Notice of Intent To Adopt U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's December 2015 Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Statement, Prepare Corps Record of Decision, and Reimburse the Sponsor for the Upper Truckee River and Marsh Restoration Project, City of South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County, CA, 30706-30708 [2018-13670]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 30706 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 126 / Friday, June 29, 2018 / Notices In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), an Environmental Assessment (EA) for this study is anticipated and will be prepared by MVP. The study will broadly evaluate two primary alternatives: (1) The no action; and, (2) deauthorization by Congress of the Federal navigation-related missions at the sites and disposal of the properties according to Federal law. Deauthorization would include portions of the Mississippi River 9-foot navigation channel associated with each lock and dam site. MVP is soliciting public comments on the scope of the EA and significant issues that should be addressed. MVP will also accept comments related to potential new ownership and management measures. Two public scoping meetings are planned as discussed in the DATES section above. The primary purpose of these meetings is to provide a general understanding of the background of the proposed action and to solicit suggestions and information on the scope of issues to consider in the EA. Written and oral comments will be accepted at the meetings. Comments can also be submitted by the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section. Once the draft EA is complete and made available for review, there will be additional opportunity for public comment. Persons needing reasonable accommodations in order to attend and participate in the public scoping meetings should contact the person listed under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section as soon as possible. In order to allow sufficient time to process requests, please make contact no later than one week before the public meeting. Written comments, including email comments, should be sent to MVP at the address given in the ADDRESSES section of this Notice. Comments should be specific and pertain only to the issues relating to the action and the anticipated EA. MVP will include all comments in the project record. 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—will be publicly available. While you can ask in your comment to have your personal identifying information withheld from public review, MVP cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. All submissions from organizations or businesses and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses will be VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 Jun 28, 2018 Jkt 244001 available for public review to the extent consistent with applicable law. Dated: June 13, 2018. Terry J. Birkenstock, Deputy Chief, Regional Planning and Environment Division North. [FR Doc. 2018–14070 Filed 6–28–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Notice of Intent To Adopt U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s December 2015 Final Environmental Impact Report/ Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Statement, Prepare Corps Record of Decision, and Reimburse the Sponsor for the Upper Truckee River and Marsh Restoration Project, City of South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County, CA Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Sacramento District, intends to adopt the Bureau of Reclamation’s (BOR) December 2015 Final Environment Impact Report (FEIR)/Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)/Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Upper Truckee River and Marsh Restoration Project and prepare its own Record of Decision (ROD) after the public review period for this Notice of Intent ends. The Corps will use its Tahoe Section 108 program authorization for participation in the restoration activities by reimbursing the California Tahoe Conservancy (CTC), the local sponsor, for final design, construction, and other applicable activities falling under the authorization. During final design and construction, the Corps will serve as the lead Federal agency for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and CTC will serve as the lead agency for compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) during the final design and construction activities if designs need to be modified or the river moves from its current alignment prior to design and construction. In the December 2015 Final EIR/EIS/EIS, the analysis for this ecosystem restoration project evaluated five alternatives to restore aquatic and riparian values and functions on the Upper Truckee River’s marsh area near its terminus at Lake Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe in El Dorado County, CA with selection of a preferred alternative to be SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 constructed. The Corps has reviewed the draft and Final EIR/EIS/EIS to ensure that all NEPA requirements have been met. DATES: Written comments regarding the scope of the Corps adoption of the BOR’s FEIR/FEIS/FEIS, preparation of the Corps ROD, and reimbursement to CTC should be received by the Corps on or before July 30, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send written comments and suggestions to Mr. Mario Parker, Biological Sciences Study Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, 1325 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, or email him at mario.g.parker@ usace.army.mil, or telephone (916) 557– 6701, or fax (916) 557–7856. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. Proposed Action. The Corps in cooperation with the non-Federal sponsor, the CTC, proposes to adopt the BOR’s December 2015 FEIR/FEIS/FEIS, prepare its own ROD, and reimburse CTC on the final design and construction of the restoration features at the Upper Truckee River and Marsh Restoration Project in South Lake Tahoe, in Eldorado County, CA. Reimbursement for the construction of the ecosystem restoration project is authorized by the Tahoe 108 program authority, which is Section 108 of the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2005 (Division C of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, Pub. L. 108–447). The relevant authority from the 2005 Consolidated Appropriations Act excerpted is stated below: Sec. 108. Lake Tahoe Basin Restoration, Nevada and California. (a) Definition.—In this section, the term ‘‘Lake Tahoe Basin’’ means the entire watershed drainage of Lake Tahoe including that portion of the Truckee River 1,000 feet downstream from the United States Bureau of Reclamation dam in Tahoe City, California. (b) Establishment of Program.—The Secretary [of the Army] may establish a program for providing environmental assistance to non-Federal interests in Lake Tahoe Basin. (c) Form of Assistance.—Assistance under this section may be in the form of planning, design, and construction assistance for water-related environmental infrastructure and resource protection and development projects in Lake Tahoe Basin, which could include the following: (1) Urban stormwater conveyance, treatment and related facilities; (2) watershed planning, science and research; (3) environmental restoration; and (4) surface water resource protection and development. E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 126 / Friday, June 29, 2018 / Notices (d) Public Ownership Requirement.— The Secretary [of the Army] may provide assistance for a project under this section only if the project is publicly owned. (e) Local Cooperation Agreement.—(1) In general.—Before providing assistance under this section, the Secretary shall enter into a local cooperation agreement with a non-Federal interest to provide for design and construction of the project to be carried out with the assistance. (2) Requirements.—Each local cooperation agreement entered into under this subsection shall provide for the following: (A) Plan.—Development by the Secretary [of the Army], in consultation with appropriate Federal and State and Regional officials, of appropriate environmental documentation, engineering plans and specifications. (B) Legal and institutional structures.—Establishment of such legal and institutional structures as are necessary to ensure the effective longterm operation of the project by the nonFederal interest. (3) Cost sharing.— (A) In general.—The Federal share of project costs under each local cooperation agreement entered into under this subsection shall be 75 percent. The Federal share may be in the form of grants or reimbursements of project costs. (B) Credit for design work.—The nonFederal interest shall receive credit for the reasonable costs of planning and design work completed by the nonFederal interest before entering into a local cooperation agreement with the Secretary for a project. (C) Land, easements, rights-of-way, and relocations.—The non-Federal interest shall receive credit for land, easements, rights-of-way, and relocations provided by the non-Federal interest toward the non-Federal share of project costs (including all reasonable costs associated with obtaining permits necessary for the construction, operation, and maintenance of the project on publicly owned or controlled land), but not to exceed 25 percent of total project costs. (D) Operation and maintenance.—The non-Federal share of operation and maintenance costs for projects constructed with assistance provided under this section shall be 100 percent. (F) Applicability of Other Federal and State Laws.—Nothing in this section waives, limits, or otherwise affects the applicability of any provision of Federal or State law that would otherwise apply to a project to be carried out with assistance provided under this section. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 Jun 28, 2018 Jkt 244001 (G) Authorization of Appropriations.—There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section for the period beginning with fiscal year 2005, $25,000,000, to remain available until expended. 2. Alternatives. The study’s Draft 2013 EIR/EIS/EIS evaluated five ecosystem restoration alternatives and selected Alternative 3, the Middle Marsh Corridor (Moderate Recreation Infrastructure), for the restoration element and recreation element of the west side of the Upper Truckee Marsh, as well as Alternative 5 (No Project) for the recreation element of the east side of the Upper Truckee Marsh, as the preferred alternative because it was considered the most environmentally superior, cost-effective, feasible, responsive to public comments, and resilient to potential impacts of climate change. The selected alternative proposes the most geomorphically appropriate channel configuration, allowing the pilot channel to strategically connect the current river alignment to historic channels and lagoons. The river would form its own pattern and spread over the expanse of the marsh, resulting in substantial benefits to habitats, wildlife, and long-term water quality. However, the preferred alternative could have a long-term, and significant unavoidable impact to fish passage through the project area during low flow periods if channel disconnectivity occurs. The selected