Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Byram River Basin Flood Risk Management Study, 55594-55595 [2017-25273]

Download as PDF 55594 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 22, 2017 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES osd.pentagon.odam.mbx.defensebusiness-board@mail.mil. A copy of the public agenda and the terms of reference for the Task Group study may be obtained from the Board’s Web site at http://dbb.defense.gov/meetings. Purpose of the Meeting: The mission of the Board is to examine and advise the Secretary of Defense on overall DoD management and governance. The Board provides independent advice which reflects an outside private sector perspective on proven and effective best business practices that can be applied to DoD. The Board will receive an out brief, findings, and recommendations from its Task Group on the study ‘‘Fully Burdened and Life Cycle Cost of the Workforce.’’ Agenda: 11:00 a.m.–11:05 a.m. DFO Comments to Public Attendees; 11:05 a.m.–11:45 a.m. DBB Study Out brief on ‘‘Fully Burdened and Life Cycle Cost of the Workforce’’; 11:45 a.m.–11:50 a.m. Public Comments (if time permits); 11:50 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Board Deliberations and Vote. Meeting Accessibility: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 41 CFR 102–3.140 through 102–3.165, this meeting is open to the public, subject to the availability of space. Seating is limited and is on a first-come basis. Written Statements: Written comments should be received by the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting date so that the comments may be made available to the Board for their consideration prior to the meeting. Written comments should be submitted via email to the email address for public comments given in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section in either Adobe Acrobat or Microsoft Word format. Please note that since the Board operates under the provisions of the FACA, as amended, all submitted comments and public presentations will be treated as public documents and will be made available for public inspection, including, but not limited to, being posted on the Board’s Web site. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Dated November 17, 2017. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. 1. Background The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), in partnership with the Town of Greenwich as the non-Federal sponsor, is undertaking this study. The Town of Greenwich and Village of Port Chester have been subjected to repeated, severe flooding caused by overflow of the Byram River due to precipitation of high intensity, large amounts, or prolonged duration. The Byram River Basin study [FR Doc. 2017–25259 Filed 11–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:57 Nov 21, 2017 Jkt 244001 Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Byram River Basin Flood Risk Management Study AGENCY: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of intent. Pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District (Corps) in partnership with the Town of Greenwich as the non-federal sponsor, is preparing an integrated Feasibility Report/Environmental Impact Statement (FR/EIS) for the proposed Byram River Basin Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study. The study is assessing the feasibility of flood risk management alternatives to be implemented within the congressionally authorized study area with a specific emphasis on the Town of Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut and Port Chester, Westchester County, New York. ADDRESSES: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, Programs and Project Management Division, Civil Works Programs Branch, 26 Federal Plaza, Room 2127, New York, NY 10279–0090. Pertinent information about the study can be found at: www.nan.usace.army.mil/Byram. Send written comments and suggestions concerning the scope of issues to be evaluated within the EIS to: byram.river@usace.army.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions about the overall Byram River Basin Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study should be directed to Rifat Salim, Project Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, Programs and Project Management Division, Civil Works Programs Branch, 26 Federal Plaza, Room 2127, New York, NY 10279–0090; Phone: (917) 790–8215; email: Rifat.Salim@ usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 was authorized by a resolution of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Docket 2779, dated May 2nd, 2007. A Feasibility Cost Sharing Agreement (FCSA) was executed on August 29, 2012 with the Town of Greenwich. The preliminary alternative analyses was completed early 2015 and identified Alternative #2a—Nonstructural Within the 10-yr Floodplain, and Alternative #5—Replacement of the Route 1 Highway Bridges, as each having a Benefit Cost Ratio over one and are being moved forward for further evaluation for eventual identification of the Tentatively Selected Plan. 2. Project Area The project area encompasses the portion of the Byram River located from southern section of the Pemberwick neighborhood to the Rt. 1 bridges in the Town of Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut and Village of Port Chester, Westchester County, New York. Public Participation The Corps and the Town of Greenwich are currently anticipating hosting a NEPA Scoping Meeting in November 2017. Public notices announcing the meeting date, time, location and agenda will be published in the appropriate local newspapers, the Town of Greenwich Web page and on the Corps’ New York District Web page (see the ADDRESSES section) and will be distributed to the local stakeholders and known interested parties. A scoping comment period of 30 days will be established from the scheduled date of the meeting to allow agencies, organizations and individuals to submit comments, questions and/or concerns regarding the Feasibility Study. Comments, concerns and information submitted to the Corps will be evaluated and considered during the development of the Draft EIS. Lead and Cooperating Agencies The Corps is the lead federal agency for the preparation of the FR/EIS and meeting the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act and the NEPA Implementing Regulations of the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR 1500– 1508). Federal agencies interested in participating as a Cooperating Agency are requested to submit a letter of intent to Colonel Thomas D. Asbery, District Engineer (see ADDRESSES). The preparation of the FR/EIS will be coordinated with the States of New York and Connecticut, Town of Greenwich and local municipalities with