Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Modernization of the San Luis I Land Port of Entry (LPOE) Modernization, 52299 [2017-24551]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 217 / Monday, November 13, 2017 / Notices The notices are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The notices also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing to the Reserve Bank indicated for that notice or to the offices of the Board of Governors. Comments must be received not later than November 27, 2017. A. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Gerald C. Tsai, Director, Applications and Enforcement) 101 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105–1579: 1. Matthew Moskowitz, Plainview, New York; Yaakov Markowitz, Brooklyn, New York; Jarret Prussin, Westport, Connecticut; Paul Brown, Monte Carlo, Monaco; and Menachem Wilenkin, Brooklyn, New York; to acquire voting shares of All West Bancorp, and thereby indirectly acquire shares of FinWise Bank, both of Sandy, Utah. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, November 7, 2017. Yao-Chin Chao, Assistant Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2017–24522 Filed 11–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION [Notice–PBS–2017–03; Docket 2017–0002; Sequence 22] Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Modernization of the San Luis I Land Port of Entry (LPOE) Modernization 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 an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared for the San Luis I LPOE. The action to be evaluated by this EIS is the modernization of the existing San Luis I LPOE, located in San Luis, Arizona, to improve its functionality, capacity, and security. DATES: Meeting Date: A public scoping meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, from 4:00 p.m., Mountain Standard Time (MST), to 6:00 p.m., MST. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:38 Nov 09, 2017 Jkt 244001 The public scoping meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers at 1090 E. Union Street, San Luis, AZ, where GSA will meet with governmental and public stakeholders to explain the project, and obtain input on the scoping of the project. The meeting will be an informal open house, where visitors may come, receive information, and provide written comments. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Osmahn Kadri, Regional Environmental Quality Advisor/NEPA PM, by phone at 415–522–3617 or via email at osmahn.kadri@gsa.gov. 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 an EIS to analyze the potential impacts resulting from proposed modifications and design changes to the San Luis I LPOE modernization project. The San Luis I LPOE consists of several facilities that are in need of modernization. The primary users of the LPOE are officers belonging to Customs and Border Protection and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, as well as the general public seeking to enter or exit the country. The LPOE needs modernization due to unacceptable building conditions and increasing traffic demand. Currently, the LPOE is physically constrained on both the north and south, by Urtuzuastegui Street and the Mexico-U.S. border, respectively. Traffic from the LPOE must be routed into downtown San Luis, which often creates traffic jams. All vehicular traffic coming into town has been rerouted recently to exit via First Street, while outgoing traffic enters the port via Main Street. The possible phasing for the demolition and modernization of the LPOE includes: • Phase 1: Acquire a portion of Friendship Park, a Public-Facing Building, Parking Garage, Vault, Impound, and Utility Yard. • Phase 2: Construct new privately owned vehicle processing facilities and kennel. • Phase 3: Construct new main building and outbound east exits. • Phase 4: Demolish main building, construct pedestrian processing, and construct outbound west exits. Alternatives Under Consideration: Two modernization alternatives for the proposed project are currently under consideration and will be analyzed in the EIS for the potential environmental PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 52299 impacts. In addition, the ‘‘No Action’’ alternative will be analyzed. Alternative 1—GSA will demolish then reconstruct a modernized LPOE. The existing San Luis LPOE will be demolished and reconstructed in four (4) phases. Some adjacent land on the west side of the LPOE will be acquired which will allow modernization of the facility to accommodate modern operational requirements, and alleviate traffic strain in downtown San Luis. Alternative 2—Renovate, expand, and modernize the existing LPOE. GSA will renovate and modernize the existing San Luis LPOE and expand the existing footprint of the facility on the west as mentioned in Alternative 1 which will accommodate modern operational requirements, and alleviate traffic strain in downtown San Luis. Alternative 3—No Action Alternative. GSA will continue operations at the existing LPOE facilities as they are currently configured and will not perform any renovation nor modernization of the LPOE. The EIS will address the potential environmental impacts of the proposed alternatives of the including aesthetics, air quality during construction and operation, geology and soils, hazards and hazardous materials, hydrology and water quality, land use, noise during construction and operation, utilities, and traffic. The EIS will also address the socioeconomic effects of the project. 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. This meeting will be announced in the local newspaper, the Yuma Sun. Agencies and the public are encouraged to provide written comments regarding the scope of the EIS. Written comments must be received by Friday, December 22, 2017, and sent to the General Services Administration, Attention: Osmahn Kadri, Regional Environmental Quality Advisor/NEPA PM, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, 3rd Floor East, San Francisco, CA, 94102, or via email to osmahn.kadri@gsa.gov. Dated: November 2, 2017. Matthew Jear, Director, Portfolio Management Division, Pacific Rim Region, Public Buildings Service. [FR Doc. 2017–24551 Filed 11–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–YF–P E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 217 (Monday, November 13, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Page 52299]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-24551]


