Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Combined Operational Plan, Broward, Miami-Dade Counties, Florida, 42547-42548 [2017-19065]

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Jensen, Director, Business Operations. [FR Doc. 2017–19082 Filed 9–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6353–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42547 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Combined Operational Plan, Broward, MiamiDade Counties, Florida Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DOD. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: The Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is beginning preparation of a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) assessment for the Combined Operational Plan (COP). The purpose of the COP is to define operations for the constructed features of the Modified Water Deliveries to Everglades National Park (MWD) and Canal 111 (C–111) South Dade Projects, while maintaining the congressionally authorized purposes of the Central and Southern Florida (C&SF) Project to include flood control; water supply for agricultural irrigation, municipalities and industry; regional groundwater control and prevention of saltwater intrusion; enhancement of fish and wildlife; and recreation. ADDRESSES: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Planning and Policy Division, Environmental Branch, P.O. Box 4970, Jacksonville, FL 32232–0019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Nasuti at 904–232–1368 or email at melissa.a.nasuti@ usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: a. The COP will result in a comprehensive integrated water control plan for the operation of water management infrastructure associated with the MWD and C–111 South Dade Projects in Miami Dade County, Florida. Development of the COP will be informed by a series of operational field tests previously conducted under the authority of the MWD Project that include incremental increases in water delivered from Water Conservation Area 3 (WCA 3) to Everglades National Park (ENP). Information gained from water management actions taken by the Corps in response to unseasonable high water levels within the WCAs in 2016 and 2017 will also be utilized to inform development of the COP. b. Implementation of the COP is anticipated to increase the availability of water deliveries from WCA 3A to ENP through Northeast Shark River Slough and improve hydrologic conditions in Taylor Slough, the Rocky Glades, and the eastern panhandle of ENP. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08SEN1.SGM 08SEN1 42548 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 173 / Friday, September 8, 2017 / Notices c. Water management operating criteria defined during development of the COP will be incorporated into the 2012 WCAs, ENP, and ENP to South Dade Conveyance system Water Control Plan following completion of NEPA. d. A scoping letter will be used to invite comments from Federal, State, and local agencies, affected Indian tribes, and other interested private organizations and individuals. e. All alternative plans will be reviewed under provisions of appropriate laws and regulations, including the Endangered Species Act, Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, Clean Water Act, and Farmland Protection Policy Act. f. The Draft Environmental Impact Assessment is expected to be available for public review in 2019. Dated: August 22, 2017. Gina Paduano Ralph, Chief, Environmental Branch. [FR Doc. 2017–19065 Filed 9–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Notice of Intent To Prepare an Integrated Environmental Impact Statement for the Lower Columbia River Federal Navigation Channel Maintenance Plan Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: The Portland District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) intends to prepare an integrated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Federal Navigation Channel (FNC) Maintenance Plan, hereafter referred to as the Plan. The purpose of this Plan is to ensure the continued maintenance of the 43-foot deep Lower Columbia River FNC for the next 20 years. The Port of Longview, Port of Kalama, Port of Woodland, Port of Vancouver, and the Port of Portland (collectively the Sponsor Ports) are non-federal sponsors of the project, who will have Oregon and Washington State permitting requirements to execute on the Plan. The Corps will serve as the lead federal agency for purposes of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The Sponsor Ports will serve as cooperating agencies for purposes of NEPA. The Washington ports’ activities in support of the proposed project will be subject to environmental review under chapter 43.21C Revised Code of Washington sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Sep 07, 2017 Jkt 241001 (RCW), the Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). The Washington Sponsor Ports will be colead agencies under SEPA, and the Port of Longview will serve as the nominal SEPA lead agency for purposes of SEPA compliance. To satisfy the requirements of NEPA and SEPA, the Corps and Sponsor Ports will be jointly preparing an integrated EIS for the Plan. DATES: Written comments for consideration in the development of the scope of the joint NEPA/SEPA EIS are due to the addresses below no later than Thursday, November 16, 2017. Comments may also be made at the public scoping meetings listed in this notice. Additional information related to the public scoping process will be provided through advertisements placed in regional newspapers of general circulation, Public Notice, and on the project Web site at www.nwp.usace.army.mil/lcrchannel maintenance. ADDRESSES: Mailed comments may be sent to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, P.O. Box 2946, Attn: CENWP–PM–E, Portland, Oregon 97208–2946. Email comments to: ColumbiaNavChannel@usace.army.mil. All written comments and materials received, including names and addresses, will become part of the administrative record and may be released to the public. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions regarding the Plan, the EIS, or special accommodations for scoping process participation, please contact Kate Wells, Environmental Resources Specialist; Attn: CENWP–PM–E, P.O. Box 2946, Portland, Oregon 97208– 2946; (503) 808–4664; ColumbiaNavChannel@usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Project Background. The Lower Columbia River FNC project includes a main channel that is 43 feet deep and generally 600 feet wide, and extends upstream of the Mouth of Columbia River, River Mile (RM) 3 to Vancouver, WA, RM 105.5. The FNC also extends into lower Oregon Slough and includes vessel turning basins at Astoria in Oregon and Longview, Kalama, and Vancouver in Washington. The FNC is maintained using a combination of dredging and hydraulic control works (pile dikes). Advanced maintenance dredging is currently approved up to 5 feet below authorized depth (¥48 feet) and up to 100 feet outside the authorized channel width. For the past several years, dredging 6 to 8 million cubic yards of localized sand shoals has been required annually to provide reliable service for deep-draft PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 navigation. The Corps’ policy requires all federally maintained navigation projects to demonstrate that there is sufficient dredged material placement capacity for a minimum of 20 years. An updated Plan for the Lower Columbia River FNC is needed now because the existing dredged material placement network is nearing capacity and, if insufficient capacity exists, navigation maintenance dredging may be negatively affected. Non-federal project sponsors for the Lower Columbia River FNC include the Port of Portland individually and as representative of the Port of St. Helens in Oregon, and the Port of Longview, the Port of Kalama, the Port of Woodland, and the Port of Vancouver in Washington. These ports are stakeholders in the channel depth maintenance of the Columbia River. Maintenance of the channel depth is necessary for the ports’ and other channel users’ continued industrial economic development and trade promotion. In 2015, the Lower Columbia River FNC was used to transport nearly 55 million tons of cargo valued at $22 billion. Vessels drafting the full authorized channel depth of 43 feet carried approximately 11 million tons of export shipments worth nearly $3 billion in 2015. Tonnage amounts refer to Corps Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center (WCSC) data for the Columbia & Lower Willamette Rivers below Vancouver, WA, and Portland, OR, Waterway as processed by the Corps Channel Portfolio Tool (CPT). Cargo values are estimated by the CPT based on the WCSC tonnage amounts multiplied by national average commodity unit price ($ per ton) data derived from USA Trade Online (https://usatrade.census.gov/). Proposed Project. The Corps will develop the subject Plan in accordance with the procedures for a dredged material management plan in Engineering Regulation 1105–2–100, which governs Corps project formulation, evaluation, and implementation. As a dredged material management plan, it will ensure warranted and environmentally acceptable maintenance of the 43-foot Lower Columbia River FNC for the next 20 years. Specifically, the Plan will be designed to facilitate efficient management of dredged material, accounting for variability of shoaling processes, to provide a reliable channel for deep-draft navigation. The Plan will describe the results of investigations and analyses used to make determinations as to current and forecasted dredging needs and material placement capacity, potential additional E:\FR\FM\08SEN1.SGM 08SEN1

