Notice of Availability of a Draft Detailed Project Report With Integrated Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact for the Pier 70 Central Basin Continuing Authorities Program Section 107 Navigation Improvement Project at the Port of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 10346-10347 [2017-02780]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 10346 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 27 / Friday, February 10, 2017 / Notices c. GBU–12/58 Paveway II (PW–II): 500-lb (GBU–12) and 250-lb (GBU–58) are laser-guided ballistic bombs (LGBs) developed by Raytheon and Lockheed Martin. The LGB is a maneuverable, free-fall weapon that guides to a spot of laser energy reflected off of the target. The LGB is delivered like a normal general purpose (GP) warhead and the semi-active guidance corrects for many of the normal errors inherent in any delivery system. Laser designation for the weapon can be provided by a variety of laser target markers or designators. The LGB consists of a computer control group (CCG) that is not warhead specific (MAU–169UB or MAU–209C/B) and a warhead specific Air Foil Group (AFG), that attach to the nose and tail of MK 81 and MK 82 or BLU–111 and BLU– 110 General Purpose (GP) bomb bodies. The overall weapon is CONFIDENTIAL. d. 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The benefits to be derived from this sale in the furtherance of the US foreign policy and national security objectives, as outlined in the Policy Justification, outweigh the potential damage that could result if the sensitive technology were revealed to unauthorized persons. 11. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal have been authorized for release and export to Kenya. [FR Doc. 2017–02728 Filed 2–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Feb 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Notice of Availability of a Draft Detailed Project Report With Integrated Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact for the Pier 70 Central Basin Continuing Authorities Program Section 107 Navigation Improvement Project at the Port of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) San Francisco District announces the availability of a Draft Detailed Project Report with Integrated Environmental Assessment (DPR/EA) and draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for review and comment for the proposed Pier 70 Central Basin Continuing Authorities Program (CAP) Section 107 Navigation Improvement Project in San Francisco, California. Pursuant to 33 CFR 230.11 (b) U.S. Army Corps of Engineers—Procedures for Implementing [the National Environmental Policy Act] NEPA, notice of the availability of this DPR/EA and draft FONSI for review and comment is being provided to agencies, organizations, and the interested public. DATES: Comments on the Draft DPR/EA and draft FONSI may be submitted starting February 13, 2017 through 5:00 p.m. (PDT), February 28, 2017. If comments are provided by mail, they must be received at the address below no later than February 28, 2017. ADDRESSES: The Draft DPR/EA can be viewed online starting February 13, 2017 at: http://www.spn.usace.army. mil/Portals/68/docs/Environmental/ 2017_0213_Central_Basin_Sec107_ DraftDPR-EA.pdf. Comments may be submitted on the Draft DPR/EA using any of the following methods: • Mail: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District, ATTN: Roxanne Grillo, 1455 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103–1398. • Email: CESPN–ET–PA@ usace.army.mil. Comment letters should include the commenter’s physical mailing address and the project title in the subject line. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roxanne Grillo, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District, 1455 Market Street, San Francisco, CA SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 94103–1398. Telephone: (415) 503– 6859. Email: CESPN-ET-PA@ usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. Project Site and Background Information. The project area consists of a turning and maneuvering basin within the waters of the San Francisco Bay called the Central Basin Approach Area (Central Basin) at the Port of San Francisco’s Pier 70 Shipyard located along the eastern shore of the City of San Francisco, approximately 1.5 miles south of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. The Pier 70 Shipyard features two dry docks, full pier-side facilities, and an available labor force in excess of 1,300, as well as a number of machine shops and engineering firms. The Port of San Francisco owns the real property and primary equipment for ship repair, such as the dry docks and cranes, offering full-service ship repair for commercial and government vessels. The facility can accommodate postPanamax class ships, including cruise ships, tankers, container ships, and more. The USACE proposes to dredge the Central Basin to an increased depth and place the dredged material at a permitted site. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to reduce the negative impacts of shoaling in the Central Basin to allow vessels to safely and efficiently access the Pier 70 Shipyard without the use of high tide. The Proposed Action is necessary to reduce transportation costs and user delays for use of the repair and service facilities at the Pier 70 Shipyard, increase access to the specialized repair and service facilities at the Pier 70 Shipyard, and improve safety and decrease risk to vessels and operators in approaching the Central Basin and Pier 70 Shipyard. Pursuant to NEPA, USACE has prepared a Draft DPR/EA analyzing the potential environmental impacts of planning, designing, constructing, and maintaining a commercial navigation project at the Central Basin. The primary action areas for this analysis include the proposed Central Basin approach area dredge footprint, the dredged material placement site (the San Francisco Deep Ocean Disposal Site as well as the alternative placement sites evaluated), and waterways used for vessel transit between the dredge and placement sites. The Port of San Francisco is the Non-Federal Sponsor (NFS). 