Draft Supplement to the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion, Contra Costa County, California, 30895-30896 [2017-13926]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 126 / Monday, July 3, 2017 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation [RR02030000, 17XR0687NA, RX185279056002000] Draft Supplement to the Final Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report for Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion, Contra Costa County, California Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability and notice of public hearings. AGENCY: The Bureau of Reclamation, as the National Environmental Policy Act Federal lead agency, and the Contra Costa Water District, as the California Environmental Quality Act State lead agency, have made available for public review and comment the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project Draft Supplement to the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (Draft SEIS/EIR). The Draft SEIS/EIR describes and presents the environmental effects of the NoAction Alternative and four action alternatives. Six public hearings will be held to receive comments from individuals and organizations on the Draft SEIS/EIR. DATES: Submit written comments on the Draft SEIS/EIR on or before September 1, 2017. Six public hearings have been scheduled to receive oral or written comments regarding environmental effects: • Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 1:30 p.m.– 3:30 p.m., Sacramento, CA • Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 6:30 p.m.– 8:30 p.m., Santa Clara, CA • Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 6:30 p.m.– 8:30 p.m., Concord, CA • Thursday, July 20, 2017, 6:30 p.m.– 8:30 p.m., Oakland, CA • Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 6:30 p.m.– 8:30 p.m., Brentwood, CA • Thursday, July 27, 2017, 1:30 p.m.– 3:30 p.m., Los Banos, CA A 1-hour open house to view project information and interact with the project team will precede each public hearing. SUMMARY: Send written comments on the Draft SEIS/EIR to Ms. Lisa Rainger, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825, or lrainger@usbr.gov. Electronic CD copies of the Draft SEIS/EIR may be requested from Ms. Marguerite Patil, Contra Costa Water District, at 925–688–8018, or LVE@ ccwater.com. The Draft SEIS/EIR is also sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:53 Jun 30, 2017 Jkt 241001 accessible from the following Web site: http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_ projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=903. The public hearings will be held at the following locations: • Sacramento—Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 • Santa Clara—Santa Clara Valley Water District, 5750 Almaden Expressway, Santa Clara, CA 95118 • Concord—Contra Costa Water District, 1331 Concord Avenue, Concord, CA 94520 • Oakland—East Bay Municipal Utility District, 375 11th Street, Oakland, CA 94607 • Brentwood—Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak Street, Brentwood, CA 94513 • Los Banos—San Luis National Wildlife Refuge Complex Headquarters and Visitors Center, 7376 S. Wolfsen Road, Los Banos, CA 93635 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Lisa Rainger, Bureau of Reclamation, at 916–978–5090 (TDD 916–978–5608), or lrainger@usbr.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Draft SEIS/EIR documents the direct, indirect, and cumulative effects to the physical, biological, and socioeconomic environment that may result from the expansion of Los Vaqueros Reservoir. The Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project Draft SEIS/EIR evaluates expanding the existing Los Vaqueros Reservoir and conveyance facilities. Los Vaqueros Reservoir was previously expanded to 160 thousand acre-feet (TAF), and the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) are currently evaluating the second phase of expansion up to the 275 TAF capacity. The project objectives consist of: (1) Developing water supplies for environmental water management that supports fish protection, habitat management, and other environmental water needs; (2) increasing water supply reliability for water providers within the San Francisco Bay Area, to help meet municipal and industrial water demands during drought periods and emergencies or to address shortages due to regulatory and environmental restrictions; and (3) improving the quality of water deliveries to municipal and industrial customers in the San Francisco Bay Area, without impairing the project’s ability to meet the environmental and water supply reliability objectives stated above. One of the five potential surface storage projects described in the CALFED Bay-Delta Program’s long-term PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30895 plan is the expansion of the existing Los Vaqueros Reservoir, an existing 160,000 acre-foot off-stream surface storage facility, located in Contra Costa County, California. The existing facility is owned and operated by CCWD. The primary study area includes the Los Vaqueros Reservoir watershed and associated dam and reservoir facilities, which are situated in the coastal foothills west of the Delta and east of the Bay Area, the central and south Delta, and service areas of Bay Area water agencies. The Bay Area water agencies and additional water agencies served by the Central Valley Project potentially affected include CCWD, Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, Zone 7, Alameda County Water District, Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency, Byron-Bethany Irrigation District, City of Brentwood, East Bay Municipal Utility District, East Contra Costa Irrigation District, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority, and Santa Clara Valley Water District. Due to the project influence on other programs and projects, an extended study area is defined to include the service areas of the Central Valley of California and south-of-Delta wildlife refuges. Reclamation was authorized in Public Law 108–7 (Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2003) and re-affirmed in Public Law 108–361 (2004) to conduct a feasibility-level investigation of the potential expansion of Los Vaqueros Reservoir. Planning studies have focused on identifying water resources problems, needs, and opportunities in the primary study area; developing a set of planning objectives; and formulating alternatives. If special assistance is required at the public hearings, please contact Ms. Lisa Rainger at 916–978–5090, or via email at lrainger@usbr.gov. Please notify Ms. Rainger 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 (TTY) is available at 800–877– 8339. Before including your address, phone 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 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. E:\FR\FM\03JYN1.SGM 03JYN1 30896 