Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Cardinal Valley Natural Habitat Restoration Project, Oronogo-Duenweg Mining Belt Superfund Site, Missouri, 20087-20088 [2018-09599]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 88 / Monday, May 7, 2018 / Notices comments, of the following collection of information on September 7, 2017, 82 FR 42356. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Comments Invited In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number. The ICR documentation will be available at https://www.reginfo.gov upon its submission to OMB. 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TSA is revising this information collection by modifying the type of information collected. TSA previously collected information relating to a sincediscontinued requirement that airport operators verify the employment histories of certain applicants, TSA has relieved the airport operators of this burden. Number of Respondents: 438. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 1,786,924 hours annually.1 Dated: May 1, 2018. Christina A. Walsh, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2018–09626 Filed 5–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R3–ES–2018–N011; FVHC98210305860–XXX–FF03E14000] Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Cardinal Valley Natural Habitat Restoration Project, OronogoDuenweg Mining Belt Superfund Site, Missouri Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act and the National Environmental Policy Act, the natural resource Trustees for the Tri-State Mining District (TSMD) site announce the availability for public comment of a Draft Restoration Plan and SUMMARY: 1 Since the publication of the 60-day notice, the estimate has been updated from 1,618,268 to 1,786,924 annual burden hours PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20087 Environmental Assessment (Draft RP/ EA) for TSMD natural resource damage restoration. The Draft RP/EA presents a restoration project the Trustees are proposing to implement to restore natural resources and services injured by hazardous substances released in and around the TSMD site. DATES: Written comments must be received by June 6, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submitting Comments: Send written comments to one of the following addresses: • U.S. mail: Scott Hamilton; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Missouri Ecological Services Field Office, 101 Park DeVille Dr., Suite A, Columbia, MO 65203; or • Email: scott_hamilton@fws.gov; put ‘‘TSMD RP/EA’’ in the email subject line. Obtaining the Draft Restoration Plan/ Environmental Assessment: The Draft RP/EA is available for download from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Midwest Region Natural Resource Damage Assessment website, at: https:// www.fws.gov/midwest/es/ec/nrda/ motristate/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Hamilton, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, at 573–234–2132, extension 122 (phone) or scott_hamilton@fws.gov (email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Introduction The U.S. Department of the Interior (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) and the State of Missouri (Missouri Department of Natural Resources) are natural resource trustees (Trustees) for natural resources and services injured by hazardous substances at the Tri-State Mining District (TSMD) site, located in southwest Missouri. The Trustees have prepared a Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment (Draft RP/ EA) to restore injured natural resources and services at the TSMD site pursuant to both the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act natural resource damages assessment and restoration (NRDAR) regulations at 43 CFR part 11 and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA; 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), and its implementing regulations at 40 CFR parts 1500–1508. NEPA requires Federal agencies to conduct environmental reviews of proposed actions to consider the potential impacts on the environment. Draft Restoration Plan Alternatives Consistent with the U.S. Department of the Interior NRDAR regulations and E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1 20088 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 88 / Monday, May 7, 2018 / Notices NEPA, the Trustees evaluated a suite of five alternatives for conducting the type and scale of restoration sufficient to compensate the public for natural resource injuries and service losses. Based on selection factors, including location, technical feasibility, cost effectiveness, provision of natural resource services similar to those lost due to contamination, and net environmental consequences, the Trustees have identified a preferred alternative. Under this preferred alternative, the Trustees would use a combination of biosolids, manure, and woody material to return soil fertility to areas where remedial work removed mine waste and contaminated soil, leaving behind degraded soils and residual metals. Following application of soil amendments, native seed would be applied to the landscape in an attempt to restore prairie habitat and associated natural resource services. Prescribed fire, mowing, and other weed management techniques would be used to maintain desirable habitat conditions. Conservation easements would be placed on restoration parcels, and areas would be managed for wildlife habitat and limited recreation. Public Comments Comments are specifically requested regarding the alternatives, proposed restoration techniques and projects, scope of analysis, and assessment of impacts. Please see the ADDRESSES section for how to submit information. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Authority The authority of this action is the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the implementing NRDAR regulations found at 43 CFR part 11. Dated: February 16, 2018. Charles Wooley, Acting Regional Director, Midwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2018–09599 Filed 5–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:38 May 04, 2018 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R1–ES–2018–N031; FXES111301 00000C4–189–FF01E00000] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews for 156 Species in Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Palau, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of initiation of reviews; request for information. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are initiating 5-year status reviews for 156 species in Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Palau, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). A 5-year review is based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review; therefore, we are requesting submission of any new information on these species that has become available since the last review. DATES: To ensure consideration in our reviews, we are requesting submission of new information no later than July 6, 2018. However, we will continue to accept new information about any species at any time. ADDRESSES: Submit information on the Hutton tui chub and Nelson’s checkermallow (of Oregon and Washington) via U.S. mail to Field Supervisor, Attention: 5-Year Review, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Oregon Fish and Wildlife Office, 2600 SE 98th Ave., Suite 100, Portland, OR 97266. Submit information on any of the 154 species in Hawaii, Palau, Guam, or the Northern Mariana Islands via U.S. mail to Field Supervisor; Attention: 5-Year Review; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office, 300 Ala Moana Blvd., Room 3– 122 Honolulu, HI 96850; or by email to pifwo_admin@fws.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For Hutton tui chub and Nelson’s checkermallow (of Oregon and Washington), contact Michele Zwartjes, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Oregon Fish and Wildlife Office, at 503–231–6179. For the 154 species in Hawaii, Palau, Guam, or the Northern Mariana Islands, contact Gregory Koob, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office, at 808–792–9400. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Individuals who are hearing impaired or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Why do we conduct 5-year reviews? Under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), we maintain lists of endangered and threatened wildlife and plant species (referred to as the List) in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17.11 (for wildlife) and 17.12 (for plants). Section 4(c)(2) of the Act requires us to review each listed species’ status at least once every 5 years. For additional information about 5-year reviews, refer to our factsheet at https://www.fws.gov/endangered/whatwe-do/recovery-overview.html. What information do we consider in our review? A 5-year review considers all new information available at the time of the review. In conducting these reviews, we consider the best scientific and commercial data that have become available since the listing determination or most recent status review, such as: (A) Species biology, including but not limited to population trends, distribution, abundance, demographics, and genetics; (B) Habitat conditions, including but not limited to amount, distribution, and suitability; (C) Conservation measures that have been implemented that benefit the species; (D) Threat status and trends in relation to the five listing factors (as defined in section 4(a)(1) of the Act); and (E) Other new information, data, or corrections, including but not limited to taxonomic or nomenclatural changes, identification of erroneous information contained in the List, and improved analytical methods. Any new information will be considered during the 5-year review and will also be useful in evaluating the ongoing recovery programs for these species. Which species are under review? This notice announces our active review of the 156 species listed in the table below. E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 88 (Monday, May 7, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20087-20088]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-09599]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R3-ES-2018-N011; FVHC98210305860-XXX-FF03E14000]


Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for the 
Cardinal Valley Natural Habitat Restoration Project, Oronogo-Duenweg 
Mining Belt Superfund Site, Missouri

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation and Liability Act and the National Environmental Policy 
Act, the natural resource Trustees for the Tri-State Mining District 
(TSMD) site announce the availability for public comment of a Draft 
Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment (Draft RP/EA) for TSMD 
natural resource damage restoration. The Draft RP/EA presents a 
restoration project the Trustees are proposing to implement to restore 
natural resources and services injured by hazardous substances released 
in and around the TSMD site.

DATES: Written comments must be received by June 6, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Submitting Comments: Send written comments to one of the 
following addresses:
     U.S. mail: Scott Hamilton; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
Missouri Ecological Services Field Office, 101 Park DeVille Dr., Suite 
A, Columbia, MO 65203; or
     Email: [email protected]; put ``TSMD RP/EA'' in the 
email subject line.
    Obtaining the Draft Restoration Plan/Environmental Assessment: The 
Draft RP/EA is available for download from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service Midwest Region Natural Resource Damage Assessment website, at: 
https://www.fws.gov/midwest/es/ec/nrda/motristate/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Hamilton, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, at 573-234-2132, extension 122 (phone) or 
[email protected] (email).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Introduction

    The U.S. Department of the Interior (U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service) and the State of Missouri (Missouri Department of Natural 
Resources) are natural resource trustees (Trustees) for natural 
resources and services injured by hazardous substances at the Tri-State 
Mining District (TSMD) site, located in southwest Missouri. The 
Trustees have prepared a Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental 
Assessment (Draft RP/EA) to restore injured natural resources and 
services at the TSMD site pursuant to both the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act natural resource 
damages assessment and restoration (NRDAR) regulations at 43 CFR part 
11 and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA; 
42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), and its implementing regulations at 40 CFR 
parts 1500-1508. NEPA requires Federal agencies to conduct 
environmental reviews of proposed actions to consider the potential 
impacts on the environment.

Draft Restoration Plan Alternatives

    Consistent with the U.S. Department of the Interior NRDAR 
regulations and

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NEPA, the Trustees evaluated a suite of five alternatives for 
conducting the type and scale of restoration sufficient to compensate 
the public for natural resource injuries and service losses. Based on 
selection factors, including location, technical feasibility, cost 
effectiveness, provision of natural resource services similar to those 
lost due to contamination, and net environmental consequences, the 
Trustees have identified a preferred alternative. Under this preferred 
alternative, the Trustees would use a combination of biosolids, manure, 
and woody material to return soil fertility to areas where remedial 
work removed mine waste and contaminated soil, leaving behind degraded 
soils and residual metals. Following application of soil amendments, 
native seed would be applied to the landscape in an attempt to restore 
prairie habitat and associated natural resource services. Prescribed 
fire, mowing, and other weed management techniques would be used to 
maintain desirable habitat conditions. Conservation easements would be 
placed on restoration parcels, and areas would be managed for wildlife 
habitat and limited recreation.

Public Comments

    Comments are specifically requested regarding the alternatives, 
proposed restoration techniques and projects, scope of analysis, and 
assessment of impacts. Please see the ADDRESSES section for how to 
submit information.
    Before including your address, phone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be 
aware that your entire comment--including your personal identifying 
information--may be made publicly available at any time. While you can 
ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.

Authority

    The authority of this action is the Comprehensive Environmental 
Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the implementing 
NRDAR regulations found at 43 CFR part 11.

    Dated: February 16, 2018.
Charles Wooley,
Acting Regional Director, Midwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-09599 Filed 5-4-18; 8:45 am]
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