discretionary authority relative to the E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 22, 2017 / Notices proposed actions. The Draft FR/EIS is currently scheduled for distribution to the public in June 2018. Dated: November 14, 2017. Peter M. Weppler, Chief, Environmental Analysis Branch, Planning Division. [FR Doc. 2017–25273 Filed 11–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Notice of a Public Meeting for The Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study—Brandon Road Draft Integrated Feasibility Study and Environmental Impact Statement—Will County, Illinois and Extension of Public Comment Period Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Public meeting and extension of public comment period. AGENCY: The Rock Island and Chicago Districts, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), will host a public meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana to discuss the draft report titled The Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study— Brandon Road Draft Integrated Feasibility Study and Environmental Impact Statement—Will County, Illinois and receive input regarding this study. DATES: The meeting will be held on December 5, 2017, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in New Orleans, Louisiana. USACE is also extending the public comment period for the original notice that published in the Federal Register on September 27, 2017 (82 FR 45008) until December 8, 2017. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at USACE, New Orleans District, 7400 Leake Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70118. SUMMARY: asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 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: Web Participation: A Facebook Live format web audio/video broadcast will be available for the meeting. Visit http:// glmris.anl.gov/brandon-rd/ for details on how to participate in these virtual meetings. Phone and web conference access is as follows: Phone: Toll-Free: 877–848–7030, access code 9079541, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:57 Nov 21, 2017 Jkt 244001 security code 1111, Web Conference URL: https://www.webmeeting.att.com, Meeting number 877–848–7030, Access Code 9079541. Written comments are accepted until December 8, 2017. Written comments may be submitted in the following ways: Mail and Hand Delivery: to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District, ATTN: GLMRIS-Brandon Road Comments, 231 S. LaSalle St., Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60604. Comments must be postmarked by December 8, 2017 GLMRIS Project Web site: Use the web comment function found at http:// glmris.anl.gov. A Facebook Live participants can use the ‘‘Live Chat’’ feature. However, these comments will not be recorded in the official record. The draft report/EIS and additional information regarding this meeting can be found at http://glmris.anl.gov/ brandon-rd/. Authority: This action is being undertaken pursuant to the Water Resources and Development Act of 2007, Section 3061(d), Public Law 110–114 and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq., as amended. Dated: November 15, 2017. Andrew Barnes, Assistant Chief, Programs and Project Management Division. [FR Doc. 2017–25272 Filed 11–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [OE Docket No 371] Record of Decision for Issuing a Presidential Permit to Northern Pass Transmission LLC for the Northern Pass Transmission Line Project Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy. ACTION: Record of decision. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces its decision to issue a Presidential permit to Northern Pass Transmission LLC (Northern Pass or Applicant) to construct, operate, maintain, and connect an electric transmission line across the U.S./ Canada international border in northern New Hampshire. The potential environmental impacts associated with the transmission line are analyzed in the Final Northern Pass Transmission Line Project Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS–0463). The transmission line would cross the U.S./ Canada international border into Pittsburg, NH and extend approximately SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55595 192 miles to an existing substation located in Deerfield, NH. ADDRESSES: The final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and this Record of Decision (ROD) are available on the DOE National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Web site at https://energy.gov/ nepa/and the Northern Pass Transmission Line Project EIS Web site at http://www.northernpasseis.us/. The EIS Web site also includes a list of libraries where the final EIS is available for review. Copies of the final EIS and this ROD may be requested by contacting Mr. Brian Mills, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE–20), U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585; phone 202–586–8267; email Brian.Mills@ hq.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information on the Northern Pass Transmission Line Project EIS, contact Mr. Brian Mills as indicated in the ADDRESSES section above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Executive Order (EO) 10485 (Sept. 3, 1953), as amended by EO 12038 (Feb. 3, 1978), delegates to DOE the authority to issue Presidential permits for the construction, operation, maintenance, or connection of electricity transmission facilities at the U.S. international borders. DOE may issue a permit if it determines that the permit is in the public interest and after obtaining favorable recommendations from the U.S. Departments of State and Defense. In determining whether issuance of a permit would be in the public interest, DOE assesses the potential environmental impacts of the proposed project, the potential impact of the proposed project on electric reliability, and any other factors that DOE considers relevant to the public interest. Issuance of a Presidential permit is a Presidential action, carried out by DOE pursuant to delegated Presidential authority. Accordingly, DOE has no legal obligation to prepare an EIS when it considers a Presidential permit application, since NEPA does not apply to acts of the President. Nonetheless, DOE opts to comply with NEPA and other Federal statutes as part of its ‘‘public interest’’ review of Presidential permit applications, pursuant to DOE’s long-standing Presidential permit regulations. On October 14, 2010, Northern Pass applied to the DOE for a Presidential permit to construct, operate, maintain, and connect a high voltage direct current (HVDC) electric transmission E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for 
the Byram River Basin Flood Risk Management Study