alternative also includes restoration of a portion of a marina, removal of fill placed during development to restore wet meadow, stabilization of streambanks, modification and/or relocation of two existing stormwater discharge locations, and restoration of sand ridges that were graded and leveled. The selected alternative would provide a moderate level of recreation infrastructure along the west side of the Upper Truckee Marsh that would include a modified American with Disabilities Act (ADA)accessible pedestrian trail to Cove East Beach, viewpoints, and signage. The preferred alternative would have short-term and interim impacts on water quality from increased turbidity and would have short-term impacts to sensitive habitats and wildlife during construction. It would also have shortterm and interim impacts on water quality that could not be avoided because of the strict turbidity criteria used to determine a significant and unavoidable impact and to sensitive habitats and wildlife. In compliance with NEPA and CEQA, a combination of best management practices and conservation measures PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30707 would be used and included in the designs to avoid, reduce, and minimize any significant adverse effects on environmental resources that were identified in the December 2015 FEIR/ FEIS/FEIS while meeting requirements for various Federal, State, and local statutes. The project is being designed to restore ecosystem values and riparian and fluvial functions that benefit many seasonal and resident fish and wildlife populations including Federally listed species such as the Lahontan cutthroat trout and species of concern such as willow flycatcher and Tahoe yellowcress. 3. Scoping Process. A. Two public scoping meetings were held on February 27, 2015, at the Inn by the Lake and on March 28, 2015, at the Lake Tahoe Community College Board Room in South Lake Tahoe, CA. B. CTC will obtain all Federal, State, TRPA, and all other local permits prior to construction. C. A 30-day review period will be allowed for all interested agencies and individuals to review and comment on the Corps’ intention to adopt the BOR’s December 2015 FEIR/FEIS/FEIS, preparation of its own ROD, and reimbursement for design and construction of the restoration project. All interested persons are encouraged to respond to this notice and provide a current address if they wish to be contacted about the adoption and reimbursement for construction activities associated with this ecosystem restoration project. D. In compliance with the Council of Environmental Quality regulations [46 FR 18026] and [40 CFR 1506.3(b)], the BOR’s December 2015 Final EIR/EIS/EIS document is recirculated and can be viewed in a link on the Corps website. This environmental document is being re-circulated for procedural purposes. The selected plan remains a combination of Alternative 3, the Middle Marsh Corridor (Moderate Recreation Infrastructure), and Alternative 5 (No Project), as described in detail in the environmental document as the preferred plan. This Notice of Intent informs the reader on what the proposed Federal action is and complies with the National Environmental Policy Act, by allowing the public to provide comments on the Corps intention to adopt the BOR’s December 2015 FEIR/ FEIS/FEIS, preparation of the Record of Decision, and to reimburse CTC for those activities falling under the Tahoe Section 108 authority. 4. Availability. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 126 (Friday, June 29, 2018)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers


Notice of Intent To Adopt U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's December 
2015 Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement/
Environmental Impact Statement, Prepare Corps Record of Decision, and 
Reimburse the Sponsor for the Upper Truckee River and Marsh Restoration 
Project, City of South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County, CA

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

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Sacramento District, 
intends to adopt the Bureau of Reclamation's (BOR) December 2015 Final 
Environment Impact Report (FEIR)/Final Environmental Impact Statement 
(FEIS)/Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Upper 
Truckee River and Marsh Restoration Project and prepare its own Record 
of Decision (ROD) after the public review period for this Notice of 
Intent ends. The Corps will use its Tahoe Section 108 program 
authorization for participation in the restoration activities by 
reimbursing the California Tahoe Conservancy (CTC), the local sponsor, 
for final design, construction, and other applicable activities falling 
under the authorization. During final design and construction, the 
Corps will serve as the lead Federal agency for compliance with the 
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and CTC will serve as the 
lead agency for compliance with the California Environmental Quality 
Act (CEQA) during the final design and construction activities if 
designs need to be modified or the river moves from its current 
alignment prior to design and construction. In the December 2015 Final 
EIR/EIS/EIS, the analysis for this ecosystem restoration project 
evaluated five alternatives to restore aquatic and riparian values and 
functions on the Upper Truckee River's marsh area near its terminus at 
Lake Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe in El Dorado County, CA with selection of 
a preferred alternative to be constructed. The Corps has reviewed the 
draft and Final EIR/EIS/EIS to ensure that all NEPA requirements have 
been met.

