Notice of Intent To Prepare a Joint Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for the San Francisco Bay to Stockton General Reevaluation Report, San Francisco Bay, California, 57237-57238 [2017-26051]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 231 / Monday, December 4, 2017 / Notices technology lead over any other Air and Missile Defense (AMD) Command and Control (C2) system existing today. 4. The IBCS sensitive/critical technology is primarily in software. And also resides in the design, developments, and manufacturing of certain components. The list of components containing sensitive/ critical technology is classified SECRET. 5. The loss of this hardware, software, documentation and/or data could permit development of information which may lead to a significant threat to future U.S. military operations. If an adversary were to obtain this sensitive technology, the missile system effectiveness could be compromised through reverse engineering techniques. 6. A determination has been made that Poland can provide substantially the same degree of protection for the sensitive technology being released as the U.S. Government. This proposed sale is necessary in furtherance of the U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives outlined in the Policy Justification. 7. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal have been authorized for release and export to the Government of Poland. [FR Doc. 2017–25996 Filed 12–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Notice of Intent To Prepare a Joint Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report for the San Francisco Bay to Stockton General Reevaluation Report, San Francisco Bay, California Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) South Atlantic Division and the Port of Stockton are preparing an Environmental Impact Statement and Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) to evaluate the efficiency of the movement of goods along the existing deep-draft navigation route extending from the Golden Gate, through San Pablo Bay and Carquinez Strait, to deep draft facilities at Avon, California. This Notice of Intent (NOI) represents a supplemental notice to the March 4, 2016, NOI released for the San Francisco Bay to Stockton Navigation sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Dec 01, 2017 Jkt 244001 Improvement Study. This supplemental NOI is being released to notify the public that the study scope has been reduced to only consider improvements within the portion of the navigation project extending from San Francisco Bay to Avon. Work is now being conducted on an EIS/EIR with a reduced scope and project footprint, which is anticipated to be issued for public review in 2018. This NOI also re-opens the public scoping period. The 2016 NOI proposed to deepen the John F. Baldwin channel from the West Richmond Channel through the Pinole Shoal Channel, Bulls Head Reach and Suisun Bay Channel to New York Slough Channel to a maximum depth of 45 feet mean lower low water (MLLW) and the Stockton Deep Water Ship Channel to a maximum depth of 40 feet MLLW. As of September, 2017, the portion of the authorized navigation project to the east of Avon is no longer under consideration for formulation of navigation improvements. The revised study area extends from Central San Francisco Bay to Avon only and includes the West Richmond Channel, Pinole Shoal Channel, and Bulls Head Reach portion of the Suisun Bay Channel (west of Avon). The current authorized depth of this study area is 45 feet mean lower low water (MLLW), but is currently maintained at 35 feet MLLW. The forthcoming EIS/EIR is a single purpose navigation improvement project to evaluate incremental deepening to a maximum depth of 38 feet MLLW within the channel reaches of the revised study area only. DATES: Submit comments concerning this notice on or before thirty days after this posting. There will be no additional public meeting in conjunction with this scoping period. ADDRESSES: Mail written comments concerning this notice to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, Planning and Policy Division, Environmental Branch, P.O. Box 4970, Jacksonville, FL 32232–0019. Comment letters should include the commenter’s physical mailing address and the project title. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stacie Auvenshine, 904–314–6714 or email at Stacie.j.auvenshine@ usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This EIS/ EIR is intended to be sufficient in scope to address the federal, state, and local requirements and environmental issues concerning the proposed activities and permit approvals. Project Area and Background Information: The authorized San PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57237 Francisco Bay to Stockton, California, navigation project includes the John F. Baldwin and Stockton Ship Channels, which extend 75 nautical miles from the Pacific Ocean, just outside the Golden Gate, to the Port of Stockton. Modern vessels transiting the channels can require up to 55 feet of draft when fully laden. Given that these channels are maintained at 35 feet MLLW, most vessels utilizing the navigation channels between San Francisco Bay and Avon must be ‘‘light-loaded’’ (i.e., less than fully loaded with cargo) to navigate the channels with sufficient under-keel clearance. Light-loading is inefficient and increases the transportation cost and overall cost of shipped products because more trips must be made to carry the same volume of cargo. The revised study area includes the West Richmond Channel, Pinole Shoal Channel, Carquinez Strait, and the Bulls Head Reach portion of the Suisun Bay Channel, ending at Avon. These channels are currently maintained at 35 feet MLLW, although the channels have an authorized depth of 45 feet MLLW. The Draft EIS/EIR will analyze the project alternatives described below: No Action, in which dredging would not occur and all construction-related activities would be avoided. Maintenance dredging would continue annually or on an as-needed basis and the federal standard placement sites would continue to be used. Deepening to 37 feet MLLW, which would deepen the study area to a depth of 37 feet MLLW with an additional 2 feet of overdepth for a maximum depth of 39 feet MLLW. To account for rapid shoaling, a sediment trap would be constructed at Bulls Head Reach by dredging an additional 6 feet (including 2 feet of overdepth) to 43 feet MLLW. Deepening to 38 feet MLLW, which would deepen the study area to a depth of 38 feet MLLW with an additional 2 feet of overdepth for a maximum depth of 40 feet MLLW. Under this alternative, a sediment trap at Bulls Head Reach would be constructed by dredging an additional 6 feet (including 2 feet of overdepth) to 44 feet MLLW. Under both deepening alternatives, the dredged material will be placed at one or more permitted and economically feasible beneficial reuse sites. Purpose and Need: The purpose of the project is to provide more efficient deep-draft navigation operations in a manner that minimizes adverse environmental effects. The need for the project is to address vessel restrictions imposed by the existing channel depths, which are inadequate to accommodate E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1 57238 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 231 / Monday, December 4, 2017 / Notices vessels with drafts exceeding 35 feet MLLW. Issues: The environmental analysis will consider the effects of deepening navigation channels in the study area on biological resources, sediments, air quality, greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, water quality, geology, sediments, hydraulics and hydrology, hazards, noise, utilities, navigation, transportation, land use, cultural and historic resources, aesthetics, recreation, and socioeconomics. The EIS/EIR will evaluate environmental justice and cumulative impacts and potentially other environmental issues. Scoping Process: The USACE is seeking participation of all interested federal, state, and local agencies, Native American groups, and other concerned private organizations or individuals through this public notice. The purpose of the public scoping period is to solicit comments regarding the potential impacts, environmental issues, and alternatives associated with the proposed action to be considered in the Draft EIS/EIR; identify other significant issues; and provide other relevant information. The public will have an additional opportunity to comment once the Draft EIS/EIR is released, which is anticipated to be in the summer of 2018. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will provide notice of the availability of the Draft EIS/EIR in the Federal Register and the USACE and Port of Stockton will provide a 45-day review period for the public, organizations, and agencies to review and comment on the Draft EIS/EIR. All interested parties should respond to this notice and provide a current address if they wish to be notified about circulation of the Draft EIS/EIR. Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–26051 Filed 12–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES [Docket No.: ED–2017–ICCD–0149] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Survey on the Use of Funds Under Title II, Part A: Supporting Effective Instruction Grants—Subgrants to LEAs Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Dec 01, 2017 Jkt 244001 proposing a reinstatement of a previously approved information collection. Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before February 2, 2018. ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2017–ICCD–0149. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Room 216–44, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Tawanda Avery, 202–453–6471. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: Survey on the Use of Funds Under Title II, Part A: Supporting Effective Instruction Grants—Subgrants to LEAs. OMB Control Number: 1810–0618. Type of Review: A reinstatement of a previously approved information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers


Notice of Intent To Prepare a Joint Environmental Impact 
Statement/Environmental Impact Report for the San Francisco Bay to 
Stockton General Reevaluation Report, San Francisco Bay, California

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

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act 
(NEPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) South Atlantic 
Division and the Port of Stockton are preparing an Environmental Impact 
Statement and Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) to evaluate the 
efficiency of the movement of goods along the existing deep-draft 
navigation route extending from the Golden Gate, through San Pablo Bay 
and Carquinez Strait, to deep draft facilities at Avon, California. 
This Notice of Intent (NOI) represents a supplemental notice to the 
March 4, 2016, NOI released for the San Francisco Bay to Stockton 
Navigation Improvement Study. This supplemental NOI is being released 
to notify the public that the study scope has been reduced to only 
consider improvements within the portion of the navigation project 
extending from San Francisco Bay to Avon. Work is now being conducted 
on an EIS/EIR with a reduced scope and project footprint, which is 
anticipated to be issued for public review in 2018. This NOI also re-
opens the public scoping period.
    The 2016 NOI proposed to deepen the John F. Baldwin channel from 
the West Richmond Channel through the Pinole Shoal Channel, Bulls Head 
Reach and Suisun Bay Channel to New York Slough Channel to a maximum 
depth of 45 feet mean lower low water (MLLW) and the Stockton Deep 
Water Ship Channel to a maximum depth of 40 feet MLLW. As of September, 
2017, the portion of the authorized navigation project to the east of 
Avon is no longer under consideration for formulation of navigation 
improvements.
    The revised study area extends from Central San Francisco Bay to 
Avon only and includes the West Richmond Channel, Pinole Shoal Channel, 
and Bulls Head Reach portion of the Suisun Bay Channel (west of Avon). 
The current authorized depth of this study area is 45 feet mean lower 
low water (MLLW), but is currently maintained at 35 feet MLLW.
    The forthcoming EIS/EIR is a single purpose navigation improvement 
project to evaluate incremental deepening to a maximum depth of 38 feet 
MLLW within the channel reaches of the revised study area only.

