Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Public Scoping Comment Period for the Eastern North Dakota Alternate Water Supply Project, Burleigh, Kidder, Sheridan, and Wells Counties, North Dakota, 61638-61639 [2019-24611]

Download as PDF 61638 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 219 / Wednesday, November 13, 2019 / Notices Administrative Record 2 RP/EA #1.3, the Louisiana TIG is proposing to finalize and implement their preferred design alternatives to construct the Rabbit Island and Jean Lafitte projects. Overview of the LA TIG Draft Phase 2 RP/EA #1.3 The draft Phase 2 RP/EA #1.3 is being released in accordance with OPA NRDA regulations found in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 15 CFR part 990, NEPA and its implementing regulations found at 40 CFR parts 1500–1508, the Final PDARP/PEIS, and the Consent Decree. The Phase 2 RP/EA #1.3 provides OPA and NEPA analyses for a reasonable range of design alternatives for the Rabbit Island and Jean Lafitte projects, and identifies the LA TIG’s preferred design alternatives. The proposed Rabbit Island project would meet the goal of restoring and conserving birds by restoring 87.8 acres of the island’s original 200-acre footprint for bird habitat. This would be done by raising the elevation of Rabbit Island using dredged fill material from the Calcasieu Ship Channel as the borrow source area. The proposed Jean Lafitte project would implement a nearly continuous rock breakwater, with rock elbows protecting fish gaps along the eastern shorelines of Lake Cataouche, Lake Salvador, and Bayou Bardeaux in the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Implementation is proposed in two increments, the northern and the southern portions of the project area. In the Phase 2 RP/EA #1.3, the LA TIG is proposing at this time to implement only the southern portion. Next Steps As described above in DATES, the Trustees will host a public webinar to facilitate the public review and comment process. After the public comment period ends, the Trustees will consider and address the comments received before issuing a final Phase 2 RP/EA #1.3. Public Availability of Comments 17:23 Nov 12, 2019 Jkt 250001 Authority The authority for this action is the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (33 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.), its implementing Natural Resource Damage Assessment regulations found at 15 CFR part 990, and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and its implementing regulations found at 40 CFR parts 1500–1508. Mary Josie Blanchard, Director of Gulf of Mexico Restoration, Department of Interior. [FR Doc. 2019–24644 Filed 11–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation [RR06250000, 20XR0680A1, RN.07694998.0000600] Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Public Scoping Comment Period for the Eastern North Dakota Alternate Water Supply Project, Burleigh, Kidder, Sheridan, and Wells Counties, North Dakota Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Intent; request for comments. AGENCY: The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the Eastern North Dakota Alternate Water Supply Project. Reclamation is requesting public comment to identify significant issues or other alternatives to be addressed in the EIS. DATES: Submit comments on the scope of the EIS on or before December 13, 2019. SUMMARY: Provide written scoping comments and requests to be added to the mailing list to Mr. Damien Reinhart, EIS Team Lead, Bureau of Reclamation, Dakotas Area Office, 304 East Broadway Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58501; or email ENDAWS.EIS@usbr.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Damien Reinhart, Bureau of Reclamation, Dakotas Area Office, 304 East Broadway Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58501; telephone (701) 202–1275; facsimile (701) 250–4326; email ADDRESSES: 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 The documents comprising the Administrative Record for the Phase 2 RP/EA #1.3 can be viewed electronically at https://www.doi.gov/deepwater horizon/adminrecord. PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ENDAWS.EIS@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. Information on this project may also be found at: https:// www.usbr.gov/gp/dkao/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 regulations for implementing NEPA, 40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508; and the Department of the Interior’s NEPA regulations, 43 CFR part 46. Background Reclamation will prepare an EIS for the funding and construction of the Eastern North Dakota Alternate Water Supply Project (ENDAWS). This is a bulk water supply project which would deliver an alternate water supply to the State of North Dakota’s Red River Valley Water Supply Project. Reclamation is authorized under the Dakota Water Resources Act of 2000 to work with the state of North Dakota to plan, design, and construct municipal, rural, and industrial water supply projects. Garrison Diversion Conservancy District, on behalf of the State of North Dakota, requested Reclamation consider issuing a contract for up to 165 cubic feet per second of water from Garrison Diversion Unit facilities. This would include the use of Reclamation’s Snake Creek Pumping Plant, an intake and pump station located along the McClusky Canal, and a bulk transmission pipeline to deliver water to the main transmission pipeline of North Dakota’s Red River Valley Water Supply Project. Reclamation’s potential actions include: • Construction of ENDAWS project features, • Issuance of a water repayment contract for Garrison Diversion Unit facilities, and • Issuance of permits to construct and maintain ENDAWS facilities on Reclamation rights-of-way. Reclamation anticipates the depletion of Missouri River water to supply ENDAWS will be