Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Feasibility Report for Sites Reservoir Project, Sites, California, 39454-39455 [2017-17487]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES 39454 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 159 / Friday, August 18, 2017 / Notices 3. Kaktovik, AK—Kaktovik Community Center, 2051 Barter Avenue. 4. Utqiagvik (Barrow), AK—Inupiat Heritage Center, 5421 North Star Street. 5. Anchorage, AK—Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center, 600 West 7th Avenue. As described in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, submit written comments on this Draft EIS through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov or by mail to: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Attn: Liberty Draft EIS Comments, BLM Public Information Center, 222 W. 7th Avenue #13, Anchorage, Alaska, 99513. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alaska OCS Region, 3801 Centerpoint Drive, Suite 500, Anchorage, Alaska 99503–5823; or Lauren Boldrick, Project Manager, (907) 334–5200, or Frances Mann, Section Chief, (907) 334–5277. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed action would recover and process oil from the Liberty oil field and transport sales-quality oil to market. To accomplish this, the applicant for the DPP would construct a Liberty Drilling and Production Island (LDPI) to recover reserves from three Federal leases (OCS–Y–1585, OCS–Y–1650, and OCS– Y–1886) in Foggy Island Bay of the Beaufort Sea. The applicant would construct a new pipeline linking the LDPI to the Badami Sales Oil Pipeline (Badami pipeline). The applicant would bury the subsea portion (approximately 5.6 miles) of the pipeline along a route leading south from the LDPI to the Alaska coastline west of the Kadleroshilik River. The pipeline would transition to an above-ground portion (approximately 1.5 miles) of the pipeline that would continue south to tie into the existing Badami pipeline. The applicant would produce oil from the LDPI, transport it through the Badami pipeline to the existing common carrier pipeline system, and on to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System. Availability of the Draft EIS: The Draft EIS, Liberty DPP, and associated information are available on the BOEM Web site at https://www.boem.gov/ Hilcorp-Liberty/. BOEM will distribute digital copies of the Draft EIS (primarily on compact disc (CD)) to interested parties upon request. If you require a paper copy, BOEM will provide one upon request, as long as copies are available. You may request a CD, paper copy, or the location of a library with a paper copy of the Draft EIS by calling (907) 334–5200. Comment Submission: Federal, state, tribal, and local governments and/or agencies and the public may submit VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Aug 17, 2017 Jkt 241001 written comments on this Draft EIS through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. In the field entitled ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID,’’ enter BOEM–2015–0068, and then click ‘‘search.’’ Commenters should follow the instructions to submit their comments and view supporting and related materials. Written comments may be submitted to: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Attn: Liberty Draft EIS Comments, BLM Public Information Center, 222 W. 7th Avenue #13, Anchorage, Alaska, 99513. BOEM does not accept anonymous comments and requires name and contact information. Before including your address, phone number, email address or other personal identifying information within the body of 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 comments to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Public Hearings: BOEM will hold public hearings on the Draft EIS according to the schedule above. The purpose of these hearings is to receive public testimony on the Draft EIS. Authority: This Notice of Availability for a Draft Environmental Impact Statement is in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4231 et seq.), and is published pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.6 and 43 CFR 46.435. Dated: August 14, 2017. Walter D. Cruickshank, Acting Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. [FR Doc. 2017–17481 Filed 8–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation [RR02030000, 17XR0687NA, RX185279066000000] Draft Environmental Impact Report/ Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Feasibility Report for Sites Reservoir Project, Sites, California Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability and notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Federal lead agency, and the Sites SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Project Authority, as the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) State lead agency, have made available for public review and comment the Sites Reservoir Project Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIR/EIS) and Draft Feasibility Report (Draft FR). The Draft EIR/EIS and Draft FR describe the environmental effects and evaluate the feasibility of the No-Action Alternative and four action alternatives. Two public meetings will be held to receive comments from individuals and organizations on the Draft EIR/EIS and Draft FR. DATES: Submit written comments on the Draft EIR/EIS on or before November 13, 2017. Two public meetings have been scheduled to receive oral or written comments regarding environmental effects: • Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m., Maxwell, CA • Thursday, September 28, 2017, 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m., Sacramento, CA A 1-hour open house to view project information and interact with the project team will precede each public meeting. Send written comments on the Draft EIR/EIS or Draft FR to DEIR/ EIS Comments, Sites Project Authority, P.O. Box 517, Maxwell, CA 95955, or email to EIR-EIS-Comments@ SitesProject.org. The public meetings will be held at the following locations: • Maxwell—Sites Project Authority, 122 Old Highway 99 West, Maxwell, CA 95955 • Sacramento—Convention Center, 1400 J Street, Room 306, Sacramento, CA 95814 Electronic CD copies of the Draft EIR/ EIS may be requested from Sites Project Authority, at (530) 410–8250, or EIREIS-Comments@SitesProject.org. The Draft EIR/EIS is also accessible from the following Web site: https:// www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_ projdetails.cfm?project_ID=29024. Copies of the Draft EIR/EIS are available for public review at the following locations: 1. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, Regional Library, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825 2. Sacramento Public Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 3. Sites Authority, 122 Old Highway 99 West, Maxwell, CA 95955 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please contact Mr. Michael Dietl, Bureau of Reclamation, at (916) 978– ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1 mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 159 / Friday, August 18, 2017 / Notices 5070, or via email at mdietl@usbr.gov; or Mr. Rob Thomson, Sites Project Authority, at (530) 438–2309, or via email at EIR-EIS-Comments@ SitesProject.