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[FR Doc No: 2017-19065]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers


Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the 
Combined Operational Plan, Broward, Miami-Dade Counties, Florida

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

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 
(Corps) is beginning preparation of a National Environmental Policy Act 
(NEPA) assessment for the Combined Operational Plan (COP). The purpose 
of the COP is to define operations for the constructed features of the 
Modified Water Deliveries to Everglades National Park (MWD) and Canal 
111 (C-111) South Dade Projects, while maintaining the congressionally 
authorized purposes of the Central and Southern Florida (C&SF) Project 
to include flood control; water supply for agricultural irrigation, 
municipalities and industry; regional groundwater control and 
prevention of saltwater intrusion; enhancement of fish and wildlife; 
and recreation.

ADDRESSES: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Planning and Policy Division, 
Environmental Branch, P.O. Box 4970, Jacksonville, FL 32232-0019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Nasuti at 904-232-1368 or 
email at melissa.a.nasuti@usace.army.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    a. The COP will result in a comprehensive integrated water control 
plan for the operation of water management infrastructure associated 
with the MWD and C-111 South Dade Projects in Miami Dade County, 
Florida. Development of the COP will be informed by a series of 
operational field tests previously conducted under the authority of the 
MWD Project that include incremental increases in water delivered from 
Water Conservation Area 3 (WCA 3) to Everglades National Park (ENP). 
Information gained from water management actions taken by the Corps in 
response to unseasonable high water levels within the WCAs in 2016 and 
2017 will also be utilized to inform development of the COP.
    b. Implementation of the COP is anticipated to increase the 
availability of water deliveries from WCA 3A to ENP through Northeast 
Shark River Slough and improve hydrologic conditions in Taylor Slough, 
the Rocky Glades, and the eastern panhandle of ENP.

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    c. Water management operating criteria defined during development 
of the COP will be incorporated into the 2012 WCAs, ENP, and ENP to 
South Dade Conveyance system Water Control Plan following completion of 
NEPA.
    d. A scoping letter will be used to invite comments from Federal, 
State, and local agencies, affected Indian tribes, and other interested 
private organizations and individuals.
    e. All alternative plans will be reviewed under provisions of 
appropriate laws and regulations, including the Endangered Species Act, 
Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, Clean Water Act, and Farmland 
Protection Policy Act.
    f. The Draft Environmental Impact Assessment is expected to be 
available for public review in 2019.

    Dated: August 22, 2017.
Gina Paduano Ralph,
Chief, Environmental Branch.
[FR Doc. 2017-19065 Filed 9-7-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3720-58-P