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

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental 
Policy Act (NEPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District 
(Corps) in partnership with the Town of Greenwich as the non-federal 
sponsor, is preparing an integrated Feasibility Report/Environmental 
Impact Statement (FR/EIS) for the proposed Byram River Basin Flood Risk 
Management Feasibility Study. The study is assessing the feasibility of 
flood risk management alternatives to be implemented within the 
congressionally authorized study area with a specific emphasis on the 
Town of Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut and Port Chester, 
Westchester County, New York.

ADDRESSES: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, Programs 
and Project Management Division, Civil Works Programs Branch, 26 
Federal Plaza, Room 2127, New York, NY 10279-0090. Pertinent 
information about the study can be found at: www.nan.usace.army.mil/Byram. Send written comments and suggestions concerning the scope of 
issues to be evaluated within the EIS to: byram.river@usace.army.mil.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions about the overall Byram 
River Basin Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study should be directed 
to Rifat Salim, Project Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York 
District, Programs and Project Management Division, Civil Works 
Programs Branch, 26 Federal Plaza, Room 2127, New York, NY 10279-0090; 
Phone: (917) 790-8215; email: Rifat.Salim@usace.army.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

1. Background

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), in partnership with the 
Town of Greenwich as the non-Federal sponsor, is undertaking this 
study. The Town of Greenwich and Village of Port Chester have been 
subjected to repeated, severe flooding caused by overflow of the Byram 
River due to precipitation of high intensity, large amounts, or 
prolonged duration. The Byram River Basin study was authorized by a 
resolution of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 
Docket 2779, dated May 2nd, 2007.
    A Feasibility Cost Sharing Agreement (FCSA) was executed on August 
29, 2012 with the Town of Greenwich. The preliminary alternative 
analyses was completed early 2015 and identified Alternative #2a--
Nonstructural Within the 10-yr Floodplain, and Alternative #5--
Replacement of the Route 1 Highway Bridges, as each having a Benefit 
Cost Ratio over one and are being moved forward for further evaluation 
for eventual identification of the Tentatively Selected Plan.

2. Project Area

    The project area encompasses the portion of the Byram River located 
from southern section of the Pemberwick neighborhood to the Rt. 1 
bridges in the Town of Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut and 
Village of Port Chester, Westchester County, New York.

Public Participation

    The Corps and the Town of Greenwich are currently anticipating 
hosting a NEPA Scoping Meeting in November 2017. Public notices 
announcing the meeting date, time, location and agenda will be 
published in the appropriate local newspapers, the Town of Greenwich 
Web page and on the Corps' New York District Web page (see the 
ADDRESSES section) and will be distributed to the local stakeholders 
and known interested parties.
    A scoping comment period of 30 days will be established from the 
scheduled date of the meeting to allow agencies, organizations and 
individuals to submit comments, questions and/or concerns regarding the 
Feasibility Study. Comments, concerns and information submitted to the 
Corps will be evaluated and considered during the development of the 
Draft EIS.

Lead and Cooperating Agencies

    The Corps is the lead federal agency for the preparation of the FR/
EIS and meeting the requirements of the National Environmental Policy 
Act and the NEPA Implementing Regulations of the President's Council on 
Environmental Quality (40 CFR 1500-1508). Federal agencies interested 
in participating as a Cooperating Agency are requested to submit a 
letter of intent to Colonel Thomas D. Asbery, District Engineer (see 
ADDRESSES). The preparation of the FR/EIS will be coordinated with the 
States of New York and Connecticut, Town of Greenwich and local 
municipalities with discretionary authority relative to the

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proposed actions. The Draft FR/EIS is currently scheduled for 
distribution to the public in June 2018.

    Dated: November 14, 2017.
Peter M. Weppler,
Chief, Environmental Analysis Branch, Planning Division.
[FR Doc. 2017-25273 Filed 11-21-17; 8:45 am]
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