Geologic Trench Excavations for Paleoliquefaction Study at Dyer County, Tennessee Site, 65683-65684 [2016-22987]

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[FR Doc. 2016–22920 Filed 9–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2012–0271] Geologic Trench Excavations for Paleoliquefaction Study at Dyer County, Tennessee Site Nuclear Regulatory Commission. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Sep 22, 2016 Environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact; issuance. ACTION: Jkt 238001 The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) to evaluate the potential environmental impacts that may arise as a result of excavating trenches to observe geologic features for a paleoliquefaction research project at a site located in Dyer County, Tennessee. The NRC has concluded that a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) is appropriate. DATES: The EA and FONSI referenced in this document are available September 23, 2016. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2012–0271 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You may obtain publicly-available information related to this document using any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2012–0271. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–415–3463; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may obtain publiclyavailable documents online in the ADAMS Public Documents collection at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ adams.html. To begin the search, select ‘‘ADAMS Public Documents’’ and then select ‘‘Begin Web-based ADAMS Search.’’ For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301–415–4737, or by email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. The ADAMS accession number for each document referenced (if it available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that a document is referenced. The EA and the associated FONSI are publicly available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML16257A012. • PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public documents at the NRC’s PDR, Room O1–F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah Tabatabai, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415– 2382; email: Sarah.Tabatabai@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65683 I. Introduction The NRC is performing a paleoliquefaction research project at a site in Dyer County, which is located in northwestern Tennessee, to characterize past earthquakes in the central and eastern United States. Paleoliquefaction is a term describing specific geologic features attributed to seismic events that occurred before ground-motion measurements were taken or before detailed records were kept. Paleoliquefaction studies facilitate preparing and planning for future earthquakes by determining when past earthquakes occurred, along with their frequency and size. Liquefaction is the transformation of saturated granular material from a solid to a liquefied state as a result of increased pore-water pressure; thus, it leaves evidence behind in the geologic record. Typically the liquefied soil manifests as sand in the form of sand dikes (when the liquefied sand intrudes existing cracks or fissures) or sand blows (when the liquefied sand erupts and spills over). The results from this research will be used to update models implemented in probabilistic seismic hazard analyses to characterize ground motion at new nuclear power plant sites in accordance with section 100.23(d)(1) of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR). The results of this research may also implemented to re-evaluate seismic hazards at existing nuclear power plant sites. The research project will entail the excavation of four trenches by a backhoe at the project site. Each trench will measure about 3 feet wide (i.e., the width of a backhoe bucket), 5 feet deep, and range in length from 33 to 82 feet long. The proposed trenches are intentionally sited to enable the study of earthquake-induced liquefaction features. The excavation of the four trenches will be conducted by an NRC contractor. The estimated study time during which the trenches will remain in existence is approximately 2 weeks. The trenches will be backfilled at the conclusion of this study. The NRC has prepared an EA to evaluate the potential environmental impacts that may arise as a result of this research project in accordance with the requirements of 10 CFR part 51, of the NRC’s regulations that implement Section 102(2) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended. Based on the EA, and in accordance with 10 CFR 51.31(a), the NRC has concluded that a FONSI is appropriate. Geologic trenching this project will commence following publication of this Notice. E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1 65684 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 185 / Friday, September 23, 2016 / Notices II. EA Summary The NRC has prepared the EA to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the excavation of four trenches at the project site. In accordance with Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), the NRC staff requested informal consultation with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. No concerns were identified for Federally listed species or designated critical habitat. This project is temporary, minimally invasive, and will occur outside the critical nesting times for migratory birds. The NRC determined that there will be no adverse effects to any historic or cultural resources that may be located at the Pritchett site. The NRC has determined that there will be no significant impacts to any other resource areas (e.g., surface water, groundwater, air quality) as a result of the proposed trench excavations, followed by the backfilling of these trenches at the conclusion of the study. III. Finding of No Significant Impact On the basis of the EA, the NRC has concluded that there are no significant environmental impacts from the proposed work and has determined not to prepare an environmental impact statement. The EA and the associated FONSI are publicly available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML16257A012. Dated at Rockville, Maryland this 15 day of September, 2016. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. John P. Burke, Chief, Structural, Geotechnical, and Seismic Engineering Branch, Division of Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research. [FR Doc. 2016–22987 Filed 9–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. IC–32265; File No. 812–14410] Altegris KKR Commitments Master Fund, et al.; Notice of Application September 19, 2016. Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’). ACTION: Notice of application for an order under sections 17(d) and 57(i) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the ‘‘Act’’) and rule 17d–1 under the Act to permit certain joint transactions otherwise prohibited by sections 17(d) and 57(a)(4) of the Act and rule 17d–1 under the Act. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Sep 22, 2016 Applicants request an order to permit certain business development companies (‘‘BDC’’) and closed-end management investment companies to co-invest in portfolio companies with each other and with affiliated investment funds. APPLICANTS: Altegris KKR Commitments Master Fund (the ‘‘Company’’); Altegris Advisors, L.L.C.; StepStone Group LP (‘‘StepStone Group’’); StepStone Group Real Assets LP, StepStone Group Real Estate LP, StepStone AMP (GP), LLC, StepStone Atlantic (GP), L.P., StepStone Capital III (GP), LLC, StepStone ` European Fund GP S.a r.l., StepStone Ferro (GP), LLC, StepStone K Opportunities (GP), LLC, StepStone Secondaries II (GP), LLC, StepStone ` Secondaries III (GP), S.a r.l., StepStone Secondaries III (GP), LLC, StepStone UWF Secondaries (GP), L.P., StepStone KF (GP), LLC, StepStone NPS Siera (GP), LLC, StepStone NPS PE (GP), LLC, StepStone Rivas (GP), LLC, StepStone FSS (GP), LLC, StepStone REP III (GP), LLC (collectively, with StepStone Group, the ‘‘Existing StepStone Affiliated Advisers’’); CGR/PE, LLC, StepStone AMP Opportunities Fund, L.P., StepStone Atlantic Fund, L.P. — Private Markets Series 1 2014, StepStone Capital Partners III, L.P., StepStone Capital Partners III Offshore Holdings, L.P., SCP III Holding SCS, StepStone Ferro Opportunities Fund, L.P., StepStone K Strategic Opportunities Fund II, L.P., StepStone Secondary Opportunities Fund II Offshore Holdings, L.P., StepStone Secondary Opportunities Fund II, L.P., StepStone Secondary Opportunities Fund III Offshore Holdings, SCSp, StepStone Secondary Opportunities Fund, III, L.P., StepStone UWF Secondary Opportunities Fund, L.P., StepStone KF Infrastructure Fund, L.P., StepStone KF Private Equity Fund, L.P., StepStone NPS Infrastructure Fund, L.P., StepStone NPS Private Equity Fund, L.P., StepStone Rivas Private Equity Fund, L.P., StepStone FSS Opportunities Fund, L.P., Lexington C/ RE, LLC, and StepStone Real Estate Partners III, L.P. (collectively, the ‘‘Existing Affiliated Investors’’). FILING DATES: The application was filed on December 31, 2014, and amended on May 21, 2015, August 6, 2015, October 6, 2015, April 29, 2016, July 6, 2016 and September 16, 2016. HEARING OR NOTIFICATION OF HEARING: An order granting the requested relief will be issued unless the Commission orders a hearing. Interested persons may request a hearing by writing to the Commission’s Secretary and serving applicants with a copy of the request, SUMMARY OF APPLICATION: Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 personally or by mail. Hearing requests should be received by the Commission by 5:30 p.m. on October 14, 2016, and should be accompanied by proof of service on applicants, in the form of an affidavit or, for lawyers, a certificate of service. Pursuant to rule 0–5 under the Act, hearing requests should state the nature of the writer’s interest, any facts bearing upon the desirability of a hearing on the matter, the reason for the request, and the issues contested. Persons who wish to be notified of a hearing may request notification by writing to the Commission’s Secretary. ADDRESSES: Secretary, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F St. NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. Applicants: Altegris Advisors, L.L.C. and the Company: 1200 Prospect Street, Suite 400, La Jolla, CA 92037; the Existing StepStone Affiliated Advisers and the Existing Affiliated Investors: 885 Third Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Shapiro, Senior Counsel, at (202) 551–7758 or Mary Kay Frech, Branch Chief, at (202) 551–6821 (Chief Counsel’s Office, Division of Investment Management). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following is a summary of the application. The complete application may be obtained via the Commission’s Web site by searching for the file number, or for an applicant using the Company name box, at http:// www.sec.gov/search/search.htm or by calling (202) 551–8090. Applicants’ Representations 1. The Company was organized under Delaware law as a statutory trust for the purpose of operating as an externallymanaged, non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Company is a registered investment company under the Act. The Company’s Objectives and Strategies 1 are to seek long-term capital appreciation and the Company intends to allocate at least 80% of its assets to private equity-type investments sponsored or advised by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 185 (Friday, September 23, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65683-65684]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-22987]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2012-0271]


Geologic Trench Excavations for Paleoliquefaction Study at Dyer 
County, Tennessee Site

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact; 
issuance.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has prepared an 
environmental assessment (EA) to evaluate the potential environmental 
impacts that may arise as a result of excavating trenches to observe 
geologic features for a paleoliquefaction research project at a site 
located in Dyer County, Tennessee. The NRC has concluded that a finding 
of no significant impact (FONSI) is appropriate.