=======================================================================
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

[Notice-PBS-2017-03; Docket 2017-0002; Sequence 22]


Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Modernization of the San Luis I Land Port of Entry 
(LPOE) Modernization

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

ACTION: Notice of intent; announcement of meeting.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

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 an Environmental 
Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared for the San Luis I LPOE. The 
action to be evaluated by this EIS is the modernization of the existing 
San Luis I LPOE, located in San Luis, Arizona, to improve its 
functionality, capacity, and security.

DATES: Meeting Date: A public scoping meeting will be held on 
Wednesday, November 29, 2017, from 4:00 p.m., Mountain Standard Time 
(MST), to 6:00 p.m., MST.

ADDRESSES:  The public scoping meeting will be held in the City Council 
Chambers at 1090 E. Union Street, San Luis, AZ, where GSA will meet 
with governmental and public stakeholders to explain the project, and 
obtain input on the scoping of the project. The meeting will be an 
informal open house, where visitors may come, receive information, and 
provide written comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Osmahn Kadri, Regional Environmental 
Quality Advisor/NEPA PM, by phone at 415-522-3617 or via email at 
osmahn.kadri@gsa.gov. 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 an EIS to analyze the 
potential impacts resulting from proposed modifications and design 
changes to the San Luis I LPOE modernization project. The San Luis I 
LPOE consists of several facilities that are in need of modernization.
    The primary users of the LPOE are officers belonging to Customs and 
Border Protection and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, as well as 
the general public seeking to enter or exit the country. The LPOE needs 
modernization due to unacceptable building conditions and increasing 
traffic demand.
    Currently, the LPOE is physically constrained on both the north and 
south, by Urtuzuastegui Street and the Mexico-U.S. border, 
respectively. Traffic from the LPOE must be routed into downtown San 
Luis, which often creates traffic jams. All vehicular traffic coming 
into town has been rerouted recently to exit via First Street, while 
outgoing traffic enters the port via Main Street.
    The possible phasing for the demolition and modernization of the 
LPOE includes:
     Phase 1: Acquire a portion of Friendship Park, a Public-
Facing Building, Parking Garage, Vault, Impound, and Utility Yard.
     Phase 2: Construct new privately owned vehicle processing 
facilities and kennel.
     Phase 3: Construct new main building and outbound east 
exits.
     Phase 4: Demolish main building, construct pedestrian 
processing, and construct outbound west exits.
    Alternatives Under Consideration: Two modernization alternatives 
for the proposed project are currently under consideration and will be 
analyzed in the EIS for the potential environmental impacts. In 
addition, the ``No Action'' alternative will be analyzed.
    Alternative 1--GSA will demolish then reconstruct a modernized 
LPOE. The existing San Luis LPOE will be demolished and reconstructed 
in four (4) phases. Some adjacent land on the west side of the LPOE 
will be acquired which will allow modernization of the facility to 
accommodate modern operational requirements, and alleviate traffic 
strain in downtown San Luis.
    Alternative 2--Renovate, expand, and modernize the existing LPOE. 
GSA will renovate and modernize the existing San Luis LPOE and expand 
the existing footprint of the facility on the west as mentioned in 
Alternative 1 which will accommodate modern operational requirements, 
and alleviate traffic strain in downtown San Luis.
    Alternative 3--No Action Alternative. GSA will continue operations 
at the existing LPOE facilities as they are currently configured and 
will not perform any renovation nor modernization of the LPOE.
    The EIS will address the potential environmental impacts of the 
proposed alternatives of the including aesthetics, air quality during 
construction and operation, geology and soils, hazards and hazardous 
materials, hydrology and water quality, land use, noise during 
construction and operation, utilities, and traffic. The EIS will also 
address the socioeconomic effects of the project.
    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.
    This meeting will be announced in the local newspaper, the Yuma 
Sun. Agencies and the public are encouraged to provide written comments 
regarding the scope of the EIS. Written comments must be received by 
Friday, December 22, 2017, and sent to the General Services 
Administration, Attention: Osmahn Kadri, Regional Environmental Quality 
Advisor/NEPA PM, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, 3rd Floor East, San Francisco, 
CA, 94102, or via email to osmahn.kadri@gsa.gov.

    Dated: November 2, 2017.
Matthew Jear,
Director, Portfolio Management Division, Pacific Rim Region, Public 
Buildings Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-24551 Filed 11-9-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6820-YF-P