Final Environmental Impact Statement for Alcatraz Ferry Embarkation, Counties of Marin and San Francisco, California, 8206-8207 [2017-01469]

Download as PDF 8206 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 14 / Tuesday, January 24, 2017 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth S. Sangine, National Minerals Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 989, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); 703–648– 7720 (phone); or escottsangine@usgs.gov (email). You may also find information about this ICR at www.reginfo.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Respondents to this form supply the USGS with domestic consumption data for 12 metals and ferroalloys, some of which are considered strategic and critical to assist in determining stockpile goals. These data and derived information will be published as chapters in Minerals Yearbooks, monthly Mineral Industry Surveys, annual Mineral Commodity Summaries, and special publications, for use by Government agencies, industry education programs, and the general public. II. Data OMB Control Number: 1028–0070. Form Number: USGS Form 9–4117– MA. 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While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personally identifiable information from public view, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Michael J. Magyar, Associate Director, National Minerals Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey. [FR Doc. 2017–01445 Filed 1–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4338–11–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–PWR–PWRO–22324; PPPWGO6AP0/ PPMPSAS1Z.YP0000] Final Environmental Impact Statement for Alcatraz Ferry Embarkation, Counties of Marin and San Francisco, California National Park Service, Interior. Notice of availability. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Park Service (NPS) has prepared the Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) for the Alcatraz Ferry Embarkation project. The Final EIS evaluates four alternatives for establishing a long-term ferry embarkation site for passenger service between the northern San Francisco waterfront and Alcatraz Island, and additional occasional ferry service between the Alcatraz ferry embarkation site and the existing Fort Baker pier, as well as other excursions within the San Francisco Bay. DATES: The NPS will execute a Record of Decision no sooner than 30 days after the date of publication in the Federal Register of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) notice of filing and availability of the Final EIS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please contact Golden Gate National Recreation Area at (415) 561–4930 or goga_planning@nps.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: After operating out of Pier 41 for many years, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the Alcatraz Island ferry embarkation site moved to Pier 311⁄2 in 2006 when a new ferry service concessioner was selected, which led to inconsistencies in the delivery of visitor services and impacts on surrounding communities, business interests, and transit providers. Federal law generally limits the term of concession contracts to 10 years or fewer, and requires that a competitive process be used to select new concessioners. The NPS seeks to secure a site that will provide a long-term orientation and ferry embarkation facility for service to Alcatraz Island from the northern San Francisco waterfront. The NPS desires an identifiable and well-functioning facility that will provide a quality welcome and support program for visitors, orient visitors to the history of Alcatraz Island, and provide a connection to other Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) parklands and orientation to the national park system in general. The NPS also seeks to establish additional occasional ferry service between the primary Alcatraz ferry embarkation site and the existing Fort Baker pier, as well as other excursions within the Bay departing from the primary embarkation site. The Final EIS evaluated additional service to and from Fort Mason, but this activity is not included in the preferred alternative. These elements would improve cross-Bay connectivity and accommodate existing and future visitor demand for recreational travel to Fort Baker and the Marin Headlands, thereby enhancing GGNRA’s operational effectiveness. Many potential visitors are unable to obtain tickets to Alcatraz Island due to the high demand. Enhanced on-shore visitor facilities would provide those visitors with interpretive information about the island and options for visiting other GGNRA destinations from San Francisco. Public scoping was initiated in the late spring of 2012. The Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS was published in the Federal Register on June 1, 2012. Scoping meetings were held on June 26 and 28, 2012, at Fort Mason Building 201 in San Francisco and the City Hall in Sausalito, respectively. Over the comment period, approximately 90 correspondences were collected from interested stakeholders. The Draft EIS was released on March 20, 2015 with comments accepted through June 4, 2015. During the comment period, one public meeting was held on March 31, 2015 at Pier 1 in San Francisco. Approximately 277 pieces of correspondence were received. Some plan content was modified based E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 14 / Tuesday, January 24, 2017 / Notices on public comments, but there have been very few substantial changes to the alternatives under consideration. Changes include adding additional specificity on the number of planned trips for special ferry service to Fort Baker and identifying the preferred alternative to include developing the primary embarkation site as Pier 311⁄2 as well as providing occasional ferry service to