Notice of intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry (LPOE) Modernization and Expansion Project, 50652 [2017-23754]

Download as PDF 50652 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 210 / Wednesday, November 1, 2017 / Notices Background GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION [Notice–PBS–2017–02; Docket 2017–0002; Sequence 21] Notice of intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry (LPOE) Modernization and Expansion Project Public Building Service (PBS), General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Notice of intent; Announcement of meeting. AGENCY: Pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations, and the GSA Public Buildings Service NEPA Desk Guide, GSA is issuing this notice to advise the public that a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) will be prepared for the San Ysidro LPOE Modernization and Expansion Project (Project). DATES: Meeting Date: A public scoping meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 from 4:00 p.m., Pacific Time (PT), to 6:00 p.m., PT. The meeting will be an informal open house, where visitors may come, receive information, and provide written comments. Agencies and the public are encouraged to provide written comments regarding the scope of the SEIS. Written comments must be received by November 30, 2017. ADDRESSES: The public scoping meeting will be held at The Front, 147 West San Ysidro Boulevard, San Ysidro, CA 92173. Written comments must be sent to the General Services Administration, Attention: Osmahn Kadri, Regional Environmental Quality Advisor/NEPA Project Manager, 50 United Nations Plaza, Room 3345 Mailbox 9, San Francisco, CA 94102, or via email to osmahn.kadri@gsa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Osmahn A. Kadri, Regional Environmental Quality Advisor/NEPA Project Manager, GSA, Pacific Rim Region, at 415–522–3617. Please also call this number if special assistance is needed to attend and participate in the public scoping meeting. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: GSA intends to prepare a SEIS to analyze the potential impacts resulting from proposed modifications and minor design changes to the San Ysidro LPOE Modernization and Expansion Project. The San Ysidro LPOE is located at the terminus of Interstate 5 at the United States-Mexico border in the San Ysidro community of San Diego, California. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:16 Oct 31, 2017 Jkt 244001 A Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Record of Decision (ROD) were published in September 2009. Both addressed the reconfiguration and expansion of the San Ysidro LPOE in three independent construction phases to improve overall capacity and operational efficiency. In May 2014, GSA published a Final SEIS and ROD that evaluated changed circumstances and proposed modifications to the Project, including (1) the incorporation of northbound pedestrians inspections at the proposed southbound-only pedestrian crossing facility, on the west side of the LPOE, and modification of the phasing/timing of the construction of the pedestrian crossing facility; (2) changes to the development footprint on the west side of the LPOE and design refinements to the Virginia Avenue Transit Center; (3) a change in the number of vehicle lanes and the installation of southbound inspection booths and overhead canopies on the proposed southbound roadway; and (4) minor changes in the design and/or timing of implementation of several Project elements. GSA prepared a Revision to the Final SEIS in August 2015 that addressed minor changes to the alignment of the southbound roadway and employee access road, as well as specific information that was not known or available at the time the Final EIS or Final SEIS were prepared (regarding the details of the on-site wastewater treatment facility). Phase 1 is complete and included the construction of a pedestrian bridge, additional northbound vehicle lanes and inspection facilities, a new southbound pedestrian crossing facility on the east side of the LPOE, a new bidirectional pedestrian crossing facility on the west side of the LPOE, and the Virginia Avenue Transit Center. Phase 2 is fully funded and involves the construction of new buildings. Phase 3 is fully funded and includes construction of a southbound roadway and associated inspection equipment. Phases 2 and 3 are anticipated to be completed in 2019. The SEIS will address changes to the Project, which include acquisition of one parcel of land on the east side of the LPOE and incorporation of this additional land area into the LPOE. Alternatives Under Consideration Two action alternatives are under consideration in addition to the NoAction Alternative. Alternative 1 would include demolition of the existing building on the acquisition site and PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 expansion of the LPOE pedestrian plaza. Alternative 2 would involve renovating the existing on-site building. The No Action Alternative assumes that the site would not be acquired by GSA and the additional land area would not be incorporated into the LPOE. Scoping Process Scoping will be accomplished through a public scoping meeting, direct mail correspondence to appropriate federal, state, and local agencies, and to private organizations and citizens who have previously expressed, or are known to have, an interest in the Project. Dated: October 23, 2017. Matthew Jear, Director, Portfolio Management Division, Pacific Rim Region, Public Buildings Service. [FR Doc. 2017–23754 Filed 10–31–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–Y1–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Minority Health Office of Minority Health, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is hereby giving notice that the Advisory Committee on Minority Health (ACMH) will hold a meeting conducted as a telephone conference call. This call will be open to the public. Preregistration is required for both public participation and comment. Any individual who wishes to participate in the call should email OMH-ACMH@hhs.gov by December 4, 2017. Instructions regarding participating in the call and how to provide verbal public comments will be given at the time of preregistration. Information about the meeting is available from the designated contact and will be posted on the Web site for the Office of Minority Health (OMH), www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov. Information about ACMH activities can be found on the OMH Web site under the heading About OMH. DATES: The conference call will be held on December 5, 2017, 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. ET. ADDRESSES: Instructions regarding participating in the call will be given at the time of preregistration. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1

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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

[Notice-PBS-2017-02; Docket 2017-0002; Sequence 21]


Notice of intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact 
Statement for the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry (LPOE) Modernization 
and Expansion Project

AGENCY: Public Building Service (PBS), General Services Administration 
(GSA).

