Sunshine Act Meetings, 60412 [2018-25832]

Download as PDF 60412 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 227 / Monday, November 26, 2018 / Notices supporting documents can be accessed at: https://www.mvr.usace.army.mil/ GLMRIS-BR. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Background Information Notice of Availability of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study—Brandon Road Integrated Feasibility Study and Environmental Impact Statement—Will County, Illinois AGENCY: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Rock Island and Chicago Districts, have developed ‘‘The Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS)—Brandon Road Integrated Feasibility Study and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)— Will County, Illinois,’’ (Final GLMRISBrandon Road Report & EIS). The Final GLMRIS-Brandon Road Report & EIS presents a plan that could prevent aquatic nuisance species (ANS) transfer from the Mississippi River Basin to the Great Lakes Basin through an aquatic connection in the Chicago Area Waterway System. The purpose of this Study was to evaluate structural and nonstructural options and technologies near the Brandon Road Lock and Dam to prevent the upstream transfer of ANS while minimizing impacts to existing waterways uses and users. USACE analyzed and evaluated available controls to address ANS of concern and formulated alternatives specifically for the Brandon Road site. DATES: The Final GLMRIS-Brandon Road Report & EIS is available for review beginning on Friday, November 23, 2018, ending December 24, 2018. ADDRESSES: The Final GLMRIS-Brandon Road Report & EIS will be posted at https://www.mvr.usace.army.mil/ GLMRIS-BR. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, ATTN: GLMRIS-Brandon Road EIS, Clock Tower Building, P.O. Box 2004, Rock Island, IL 61204–2004; or contact online at https:// www.mvr.usace.army.mil/GLMRIS-BR. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The USACE is issuing this notice pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 4332 et seq.) and the Council on Environmental Quality regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (43 CFR parts 1500 through 1508). This notice announces the availability of the final GLMRIS-Brandon Road EIS. The Final GLMRIS-Brandon Road Report & EIS, its appendices, and other SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:28 Nov 23, 2018 Jkt 247001 [FR Doc. 2018–25647 Filed 11–23–18; 8:45 am] The Draft GLMRIS-Brandon Road EIS was released on August 18, 2017, and included a 112-day public comment period that ended on December 8, 2017. During that time, USACE held four meetings to solicit comments from the public. USACE analyzed the comments received from the public (Appendix K) and considered them in preparation of the Final GLMRIS-Brandon Road EIS. This EIS provided the necessary information for the public to fully evaluate a range of alternatives designed to meet the purpose and need of the Final GLMRIS-Brandon Road Report & EIS and to provide thoughtful and meaningful comment for the Agency’s consideration. The Final GLMRIS-Brandon Road Report & EIS identifies six alternatives including no new action (continuing current efforts); the nonstructural alternative; and three technology alternatives using an electric barrier and/or acoustic fish deterrent and lock closure. The effectiveness of these alternatives was considered against the three different modes of ANS transport, swimming, floating, and hitchhiking. Selection of a Recommended Plan required careful evaluation of each alternative’s (1) reduction in the probability of establishment in the Great Lakes Basin, (2) relative life safety risk, (3) system performance robustness and (4) costs, which include construction; mitigation; operation and maintenance, repair, replacement and rehabilitation; and navigation impacts. Evaluation also included careful consideration of cost effectiveness and incremental cost analyses, significance of the Great Lakes Basin’s ecosystem, acceptability, completeness, efficiency, and effectiveness. Based on the results of the evaluation and comparison of the alternatives, the Recommended Plan is the Technology Alternative—Acoustic Fish Deterrent with Electric Barrier, which includes the following measures: nonstructural measures, acoustic fish deterrent, bubble curtain, engineered channel, electric barrier, flushing lock, and boat ramps. The Final GLMRISBrandon Road Report & EIS identifies potential significant adverse impacts that alternatives may have on existing uses and users of the waterways. PO 00000 Dated: November 19, 2018. Dennis W. Hamilton, Chief, Programs and Project Management Division. BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEFENSE NUCLEAR FACILITIES SAFETY BOARD Sunshine Act Meetings TIME AND DATE: 1 p.m., December 12, 2018. Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, 625 Indiana Avenue NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20004. PLACE: Closed. During the closed meeting, the Board Members will discuss issues dealing with potential Recommendations to the Secretary of Energy. The Board is invoking the exemptions to close a meeting described in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(3) and (9)(B) and 10 CFR 1704.4(c) and (h). The Board has determined that it is necessary to close the meeting since conducting an open meeting is likely to disclose matters that are specifically exempted from disclosure by statute, and/or be likely to significantly frustrate implementation of a proposed agency action. In this case, the deliberations will pertain to potential Board Recommendations which, under 42 U.S.C. 2286d(b) and (h)(3), may not be made publicly available until after they have been received by the Secretary of Energy or the President, respectively. STATUS: The meeting will proceed in accordance with the closed meeting agenda which is posted on the Board’s public website at www.dnfsb.gov. Technical staff may present information to the Board. The Board Members are expected to conduct deliberations regarding potential Recommendations to the Secretary of Energy. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Glenn Sklar, General Manager, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, 625 Indiana Avenue NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20004–2901, (800) 788– 4016. This is a toll-free number. Dated: November 20, 2018. Joyce L. Connery, Acting Chairman. [FR Doc. 2018–25832 Filed 11–21–18; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3670–01–P Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 227 (Monday, November 26, 2018)]
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DEFENSE NUCLEAR FACILITIES SAFETY BOARD


Sunshine Act Meetings

TIME AND DATE: 1 p.m., December 12, 2018.

PLACE: Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, 625 Indiana Avenue NW, 
Suite 700, Washington, DC 20004.

STATUS: Closed. During the closed meeting, the Board Members will 
discuss issues dealing with potential Recommendations to the Secretary 
of Energy. The Board is invoking the exemptions to close a meeting 
described in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(3) and (9)(B) and 10 CFR 1704.4(c) and 
(h). The Board has determined that it is necessary to close the meeting 
since conducting an open meeting is likely to disclose matters that are 
specifically exempted from disclosure by statute, and/or be likely to 
significantly frustrate implementation of a proposed agency action. In 
this case, the deliberations will pertain to potential Board 
Recommendations which, under 42 U.S.C. 2286d(b) and (h)(3), may not be 
made publicly available until after they have been received by the 
Secretary of Energy or the President, respectively.

MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The meeting will proceed in accordance with 
the closed meeting agenda which is posted on the Board's public website 
at www.dnfsb.gov. Technical staff may present information to the Board. 
The Board Members are expected to conduct deliberations regarding 
potential Recommendations to the Secretary of Energy.

CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Glenn Sklar, General Manager, 
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, 625 Indiana Avenue NW, Suite 
700, Washington, DC 20004-2901, (800) 788-4016. This is a toll-free 
number.

    Dated: November 20, 2018.
Joyce L. Connery,
Acting Chairman.
[FR Doc. 2018-25832 Filed 11-21-18; 4:15 pm]
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