Proposed Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project; Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement; Extension of Public Comment Period, 12082-12083 [2017-03747]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 12082 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 38 / Tuesday, February 28, 2017 / Notices box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species (APPS) home page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 16609 or 20646 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available upon written request or by appointment in the Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427–8401; fax (301) 713–0376. Written comments on either of these applications should be submitted to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, at the address listed above. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile to (301) 713–0376, or by email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include the File No. 16609 and/ or 20646 in the subject line of the email comment. 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In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that the activities proposed are categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of the applications to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: February 22, 2017. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–03836 Filed 2–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF249 Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open public meeting. 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Dated: February 22, 2017. Jennifer Lukens, Director for the Office of Policy, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–03865 Filed 2–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project; Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Report/ Environmental Impact Statement; Extension of Public Comment Period Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Extension of public comment period. AGENCY: On January 13, 2017 NOAA published a notice in the Federal Register to solicit public comment on the joint draft environmental impact report and environmental impact statement (EIR/EIS) that analyzes the potential effects on the physical and human environment related to a SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 38 / Tuesday, February 28, 2017 / Notices proposed reverse osmosis desalination facility project within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary boundaries. This document extends the public comment period for the draft EIR/EIS until March 29, 2017. DATES: The comment period for the notice published January 13, 2017 (82 FR 4302) is extended. NOAA will accept public comments on the draft EIR/EIS if they are received on or before March 29, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this document, identified by NOAA– NOS–2016–0156, by any of the following methods: • Electronic Submission: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D= NOAA-NOS-2016-0156, click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments. • Mail: Submit written comments to MBNMS Project Lead for CalAm Desalination Project, 99 Pacific Ave., BLDG 455a, Monterey, CA 93940. • Instructions: Comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period, may not be considered by NOAA. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted for public viewing on www.regulations.gov without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address, etc.), confidential business information, or otherwise sensitive information submitted voluntarily by the sender will be publicly accessible. NOAA will accept anonymous comments (enter ‘‘N/A’’ in the required fields if you wish to remain anonymous). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Grimmer at 99 Pacific Ave., BLDG 455a, Monterey, CA 93940, 831–647– 4253, or mbnms.comments@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As discussed in the January 13, 2017 notice (82 FR 4302), a permit application was submitted by California American Water Company (CalAm) to NOAA’s Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) for construction and operation of its proposed Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project (MPWSP or Project) in order to supplement existing water supplies for CalAm’s Monterey District service area. NOAA’s proposed action would be whether to approve the installation of a subsurface seawater intake system, the discharge of brine into MBNMS via an existing outfall pipe, and the continued presence of pipelines in MBNMS to VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:46 Feb 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 transport seawater to a desalination facility. The joint draft environmental impact report and environmental impact statement (EIR/EIS) was prepared in accordance with Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, and the White House Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (CEQ NEPA Regulations). NOAA is seeking public comment on the DEIR/ DEIS, which is available at http:// montereybay.noaa.gov or may be obtained by contacting the individual listed under the heading FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. The original comment period was to end on February 27, 2017. Due to the length of the document, NOAA and its state partner have received a request to extend the public comment period to allow for additional review time. An extension of the public comment period may also benefit other interested stakeholders. Therefore, NOAA has extended the deadline by 30 days, or until March 29, 2017. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1431 et seq. Dated: February 16, 2017. John Armor, Director for the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. [FR Doc. 2017–03747 Filed 2–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army [Docket ID USA–2016–HQ–0037] Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by March 30, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fred Licari, 571–372–0493. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 38 (Tuesday, February 28, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project; Notice of 
Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental 
Impact Statement; Extension of Public Comment Period

AGENCY: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean 
Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Department of Commerce (DOC).

ACTION: Extension of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: On January 13, 2017 NOAA published a notice in the Federal 
Register to solicit public comment on the joint draft environmental 
impact report and environmental impact statement (EIR/EIS) that 
analyzes the potential effects on the physical and human environment 
related to a

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proposed reverse osmosis desalination facility project within the 
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary boundaries. This document 
extends the public comment period for the draft EIR/EIS until March 29, 
2017.

DATES: The comment period for the notice published January 13, 2017 (82 
FR 4302) is extended. NOAA will accept public comments on the draft 
EIR/EIS if they are received on or before March 29, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this document, identified by 
NOAA-NOS-2016-0156, by any of the following methods:
     Electronic Submission: Submit all electronic public 
comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to 
www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NOS-2016-0156, click the 
``Comment Now!'' icon, complete the required fields, and enter or 
attach your comments.
     Mail: Submit written comments to MBNMS Project Lead for 
CalAm Desalination Project, 99 Pacific Ave., BLDG 455a, Monterey, CA 
93940.
     Instructions: Comments sent by any other method, to any 
other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment 
period, may not be considered by NOAA. All comments received are a part 
of the public record and will generally be posted for public viewing on 
www.regulations.gov without change. All personal identifying 
information (e.g., name, address, etc.), confidential business 
information, or otherwise sensitive information submitted voluntarily 
by the sender will be publicly accessible. NOAA will accept anonymous 
comments (enter ``N/A'' in the required fields if you wish to remain 
anonymous).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Grimmer at 99 Pacific Ave., BLDG 
455a, Monterey, CA 93940, 831-647-4253, or mbnms.comments@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As discussed in the January 13, 2017 notice 
(82 FR 4302), a permit application was submitted by California American 
Water Company (CalAm) to NOAA's Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary 
(MBNMS) for construction and operation of its proposed Monterey 
Peninsula Water Supply Project (MPWSP or Project) in order to 
supplement existing water supplies for CalAm's Monterey District 
service area. NOAA's proposed action would be whether to approve the 
installation of a subsurface seawater intake system, the discharge of 
brine into MBNMS via an existing outfall pipe, and the continued 
presence of pipelines in MBNMS to transport seawater to a desalination 
facility.
    The joint draft environmental impact report and environmental 
impact statement (EIR/EIS) was prepared in accordance with Section 
102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as 
amended, and the White House Council on Environmental Quality 
Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (CEQ 
NEPA Regulations). NOAA is seeking public comment on the DEIR/DEIS, 
which is available at http://montereybay.noaa.gov or may be obtained by 
contacting the individual listed under the heading FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT. The original comment period was to end on February 
27, 2017.
    Due to the length of the document, NOAA and its state partner have 
received a request to extend the public comment period to allow for 
additional review time. An extension of the public comment period may 
also benefit other interested stakeholders. Therefore, NOAA has 
extended the deadline by 30 days, or until March 29, 2017.

    Authority:  16 U.S.C. 1431 et seq.

    Dated: February 16, 2017.
John Armor,
Director for the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.
[FR Doc. 2017-03747 Filed 2-27-17; 8:45 am]
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