Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Public Scoping Open Houses for the Boise River Basin Feasibility Study, Elmore County, Idaho, 39369-39370 [2019-16744]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 154 / Friday, August 9, 2019 / Notices Hamilton County Mill & Dunn Historic District, 100–139 Williams St., 119 Lock St., 200–328 Dunn St., 100–200 Mill St., and 209–327 Wyoming Ave., Cincinnati, SG100004315 Bureau of Reclamation [RR01313000, 18XR0680A1, RX.00036916.5002000] Montgomery County Downtown Dayton Historic District, Roughly bounded by I 75, St. Clair St., west face of Patterson Blvd., Monument Ave., and Sixth St./Norfolk Southern Railroad line, Dayton, SG100004316 Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Public Scoping Open Houses for the Boise River Basin Feasibility Study, Elmore County, Idaho OREGON AGENCY: Multnomah County Portland Police Block (Boundary Decrease), 209 SW Oak St., Portland, BC100004313 Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent; request for comments. WASHINGTON SUMMARY: King County Matzen, George and Irene, House, 320 W. Kinnear Place, Seattle, SG100004329 Baring Bridge, NE Index Creek Rd. off WA 2 over S. Fork of Skykomish River, Baring, SG100004331 Spokane County McMillen—Dyar House, 526 E. 12th Ave., Spokane, SG100004330 Whitman County Northern Pacific Railway Depot—Pullman, 330 N. Grand Ave., Pullman, SG100004328 A request for removal has been made for the following resource: OREGON Multnomah County Jefferson Substation, 37 SW Jefferson St., Portland, OT80003368 Nominations submitted by Federal Preservation Officers: The State Historic Preservation Officer reviewed the following nominations and responded to the Federal Preservation Officer within 45 days of receipt of the nominations and supports listing the properties in the National Register of Historic Places. ARIZONA Coconino County Cliffs Ranger Station, 2 mi. E. of Flagstaff in Walnut Canyon National Monument, Flagstaff vicinity, BC100004317 Cliffs Ranger Station, 2 mi. E. of Flagstaff in Walnut Canyon National Monument, Flagstaff vicinity, AD75000220 OHIO khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Medina County United States Post Office, 143 W. Liberty St., Medina, SG100004307 Authority: Section 60.13 of 36 CFR part 60. Dated: July 23, 2019. Lisa Deline, Acting Chief, National Register of Historic Places/National Historic Landmarks Program. [FR Doc. 2019–17066 Filed 8–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Aug 08, 2019 Jkt 247001 The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the Boise River Basin Feasibility Study. Reclamation is requesting public and agency comment to identify significant issues or other alternatives to be addressed in the EIS. DATES: Submit written comments on the scope of the EIS on or before September 9, 2019. Three scoping open houses will be held on the following dates and times: • August 27, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Pine, ID. • August 28, 2019, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Boise, ID. • August 29, 2019, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Mountain Home, ID. ADDRESSES: Provide written scoping comments, requests to be added to the mailing list, or requests for sign language interpretation for the hearing impaired or other special assistance needs to Ms. Megan Sloan, Project Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, Snake River Area Office, 230 Collins Road, Boise, ID 83702; or email BOR-SRABoiFeasibility@usbr.gov. The scoping meetings and open houses will be located at: • Pine—Boise River Senior Center, 350 North Pine Featherville Road, Pine, Idaho 83647; • Boise—Wyndham Garden Boise Airport Hotel, 3300 South Vista Avenue, Boise, Idaho 83705; and • Mountain Home—American Legion, 515 East 2nd South Street, Mountain Home, Idaho 83647. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Megan Sloan, Bureau of Reclamation, Snake River Area Office, 230 Collins Road, Boise, ID 83702; telephone (208) 383–2222; facsimile (208) 383–2210; email BOR-SRA-BoiFeasibility@ usbr.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Relay Service (FedRelay) at 1–800–877–8339 TTY/ ASCII to contact the above individual PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39369 during normal business hours or to leave a message or question after hours. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. Information on this project may also be found at: https:// www.usbr.gov/pn/studies/ boisefeasibility/index.html. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Reclamation is issuing this notice pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.; the Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) regulations for implementing NEPA, 43 CFR parts 1500 through 1508; and the Department of the Interior’s NEPA regulations, 43 CFR part 46. Background Under the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Omnibus Act), Public Law (Pub. L.) 111–11, Section 9001, Congress authorized Reclamation to conduct feasibility studies on projects that address water shortages within the Boise River Basin System and that are considered appropriate for study by Reclamation’s 2006 Boise/Payette Water Storage Assessment Report (2006 Assessment Report). The action proposed was identified in the 2006 Assessment Report as appropriate for study and is the subject of an ongoing feasibility study pursuant to the Omnibus Act and the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act of 2016. The WIIN Act authorizes Reclamation to enter into agreements with requesting states or subdivisions thereof to design, study, construct, or expand federally owned storage projects, and Congress has specified that this project be studied under WIIN Act authority. Public Law 114–322, Section 4007. The Bureau of Reclamation, in partnership with the Idaho Water Resource Board (IWRB), proposes to raise Anderson Ranch Dam 6 feet, raising the top of the reservoir pool from the present elevation of 4,196 feet to 4,202 feet, allowing the ability to capture and store approximately 29,000 additional acre-feet of water. This new space would allow Reclamation to capture additional water