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 126 / Monday, July 3, 2017 / Notices Dated: May 17, 2017. Pablo R. Arroyave, Acting Regional Director, Mid-Pacific Region. [FR Doc. 2017–13926 Filed 6–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4332–90–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731–TA–1189 (Review)] Large Power Transformers From Korea; Institution of a Five-Year Review United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commission hereby gives notice that it has instituted a review pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (‘‘the Act’’), as amended, to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty order on large power transformers from Korea would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury. Pursuant to the Act, interested parties are requested to respond to this notice by submitting the information specified below to the Commission. DATES: Effective July 3, 2017. To be assured of consideration, the deadline for responses is August 2, 2017. Comments on the adequacy of responses may be filed with the Commission by September 14, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Messer (202–205–3193), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436. Hearingimpaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– 205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access 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 (https:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for this proceeding may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.—On August 31, 2012, the Department of Commerce issued an antidumping duty order on imports of large power transformers from Korea (77 FR 53177). The Commission is conducting a review pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)), to determine whether revocation of the order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:53 Jun 30, 2017 Jkt 241001 material injury to the domestic industry within a reasonably foreseeable time. Provisions concerning the conduct of this proceeding may be found in the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure at 19 CFR parts 201, subparts A and B and 19 CFR part 207, subparts A and F. The Commission will assess the adequacy of interested party responses to this notice of institution to determine whether to conduct a full review or an expedited review. The Commission’s determination in any expedited review will be based on the facts available, which may include information provided in response to this notice. Definitions.—The following definitions apply to this review: (1) Subject Merchandise is the class or kind of merchandise that is within the scope of the five-year review, as defined by the Department of Commerce. (2) The Subject Country in this review is Korea. (3) The Domestic Like Product is the domestically produced product or products which are like, or in the absence of like, most similar in characteristics and uses with, the Subject Merchandise. In its original determination, the Commission found a single Domestic Like Product consisting of large power transformers coextensive with Commerce’s scope of the investigation. (4) The Domestic Industry is the U.S. producers as a whole of the Domestic Like Product, or those producers whose collective output of the Domestic Like Product constitutes a major proportion of the total domestic production of the product. In its original determination, the Commission defined the Domestic Industry as all domestic producers of large power transformers. (5) The Order Date is the date that the antidumping duty order under review became effective. In this review, the Order Date is August 31, 2012. (6) An Importer is any person or firm engaged, either directly or through a parent company or subsidiary, in importing the Subject Merchandise into the United States from a foreign manufacturer or through its selling agent. Participation in the proceeding and public service list.—Persons, including industrial users of the Subject Merchandise and, if the merchandise is sold at the retail level, representative consumer organizations, wishing to participate in the proceeding as parties must file an entry of appearance with the Secretary to the Commission, as provided in section 201.11(b)(4) of the Commission’s rules, no later than 21 days after publication of this notice in PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the Federal Register. The Secretary will maintain a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the proceeding. Former Commission employees who are seeking to appear in Commission five-year reviews are advised that they may appear in a review even if they participated personally and substantially in the corresponding underlying original investigation or an earlier review of the same underlying investigation. The Commission’s designated agency ethics official has advised that a five-year review is not the same particular matter as the underlying original investigation, and a five-year review is not the same particular matter as an earlier review of the same underlying investigation for purposes of 18 U.S.C. 207, the post employment statute for Federal employees, and Commission rule 201.15(b) (19 CFR 201.15(b)), 79 FR 3246 (Jan. 17, 2014), 73 FR 24609 (May 5, 2008). Consequently, former employees are not required to seek Commission approval to appear in a review under Commission rule 19 CFR 201.15, even if the corresponding underlying original investigation or an earlier review of the same underlying investigation was pending when they were Commission employees. For further ethics advice on this matter, contact Charles Smith, Deputy Agency Ethics Official, at 202– 205–3408. Limited disclosure of business proprietary information (BPI) under an administrative protective order (APO) and APO service list.—Pursuant to section 207.7(a) of the Commission’s rules, the Secretary will make BPI submitted in this proceeding available to authorized applicants under the APO issued in the proceeding, provided that the application is made no later than 21 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Authorized applicants must represent interested parties, as defined in 19 U.S.C. 1677(9), who are parties to the proceeding. A separate service list will be maintained by the Secretary for those parties authorized to receive BPI under the APO. Certification.—Pursuant to section 207.3 of the Commission’s rules, any person submitting information to the Commission in connection with this proceeding must certify that the information is accurate and complete to the best of the submitter’s knowledge. In making the certification, the submitter will acknowledge that information submitted in response to this request for information and throughout this proceeding or other proceeding may be E:\FR\FM\03JYN1.SGM 03JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation

[RR02030000, 17XR0687NA, RX185279056002000]


Draft Supplement to the Final Environmental Impact Statement/
Environmental Impact Report for Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion, 
Contra Costa County, California

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability and notice of public hearings.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation, as the National Environmental 
Policy Act Federal lead agency, and the Contra Costa Water District, as 
the California Environmental Quality Act State lead agency, have made 
available for public review and comment the Los Vaqueros Reservoir 
Expansion Project Draft Supplement to the Final Environmental Impact 
Statement/Environmental Impact Report (Draft SEIS/EIR). The Draft SEIS/
EIR describes and presents the environmental effects of the No-Action 
Alternative and four action alternatives. Six public hearings will be 
held to receive comments from individuals and organizations on the 
Draft SEIS/EIR.

DATES: Submit written comments on the Draft SEIS/EIR on or before 
September 1, 2017.
    Six public hearings have been scheduled to receive oral or written 
comments regarding environmental effects:

 Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Sacramento, CA
 Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Santa Clara, CA
 Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Concord, CA
 Thursday, July 20, 2017, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Oakland, CA
 Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Brentwood, CA
 Thursday, July 27, 2017, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Los Banos, CA

    A 1-hour open house to view project information and interact with 
the project team will precede each public hearing.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments on the Draft SEIS/EIR to Ms. Lisa 
Rainger, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825, 
or lrainger@usbr.gov.
    Electronic CD copies of the Draft SEIS/EIR may be requested from 
Ms. Marguerite Patil, Contra Costa Water District, at 925-688-8018, or 
LVE@ccwater.com. The Draft SEIS/EIR is also accessible from the 
following Web site: http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=903.
    The public hearings will be held at the following locations:

 Sacramento--Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I Street, 
Sacramento, CA 95814
 Santa Clara--Santa Clara Valley Water District, 5750 Almaden 
Expressway, Santa Clara, CA 95118
 Concord--Contra Costa Water District, 1331 Concord Avenue, 
Concord, CA 94520
 Oakland--East Bay Municipal Utility District, 375 11th Street, 
Oakland, CA 94607
 Brentwood--Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak Street, 
Brentwood, CA 94513
 Los Banos--San Luis National Wildlife Refuge Complex 
Headquarters and Visitors Center, 7376 S. Wolfsen Road, Los Banos, CA 
93635

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Lisa Rainger, Bureau of 
Reclamation, at 916-978-5090 (TDD 916-978-5608), or lrainger@usbr.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Draft SEIS/EIR documents the direct, 
indirect, and cumulative effects to the physical, biological, and 
socioeconomic environment that may result from the expansion of Los 
Vaqueros Reservoir.
    The Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project Draft SEIS/EIR 
evaluates expanding the existing Los Vaqueros Reservoir and conveyance 
facilities. Los Vaqueros Reservoir was previously expanded to 160 
thousand acre-feet (TAF), and the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) 
and Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) are currently evaluating the 
second phase of expansion up to the 275 TAF capacity. The project 
objectives consist of: (1) Developing water supplies for environmental 
water management that supports fish protection, habitat management, and 
other environmental water needs; (2) increasing water supply 
reliability for water providers within the San Francisco Bay Area, to 
help meet municipal and industrial water demands during drought periods 
and emergencies or to address shortages due to regulatory and 
environmental restrictions; and (3) improving the quality of water 
deliveries to municipal and industrial customers in the San Francisco 
Bay Area, without impairing the project's ability to meet the 
environmental and water supply reliability objectives stated above.
    One of the five potential surface storage projects described in the 
CALFED Bay-Delta Program's long-term plan is the expansion of the 
existing Los Vaqueros Reservoir, an existing 160,000 acre-foot off-
stream surface storage facility, located in Contra Costa County, 
California. The existing facility is owned and operated by CCWD.
    The primary study area includes the Los Vaqueros Reservoir 
watershed and associated dam and reservoir facilities, which are 
situated in the coastal foothills west of the Delta and east of the Bay 
Area, the central and south Delta, and service areas of Bay Area water 
agencies. The Bay Area water agencies and additional water agencies 
served by the Central Valley Project potentially affected include CCWD, 
Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, Zone 7, 
Alameda County Water District, Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation 
Agency, Byron-Bethany Irrigation District, City of Brentwood, East Bay 
Municipal Utility District, East Contra Costa Irrigation District, San 
Francisco Public Utilities Commission, San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water 
Authority, and Santa Clara Valley Water District. Due to the project 
influence on other programs and projects, an extended study area is 
defined to include the service areas of the Central Valley of 
California and south-of-Delta wildlife refuges.
    Reclamation was authorized in Public Law 108-7 (Omnibus 
Appropriations Act of 2003) and re-affirmed in Public Law 108-361 
(2004) to conduct a feasibility-level investigation of the potential 
expansion of Los Vaqueros Reservoir. Planning studies have focused on 
identifying water resources problems, needs, and opportunities in the 
primary study area; developing a set of planning objectives; and 
formulating alternatives.
    If special assistance is required at the public hearings, please 
contact Ms. Lisa Rainger at 916-978-5090, or via email at 
lrainger@usbr.gov. Please notify Ms. Rainger 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 (TTY) is available at 800-877-8339.
    Before including your address, phone 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 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.


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    Dated: May 17, 2017.
Pablo R. Arroyave,
Acting Regional Director, Mid-Pacific Region.
[FR Doc. 2017-13926 Filed 6-30-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4332-90-P