Notice of Availability of The Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study-Brandon Road Draft Integrated Feasibility Study and Environmental Impact Statement-Will County, Illinois, 45008 [2017-20680]

Download as PDF 45008 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 27, 2017 / Notices authorized for release and export to the Government of Bahrain. [FR Doc. 2017–20700 Filed 9–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Notice of Availability of The Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study—Brandon Road Draft Integrated Feasibility Study and Environmental Impact Statement—Will County, Illinois Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Extension of public comment period. AGENCY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is extending the comment period for the report ‘‘The Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study—Brandon Road Draft Integrated Feasibility Study and Environmental Impact Statement—Will County, Illinois’’ (GLMRIS-Brandon Road) for 45 days in response to stakeholder requests for an extension, from October 2, 2017 to November 16, 2017. DATES: The comment period is extended for the draft GLMRIS-Brandon Road report published in the Federal Register on August 7, 2017 (82 FR 36760). Comments must be received or postmarked by November 16, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted in the following ways: GLMRIS Project Web site: Use the Web comment function found at http:// glmris.anl.gov. Mail: Send comments to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District, ATTN: GLMRIS-Brandon Road Comments, 231 S. LaSalle St., Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60604. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Andrew Leichty, Program Manager, by mail: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, Clock Tower Building (ATTN: Leichty), P.O. Box 2004, Rock Island, IL 61204–2004, by phone: 309–794–5399; or by email: Andrew.L.Leichty@usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The GLMRIS authority directed USACE to identify the range of options and technologies available to prevent the spread of aquatic nuisance species between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Basins through the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal and other aquatic pathways. The goal of the GLMRIS-Brandon Road Study is to prevent the upstream transfer of aquatic asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:59 Sep 26, 2017 Jkt 241001 nuisance species while minimizing impacts to existing waterways uses and users. Comments, including the names and addresses of those who comment, received during the comment period will be posted on the GLMRIS project Web site. Comments submitted anonymously will be accepted, considered, and posted. Commenters may indicate that they do not wish to have their name or other personal information made available on the Web site. However, USACE cannot guarantee that information withheld from the Web site will be maintained as confidential. Persons requesting confidentiality should be aware that, under the Freedom of Information Act, confidentiality may be granted in only limited circumstances. Dated: September 18, 2017. Dennis W. Hamilton, Chief, Programs and Project Management Division. [FR Doc. 2017–20680 Filed 9–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Record of Decision for Final Supplement I to the Final Environmental Statement, Mississippi River Between the Ohio and Missouri Rivers (Regulating Works), Missouri and Illinois Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. AGENCY: ACTION: Record of Decision. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), St. Louis District, is issuing this notice to advise Federal, state, and local government agencies, affected Tribes, and the public that USACE has signed a Record of Decision (ROD) for Final Supplement I to the Final Environmental Statement, Mississippi River between the Ohio and Missouri Rivers (Regulating Works). The ROD was rendered to declare that, after careful consideration of the purpose of and need for the Regulating Works Project, the analysis contained in Final Supplement I, input from the public, affected Tribes, state and Federal agencies, and other interested parties, and based on the Regulating Works Project’s Congressional authority and continued benefit of remaining construction, USACE has determined that the public interest will best be served by implementing the Continue SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Construction Alternative (hereafter, the Selected Plan). DATES: The USACE Mississippi Valley Division Commander, Major General Michael C. Wehr, signed the ROD on August 31, 2017. ADDRESSES: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Regional Planning and Environmental Division North, CEMVP– PD–P (Attn: Mr. Kip Runyon), 1222 Spruce St., St. Louis, MO 63103–2833. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kip Runyon, Environmental Planner, Regional Planning and Environmental Division North, at 314–331–8396 or by email at RegWorksSEIS@ usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: USACE is charged with obtaining and maintaining a navigation channel on the Middle Mississippi River (MMR) that is nine feet deep and 300 feet wide with additional width in bends as necessary (commonly called the Regulating Works Project). As authorized by Congress, the Regulating Works Project is obtained by construction of revetment, rock removal, and river training structures to maintain bank stability and ensure adequate, reliable navigation depth and width. The Regulating Works Project is maintained through dredging and any needed maintenance to constructed features. The long-term goal of the Regulating Works Project, as authorized by Congress, is to obtain and maintain a navigation channel at the authorized dimensions and to reduce federal expenditures by alleviating the amount of annual maintenance dredging through the construction of river training structures. The Selected Plan consists of continuing with construction of new river training structures and revetment for navigation purposes until such time as the costs of placing more structures, including costs for any mitigation, are no longer justified by the resultant reduction in repetitive dredging quantities and associated costs. The Selected Plan also involves continuing to dredge as necessary, completing known bankline stabilization work to reduce the risk of a channel cutoff, placing additional revetment, and continuing to maintain existing structures. The remaining construction associated with the Selected Plan is currently estimated from programmatic analysis to require approximately 4.4 million tons (2.9 million cubic yards) of rock. Dredge quantities are expected to decrease from their current average annual quantity of approximately 4 million cubic yards to approximately 2.4 million cubic yards after construction of new river training E:\FR\FM\27SEN1.SGM 27SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers


Notice of Availability of The Great Lakes and Mississippi River 
Interbasin Study--Brandon Road Draft Integrated Feasibility Study and 
Environmental Impact Statement--Will County, Illinois

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

ACTION: Extension of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is extending the 
comment period for the report ``The Great Lakes and Mississippi River 
Interbasin Study--Brandon Road Draft Integrated Feasibility Study and 
Environmental Impact Statement--Will County, Illinois'' (GLMRIS-Brandon 
Road) for 45 days in response to stakeholder requests for an extension, 
from October 2, 2017 to November 16, 2017.

DATES: The comment period is extended for the draft GLMRIS-Brandon Road 
report published in the Federal Register on August 7, 2017 (82 FR 
36760). Comments must be received or postmarked by November 16, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted in the following ways:
    GLMRIS Project Web site: Use the Web comment function found at 
http://glmris.anl.gov.
    Mail: Send comments to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago 
District, ATTN: GLMRIS-Brandon Road Comments, 231 S. LaSalle St., Suite 
1500, Chicago, IL 60604.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Andrew Leichty, Program 
Manager, by mail: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, 
Clock Tower Building (ATTN: Leichty), P.O. Box 2004, Rock Island, IL 
61204-2004, by phone: 309-794-5399; or by email: 
Andrew.L.Leichty@usace.army.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The GLMRIS authority directed USACE to 
identify the range of options and technologies available to prevent the 
spread of aquatic nuisance species between the Great Lakes and 
Mississippi River Basins through the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal 
and other aquatic pathways. The goal of the GLMRIS-Brandon Road Study 
is to prevent the upstream transfer of aquatic nuisance species while 
minimizing impacts to existing waterways uses and users.
    Comments, including the names and addresses of those who comment, 
received during the comment period will be posted on the GLMRIS project 
Web site. Comments submitted anonymously will be accepted, considered, 
and posted. Commenters may indicate that they do not wish to have their 
name or other personal information made available on the Web site. 
However, USACE cannot guarantee that information withheld from the Web 
site will be maintained as confidential. Persons requesting 
confidentiality should be aware that, under the Freedom of Information 
Act, confidentiality may be granted in only limited circumstances.

    Dated: September 18, 2017.
Dennis W. Hamilton,
Chief, Programs and Project Management Division.
[FR Doc. 2017-20680 Filed 9-26-17; 8:45 am]
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