DATES: The EA and FONSI referenced in this document are available 
September 23, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2012-0271 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
may obtain publicly-available information related to this document 
using any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2012-0271. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-415-
3463; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact 
the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of 
this document.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may obtain publicly-available documents online in the 
ADAMS Public Documents collection at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. To begin the search, select ``ADAMS Public Documents'' and 
then select ``Begin Web-based ADAMS Search.'' For problems with ADAMS, 
please contact the NRC's Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 
1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or by email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. The 
ADAMS accession number for each document referenced (if it available in 
ADAMS) is provided the first time that a document is referenced. The EA 
and the associated FONSI are publicly available in ADAMS under 
Accession No. ML16257A012.
     PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public 
documents at the NRC's PDR, Room O1-F21, One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah Tabatabai, Office of Nuclear 
Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-2382; email: Sarah.Tabatabai@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Introduction

    The NRC is performing a paleoliquefaction research project at a 
site in Dyer County, which is located in northwestern Tennessee, to 
characterize past earthquakes in the central and eastern United States. 
Paleoliquefaction is a term describing specific geologic features 
attributed to seismic events that occurred before ground-motion 
measurements were taken or before detailed records were kept. 
Paleoliquefaction studies facilitate preparing and planning for future 
earthquakes by determining when past earthquakes occurred, along with 
their frequency and size. Liquefaction is the transformation of 
saturated granular material from a solid to a liquefied state as a 
result of increased pore-water pressure; thus, it leaves evidence 
behind in the geologic record. Typically the liquefied soil manifests 
as sand in the form of sand dikes (when the liquefied sand intrudes 
existing cracks or fissures) or sand blows (when the liquefied sand 
erupts and spills over). The results from this research will be used to 
update models implemented in probabilistic seismic hazard analyses to 
characterize ground motion at new nuclear power plant sites in 
accordance with section 100.23(d)(1) of title 10 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (10 CFR). The results of this research may also implemented 
to re-evaluate seismic hazards at existing nuclear power plant sites.
    The research project will entail the excavation of four trenches by 
a backhoe at the project site. Each trench will measure about 3 feet 
wide (i.e., the width of a backhoe bucket), 5 feet deep, and range in 
length from 33 to 82 feet long. The proposed trenches are intentionally 
sited to enable the study of earthquake-induced liquefaction features. 
The excavation of the four trenches will be conducted by an NRC 
contractor. The estimated study time during which the trenches will 
remain in existence is approximately 2 weeks. The trenches will be 
backfilled at the conclusion of this study.
    The NRC has prepared an EA to evaluate the potential environmental 
impacts that may arise as a result of this research project in 
accordance with the requirements of 10 CFR part 51, of the NRC's 
regulations that implement Section 102(2) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969, as amended. Based on the EA, and in accordance with 
10 CFR 51.31(a), the NRC has concluded that a FONSI is appropriate. 
Geologic trenching this project will commence following publication of 
this Notice.

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II. EA Summary

    The NRC has prepared the EA to evaluate the potential environmental 
impacts of the excavation of four trenches at the project site. In 
accordance with Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as 
amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), the NRC staff requested informal 
consultation with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. No 
concerns were identified for Federally listed species or designated 
critical habitat. This project is temporary, minimally invasive, and 
will occur outside the critical nesting times for migratory birds.
    The NRC determined that there will be no adverse effects to any 
historic or cultural resources that may be located at the Pritchett 
site.
    The NRC has determined that there will be no significant impacts to 
any other resource areas (e.g., surface water, groundwater, air 
quality) as a result of the proposed trench excavations, followed by 
the backfilling of these trenches at the conclusion of the study.

III. Finding of No Significant Impact

    On the basis of the EA, the NRC has concluded that there are no 
significant environmental impacts from the proposed work and has 
determined not to prepare an environmental impact statement. The EA and 
the associated FONSI are publicly available in ADAMS under Accession 
No. ML16257A012.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland this 15 day of September, 2016.
    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
John P. Burke,
Chief, Structural, Geotechnical, and Seismic Engineering Branch, 
Division of Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. 2016-22987 Filed 9-22-16; 8:45 am]
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