10000 Filed 4-28-16; 8:45 am]
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