Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Long-Term Plan To Protect Adult Salmon in the Lower Klamath River, 72830-72831 [2016-25535]

Download as PDF 72830 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 204 / Friday, October 21, 2016 / Notices Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, and with respect to carrying out the provisions of section 6 establishing the Canal. The meeting is open to the public. It is expected that 15 persons will be able to attend the meeting in addition to Commission members. Interested persons may make oral/written presentations to the Commission during the business meeting or file written statements. Such requests should be made to the park superintendent prior to the meeting. Before including your address, telephone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Alma Ripps, Chief, Office of Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–25544 Filed 10–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation [RR02380000, 17XR0680A3, RX041689900000000] Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Long-Term Plan To Protect Adult Salmon in the Lower Klamath River Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Bureau of Reclamation has made available for public review and comment the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the LongTerm Plan to Protect Adult Salmon in the Lower Klamath River (LTP). The DEIS describes the potential environmental effects of the No-Action and Action Alternatives to augment flows in the Lower Klamath River to reduce the likelihood, and reduce the severity, of any Ich epizootic event that could lead to an associated fish die-off in future years. DATES: Send written comments on the DEIS on or before December 5, 2016. One open house followed by a public hearing will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, in Redding, CA. Doors open at 5:00 p.m.; the open house is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:06 Oct 20, 2016 Jkt 241001 p.m.; and the public hearing is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: Send written comments or requests for copies to Ms. Julia Long, Project Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, Northern California Area Office, 16349 Shasta Dam Blvd., Shasta Lake, CA 96019; or via email to BOR-SLO-Shaltpeis-Public-Comments@usbr.gov. The DEIS is also accessible from the following Web site: http:// www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_ projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=22021. The open house and public hearing will be held at the Holiday Inn, 1900 Hilltop Drive, Redding, CA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Julia Long, Project Manager, 530–276– 2044; or by email at BOR-SLO-Shaltpeis-Public-Comments@usbr.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The DEIS documents the potential direct, indirect, and cumulative physical, biological, and socioeconomic environmental effects that may result from implementing flow augmentation actions in the Lower Klamath River. The DEIS evaluates and discloses any potential environmental impacts associated with implementing the LTP. The purpose of the proposed action is to increase flows in the lower Klamath River to reduce the likelihood, and potentially reduce the severity, of any Ich epizootic event that could lead to an associated fish die-off in future years. The need is based on the past extensive fish die-off that occurred in 2002. Crowded holding conditions for prespawn adults, warm water temperatures, and the presence of disease pathogens are the likely major factors contributing to the adult salmon mortalities. The proposed increased flows would be provided primarily from releases of water stored in Trinity Reservoir on the main stem of the Trinity River. In August and September 2002, an estimated 170,000 fall-run Chinook salmon returned to the Klamath River. During those two months, 33,000 adult Chinook salmon, including 344 Coho salmon which are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, and other salmonids, died prematurely due to infection. Federal, tribal, and state biologists studying the die-off concluded that the pathogens Ich (Ichthyophthirius multifiliis) and Columnaris (Flavobacterium columnare), were the primary causes of death to fish. Contributing factors that lead to the infection were warm water temperatures, low water velocities and volumes, high fish density, and long fish residence times. Flows in the lower Klamath averaged about 2,000 cubic feet per second during September 2002. PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Subsequent dry year conditions in 2003, 2004, and 2012 through 2016, prompted Reclamation to arrange for late-summer flow augmentation to reduce the probability of a disease outbreak. In each of these years, 38 thousand acre-feet (TAF) to 64 TAF of supplemental water was released from Trinity Reservoir. Reclamation recognizes that there is an increasing need to provide augmentation flows in dry years for the foreseeable future to prevent fish mortalities due to Ich and Columnaris. Reclamation is developing a long-term plan to address this need. Authority The Trinity River Division Authorization Act of August 12, 1955 (Public Law 84–386) and the Trinity River Basin Fish & Wildlife Management Act of 1984 (Act of October 24, 1984, Public Law 98–541), as amended, provides Reclamation the authority to take action to protect fishery resources. Public Review of DEIS Copies of the DEIS are available for public review at the following locations: 1. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, Regional Library, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825. 2. Bureau of Reclamation, Northern California Area Office, 16349 Shasta Dam Blvd., Shasta Lake, CA 96019. 3. Natural Resources Library, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW., Main Interior Building, Washington, DC 20240–0001. 4. Shasta County Public Library, Redding Library, 1100 Parkview Avenue, Redding, CA 96001. 5. Humboldt County Public Library, 1313 3rd Street, Eureka, CA 95501. 6. Klamath County Public Library, 126 S. 3rd Street, Klamath Falls, OR 97601. 7. Chiloquin Branch Library, 104 S. 1st Avenue, Chiloquin, OR 97624. 8. Los Banos Branch Library, 1312 S. 7th Street, Los Banos, CA 93635. Special Assistance for Public Hearings If special assistance is required at the public hearings, please contact Ms. Sheryl Harral, Bureau of Reclamation, Public Affairs Office, at sharral@ usbr.gov. Please notify Ms. Harral as far in advance as possible to enable Reclamation to secure the needed services. If a request cannot be honored, the requestor will be notified. A telephone device for the hearing impaired (TDD) is available at 916–978– 5608. Public Disclosure Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 204 / Friday, October 21, 2016 / Notices personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Dated: October 6, 2016. Federico Barajas, Deputy Regional Director. [FR Doc. 2016–25535 Filed 10–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4332–90–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Mobile Electronic Devices, DN 3179 the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant’s filing under the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. The public version of the complaint can be accessed on the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov, and will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server at United States International Trade Commission (USITC) at https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:06 Oct 20, 2016 Jkt 241001 The Commission has received a complaint and a submission pursuant to § 210.8(b) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.8(b)) filed on behalf of Qualcomm Incorporated on October 14, 2016. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1337) in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain mobile electronic devices. The complaint names as respondents Zhuhai Meizu Technology Co., Ltd of China; Zhuhai Meizu Telecom Equipment Co., Ltd. of China; Dest Technology Limited of China; LGYD Limited of China; and Overseas Electronics, Inc. of Chicago, IL. The complainant requests that the Commission issue a limited exclusion order, cease and desist orders, and impose a bond upon respondents’ alleged infringing articles during the 60day Presidential review period pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1337(j). Proposed respondents, other interested parties, and members of the public are invited to file comments, not to exceed five (5) pages in length, inclusive of attachments, on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or § 210.8(b) filing. Comments should address whether issuance of the relief specifically requested by the complainant in this investigation would affect the public health and welfare in the United States, competitive conditions in the United States economy, the production of like or directly competitive articles in the United States, or United States consumers. In particular, the Commission is interested in comments that: (i) Explain how the articles potentially subject to the requested remedial orders are used in the United States; (ii) identify any public health, safety, or welfare concerns in the United States relating to the requested remedial orders; (iii) identify like or directly competitive articles that complainant, its licensees, or third parties make in the United States which could replace the subject articles if they were to be excluded; (iv) indicate whether complainant, complainant’s licensees, and/or third party suppliers have the capacity to replace the volume of articles potentially subject to the requested exclusion order and/or a cease and desist order within a commercially reasonable time; and SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72831 (v) explain how the requested remedial orders would impact United States consumers. Written submissions must be filed no later than by close of business, eight calendar days after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. There will be further opportunities for comment on the public interest after the issuance of any final initial determination in this investigation. Persons filing written submissions must file the original document electronically on or before the deadlines stated above and submit 8 true paper copies to the Office of the Secretary by noon the next day pursuant to § 210.4(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.4(f)). Submissions should refer to the docket number (‘‘Docket No. 3179’’) in a prominent place on the cover page and/ or the first page. (See Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, Electronic Filing Procedures).1 Persons with questions regarding filing should contact the Secretary (202–205–2000). 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 204 (Friday, October 21, 2016)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-25535]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation

[RR02380000, 17XR0680A3, RX041689900000000]


Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Long-Term Plan To Protect Adult Salmon in the Lower 
Klamath River

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation has made available for public review 
and comment the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the 
Long-Term Plan to Protect Adult Salmon in the Lower Klamath River 
(LTP). The DEIS describes the potential environmental effects of the 
No-Action and Action Alternatives to augment flows in the Lower Klamath 
River to reduce the likelihood, and reduce the severity, of any Ich 
epizootic event that could lead to an associated fish die-off in future 
years.

DATES: Send written comments on the DEIS on or before December 5, 2016. 
One open house followed by a public hearing will be held on Wednesday, 
November 9, 2016, in Redding, CA. Doors open at 5:00 p.m.; the open 
house is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; and the public hearing 
is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments or requests for copies to Ms. Julia 
Long, Project Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, Northern California Area 
Office, 16349 Shasta Dam Blvd., Shasta Lake, CA 96019; or via email to 
BOR-SLO-Sha-ltpeis-Public-Comments@usbr.gov. The DEIS is also 
accessible from the following Web site: http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=22021.
    The open house and public hearing will be held at the Holiday Inn, 
1900 Hilltop Drive, Redding, CA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Julia Long, Project Manager, 530-
276-2044; or by email at BOR-SLO-Sha-ltpeis-Public-Comments@usbr.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The DEIS documents the potential direct, 
indirect, and cumulative physical, biological, and socioeconomic 
environmental effects that may result from implementing flow 
augmentation actions in the Lower Klamath River.
    The DEIS evaluates and discloses any potential environmental 
impacts associated with implementing the LTP. The purpose of the 
proposed action is to increase flows in the lower Klamath River to 
reduce the likelihood, and potentially reduce the severity, of any Ich 
epizootic event that could lead to an associated fish die-off in future 
years. The need is based on the past extensive fish die-off that 
occurred in 2002. Crowded holding conditions for pre-spawn adults, warm 
water temperatures, and the presence of disease pathogens are the 
likely major factors contributing to the adult salmon mortalities. The 
proposed increased flows would be provided primarily from releases of 
water stored in Trinity Reservoir on the main stem of the Trinity 
River.
    In August and September 2002, an estimated 170,000 fall-run Chinook 
salmon returned to the Klamath River. During those two months, 33,000 
adult Chinook salmon, including 344 Coho salmon which are listed as 
threatened under the Endangered Species Act, and other salmonids, died 
prematurely due to infection. Federal, tribal, and state biologists 
studying the die-off concluded that the pathogens Ich (Ichthyophthirius 
multifiliis) and Columnaris (Flavobacterium columnare), were the 
primary causes of death to fish. Contributing factors that lead to the 
infection were warm water temperatures, low water velocities and 
volumes, high fish density, and long fish residence times. Flows in the 
lower Klamath averaged about 2,000 cubic feet per second during 
September 2002.
    Subsequent dry year conditions in 2003, 2004, and 2012 through 
2016, prompted Reclamation to arrange for late-summer flow augmentation 
to reduce the probability of a disease outbreak. In each of these 
years, 38 thousand acre-feet (TAF) to 64 TAF of supplemental water was 
released from Trinity Reservoir.
    Reclamation recognizes that there is an increasing need to provide 
augmentation flows in dry years for the foreseeable future to prevent 
fish mortalities due to Ich and Columnaris. Reclamation is developing a 
long-term plan to address this need.

Authority

    The Trinity River Division Authorization Act of August 12, 1955 
(Public Law 84-386) and the Trinity River Basin Fish & Wildlife 
Management Act of 1984 (Act of October 24, 1984, Public Law 98-541), as 
amended, provides Reclamation the authority to take action to protect 
fishery resources.

Public Review of DEIS

    Copies of the DEIS are available for public review at the following 
locations:
    1. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, Regional Library, 
2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825.
    2. Bureau of Reclamation, Northern California Area Office, 16349 
Shasta Dam Blvd., Shasta Lake, CA 96019.
    3. Natural Resources Library, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 
C Street NW., Main Interior Building, Washington, DC 20240-0001.
    4. Shasta County Public Library, Redding Library, 1100 Parkview 
Avenue, Redding, CA 96001.
    5. Humboldt County Public Library, 1313 3rd Street, Eureka, CA 
95501.
    6. Klamath County Public Library, 126 S. 3rd Street, Klamath Falls, 
OR 97601.
    7. Chiloquin Branch Library, 104 S. 1st Avenue, Chiloquin, OR 
97624.
    8. Los Banos Branch Library, 1312 S. 7th Street, Los Banos, CA 
93635.

Special Assistance for Public Hearings

    If special assistance is required at the public hearings, please 
contact Ms. Sheryl Harral, Bureau of Reclamation, Public Affairs 
Office, at sharral@usbr.gov. Please notify Ms. Harral as far in advance 
as possible to enable Reclamation to secure the needed services. If a 
request cannot be honored, the requestor will be notified. A telephone 
device for the hearing impaired (TDD) is available at 916-978-5608.

Public Disclosure

    Before including your address, phone number, email address, or 
other

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personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware 
that your entire comment--including your personal identifying 
information--may be made publicly available at any time. While you can 
ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.

    Dated: October 6, 2016.
Federico Barajas,
 Deputy Regional Director.
[FR Doc. 2016-25535 Filed 10-20-16; 8:45 am]
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