DATES: Written comments regarding the scope of the Corps adoption of 
the BOR's FEIR/FEIS/FEIS, preparation of the Corps ROD, and 
reimbursement to CTC should be received by the Corps on or before July 
30, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments and suggestions to Mr. Mario Parker, 
Biological Sciences Study Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 
Sacramento District, 1325 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, or email him 
at [email protected], or telephone (916) 557-6701, or fax 
(916) 557-7856.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    1. Proposed Action. The Corps in cooperation with the non-Federal 
sponsor, the CTC, proposes to adopt the BOR's December 2015 FEIR/FEIS/
FEIS, prepare its own ROD, and reimburse CTC on the final design and 
construction of the restoration features at the Upper Truckee River and 
Marsh Restoration Project in South Lake Tahoe, in Eldorado County, CA. 
Reimbursement for the construction of the ecosystem restoration project 
is authorized by the Tahoe 108 program authority, which is Section 108 
of the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2005 (Division 
C of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, Pub. L. 108-447). The 
relevant authority from the 2005 Consolidated Appropriations Act 
excerpted is stated below:
    Sec. 108. Lake Tahoe Basin Restoration, Nevada and California. (a) 
Definition.--In this section, the term ``Lake Tahoe Basin'' means the 
entire watershed drainage of Lake Tahoe including that portion of the 
Truckee River 1,000 feet downstream from the United States Bureau of 
Reclamation dam in Tahoe City, California.
    (b) Establishment of Program.--The Secretary [of the Army] may 
establish a program for providing environmental assistance to non-
Federal interests in Lake Tahoe Basin.
    (c) Form of Assistance.--Assistance under this section may be in 
the form of planning, design, and construction assistance for water-
related environmental infrastructure and resource protection and 
development projects in Lake Tahoe Basin, which could include the 
following:
    (1) Urban stormwater conveyance, treatment and related facilities;
    (2) watershed planning, science and research;
    (3) environmental restoration; and
    (4) surface water resource protection and development.

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    (d) Public Ownership Requirement.--The Secretary [of the Army] may 
provide assistance for a project under this section only if the project 
is publicly owned.
    (e) Local Cooperation Agreement.--(1) In general.--Before providing 
assistance under this section, the Secretary shall enter into a local 
cooperation agreement with a non-Federal interest to provide for design 
and construction of the project to be carried out with the assistance.
    (2) Requirements.--Each local cooperation agreement entered into 
under this subsection shall provide for the following:
    (A) Plan.--Development by the Secretary [of the Army], in 
consultation with appropriate Federal and State and Regional officials, 
of appropriate environmental documentation, engineering plans and 
specifications.
    (B) Legal and institutional structures.--Establishment of such 
legal and institutional structures as are necessary to ensure the 
effective long-term operation of the project by the non-Federal 
interest.
    (3) Cost sharing.--
    (A) In general.--The Federal share of project costs under each 
local cooperation agreement entered into under this subsection shall be 
75 percent. The Federal share may be in the form of grants or 
reimbursements of project costs.
    (B) Credit for design work.--The non-Federal interest shall receive 
credit for the reasonable costs of planning and design work completed 
by the non-Federal interest before entering into a local cooperation 
agreement with the Secretary for a project.
    (C) Land, easements, rights-of-way, and relocations.--The non-
Federal interest shall receive credit for land, easements, rights-of-
way, and relocations provided by the non-Federal interest toward the 
non-Federal share of project costs (including all reasonable costs 
associated with obtaining permits necessary for the construction, 
operation, and maintenance of the project on publicly owned or 
controlled land), but not to exceed 25 percent of total project costs.
    (D) Operation and maintenance.--The non-Federal share of operation 
and maintenance costs for projects constructed with assistance provided 
under this section shall be 100 percent.
    (F) Applicability of Other Federal and State Laws.--Nothing in this 
section waives, limits, or otherwise affects the applicability of any 
provision of Federal or State law that would otherwise apply to a 
project to be carried out with assistance provided under this section.
    (G) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section for the period beginning with 
fiscal year 2005, $25,000,000, to remain available until expended.