2. Alternatives. The study considers both non-structural and structural measures. Non-structural measures include: Lightering, light loading, the E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 27 / Friday, February 10, 2017 / Notices use of favorable tides, and daylight transit only. Structural measures proposed include dredging to various depths in combination with dredged material placement at a range of sites. Three sets of alternative deepening plans were evaluated based on three different depths (30 feet mean lower low water [MLLW], 32 feet MLLW, and 35 feet MLLW) and three alternative sediment placement locations (beneficial use, deep ocean disposal at the San Francisco Deep Ocean Disposal Site, and an in-bay site), which resulted in a total of 16 alternatives considered including the no-action plan. The final array of four alternatives (including the No Action Alternative) from the alternative formulation process were carried forward for analysis in the EA. The recommended plan (Proposed Action, Agency-Preferred Alternative) is the National Economic Development Plan (Alternative 6) to dredge the Central Basin to 32 feet MLLW plus two feet of overdepth and place all of the material at the San Francisco Deep Ocean Disposal Site. Approximately 237,700 cubic yards of material (including the two feet of overdepth) would be dredged. Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–02780 Filed 2–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Army Corps of Engineers Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Centennial Reservoir Project, Nevada and Placer Counties, CA, Corps Permit Application Number SPK–2016–00030 Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Sacramento District, as the lead Federal agency under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Centennial Reservoir Project (Proposed Action). On April 25, 2016, the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) (applicant) submitted a Department of the Army (DA) permit application under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, to discharge dredged and/or fill material into waters of the United States (WOUS) for the construction of a new 110,000 acre-foot water supply reservoir. The Proposed mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Feb 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 Action is located on the Bear River, downstream of Rollins Reservoir and upstream of Combie Reservoir, west of the Town of Colfax, Nevada and Placer Counties, California. NID’s stated purpose for the Proposed Action is to provide drought and climate changemitigation, meet projected future water supply needs, and improve water supply reliability for NID’s customers. DATES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments on or before April 10, 2017. Written comments can be submitted at any time prior to publication of the Draft EIS. ADDRESSES: Submit comments by email at CESPKCentennialReser@ usace.army.mil, or by mail at 1325 J Street, Room 1350, Sacramento, CA 95814–2922. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Kara Hellige by telephone at 970–259– 1604, or email at CESPKCentennialReser@ usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Two public scoping meetings will be held to present an overview of the Proposed Action and the Draft EIS process, and to afford all interested parties with an opportunity to provide comments. The first meeting will be held on March 1, 2017, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Auburn Hotel, 120 Grass Valley Highway, Auburn, CA 95603. The second public scoping meeting will be held on March 2, 2017, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Gold Miners Inn/ Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 121 Bank Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945. Project information will also be posted periodically on the internet at http:// www.spk.usace.army.mil/Missions/ Regulatory/Permitting/EnvironmentalImpact-Statements/. Parties interested in being added to the Corps’ electronic mail notification list for the Proposed Action can obtain a request form at http://www.spk.usace.army.mil/Media/ Regulatory-Public-Notices/. Please refer to Department of the Army number SPK–2016–00030 in any correspondence. The proposed Centennial Reservoir project involves the construction of a new 110,000 acre-foot reservoir on the Bear River between the existing Rollins and Combie Reservoirs. The Proposed Action would extend upriver from just above the existing Combie Reservoir for slightly over six miles to a point west of the Town of Colfax, approximately two miles downstream of the existing Rollins Dam. The Proposed Action would include construction of a new dam and associated facilities and infrastructure. The anticipated water depth at the dam would be PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10347 approximately 255 feet and the height of the dam would be approximately 275 feet. NID anticipates that low impact public recreational opportunities (e.g., 5 mile per hour maximum speed on the reservoir, pedestrian trails, swimming, and kayaking) would also be included with the Proposed Action. Approximately 2,200 acres of land would be affected through inundation and construction activities related to the project, which includes over 6 miles of river channel. The Proposed Action would permanently impact approximately 0.97 acre of WOUS for the construction of the dam and would permanently inundate approximately 190 acres of WOUS. Temporary impacts associated with the project have not yet been determined. Additional indirect impacts to WOUS may occur as a result of the Proposed Action. The Proposed Action will also require rerouting of Dog Bar Road along with other smaller roadways to maintain traffic flow within and between Nevada and Placer Counties. The Corps, as the lead agency responsible for compliance with NEPA, determined that the Proposed Action may result in significant direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts to the environment and that the preparation of an EIS is required. The Corps identified six Federal, state, and local agencies that may have jurisdiction by law over the Proposed Action and on June 10, 2016, invited these agencies as cooperating agencies on the EIS per 40 CFR 1501.6. To date, the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Bureau of Land Management have agreed to be cooperating agencies. The Draft EIS will include alternatives to the Proposed Action that will meet NEPA requirements for a reasonable range of alternatives, and will also meet the requirements of the CWA Section 404(b)(1) Guidelines. A number of water supply operation alternatives, as well as alternative dam sites and types have been/are being considered. Additional alternatives include but may not be limited to: (1) Alternative storage sites within NID’s service area (including expansion of existing storage reservoirs); and (2) water supply operations alternatives to improve the efficiency of existing water supply and conveyance infrastructure which may include but are not be limited to lining of existing water supply canals and rehabilitating aged infrastructure. The specific alternatives to be evaluated within the Draft EIS have not yet been developed, but will, at a minimum, include the No Action Alternative and the Proposed Action Alternative. The Corps’ public involvement program includes several opportunities E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