ACTION: Notice of intent; Announcement of meeting.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the Council on Environmental Quality 
Regulations, and the GSA Public Buildings Service NEPA Desk Guide, GSA 
is issuing this notice to advise the public that a Supplemental 
Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) will be prepared for the San 
Ysidro LPOE Modernization and Expansion Project (Project).

DATES: Meeting Date: A public scoping meeting will be held on 
Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 from 4:00 p.m., Pacific Time (PT), to 
6:00 p.m., PT. The meeting will be an informal open house, where 
visitors may come, receive information, and provide written comments. 
Agencies and the public are encouraged to provide written comments 
regarding the scope of the SEIS. Written comments must be received by 
November 30, 2017.

ADDRESSES: The public scoping meeting will be held at The Front, 147 
West San Ysidro Boulevard, San Ysidro, CA 92173. Written comments must 
be sent to the General Services Administration, Attention: Osmahn 
Kadri, Regional Environmental Quality Advisor/NEPA Project Manager, 50 
United Nations Plaza, Room 3345 Mailbox 9, San Francisco, CA 94102, or 
via email to [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Osmahn A. Kadri, Regional 
Environmental Quality Advisor/NEPA Project Manager, GSA, Pacific Rim 
Region, at 415-522-3617. Please also call this number if special 
assistance is needed to attend and participate in the public scoping 
meeting.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: GSA intends to prepare a SEIS to analyze the 
potential impacts resulting from proposed modifications and minor 
design changes to the San Ysidro LPOE Modernization and Expansion 
Project. The San Ysidro LPOE is located at the terminus of Interstate 5 
at the United States-Mexico border in the San Ysidro community of San 
Diego, California.

Background

    A Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Record of Decision 
(ROD) were published in September 2009. Both addressed the 
reconfiguration and expansion of the San Ysidro LPOE in three 
independent construction phases to improve overall capacity and 
operational efficiency. In May 2014, GSA published a Final SEIS and ROD 
that evaluated changed circumstances and proposed modifications to the 
Project, including (1) the incorporation of northbound pedestrians 
inspections at the proposed southbound-only pedestrian crossing 
facility, on the west side of the LPOE, and modification of the 
phasing/timing of the construction of the pedestrian crossing facility; 
(2) changes to the development footprint on the west side of the LPOE 
and design refinements to the Virginia Avenue Transit Center; (3) a 
change in the number of vehicle lanes and the installation of 
southbound inspection booths and overhead canopies on the proposed 
southbound roadway; and (4) minor changes in the design and/or timing 
of implementation of several Project elements. GSA prepared a Revision 
to the Final SEIS in August 2015 that addressed minor changes to the 
alignment of the southbound roadway and employee access road, as well 
as specific information that was not known or available at the time the 
Final EIS or Final SEIS were prepared (regarding the details of the on-
site wastewater treatment facility).
    Phase 1 is complete and included the construction of a pedestrian 
bridge, additional northbound vehicle lanes and inspection facilities, 
a new southbound pedestrian crossing facility on the east side of the 
LPOE, a new bi-directional pedestrian crossing facility on the west 
side of the LPOE, and the Virginia Avenue Transit Center. Phase 2 is 
fully funded and involves the construction of new buildings. Phase 3 is 
fully funded and includes construction of a southbound roadway and 
associated inspection equipment. Phases 2 and 3 are anticipated to be 
completed in 2019.
    The SEIS will address changes to the Project, which include 
acquisition of one parcel of land on the east side of the LPOE and 
incorporation of this additional land area into the LPOE.

Alternatives Under Consideration

    Two action alternatives are under consideration in addition to the 
No-Action Alternative. Alternative 1 would include demolition of the 
existing building on the acquisition site and expansion of the LPOE 
pedestrian plaza. Alternative 2 would involve renovating the existing 
on-site building. The No Action Alternative assumes that the site would 
not be acquired by GSA and the additional land area would not be 
incorporated into the LPOE.

Scoping Process

    Scoping will be accomplished through a public scoping meeting, 
direct mail correspondence to appropriate federal, state, and local 
agencies, and to private organizations and citizens who have previously 
expressed, or are known to have, an interest in the Project.

    Dated: October 23, 2017.
Matthew Jear,
Director, Portfolio Management Division, Pacific Rim Region, Public 
Buildings Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-23754 Filed 10-31-17; 8:45 am]
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