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This Draft EIR/EIS describes the Sites Reservoir Project, potential alternatives to the Sites Reservoir Project, environmental setting, potential direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts that could result from implementation of each of the alternatives, and mitigation measures for potentially significant impacts, as applicable. Four alternative methods of constructing and operating the Sites Reservoir Project are evaluated in the Draft FR to meet all or the majority of the purpose, and need, and goals, and objectives of the Sites Reservoir Project. Other alternatives evaluated over the past several decades (some of which were the subject of prior CEQA and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analyses and decision making) are summarized and discussed in Chapter 2 Alternatives Analysis of the Draft EIR/EIS. The proposed Sites Reservoir Project facilities would primarily be located in Glenn and Colusa counties, approximately 10 miles west of the town of Maxwell, California. Proposed minor modifications to an existing diversion facility would also need to occur at the existing Red Bluff Pumping Plant in Tehama County, California. The Sites Reservoir Project would consist of a new offstream surface storage reservoir (Sites Reservoir) with two main dams, up to nine saddle dams, and up to three recreation areas. The Sites Reservoir would be filled via two existing Sacramento River diversions/canals (included in all alternatives) and a proposed new inlet/outlet structure and pipeline (included in the majority of alternatives). The pipeline would allow for diversion of excess Sacramento River flows for most alternatives, and discharge of water under all alternatives. Water conveyance between the reservoir and the canals and pipeline would be facilitated by two new regulating reservoirs. Pumping/ generating plants would also be included as part of most alternatives. A new overhead power line would connect the pumping/generating plants and their associated electrical switchyards to an existing overhead power line in the Sites Reservoir Project area. New roads and a bridge across the proposed Sites Reservoir would be constructed to provide access to the proposed Sites Reservoir Project facilities and over the proposed reservoir, and some existing roads VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Aug 17, 2017 Jkt 241001 would be relocated or improved. The Sites Reservoir Project would require modifications to the T–C Canal and the Holthouse Reservoir. A more complete description of the Sites Reservoir Project can be found in Chapter 3 Description of the Sites Reservoir Project Alternatives in the Draft EIR/EIS. The Sites Reservoir Project is the subject of a Notice of Preparation (NOP) issued on November 5, 2001, to prepare an EIR under CEQA, and a Notice of Intent (NOI) published on November 9, 2001 (66 FR 56708), to prepare an EIS under NEPA. The Sites Reservoir Project was formerly known as the North-ofDelta Offstream Storage project led by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR). The Sites Project Authority has assumed the role of the CEQA lead agency in lieu of DWR and will be responsible for constructing, operating, and maintaining the Sites Reservoir Project. Because of this change in lead agency, the Sites Project Authority issued a Supplemental NOP on February 2, 2017, for the Draft EIR for the Project. Reclamation’s involvement in the Sites Reservoir Project includes the following actions: (1) The development of a Federal feasibility report, and related EIS under NEPA, to support potential funding by the Federal Government, pursuant to the Calfed Bay-Delta Authorization Act (Pub. L. 108–361); (2) the potential approval of the use of the Tehama-Colusa Canal for water diversion and conveyance of water to Sites Reservoir; and (3) the coordinated operations of Central Valley Project (CVP) facilities and the Sites Reservoir Project. In addition, Reclamation’s involvement in the Sites Reservoir Project also could include: (1) Potential Federal funding of the Project pursuant to the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (Pub. L. 114–322); (2) participation in the power lines to and from the Sites Reservoir; (3) involvement in and jurisdiction over the potential electrical power generation from the Sites Reservoir Project; and (4) potential new legislative authority to acquire shares of the water managed by the Sites Project Authority for federal conservation activities. If special assistance is required at the public meetings, please contact Mr. Michael Dietl at (916) 978–5070; or via email at mdietl@usbr.gov. Please notify Mr. Dietl 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. PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39455 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. Dated: August 14, 2017. Grayford F. Payne, Deputy Commissioner—Policy, Administration and Budget. [FR Doc. 2017–17487 Filed 8–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4332–90–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731–TA–1380 (Preliminary)] Tapered Roller Bearings From Korea; Determination On the basis of the record 1 developed in the subject investigation, the United States International Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’) determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (‘‘the Act’’), that there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of tapered roller bearings from Korea, provided for in subheadings 8482.20, 8482.91, and 8482.99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value (‘‘LTFV’’).2 Commencement of Final Phase Investigation Pursuant to section 207.18 of the Commission’s rules, the Commission also gives notice of the commencement of the final phase of its investigation. The Commission will issue a final phase notice of scheduling, which will be published in the Federal Register as provided in section 207.21 of the Commission’s rules, upon notice from the Department of Commerce (‘‘Commerce’’) of an affirmative preliminary determination in the investigation under section 733(b) of the Act, or, if the preliminary determination is negative, upon notice of an affirmative final determination in that investigation under section 735(a) of the Act. Parties that filed entries of 1 The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)). 2 Commissioner Meredith M. Broadbent dissenting. E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 159 (Friday, August 18, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR



Bureau of Reclamation



[RR02030000, 17XR0687NA, RX185279066000000]




Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement 

and Draft Feasibility Report for Sites Reservoir Project, Sites, 

California



AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.



ACTION: Notice of availability and notice of public meetings.



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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), as the National 

Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Federal lead agency, and the Sites 

Project Authority, as the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) 

State lead agency, have made available for public review and comment 

the Sites Reservoir Project Draft Environmental Impact Report/

Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIR/EIS) and Draft Feasibility 

Report (Draft FR). The Draft EIR/EIS and Draft FR describe the 

environmental effects and evaluate the feasibility of the No-Action 

Alternative and four action alternatives. Two public meetings will be 

held to receive comments from individuals and organizations on the 

Draft EIR/EIS and Draft FR.



DATES: Submit written comments on the Draft EIR/EIS on or before 

November 13, 2017.

    Two public meetings have been scheduled to receive oral or written 

comments regarding environmental effects:

     Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., Maxwell, 

CA

     Thursday, September 28, 2017, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., 

Sacramento, CA

    A 1-hour open house to view project information and interact with 

the project team will precede each public meeting.



ADDRESSES: Send written comments on the Draft EIR/EIS or Draft FR to 

DEIR/EIS Comments, Sites Project Authority, P.O. Box 517, Maxwell, CA 

95955, or email to EIR-EIS-Comments@SitesProject.org.

    The public meetings will be held at the following locations:



 Maxwell--Sites Project Authority, 122 Old Highway 99 West, 

Maxwell, CA 95955

 Sacramento--Convention Center, 1400 J Street, Room 306, 

Sacramento, CA 95814



    Electronic CD copies of the Draft EIR/EIS may be requested from 

Sites Project Authority, at (530) 410-8250, or EIR-EIS-Comments@SitesProject.org. The Draft EIR/EIS is also accessible from 

the following Web site: https://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?project_ID=29024.

    Copies of the Draft EIR/EIS are available for public review at the 

following locations:



1. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, Regional Library, 2800 

Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825

2. Sacramento Public Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

3. Sites Authority, 122 Old Highway 99 West, Maxwell, CA 95955



FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please contact Mr. Michael Dietl, 

Bureau of Reclamation, at (916) 978-



[[Page 39455]]



5070, or via email at mdietl@usbr.gov; or Mr. Rob Thomson, Sites 

Project Authority, at (530) 438-2309, or via email at EIR-EIS-Comments@SitesProject.org.



SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This Draft EIR/EIS describes the Sites 

Reservoir Project, potential alternatives to the Sites Reservoir 

Project, environmental setting, potential direct, indirect, and 

cumulative impacts that could result from implementation of each of the 

alternatives, and mitigation measures for potentially significant 

impacts, as applicable. Four alternative methods of constructing and 

operating the Sites Reservoir Project are evaluated in the Draft FR to 

meet all or the majority of the purpose, and need, and goals, and 

objectives of the Sites Reservoir Project. Other alternatives evaluated 

over the past several decades (some of which were the subject of prior 

CEQA and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analyses and decision 

making) are summarized and discussed in Chapter 2 Alternatives Analysis 

of the Draft EIR/EIS.

    The proposed Sites Reservoir Project facilities would primarily be 

located in Glenn and Colusa counties, approximately 10 miles west of 

the town of Maxwell, California. Proposed minor modifications to an 

existing diversion facility would also need to occur at the existing 

Red Bluff Pumping Plant in Tehama County, California. The Sites 

Reservoir Project would consist of a new offstream surface storage 

reservoir (Sites Reservoir) with two main dams, up to nine saddle dams, 

and up to three recreation areas. The Sites Reservoir would be filled 

via two existing Sacramento River diversions/canals (included in all 

alternatives) and a proposed new inlet/outlet structure and pipeline 

(included in the majority of alternatives). The pipeline would allow 

for diversion of excess Sacramento River flows for most alternatives, 

and discharge of water under all alternatives. Water conveyance between 

the reservoir and the canals and pipeline would be facilitated by two 

new regulating reservoirs. Pumping/generating plants would also be 

included as part of most alternatives. A new overhead power line would 

connect the pumping/generating plants and their associated electrical 

switchyards to an existing overhead power line in the Sites Reservoir 

Project area. New roads and a bridge across the proposed Sites 

Reservoir would be constructed to provide access to the proposed Sites 

Reservoir Project facilities and over the proposed reservoir, and some 

existing roads would be relocated or improved. The Sites Reservoir 

Project would require modifications to the T-C Canal and the Holthouse 

Reservoir. A more complete description of the Sites Reservoir Project 

can be found in Chapter 3 Description of the Sites Reservoir Project 

Alternatives in the Draft EIR/EIS.

    The Sites Reservoir Project is the subject of a Notice of 

Preparation (NOP) issued on November 5, 2001, to prepare an EIR under 

CEQA, and a Notice of Intent (NOI) published on November 9, 2001 (66 FR 

56708), to prepare an EIS under NEPA. The Sites Reservoir Project was 

formerly known as the North-of-Delta Offstream Storage project led by 

the California Department of Water Resources (DWR). The Sites Project 

Authority has assumed the role of the CEQA lead agency in lieu of DWR 

and will be responsible for constructing, operating, and maintaining 

the Sites Reservoir Project. Because of this change in lead agency, the 

Sites Project Authority issued a Supplemental NOP on February 2, 2017, 

for the Draft EIR for the Project.

    Reclamation's involvement in the Sites Reservoir Project includes 

the following actions: (1) The development of a Federal feasibility 

report, and related EIS under NEPA, to support potential funding by the 

Federal Government, pursuant to the Calfed Bay-Delta Authorization Act 

(Pub. L. 108-361); (2) the potential approval of the use of the Tehama-

Colusa Canal for water diversion and conveyance of water to Sites 

Reservoir; and (3) the coordinated operations of Central Valley Project 

(CVP) facilities and the Sites Reservoir Project. In addition, 

Reclamation's involvement in the Sites Reservoir Project also could 

include: (1) Potential Federal funding of the Project pursuant to the 

Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (Pub. L. 114-322); 

(2) participation in the power lines to and from the Sites Reservoir; 

(3) involvement in and jurisdiction over the potential electrical power 

generation from the Sites Reservoir Project; and (4) potential new 

legislative authority to acquire shares of the water managed by the 

Sites Project Authority for federal conservation activities.

    If special assistance is required at the public meetings, please 

contact Mr. Michael Dietl at (916) 978-5070; or via email at 

mdietl@usbr.gov. Please notify Mr. Dietl 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.



    Dated: August 14, 2017.

Grayford F. Payne,

 Deputy Commissioner--Policy, Administration and Budget.

[FR Doc. 2017-17487 Filed 8-17-17; 8:45 am]

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