Notice of Availability of a Draft Detailed Project Report With 
Integrated Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant 
Impact for the Pier 70 Central Basin Continuing Authorities Program 
Section 107 Navigation Improvement Project at the Port of San 
Francisco, San Francisco, CA

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

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) San 
Francisco District announces the availability of a Draft Detailed 
Project Report with Integrated Environmental Assessment (DPR/EA) and 
draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for review and comment 
for the proposed Pier 70 Central Basin Continuing Authorities Program 
(CAP) Section 107 Navigation Improvement Project in San Francisco, 
California. Pursuant to 33 CFR 230.11 (b) U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers--Procedures for Implementing [the National Environmental 
Policy Act] NEPA, notice of the availability of this DPR/EA and draft 
FONSI for review and comment is being provided to agencies, 
organizations, and the interested public.

DATES: Comments on the Draft DPR/EA and draft FONSI may be submitted 
starting February 13, 2017 through 5:00 p.m. (PDT), February 28, 2017. 
If comments are provided by mail, they must be received at the address 
below no later than February 28, 2017.

ADDRESSES: The Draft DPR/EA can be viewed online starting February 13, 
2017 at: http://www.spn.usace.army. mil/Portals/68/docs/Environmental/
2017_0213_Central_Basin_Sec107_DraftDPR-EA.pdf.
    Comments may be submitted on the Draft DPR/EA using any of the 
following methods:
     Mail: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco 
District, ATTN: Roxanne Grillo, 1455 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 
94103-1398.
     Email: CESPN-ET-PA@usace.army.mil.
    Comment letters should include the commenter's physical mailing 
address and the project title in the subject line.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roxanne Grillo, U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers, San Francisco District, 1455 Market Street, San Francisco, 
CA 94103-1398. Telephone: (415) 503-6859. Email: CESPN-ET-PA@usace.army.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    1. Project Site and Background Information. The project area 
consists of a turning and maneuvering basin within the waters of the 
San Francisco Bay called the Central Basin Approach Area (Central 
Basin) at the Port of San Francisco's Pier 70 Shipyard located along 
the eastern shore of the City of San Francisco, approximately 1.5 miles 
south of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. The Pier 70 Shipyard 
features two dry docks, full pier-side facilities, and an available 
labor force in excess of 1,300, as well as a number of machine shops 
and engineering firms. The Port of San Francisco owns the real property 
and primary equipment for ship repair, such as the dry docks and 
cranes, offering full-service ship repair for commercial and government 
vessels. The facility can accommodate post-Panamax class ships, 
including cruise ships, tankers, container ships, and more.
    The USACE proposes to dredge the Central Basin to an increased 
depth and place the dredged material at a permitted site. The purpose 
of the Proposed Action is to reduce the negative impacts of shoaling in 
the Central Basin to allow vessels to safely and efficiently access the 
Pier 70 Shipyard without the use of high tide. The Proposed Action is 
necessary to reduce transportation costs and user delays for use of the 
repair and service facilities at the Pier 70 Shipyard, increase access 
to the specialized repair and service facilities at the Pier 70 
Shipyard, and improve safety and decrease risk to vessels and operators 
in approaching the Central Basin and Pier 70 Shipyard.
    Pursuant to NEPA, USACE has prepared a Draft DPR/EA analyzing the 
potential environmental impacts of planning, designing, constructing, 
and maintaining a commercial navigation project at the Central Basin. 
The primary action areas for this analysis include the proposed Central 
Basin approach area dredge footprint, the dredged material placement 
site (the San Francisco Deep Ocean Disposal Site as well as the 
alternative placement sites evaluated), and waterways used for vessel 
transit between the dredge and placement sites. The Port of San 
Francisco is the Non-Federal Sponsor (NFS).
    2. Alternatives. The study considers both non-structural and 
structural measures. Non-structural measures include: Lightering, light 
loading, the

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use of favorable tides, and daylight transit only. Structural measures 
proposed include dredging to various depths in combination with dredged 
material placement at a range of sites. Three sets of alternative 
deepening plans were evaluated based on three different depths (30 feet 
mean lower low water [MLLW], 32 feet MLLW, and 35 feet MLLW) and three 
alternative sediment placement locations (beneficial use, deep ocean 
disposal at the San Francisco Deep Ocean Disposal Site, and an in-bay 
site), which resulted in a total of 16 alternatives considered 
including the no-action plan. The final array of four alternatives 
(including the No Action Alternative) from the alternative formulation 
process were carried forward for analysis in the EA.
    The recommended plan (Proposed Action, Agency-Preferred 
Alternative) is the National Economic Development Plan (Alternative 6) 
to dredge the Central Basin to 32 feet MLLW plus two feet of overdepth 
and place all of the material at the San Francisco Deep Ocean Disposal 
Site. Approximately 237,700 cubic yards of material (including the two 
feet of overdepth) would be dredged.

Brenda S. Bowen,
Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-02780 Filed 2-9-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3720-58-P