an issue of concern. The evaluation of this will be a coordinated effort between Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers due to their knowledge, expertise, and management responsibilities of the Missouri River Mainstem System. Another key issue to be evaluated is the E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 219 / Wednesday, November 13, 2019 / Notices potential risk and consequences of transferring aquatic invasive species from the Missouri River basin to the Hudson Bay basin, as a result of ENDAWS operations. Based on previous analyses of this issue, the following potential microorganisms of concern may be included in the analysis: • • • • • • • Cyanobacteria Protozoa Fungi Bacteria Viruses Animal parasites Mollusk larvae Reclamation requests any information relative to these issues or other potential issues be submitted during the scoping period to assist in determining their significance. Reclamation intends to complete an EIS for ENDAWS pursuant to NEPA 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 ENDAWS, as well as a noaction alternative. The scoping process is intended to inform the public about ENDAWS and to request public and agency comment to identify significant issues or alternatives to be addressed in the EIS. Three scoping open houses were held between October 22–24, 2019 in Bismarck, Jamestown, and Fargo, North Dakota. These open house meetings were held prior to the publication of this Notice as a means of gathering public input early in the process per NEPA Implementing Regulations (40 CFR 1501.7(b)(4)). Written comments received by December 15, 2019, and input received during the open houses will be given the same consideration. 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. John Soucy, Deputy Regional Director, Great Plains Region. [FR Doc. 2019–24611 Filed 11–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4332–90–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Nov 12, 2019 Jkt 250001 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–1183] Certain Foldable Reusable Drinking Straws and Components and Accessories Thereof; Institution of Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on October 9, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of The Final Co. LLC of Santa Fe, New Mexico. An amended complaint was filed on October 29, 2019. The complaint, as amended, alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain foldable reusable drinking straws and components and accessories thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 10,123,641 (‘‘the ’641 patent’’). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a general exclusion order, or in the alternative a limited exclusion order, and cease and desist orders. ADDRESSES: The complaint, except for any confidential information contained therein, is 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, Room 112, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. Hearing impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at (202) 205– 2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server at https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. For Further Information Contact: Pathenia M. Proctor, The Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61639 International Trade Commission, telephone (202) 205–2560. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: The authority for institution of this investigation is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, and in section 210.10 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.10 (2019). Scope of Investigation: Having considered the complaint, the U.S. International Trade Commission, on November 5, 2019, Ordered that— (1) Pursuant to subsection (b) of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, an investigation be instituted to determine whether there is a violation of subsection (a)(1)(B) of section 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, or the sale within the United States after importation of certain products identified in paragraph (2) by reason of infringement of one or more of claims 1–12, 14–17, and 20 of the ’641 patent; and whether an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337; (2) Pursuant to section 210.10(b)(1) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.10(b)(1), the plain language description of the accused products or category of accused products, which defines the scope of the investigation, is ‘‘individual foldable reusable drinking straws and components thereof, cases used to store the foldable reusable drinking straws, and tools used for cleaning the foldable reusable drinking straws’’; (3) For the purpose of the investigation so instituted, the following are hereby named as parties upon which this notice of investigation shall be served: (a) The complainant is: The Final Co. LLC, 17031⁄2 Quapaw Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505. (b) The respondents are the following entities alleged to be in violation of section 337, and are the parties upon which the complaint is to be served: Huizhou Sinri Technology Company Limited, 3rd Floor, Plant A, Yiyuan Sci-Tech Industry Park, Cangkeng Section, Tianduan Village, Xikeng, Huihuan, Zhongkai High-Tech Zone, Huizhou, Guangdong, China 516006. Hebei Serun Import and Export Trade Co., Ltd., Shenhou Shenqi Tingyuan, High And New Technology Industrial Development Zone, Luquan, Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China (Mainland), 050200. Dongguan Stirling Metal Products Co., Ltd., 3–201, Xinhe Ind. Zone, Xiaobian, Chang’an Town, Dongguan, Guangdong, China 523853. E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 219 (Wednesday, November 13, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 61638-61639]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-24611]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation

[RR06250000, 20XR0680A1, RN.07694998.0000600]


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and 
Public Scoping Comment Period for the Eastern North Dakota Alternate 
Water Supply Project, Burleigh, Kidder, Sheridan, and Wells Counties, 
North Dakota

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 Eastern North Dakota 
Alternate Water Supply Project. Reclamation is requesting public 
comment to identify significant issues or other alternatives to be 
addressed in the EIS.

DATES: Submit comments on the scope of the EIS on or before December 
13, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Provide written scoping comments and requests to be added to 
the mailing list to Mr. Damien Reinhart, EIS Team Lead, Bureau of 
Reclamation, Dakotas Area Office, 304 East Broadway Avenue, Bismarck, 
ND 58501; or email [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Damien Reinhart, Bureau of 
Reclamation, Dakotas Area Office, 304 East Broadway Avenue, Bismarck, 
ND 58501; telephone (701) 202-1275; facsimile (701) 250-4326; 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/gp/dkao/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 regulations 
for implementing NEPA, 40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508; and the 
Department of the Interior's NEPA regulations, 43 CFR part 46.

Background

    Reclamation will prepare an EIS for the funding and construction of 
the Eastern North Dakota Alternate Water Supply Project (ENDAWS). This 
is a bulk water supply project which would deliver an alternate water 
supply to the State of North Dakota's Red River Valley Water Supply 
Project. Reclamation is authorized under the Dakota Water Resources Act 
of 2000 to work with the state of North Dakota to plan, design, and 
construct municipal, rural, and industrial water supply projects.
    Garrison Diversion Conservancy District, on behalf of the State of 
North Dakota, requested Reclamation consider issuing a contract for up 
to 165 cubic feet per second of water from Garrison Diversion Unit 
facilities. This would include the use of Reclamation's Snake Creek 
Pumping Plant, an intake and pump station located along the McClusky 
Canal, and a bulk transmission pipeline to deliver water to the main 
transmission pipeline of North Dakota's Red River Valley Water Supply 
Project. Reclamation's potential actions include:
     Construction of ENDAWS project features,
     Issuance of a water repayment contract for Garrison 
Diversion Unit facilities, and
     Issuance of permits to construct and maintain ENDAWS 
facilities on Reclamation rights-of-way.
    Reclamation anticipates the depletion of Missouri River water to 
supply ENDAWS will be an issue of concern. The evaluation of this will 
be a coordinated effort between Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers due to their knowledge, expertise, and management 
responsibilities of the Missouri River Mainstem System. Another key 
issue to be evaluated is the

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potential risk and consequences of transferring aquatic invasive 
species from the Missouri River basin to the Hudson Bay basin, as a 
result of ENDAWS operations. Based on previous analyses of this issue, 
the following potential microorganisms of concern may be included in 
the analysis:

 Cyanobacteria
 Protozoa
 Fungi
 Bacteria
 Viruses
 Animal parasites
 Mollusk larvae
    Reclamation requests any information relative to these issues or 
other potential issues be submitted during the scoping period to assist 
in determining their significance. Reclamation intends to complete an 
EIS for ENDAWS pursuant to NEPA 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 ENDAWS, as well as a no-
action alternative. The scoping process is intended to inform the 
public about ENDAWS and to request public and agency comment to 
identify significant issues or alternatives to be addressed in the EIS. 
Three scoping open houses were held between October 22-24, 2019 in 
Bismarck, Jamestown, and Fargo, North Dakota. These open house meetings 
were held prior to the publication of this Notice as a means of 
gathering public input early in the process per NEPA Implementing 
Regulations (40 CFR 1501.7(b)(4)). Written comments received by 
December 15, 2019, and input received during the open houses will be 
given the same consideration.

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.

John Soucy,
Deputy Regional Director, Great Plains Region.
[FR Doc. 2019-24611 Filed 11-12-19; 8:45 am]
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