Fort Baker. Range of Alternatives: The Final EIS describes and analyzes four alternatives. No-Action Alternative: Ferry service to Alcatraz Island would continue from Pier 311⁄2, controlled by the Port of San Francisco, with no changes to management or site operations and infrastructure. This alternative serves as the environmental baseline from which potential effects of the three ‘‘action’’ alternatives were compared. Pier 311⁄2 Alternative: Retrofit existing structures (parts of piers 31, 33 and associated bulkhead buildings) and establish long-term ferry service and embarkation site operations at Pier 311⁄2 along the Embarcadero. A third berth would be constructed to support ferry travel to other GGNRA sites. This is the ‘‘agency-preferred’’ alternative for the Alcatraz Ferry Embarkation site. This alternative also includes consideration of limited ferry service to/from Fort Baker. Pier 41 Alternative: Retrofit and expand existing structures and establish long-term embarkation at Pier 41, controlled by the Port of San Francisco in Fisherman’s Wharf. A third berth would be constructed to support ferry travel to other GGNRA sites. Pier 3 Alternative: Retrofit existing structures and establish a long-term embarkation site at Pier 3 in Fort Mason, a federal property managed by GGNRA. A third berth between Piers 1 and 2 would also be constructed. In the future, the selected embarkation site would include additional ferry services from the primary embarkation site to provide recreational ferry service to other destinations in the Bay, as well as Bay excursions, which would enhance the connectivity and accommodation of visitor demands to other GGNRA destinations. The details associated with providing any such potential ferry service to particular locations other than Alcatraz Island and Fort Baker would be analyzed in future environmental documents. The NPS will execute a Record of Decision no sooner than 30 days following EPA’s notice published in the Federal Register announcing filing and release of the Final EIS. The official responsible for approval of the Alcatraz VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:36 Jan 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 Ferry Embarkation project is the Regional Director of the Pacific West Region, and subsequently the General Superintendent, GGNRA, will be responsible for implementation. Dated: November 4, 2016. Laura E. Joss, Regional Director, Pacific West Region. [FR Doc. 2017–01469 Filed 1–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–1037] Certain Graphics Processors, DDR Memory Controllers, and Products Containing the Same Institution of Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on December 16, 2016, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of ZiiLabs Inc., Ltd. of Bermuda. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain graphics processors, DDR memory controllers, and products containing the same by reason of infringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,677,952 (’952 patent’’); U.S. Patent No. 6,950,350 (’350 patent’’); U.S. Patent No. 7,518,616 (’616 patent’’); and U.S. Patent No. 8,643,659 (’659 patent’’). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders. ADDRESSES: The complaint, except for any confidential information contained therein, is 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., Room 112, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. Hearing impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8207 to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at (202) 205– 2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server at https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, telephone (202) 205–2560. Authority: The authority for institution of this investigation is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and in section 210.10 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.10 (2016). Scope of Investigation: Having considered the complaint, the U.S. International Trade Commission, on January 17, 2017, ordered that— (1) Pursuant to subsection (b) of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, an investigation be instituted to determine whether there is a violation of subsection (a)(1)(B) of section 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, or the sale within the United States after importation of certain graphics processors, DDR memory controllers, and products containing the same by reason of infringement of one or more of claims 1–8 of the ’952 patent; claims 1– 16 of the ’350 patent; claims 1–8 of the ’616 patent; and claims 1–20 of the ’659 patent, and whether an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337; (2) Pursuant to Commission Rule 210.50(b)(1), 19 CFR 210.50(b)(1), the presiding Administrative Law Judge shall take evidence or other information and hear arguments from the parties or other interested persons with respect to the public interest in this investigation, as appropriate, and provide the Commission with findings of fact and a recommended determination on this issue, which shall be limited to the statutory public interest factors set forth in 19 U.S.C. 1337(d)(1), (f)(1), (g)(1); (3) For the purpose of the investigation so instituted, the following are hereby named as parties upon which this notice of investigation shall be served: (a) The complainant is: ZiiLabs Inc., Ltd., Clarendon House, 2 Church Street, Hamilton, HM11, Bermuda (b) The respondents are the following entities alleged to be in violation of section 337, and are the parties upon which the complaint is to be served: E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 14 (Tuesday, January 24, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8206-8207]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-01469]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-PWR-PWRO-22324; PPPWGO6AP0/PPMPSAS1Z.YP0000]