when available during wet years for supplemental supply and to hold over for use during dry years. Potential spaceholders include existing Reclamation contractors and IWRB, which could in turn contract water to existing Water District 63 water users and/or may offer water through the Idaho water supply bank’s Water District 63 rental pool. Proposed dam structure modifications include: • Raising the earthen embankment dam crest by 6 feet. E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1 39370 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 154 / Friday, August 9, 2019 / Notices • Demolishing the existing spillway crest structure and bridge. • Removing, rehabilitating, and reinstalling the existing radial gates. • Constructing a new spillway crest structure and bridge. • Constructing a new two-lane road across the dam. The existing road across the dam would be closed during construction. An alternative route has been identified that would provide safe public transport. There would likely be a reservoir restriction of 6–10 feet during spillway construction. In addition to work on the dam, the project would include modification to structures around the reservoir such as culverts, bridges, and recreation sites. Reclamation is not presently aware of any known or possible Indian Trust Assets or environmental justice issues associated with the proposed action but requests any information relative to this issue be submitted during the scoping period. Reclamation intends to complete an EIS for this project pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act to study the potential environmental effects of the proposal and a reasonable range of alternatives designed to respond to the purpose and need for the project, as well as a no-action alternative. The scoping process and public open houses identified in this notice are intended to inform the public about the project and to request public and agency comment to identify significant issues or alternatives to be addressed in the EIS. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Special Assistance for Public Scoping and Open House Meetings If special assistance is required to participate in the public scoping and open house meetings, please contact Ms. Megan Sloan, Bureau of Reclamation, Snake River Area Office, 230 Collins Road, Boise, ID 83702; telephone (208) 383–2222; facsimile (208) 383–2210; email BOR-SRA-BoiFeasibility@ usbr.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Relay Service (FedRelay) at 1–800–877–8339 TTY/ ASCII to contact the above individual during normal business hours or to leave a message or question after hours. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. All meeting facilities are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Public Disclosure Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Aug 08, 2019 Jkt 247001 comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you may 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. Jennifer Carrington, Acting Regional Director, Pacific Northwest Region. [FR Doc. 2019–16744 Filed 8–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4332–90–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–1156] Certain LED Packages Containing PFS Phosphor and Products Containing Same; Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Granting a Motion To Terminate the Investigation Based on a Stipulated Consent Order and Settlement Agreement; Issuance of Consent Order; Termination of the Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review an initial determination (‘‘ID’’) (Order No. 6) issued by the presiding administrative law judge (‘‘ALJ’’), granting a joint motion to terminate the investigation based on a stipulated consent order and a settlement agreement. The Commission has also determined to issue a consent order and to terminate the investigation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Needham, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708–5468. Copies of non-confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation are or will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server http://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http:// SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. The Commission instituted this investigation on May 16, 2019, based on a complaint filed by Current Lighting Solutions, LLC of East Cleveland, Ohio; General Electric Co. of Boston, Massachusetts; and Consumer Lighting (U.S.), LLC d/b/a GE Lighting of East Cleveland, Ohio (together, ‘‘Complainants’’). 84 FR 22164. The complaint, as supplemented, alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain LED packages containing PFS phosphor and products containing same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,497,973 and 9,680,067. Id. The Commission’s notice of investigation named as respondents Cree, Inc. of Durham, North Carolina; Cree Hong Kong Ltd. of Hong Kong; and Cree Huizhou Solid State Lighting Co. Ltd. of Huizhou, China (together, ‘‘Cree’’). Id. at 22165. The Office of Unfair Import Investigations is not participating in this investigation. Id. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 20, 2019, Complainants and Cree filed a joint motion to terminate the investigation based on a stipulated consent order and a settlement agreement. No responses to the joint motion were received. On July 10, 2019, pursuant to Commission Rules 210.21(b) and (c) (19 CFR 210.21(b) and (c)), the ALJ issued the subject ID, granting the motion and terminating the investigation. No petitions for review of the ID were received. The Commission has determined not to review the subject ID, and has determined to issue a consent order. This investigation is hereby terminated. The authority for the Commission’s determination is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), and in part 210 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR part 210). By order of the Commission. Issued: August 6, 2019. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2019–17104 Filed 8–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 154 (Friday, August 9, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation

[RR01313000, 18XR0680A1, RX.00036916.5002000]


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and 
Public Scoping Open Houses for the Boise River Basin Feasibility Study, 
Elmore County, Idaho

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of intent; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) intends to prepare an 
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the Boise River Basin 
Feasibility Study. Reclamation is requesting public and agency comment 
to identify significant issues or other alternatives to be addressed in 
the EIS.

DATES: Submit written comments on the scope of the EIS on or before 
September 9, 2019.
    Three scoping open houses will be held on the following dates and 
times:
     August 27, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Pine, ID.
     August 28, 2019, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Boise, ID.
     August 29, 2019, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Mountain Home, 
ID.

ADDRESSES: Provide written scoping comments, requests to be added to 
the mailing list, or requests for sign language interpretation for the 
hearing impaired or other special assistance needs to Ms. Megan Sloan, 
Project Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, Snake River Area Office, 230 
Collins Road, Boise, ID 83702; or email [email protected].
    The scoping meetings and open houses will be located at:
     Pine--Boise River Senior Center, 350 North Pine 
Featherville Road, Pine, Idaho 83647;
     Boise--Wyndham Garden Boise Airport Hotel, 3300 South 
Vista Avenue, Boise, Idaho 83705; and
     Mountain Home--American Legion, 515 East 2nd South Street, 
Mountain Home, Idaho 83647.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Megan Sloan, Bureau of 
Reclamation, Snake River Area Office, 230 Collins Road, Boise, ID 
83702; telephone (208) 383-2222; facsimile (208) 383-2210; email [email protected]. Persons who use a telecommunications 
device for the deaf may call the Federal Relay Service (FedRelay) at 1-
800-877-8339 TTY/ASCII to contact the above individual during normal 
business hours or to leave a message or question after hours. You will 
receive a reply during normal business hours. Information on this 
project may also be found at: https://www.usbr.gov/pn/studies/boisefeasibility/index.html.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Reclamation is issuing this notice pursuant 
to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), 42 
U.S.C. 4321 et seq.; the Council on Environmental Quality's (CEQ) 
regulations for implementing NEPA, 43 CFR parts 1500 through 1508; and 
the Department of the Interior's NEPA regulations, 43 CFR part 46.

Background

    Under the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Omnibus Act), 
Public Law (Pub. L.) 111-11, Section 9001, Congress authorized 
Reclamation to conduct feasibility studies on projects that address 
water shortages within the Boise River Basin System and that are 
considered appropriate for study by Reclamation's 2006 Boise/Payette 
Water Storage Assessment Report (2006 Assessment Report). The action 
proposed was identified in the 2006 Assessment Report as appropriate 
for study and is the subject of an ongoing feasibility study pursuant 
to the Omnibus Act and the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the 
Nation (WIIN) Act of 2016. The WIIN Act authorizes Reclamation to enter 
into agreements with requesting states or subdivisions thereof to 
design, study, construct, or expand federally owned storage projects, 
and Congress has specified that this project be studied under WIIN Act 
authority. Public Law 114-322, Section 4007.
    The Bureau of Reclamation, in partnership with the Idaho Water 
Resource Board (IWRB), proposes to raise Anderson Ranch Dam 6 feet, 
raising the top of the reservoir pool from the present elevation of 
4,196 feet to 4,202 feet, allowing the ability to capture and store 
approximately 29,000 additional acre-feet of water. This new space 
would allow Reclamation to capture additional water when available 
during wet years for supplemental supply and to hold over for use 
during dry years. Potential spaceholders include existing Reclamation 
contractors and IWRB, which could in turn contract water to existing 
Water District 63 water users and/or may offer water through the Idaho 
water supply bank's Water District 63 rental pool.
    Proposed dam structure modifications include:
     Raising the earthen embankment dam crest by 6 feet.

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     Demolishing the existing spillway crest structure and 
bridge.
     Removing, rehabilitating, and re-installing the existing 
radial gates.
     Constructing a new spillway crest structure and bridge.
     Constructing a new two-lane road across the dam.
    The existing road across the dam would be closed during 
construction. An alternative route has been identified that would 
provide safe public transport. There would likely be a reservoir 
restriction of 6-10 feet during spillway construction.
    In addition to work on the dam, the project would include 
modification to structures around the reservoir such as culverts, 
bridges, and recreation sites.
    Reclamation is not presently aware of any known or possible Indian 
Trust Assets or environmental justice issues associated with the 
proposed action but requests any information relative to this issue be 
submitted during the scoping period.
    Reclamation intends to complete an EIS for this project pursuant to 
the National Environmental Policy Act to study the potential 
environmental effects of the proposal and a reasonable range of 
alternatives designed to respond to the purpose and need for the 
project, as well as a no-action alternative. The scoping process and 
public open houses identified in this notice are intended to inform the 
public about the project and to request public and agency comment to 
identify significant issues or alternatives to be addressed in the EIS.

Special Assistance for Public Scoping and Open House Meetings

    If special assistance is required to participate in the public 
scoping and open house meetings, please contact Ms. Megan Sloan, Bureau 
of Reclamation, Snake River Area Office, 230 Collins Road, Boise, ID 
83702; telephone (208) 383-2222; facsimile (208) 383-2210; email [email protected]. Persons who use a telecommunications 
device for the deaf may call the Federal Relay Service (FedRelay) at 1-
800-877-8339 TTY/ASCII to contact the above individual during normal 
business hours or to leave a message or question after hours. You will 
receive a reply during normal business hours. All meeting facilities 
are physically accessible to people with disabilities.

Public Disclosure

    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 may 
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.

Jennifer Carrington,
Acting Regional Director, Pacific Northwest Region.
[FR Doc. 2019-16744 Filed 8-8-19; 8:45 am]
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