City of Norfolk Flood Risk Management Study NEPA Scoping Meeting and Public Comment Period, 25656-25657 [2016-10002]

Download as PDF 25656 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 83 / Friday, April 29, 2016 / Notices Dated: April 25, 2016. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2016–09995 Filed 4–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting Defense Acquisition University, DoD. ACTION: Meeting notice. AGENCY: The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce a Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors. This meeting will be open to the public. DATES: Wednesday, May 25, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: DAU Headquarters, Bldg 202, 9820 Belvoir Road, Ft Belvoir, VA 22060. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caren Hergenroeder, Protocol Director, DAU. Phone: 703–805–5134. Fax: 703– 805–5940. Email: caren.hergenroeder@ dau.mil. SUMMARY: This meeting is being held under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 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. Purpose of the Meeting: The purpose of this meeting is to report back to the Board of Visitors on continuing items of interest. Agenda: 9:00 a.m.—Welcome and Announcements 9:10 a.m.—DAU Update 10:00 a.m.—Discussion with Functional Leads 12:00 p.m.—Lunch 1:00 p.m.—Discussion with Functional Lead/ASD(A) 2:45 p.m.—Scenario-based Discussions 4:00 p.m—Adjourn Public’s Accessibility to the Meeting: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b and 41 CFR 102–3.140 through 102–3.165, and the availability of space, this meeting is open to the public. However, because of space limitations, allocation of seating will be made on a first-come, first served basis. Persons desiring to attend the meeting should call Ms. Caren Hergenroeder at 703–805–5134. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:31 Apr 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 Written Statements: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.140, and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the public or interested organizations may submit written statements to the Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors about its mission and functions. Written statements may be submitted at any time or in response to the stated agenda of a planned meeting of the Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors. All written statements shall be submitted to the Designated Federal Officer for the Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors, and this individual will ensure that the written statements are provided to the membership for their consideration. Statements being submitted in response to the agenda mentioned in this notice must be received by the Designated Federal Officer at least five calendar days prior to the meeting which is the subject of this notice. Written statements received after this date may not be provided to or considered by the Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors until its next meeting. Committee’s Designated Federal Officer or Point of Contact: Ms. Christen Goulding, 703–805–5412, christen.goulding@dau.mil. Dated: April 26, 2016. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register$ Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2016–10033 Filed 4–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers City of Norfolk Flood Risk Management Study NEPA Scoping Meeting and Public Comment Period Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of Intent/NEPA Scoping meeting and public comment period. AGENCY: Pursuant to the requirements of section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4321–4370, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) plans to prepare a Feasibility Study with an integrated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate environmental impacts from reasonable SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 project alternatives and to determine the potential for significant impacts related to reduce future flood risk in ways that support the long-term resilience and sustainability of the coastal ecosystem and surrounding communities due to sea level rise, local subsidence and storms, and to reduce the economic costs and risks associated with large-scale flood and storm events in the City of Norfolk, Virginia. DATES: Scoping comments may be submitted until June 30, 2016. ADDRESSES: The public is invited to submit NEPA scoping comments at the meeting and/or submit comments to Mr. David Schulte, Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, Fort Norfolk, 803 Front St., Norfolk, VA 23510 or via email: David.M.Schulte@usace.army.mil. The project title and the commenter’s contact information should be included with submitted comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Schulte, (757) 201–7007. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Historical storms have impacted the City of Norfolk. In response to these storms, USACE is investigating measures to reduce future flood risk in ways that support the long-term resilience and sustainability of the coastal ecosystem and surrounding communities, and reduce the economic costs and risks associated with flood and storm events. In support of this goal, USACE completed the North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study, which identified nine high risk areas on the Atlantic Coast for further analysis based on preliminary findings. The City of Norfolk was identified as one of the nine areas of high risk, or Focus Areas, that warrants an in-depth investigation into potential coastal storm risk management measures. The Norfolk Focus Area is located on the southern shore of the Chesapeake Bay identified as one of the highest risk areas for relative sea level rise on the Atlantic Coast. USACE is the lead federal agency and the city of Norfolk will be the nonfederal sponsor for the study. The city of Norfolk has experienced an accelerating increase in nuisance flooding due to storms of varying magnitude, with large storms (nor’easters and hurricanes) often causing major flooding in many areas of the City. The most recent events that flooded major portions of the City were the November 2009 Northeaster, and Hurricanes Isabel (2003), Irene (2011), and Sandy (2012). The feasibility study will address potential structural and non-structural alternatives to mitigate E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 83 / Friday, April 29, 2016 / Notices impacts from flooding and determining the Federal interest in cost-sharing for those alternatives. As required by Council on Environmental Quality’s Principles, Requirements and Guidelines for Water and Land Related Resources Implementation Studies all reasonable alternatives to the proposed Federal action that meet the purpose and need will be considered in the EIS. These alternatives will include no action and a range of reasonable alternatives for reducing flood risk within the city of Norfolk. Scoping/Public Involvement. The public NEPA scoping meeting will be held on May 25, 2016, from 5 p.m.–8 p.m. It will be held at the Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library 111 W Ocean View Ave, Norfolk, VA 23503. Federal, state, and local agencies, Indian tribes, and the public are invited to provide scoping comments to identify issues and potentially significant effects to be considered in the analysis. Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–10002 Filed 4–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Termination of the Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Lake Columbia Regional Water Supply Reservoir Project in Texas Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of Termination of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Process. 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Box 17300, Fort Worth, TX 76102; (817) 886–1736; chandler.j.peter@ usace.army.mil. Stephen L. Brooks, Chief, Regulatory Division, Fort Worth District. [FR Doc. 2016–09999 Filed 4–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Lake Eufaula Advisory Committee Meeting Notice Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of open committee meeting. AGENCY: The Department of the Army is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the Lake Eufaula Advisory Committee (LEAC). The meeting is open to the public. DATES: The Committee will meet from 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at Three Forks Harbor, 5201 Three Forks Road, Fort Gibson, OK 74434. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jeff Knack; Designated Federal Officer (DFO) for the Committee, in writing at Eufaula Lake Office, 102 E. BK 200 Rd, Stigler, OK 74462–1829, or by email at Jeff.Knack@usace.army.mil, or by phone at 1–918–484–5135, ext. 3117. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is being held under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (U.S.C. 552b, as amended) and 41 CFR 102– 3.150. Purpose of the Meeting: The Lake Eufaula Advisory Committee is an independent Federal advisory committee established as directed by Section 3133(b) of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 (WRDA 2007) (Pub. L. 110–114). The committee is advisory in nature only with duties to include providing information and recommendations to the Corps of Engineers regarding operations of Eufaula Lake, Oklahoma for project purposes. In accordance with Sections 3133(c)(2) and 3133(d)(1) of WRDA 2007, the committee will also provide SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25657 recommendations on a reallocation study concerning current and future use of the Lake Eufaula storage capacity for authorized project purposes as well as a subsequent pool management plan. Proposed Agenda: This will be the first meeting of the LEAC. The committee will conduct introductions of members, discuss organizational details and logistics, and discuss future direction. Public’s Accessibility to the Meeting: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b and 41 CFR 102–3.140 through 102–3.165, and the availability of space, this meeting is open to the public. Seating is on a firstcome basis. The Three Forks Harbor is readily accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities. For additional information about public access procedures, contact Mr. Jeff Knack, the Committee’s Designated Federal Officer, at the email address or telephone number listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Written Comments and Statements: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.105(j) and 102–3.140 and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the public or interested organizations may submit written comments or statements to the Committee, in response to the stated agenda of the open meeting or in regard to the Committee’s mission in general. Written comments or statements should be submitted to Mr. Knack, the Committee’s Designated Federal Officer, via electronic mail, the preferred mode of submission, at the address listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Each page of the comment or statement must include the author’s name, title or affiliation, address, and daytime phone number. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 83 (Friday, April 29, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 25656-25657]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-10002]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers


City of Norfolk Flood Risk Management Study NEPA Scoping Meeting 
and Public Comment Period

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

ACTION: Notice of Intent/NEPA Scoping meeting and public comment 
period.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the requirements of section 102(2)(C) of the 
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 
4321-4370, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality 
Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 
(USACE) plans to prepare a Feasibility Study with an integrated 
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate environmental impacts 
from reasonable project alternatives and to determine the potential for 
significant impacts related to reduce future flood risk in ways that 
support the long[hyphen]term resilience and sustainability of the 
coastal ecosystem and surrounding communities due to sea level rise, 
local subsidence and storms, and to reduce the economic costs and risks 
associated with large[hyphen]scale flood and storm events in the City 
of Norfolk, Virginia.

DATES: Scoping comments may be submitted until June 30, 2016.

ADDRESSES: The public is invited to submit NEPA scoping comments at the 
meeting and/or submit comments to Mr. David Schulte, Department of the 
Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, Fort Norfolk, 803 
Front St., Norfolk, VA 23510 or via email: 
David.M.Schulte@usace.army.mil. The project title and the commenter's 
contact information should be included with submitted comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Schulte, (757) 201-7007.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Historical storms have impacted the City of 
Norfolk. In response to these storms, USACE is investigating measures 
to reduce future flood risk in ways that support the long[hyphen]term 
resilience and sustainability of the coastal ecosystem and surrounding 
communities, and reduce the economic costs and risks associated with 
flood and storm events. In support of this goal, USACE completed the 
North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study, which identified nine high 
risk areas on the Atlantic Coast for further analysis based on 
preliminary findings.
    The City of Norfolk was identified as one of the nine areas of high 
risk, or Focus Areas, that warrants an in-depth investigation into 
potential coastal storm risk management measures. The Norfolk Focus 
Area is located on the southern shore of the Chesapeake Bay identified 
as one of the highest risk areas for relative sea level rise on the 
Atlantic Coast.
    USACE is the lead federal agency and the city of Norfolk will be 
the non-federal sponsor for the study. The city of Norfolk has 
experienced an accelerating increase in nuisance flooding due to storms 
of varying magnitude, with large storms (nor'easters and hurricanes) 
often causing major flooding in many areas of the City. The most recent 
events that flooded major portions of the City were the November 2009 
Northeaster, and Hurricanes Isabel (2003), Irene (2011), and Sandy 
(2012). The feasibility study will address potential structural and 
non-structural alternatives to mitigate

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impacts from flooding and determining the Federal interest in cost-
sharing for those alternatives.
    As required by Council on Environmental Quality's Principles, 
Requirements and Guidelines for Water and Land Related Resources 
Implementation Studies all reasonable alternatives to the proposed 
Federal action that meet the purpose and need will be considered in the 
EIS. These alternatives will include no action and a range of 
reasonable alternatives for reducing flood risk within the city of 
Norfolk.
    Scoping/Public Involvement. The public NEPA scoping meeting will be 
held on May 25, 2016, from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. It will be held at the Mary D. 
Pretlow Anchor Branch Library 111 W Ocean View Ave, Norfolk, VA 23503. 
Federal, state, and local agencies, Indian tribes, and the public are 
invited to provide scoping comments to identify issues and potentially 
significant effects to be considered in the analysis.

Brenda S. Bowen,
Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-10002 Filed 4-28-16; 8:45 am]
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