Notice of Public Scoping, Request for Comment, and Announcement of Public Scoping Meeting for the U.S. Department of Energy Environmental Assessment for Project Icebreaker (DOE/EA-2045), 65634 [2016-22973]

Download as PDF 65634 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 185 / Friday, September 23, 2016 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES respondent is expected to be aware of relevant aspects of the company’s charging infrastructure and program if such exists, such that the gathering of information is not expected to be very resource consuming. DOE will continue to compile and issue an annual progress update that would provide an update on the Workplace Charging Challenge program partners’ activities, as well as report on metrics DOE is evaluating related to energy consumption, costs, numbers of employers in the program, and best practices that can be identified for the purpose of helping others take steps to deploy charging infrastructure. The following are reports and documents available to date: • Workplace Charging Challenge 2014 Progress Update: Employers Take Charge • Workplace Charging Challenge MidProgram Review: Employees Plug In • Plug-In Electric Vehicle Handbook for Workplace Charging Hosts • Install and Manage Workplace Charging • Costs Associated With NonResidential Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment The Challenge effort will continue to rely on data the Partners will provide via an online response tool. The data collection would continue to address the following topic areas: (1) Charging infrastructure and use; (2) employee PEV ownership and PEV knowledge; and (3) feedback on the Challenge. The data would continue to be compiled for the purpose of assessing and setting forth in the annual progress updates the Workplace Charging Challenge program’s impact in terms of increasing both the number of employers offering workplace charging and the deployment of EVSEs and PEVs. As is done presently, the data and subsequent analyses will allow DOE to compare historical records dynamically, and provide the opportunity for DOE to determine annual progress toward Workplace Charging Challenge goals. Calculation of progress and impacts will continue to be undertaken on an annual basis. The Workplace Charging Challenge program is targeted at U.S. employers. Providing initial baseline information for each participating employer, which occurs only once, is expected to take 1.5 hours. Follow-up questions and clarifications for the purpose of ensuring accurate analyses may take up to 3.5 hours; (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 400; (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 400; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 2,000; (8) VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Sep 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: There is no cost associated with reporting and recordkeeping. Statutory Authority: 42 U.S.C. 13233; 42 U.S.C. 13252(a)–(b); 42 U.S.C. 13255. Issued in Washington, DC, on September 16, 2016. Michael R. Berube, Director, Vehicle Technologies Office, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. [FR Doc. 2016–22975 Filed 9–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Notice of Public Scoping, Request for Comment, and Announcement of Public Scoping Meeting for the U.S. Department of Energy Environmental Assessment for Project Icebreaker (DOE/EA–2045) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of public scoping, request for comment, and announcement of public scoping meeting. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is proposing to authorize the expenditure of federal funding for the design, construction, operation, maintenance, and decommissioning of ‘‘Project Icebreaker,’’ a 20-megawatt offshore wind renewable energy project that would be located in Lake Erie, approximately 8 miles off Cleveland, Ohio. The proposed project would consist of up to six wind turbine generators and the necessary electrical transmission facilities (i.e. underwater and underground cable) to connect to the Cleveland Public Power Lake Road Substation. The Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) anticipates receiving an application pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act for the proposed project. The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is responsible for reviewing impacts related to navigation and the USCG mission. Pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), DOE is preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) to identify and analyze potential impacts to the human environment that may occur if DOE authorizes the expenditure of federal funding in support of Project Icebreaker. The USACE and the USCG are cooperating agencies in preparation SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of the EA. DOE is requesting public input on the scope of the EA for Project Icebreaker. The notice of public scoping for the EA and a description of the proposed project is available for review at: www.energy.gov/node/2001046. DATES: Meeting: DOE will hold a public meeting on September 28, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Lakewood, Ohio. Comments: Comments regarding scoping must be received on or before October 21, 2016. ADDRESSES: Meeting: The public meeting will be held at the Lakewood Park Woman’s Club Pavilion, 14532 Lake Ave, Lakewood, Ohio 44107. Written Comments: Written comments should be sent to Roak Parker at U.S. Department of Energy, 15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden, CO 80401, or by email to ProjectIcebreaker@ee.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to Roak Parker at ProjectIcebreaker@ee.doe.gov. The notice is available for viewing at: www.energy.gov/node/2001046. Statutory Authority: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). Issued in Golden, CO, on September 14, 2016. Lori A. Gray, NEPA Division Director, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. [FR Doc. 2016–22973 Filed 9–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2013–0246; FRL–9952–98– OAR] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Information Requirements for New Marine Compression Ignition Engines at or Above 30 Liters per Cylinder Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Information Requirements for New Marine Compression Ignition Engines at or Above 30 Liters per Cylinder’’ (EPA ICR No. 2345.04, OMB Control No. 2060–0641) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy


Notice of Public Scoping, Request for Comment, and Announcement 
of Public Scoping Meeting for the U.S. Department of Energy 
Environmental Assessment for Project Icebreaker (DOE/EA-2045)

AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. 
Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of public scoping, request for comment, and announcement 
of public scoping meeting.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is proposing to authorize 
the expenditure of federal funding for the design, construction, 
operation, maintenance, and decommissioning of ``Project Icebreaker,'' 
a 20-megawatt offshore wind renewable energy project that would be 
located in Lake Erie, approximately 8 miles off Cleveland, Ohio. The 
proposed project would consist of up to six wind turbine generators and 
the necessary electrical transmission facilities (i.e. underwater and 
underground cable) to connect to the Cleveland Public Power Lake Road 
Substation. The Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) anticipates receiving 
an application pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and 
Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act for the proposed project. The 
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is responsible for reviewing impacts related to 
navigation and the USCG mission.
    Pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy 
Act (NEPA), DOE is preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) to 
identify and analyze potential impacts to the human environment that 
may occur if DOE authorizes the expenditure of federal funding in 
support of Project Icebreaker. The USACE and the USCG are cooperating 
agencies in preparation of the EA. DOE is requesting public input on 
the scope of the EA for Project Icebreaker.
    The notice of public scoping for the EA and a description of the 
proposed project is available for review at: www.energy.gov/node/2001046.

DATES: 
    Meeting: DOE will hold a public meeting on September 28, 2016 from 
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Lakewood, Ohio.
    Comments: Comments regarding scoping must be received on or before 
October 21, 2016.

ADDRESSES: 
    Meeting: The public meeting will be held at the Lakewood Park 
Woman's Club Pavilion, 14532 Lake Ave, Lakewood, Ohio 44107.
    Written Comments: Written comments should be sent to Roak Parker at 
U.S. Department of Energy, 15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden, CO 80401, 
or by email to ProjectIcebreaker@ee.doe.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to Roak Parker at ProjectIcebreaker@ee.doe.gov. The 
notice is available for viewing at: www.energy.gov/node/2001046.

    Statutory Authority: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) 
(42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.).

    Issued in Golden, CO, on September 14, 2016.
Lori A. Gray,
NEPA Division Director, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable 
Energy.
[FR Doc. 2016-22973 Filed 9-22-16; 8:45 am]
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