    2. Alternatives. The study's Draft 2013 EIR/EIS/EIS evaluated five 
ecosystem restoration alternatives and selected Alternative 3, the 
Middle Marsh Corridor (Moderate Recreation Infrastructure), for the 
restoration element and recreation element of the west side of the 
Upper Truckee Marsh, as well as Alternative 5 (No Project) for the 
recreation element of the east side of the Upper Truckee Marsh, as the 
preferred alternative because it was considered the most 
environmentally superior, cost-effective, feasible, responsive to 
public comments, and resilient to potential impacts of climate change.
    The selected alternative proposes the most geomorphically 
appropriate channel configuration, allowing the pilot channel to 
strategically connect the current river alignment to historic channels 
and lagoons. The river would form its own pattern and spread over the 
expanse of the marsh, resulting in substantial benefits to habitats, 
wildlife, and long-term water quality. However, the preferred 
alternative could have a long-term, and significant unavoidable impact 
to fish passage through the project area during low flow periods if 
channel disconnectivity occurs.
    The selected alternative also includes restoration of a portion of 
a marina, removal of fill placed during development to restore wet 
meadow, stabilization of streambanks, modification and/or relocation of 
two existing stormwater discharge locations, and restoration of sand 
ridges that were graded and leveled. The selected alternative would 
provide a moderate level of recreation infrastructure along the west 
side of the Upper Truckee Marsh that would include a modified American 
with Disabilities Act (ADA)-accessible pedestrian trail to Cove East 
Beach, viewpoints, and signage.
    The preferred alternative would have short-term and interim impacts 
on water quality from increased turbidity and would have short-term 
impacts to sensitive habitats and wildlife during construction. It 
would also have short-term and interim impacts on water quality that 
could not be avoided because of the strict turbidity criteria used to 
determine a significant and unavoidable impact and to sensitive 
habitats and wildlife.
    In compliance with NEPA and CEQA, a combination of best management 
practices and conservation measures would be used and included in the 
designs to avoid, reduce, and minimize any significant adverse effects 
on environmental resources that were identified in the December 2015 
FEIR/FEIS/FEIS while meeting requirements for various Federal, State, 
and local statutes. The project is being designed to restore ecosystem 
values and riparian and fluvial functions that benefit many seasonal 
and resident fish and wildlife populations including Federally listed 
species such as the Lahontan cutthroat trout and species of concern 
such as willow flycatcher and Tahoe yellow-cress.
    3. Scoping Process.
    A. Two public scoping meetings were held on February 27, 2015, at 
the Inn by the Lake and on March 28, 2015, at the Lake Tahoe Community 
College Board Room in South Lake Tahoe, CA.
    B. CTC will obtain all Federal, State, TRPA, and all other local 
permits prior to construction.
    C. A 30-day review period will be allowed for all interested 
agencies and individuals to review and comment on the Corps' intention 
to adopt the BOR's December 2015 FEIR/FEIS/FEIS, preparation of its own 
ROD, and reimbursement for design and construction of the restoration 
project. All interested persons are encouraged to respond to this 
notice and provide a current address if they wish to be contacted about 
the adoption and reimbursement for construction activities associated 
with this ecosystem restoration project.
    D. In compliance with the Council of Environmental Quality 
regulations [46 FR 18026] and [40 CFR 1506.3(b)], the BOR's December 
2015 Final EIR/EIS/EIS document is recirculated and can be viewed in a 
link on the Corps website. This environmental document is being re-
circulated for procedural purposes. The selected plan remains a 
combination of Alternative 3, the Middle Marsh Corridor (Moderate 
Recreation Infrastructure), and Alternative 5 (No Project), as 
described in detail in the environmental document as the preferred 
plan. This Notice of Intent informs the reader on what the proposed 
Federal action is and complies with the National Environmental Policy 
Act, by allowing the public to provide comments on the Corps intention 
to adopt the BOR's December 2015 FEIR/FEIS/FEIS, preparation of the 
Record of Decision, and to reimburse CTC for those activities falling 
under the Tahoe Section 108 authority.
    4. Availability. The Corps is publishing this Notice of Intent for 
30-day public review and comment beginning on June 29, 2018. To view 
the

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BOR's draft and final environmental documents, go to this web address: 
http://www.spk.usace.army.mil/Media/USACE-Project-Public-Notices/. No 
supplemental environmental documents for review are anticipated.

    Dated: June 14, 2018.
David G. Ray,
Colonel, U.S. Army, District Commander.
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