Final Environmental Impact Statement for Alcatraz Ferry 
Embarkation, Counties of Marin and San Francisco, California

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The National Park Service (NPS) has prepared the Final 
Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) for the Alcatraz Ferry 
Embarkation project. The Final EIS evaluates four alternatives for 
establishing a long-term ferry embarkation site for passenger service 
between the northern San Francisco waterfront and Alcatraz Island, and 
additional occasional ferry service between the Alcatraz ferry 
embarkation site and the existing Fort Baker pier, as well as other 
excursions within the San Francisco Bay.

DATES: The NPS will execute a Record of Decision no sooner than 30 days 
after the date of publication in the Federal Register of the 
Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) notice of filing and 
availability of the Final EIS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please contact Golden Gate National 
Recreation Area at (415) 561-4930 or goga_planning@nps.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: After operating out of Pier 41 for many 
years, the Alcatraz Island ferry embarkation site moved to Pier 31\1/2\ 
in 2006 when a new ferry service concessioner was selected, which led 
to inconsistencies in the delivery of visitor services and impacts on 
surrounding communities, business interests, and transit providers. 
Federal law generally limits the term of concession contracts to 10 
years or fewer, and requires that a competitive process be used to 
select new concessioners.
    The NPS seeks to secure a site that will provide a long-term 
orientation and ferry embarkation facility for service to Alcatraz 
Island from the northern San Francisco waterfront. The NPS desires an 
identifiable and well-functioning facility that will provide a quality 
welcome and support program for visitors, orient visitors to the 
history of Alcatraz Island, and provide a connection to other Golden 
Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) parklands and orientation to the 
national park system in general. The NPS also seeks to establish 
additional occasional ferry service between the primary Alcatraz ferry 
embarkation site and the existing Fort Baker pier, as well as other 
excursions within the Bay departing from the primary embarkation site. 
The Final EIS evaluated additional service to and from Fort Mason, but 
this activity is not included in the preferred alternative. These 
elements would improve cross-Bay connectivity and accommodate existing 
and future visitor demand for recreational travel to Fort Baker and the 
Marin Headlands, thereby enhancing GGNRA's operational effectiveness. 
Many potential visitors are unable to obtain tickets to Alcatraz Island 
due to the high demand. Enhanced on-shore visitor facilities would 
provide those visitors with interpretive information about the island 
and options for visiting other GGNRA destinations from San Francisco.
    Public scoping was initiated in the late spring of 2012. The Notice 
of Intent to prepare an EIS was published in the Federal Register on 
June 1, 2012. Scoping meetings were held on June 26 and 28, 2012, at 
Fort Mason Building 201 in San Francisco and the City Hall in 
Sausalito, respectively. Over the comment period, approximately 90 
correspondences were collected from interested stakeholders.
    The Draft EIS was released on March 20, 2015 with comments accepted 
through June 4, 2015. During the comment period, one public meeting was 
held on March 31, 2015 at Pier 1 in San Francisco. Approximately 277 
pieces of correspondence were received. Some plan content was modified 
based

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on public comments, but there have been very few substantial changes to 
the alternatives under consideration. Changes include adding additional 
specificity on the number of planned trips for special ferry service to 
Fort Baker and identifying the preferred alternative to include 
developing the primary embarkation site as Pier 31\1/2\ as well as 
providing occasional ferry service to Fort Baker.
    Range of Alternatives: The Final EIS describes and analyzes four 
alternatives.
    No-Action Alternative: Ferry service to Alcatraz Island would 
continue from Pier 31\1/2\, controlled by the Port of San Francisco, 
with no changes to management or site operations and infrastructure. 
This alternative serves as the environmental baseline from which 
potential effects of the three ``action'' alternatives were compared.
    Pier 31\1/2\ Alternative: Retrofit existing structures (parts of 
piers 31, 33 and associated bulkhead buildings) and establish long-term 
ferry service and embarkation site operations at Pier 31\1/2\ along the 
Embarcadero. A third berth would be constructed to support ferry travel 
to other GGNRA sites. This is the ``agency-preferred'' alternative for 
the Alcatraz Ferry Embarkation site. This alternative also includes 
consideration of limited ferry service to/from Fort Baker.
    Pier 41 Alternative: Retrofit and expand existing structures and 
establish long-term embarkation at Pier 41, controlled by the Port of 
San Francisco in Fisherman's Wharf. A third berth would be constructed 
to support ferry travel to other GGNRA sites.
    Pier 3 Alternative: Retrofit existing structures and establish a 
long-term embarkation site at Pier 3 in Fort Mason, a federal property 
managed by GGNRA. A third berth between Piers 1 and 2 would also be 
constructed.
    In the future, the selected embarkation site would include 
additional ferry services from the primary embarkation site to provide 
recreational ferry service to other destinations in the Bay, as well as 
Bay excursions, which would enhance the connectivity and accommodation 
of visitor demands to other GGNRA destinations. The details associated 
with providing any such potential ferry service to particular locations 
other than Alcatraz Island and Fort Baker would be analyzed in future 
environmental documents.
    The NPS will execute a Record of Decision no sooner than 30 days 
following EPA's notice published in the Federal Register announcing 
filing and release of the Final EIS. The official responsible for 
approval of the Alcatraz Ferry Embarkation project is the Regional 
Director of the Pacific West Region, and subsequently the General 
Superintendent, GGNRA, will be responsible for implementation.

    Dated: November 4, 2016.
Laura E. Joss,
Regional Director, Pacific West Region.
[FR Doc. 2017-01469 Filed 1-23-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4312-52-P