DATES: Submit comments concerning this notice on or before thirty days 
after this posting. There will be no additional public meeting in 
conjunction with this scoping period.

ADDRESSES: Mail written comments concerning this notice to: U.S. Army 
Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, Planning and Policy 
Division, Environmental Branch, P.O. Box 4970, Jacksonville, FL 32232-
0019. Comment letters should include the commenter's physical mailing 
address and the project title.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stacie Auvenshine, 904-314-6714 or 
email at Stacie.j.auvenshine@usace.army.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This EIS/EIR is intended to be sufficient in 
scope to address the federal, state, and local requirements and 
environmental issues concerning the proposed activities and permit 
approvals.
    Project Area and Background Information: The authorized San 
Francisco Bay to Stockton, California, navigation project includes the 
John F. Baldwin and Stockton Ship Channels, which extend 75 nautical 
miles from the Pacific Ocean, just outside the Golden Gate, to the Port 
of Stockton. Modern vessels transiting the channels can require up to 
55 feet of draft when fully laden. Given that these channels are 
maintained at 35 feet MLLW, most vessels utilizing the navigation 
channels between San Francisco Bay and Avon must be ``light-loaded'' 
(i.e., less than fully loaded with cargo) to navigate the channels with 
sufficient under-keel clearance. Light-loading is inefficient and 
increases the transportation cost and overall cost of shipped products 
because more trips must be made to carry the same volume of cargo.
    The revised study area includes the West Richmond Channel, Pinole 
Shoal Channel, Carquinez Strait, and the Bulls Head Reach portion of 
the Suisun Bay Channel, ending at Avon. These channels are currently 
maintained at 35 feet MLLW, although the channels have an authorized 
depth of 45 feet MLLW.
    The Draft EIS/EIR will analyze the project alternatives described 
below:
    No Action, in which dredging would not occur and all construction-
related activities would be avoided. Maintenance dredging would 
continue annually or on an as-needed basis and the federal standard 
placement sites would continue to be used.
    Deepening to 37 feet MLLW, which would deepen the study area to a 
depth of 37 feet MLLW with an additional 2 feet of overdepth for a 
maximum depth of 39 feet MLLW. To account for rapid shoaling, a 
sediment trap would be constructed at Bulls Head Reach by dredging an 
additional 6 feet (including 2 feet of overdepth) to 43 feet MLLW.
    Deepening to 38 feet MLLW, which would deepen the study area to a 
depth of 38 feet MLLW with an additional 2 feet of overdepth for a 
maximum depth of 40 feet MLLW. Under this alternative, a sediment trap 
at Bulls Head Reach would be constructed by dredging an additional 6 
feet (including 2 feet of overdepth) to 44 feet MLLW.
    Under both deepening alternatives, the dredged material will be 
placed at one or more permitted and economically feasible beneficial 
reuse sites.
    Purpose and Need: The purpose of the project is to provide more 
efficient deep-draft navigation operations in a manner that minimizes 
adverse environmental effects. The need for the project is to address 
vessel restrictions imposed by the existing channel depths, which are 
inadequate to accommodate

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vessels with drafts exceeding 35 feet MLLW.
    Issues: The environmental analysis will consider the effects of 
deepening navigation channels in the study area on biological 
resources, sediments, air quality, greenhouse gas emissions, climate 
change, water quality, geology, sediments, hydraulics and hydrology, 
hazards, noise, utilities, navigation, transportation, land use, 
cultural and historic resources, aesthetics, recreation, and 
socioeconomics. The EIS/EIR will evaluate environmental justice and 
cumulative impacts and potentially other environmental issues.
    Scoping Process: The USACE is seeking participation of all 
interested federal, state, and local agencies, Native American groups, 
and other concerned private organizations or individuals through this 
public notice. The purpose of the public scoping period is to solicit 
comments regarding the potential impacts, environmental issues, and 
alternatives associated with the proposed action to be considered in 
the Draft EIS/EIR; identify other significant issues; and provide other 
relevant information.
    The public will have an additional opportunity to comment once the 
Draft EIS/EIR is released, which is anticipated to be in the summer of 
2018. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will provide notice of 
the availability of the Draft EIS/EIR in the Federal Register and the 
USACE and Port of Stockton will provide a 45-day review period for the 
public, organizations, and agencies to review and comment on the Draft 
EIS/EIR. All interested parties should respond to this notice and 
provide a current address if they wish to be notified about circulation 
of the Draft EIS/EIR.

Brenda S. Bowen,
Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-26051 Filed 12-1-17; 8:45 am]
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