Procedures for Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act, 35133 [2017-15983]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 144 / Friday, July 28, 2017 / Proposed Rules Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 Paragraph 5000 * Procedures for Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act * * * * * ACTION: * AWP HI E2 Kaunakakai, HI [New] Molokai Airport, HI (Lat. 21°09′10″ N., long. 157°05′47″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.3-mile radius of Molokai Airport. This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to a Class D or Class E Surface Area. * * * * AWP HI E4 Kaunakakai, HI [Amended] Molokai Airport, HI (Lat. 21°09′10″ N., long. 157°05′47″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1.5 miles north and 2.8 miles south of a 255° bearing from Molokai Airport extending from the 4.3-mile radius to 8 miles west of the airport. Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * AWP HI E5 Kaunakakai, HI [Amended] Molokai Airport, HI (Lat. 21°09′10″ N., long. 157°05′47″ W.) VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Jul 27, 2017 Tennessee Valley Authority. Proposed rule; extension of comment period. AGENCY: * Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with PROPOSALS BILLING CODE 4910–13–P 18 CFR Part 1318 AWP HI D Kaunakakai, HI [Amended] Molokai Airport, HI (Lat. 21°09′10″ N., long. 157°05′47″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 3,000 feet MSL within a 4.3-mile radius of Molokai Airport. This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. * [FR Doc. 2017–15865 Filed 7–27–17; 8:45 am] TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY Class D Airspace. * * Issued in Seattle, Washington, on July 19, 2017. Sam S.L. Shrimpton, Acting Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11A, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2016, and effective September 15, 2016, is amended as follows: ■ * That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 6.8-mile radius of Molokai Airport and within 5.4 miles north and 4.8 miles south of a 255° bearing from Molokai Airport extending from the 6.8-mile radius to 12.4 miles west of the airport. Jkt 241001 The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is announcing an extension of the public comment period on its proposed amendments to procedures implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The amendments also address implementation of the Executive Order 13690, Establishing a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard and a Process for Considering Stakeholder Input. A notice of Proposed Rulemaking was published in the Federal Register on June 8, 2017, announcing a 60-day comment period closing on August 7, 2017. This document serves to extend the comment period by 30 days until September 6, 2017. TVA is extending the comment period because of the timely requests we received to do so. DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published June 8, 2017, at 82 FR 26620, is extended. Comments must be received or postmarked on or before September 6, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments can be submitted by one of the following methods: 1. TVA’s NEPA Web site: http:// www.tva.gov/nepa. Follow the instructions for submitting comments electronically on the Web site. 2. Email: NEPArule@tva.gov. 3. Mail comments to: NEPA Rule Comments, Tennessee Valley Authority, 400 W. Summit Hill Drive 11D–K, Knoxville, TN 37902. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, please note that any comments received, including names and addresses, will become part of the project administrative record and will be available for public inspection. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 35133 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Higdon, NEPA Specialist, Tennessee Valley Authority, 400 W. Summit Hill Drive #11D–K, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902. Telephone: 865–632– 8051. Email: mshigdon@tva.gov. On June 8, 2017, TVA published a notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register (82 FR 26620) to revise TVA’s implementing procedures for assessing the effects of TVA’s actions in accordance with NEPA, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). TVA requested comments from the public during a 60day public review period. As discussed in that earlier document, the proposed amendments include: (1) Updates to organizational references to clarify roles and responsibilities within TVA; (2) acknowledgement of the use of modern notification and communication methods to improve public participation; (3) revisions to TVA’s list of categorical exclusions to include common actions that have been demonstrated to have little effect on the human environment and to remove categorical exclusions for actions which TVA rarely or no longer undertakes; (4) instructions to incorporate Executive Order 13690; and (5) revisions to improve the clarity of the procedures and remove redundant and outdated information. TVA proposes to publish the amended procedures as rules to be codified in Chapter XIII (Tennessee Valley Authority) as part 1318 of the Code of Federal Regulations (18 CFR part 1318). The key changes to the procedures proposed by TVA are described in detail in the notice. After publication of the notice, TVA received several requests by stakeholders to extend the comment period to allow for additional time to review the amendments. TVA determined that extending the period by 30 days is appropriate. The TVA Web site listed above contains relevant information relating to the proposed amendments, and TVA urges the public to review this information prior to submitting comments. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Jacinda B. Woodward, Senior Vice President, Resources and River Management. [FR Doc. 2017–15983 Filed 7–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8120–08–P E:\FR\FM\28JYP1.SGM 28JYP1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 144 (Friday, July 28, 2017)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 35133]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-15983]


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TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY

18 CFR Part 1318


Procedures for Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act

AGENCY: Tennessee Valley Authority.

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is announcing an 
extension of the public comment period on its proposed amendments to 
procedures implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). 
The amendments also address implementation of the Executive Order 
13690, Establishing a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard and a 
Process for Considering Stakeholder Input. A notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking was published in the Federal Register on June 8, 2017, 
announcing a 60-day comment period closing on August 7, 2017. This 
document serves to extend the comment period by 30 days until September 
6, 2017. TVA is extending the comment period because of the timely 
requests we received to do so.

DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published June 8, 2017, 
at 82 FR 26620, is extended. Comments must be received or postmarked on 
or before September 6, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Comments can be submitted by one of the following methods:
    1. TVA's NEPA Web site: http://www.tva.gov/nepa. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments electronically on the Web site.
    2. Email: NEPArule@tva.gov.
    3. Mail comments to: NEPA Rule Comments, Tennessee Valley 
Authority, 400 W. Summit Hill Drive 11D-K, Knoxville, TN 37902.
    Before including your address, phone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, please note 
that any comments received, including names and addresses, will become 
part of the project administrative record and will be available for 
public inspection.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Higdon, NEPA Specialist, 
Tennessee Valley Authority, 400 W. Summit Hill Drive #11D-K, Knoxville, 
Tennessee 37902. Telephone: 865-632-8051. Email: mshigdon@tva.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 8, 2017, TVA published a notice of 
Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register (82 FR 26620) to revise 
TVA's implementing procedures for assessing the effects of TVA's 
actions in accordance with NEPA, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). 
TVA requested comments from the public during a 60-day public review 
period. As discussed in that earlier document, the proposed amendments 
include: (1) Updates to organizational references to clarify roles and 
responsibilities within TVA; (2) acknowledgement of the use of modern 
notification and communication methods to improve public participation; 
(3) revisions to TVA's list of categorical exclusions to include common 
actions that have been demonstrated to have little effect on the human 
environment and to remove categorical exclusions for actions which TVA 
rarely or no longer undertakes; (4) instructions to incorporate 
Executive Order 13690; and (5) revisions to improve the clarity of the 
procedures and remove redundant and outdated information. TVA proposes 
to publish the amended procedures as rules to be codified in Chapter 
XIII (Tennessee Valley Authority) as part 1318 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (18 CFR part 1318). The key changes to the procedures 
proposed by TVA are described in detail in the notice.
    After publication of the notice, TVA received several requests by 
stakeholders to extend the comment period to allow for additional time 
to review the amendments. TVA determined that extending the period by 
30 days is appropriate. The TVA Web site listed above contains relevant 
information relating to the proposed amendments, and TVA urges the 
public to review this information prior to submitting comments.

Jacinda B. Woodward,
Senior Vice President, Resources and River Management.
[FR Doc. 2017-15983 Filed 7-27-17; 8:45 am]
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