Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for the Sacramento Weir Component (Yolo County, California) of the American River Watershed Common Features Project, as Authorized Under the Water Resources Development Act of 2016, 18218-18219 [2020-06812]

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[FR Doc. 2020–06735 Filed 3–31–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–10–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for the Sacramento Weir Component (Yolo County, California) of the American River Watershed Common Features Project, as Authorized Under the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:31 Mar 31, 2020 Jkt 250001 Notice of intent. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Sacramento District, and the Central Valley Flood Protection Board is preparing a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (Draft Supplemental EIS/EIR) for the Sacramento Weir widening component of the American River Watershed Common Features (ARCF) Levee Improvement Project authorized by the Water Resources Development Act of 2016. This Draft Supplemental EIS/EIR supplements the ARCF General Reevaluation Report (GRR) Final EIS/ EIR. The Proposed Action includes constructing a 1,500-foot-long passive weir, with associated levee, roadway, rail bridge, and fish passage improvements adjacent to the existing Sacramento Weir at the junction of the Sacramento River and Sacramento Bypass. Conceptual components of the Proposed Action were analyzed in the ARCF GRR Final EIS/EIR but some elements of the Proposed Action (passive weir design and fish passage structure) were not analyzed in the ARCF GRR Final EIS/EIR because final designs are still in progress. USACE has now developed two alternative project designs in sufficient detail to analyze their environmental effects: A passive weir structure with a crest elevation at 26 feet on the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD88) (the Proposed Action), and a passive weir structure with a crest elevation at 26 feet NAVD88, with stop logs to raise the crest elevation to 29.8 feet NAVD88 (the Higher Weir Elevation Alternative). Both design alternatives would reduce the flood risk in and around the cities of Sacramento and West Sacramento by conveying additional Sacramento River flow during flood events into the Sacramento and Yolo Bypasses. DATES: Written comments regarding the scope of the environmental analysis should be received by April 20, 2020. ADDRESSES: Please send written comments concerning the Draft Supplemental EIS/EIR to Mr. Robert Chase, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, Attn: Planning Division (CESPK–PDR), 1325 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. Requests to be added to the mailing list should also be sent to this address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions about the Proposed Action and EIS/EIR should be addressed to Robert Chase at (916) 557–7630, Robert.D.Chase@usace.army.mil, or by mail (1325 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814). SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 a. Proposed Action: USACE is preparing a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS)/ Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) to analyze environmental impacts of the authorized Sacramento Weir Widening component of the larger ARCF 2016 levee improvement project. The Proposed Action includes a passive weir with a sill elevation of 26 feet above the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD88). b. Alternatives. In addition to the Proposed Action, the supplemental EIS will address two alternatives. One alternative would affix horizontal stop logs to the top of the passive weir sill, with a top elevation of 29.2 feet NAVD88, similar to the elevation of the top of the gates of the existing Sacramento Weir. The other alternative is the required No Action Alternative. c. Scoping Process. 1. USACE will seek comments on the draft SEIS/SEIR from concerned individuals and local, State, and Federal agencies. A public scoping meeting will be held in the form of a teleconference and/or webinar in April 2020. Exact date, time, registration details, additional information, and any schedule changes will be announced online at: http:// www.sacleveeupgrades.com. 2. Significant topics analyzed in the SEIS include anticipated project effects on visual resources, air quality, vegetation and wildlife, special-status plants and terrestrial wildlife species, fisheries, climate change, cultural resources, geological resources, hazardous wastes and materials, hydrology and hydraulics, water quality and groundwater resources, noise, recreation, transportation and circulation, and public utilities and service systems; and cumulative effects of related projects in the study area. 3. USACE is consulting with the State Historic Preservation Officer to comply with the National Historic Preservation Act, and the National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to comply with the Endangered Species Act. 4. After publication of the draft SEIS a 45-day public review period will be provided for individuals and agencies to review and comment on the draft document. Interested parties are encouraged to respond to this notice and provide a current address if they wish to be notified of the draft SEIS circulation. d. Availability. The draft SEIS/SEIR is scheduled to be available for public E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 63 / Wednesday, April 1, 2020 / Notices review and comment by approximately May 12, 2020. Kimberly M. Colloton, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, Commanding. [FR Doc. 2020–06812 Filed 3–31–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Army Corps of Engineers Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Supplemental Joint Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for the 2007 Folsom Dam Safety and Flood Damage Reduction Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; DOD. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District (USACE) intends to prepare a Draft Supplemental Joint Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the 2007 Folsom Dam Safety and Flood Damage Reduction EIS/EIR (2007 EIS/EIR) and the 2017 Folsom Dam Raise Project Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report (2017 SEIS/EIR). USACE will serve as lead National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) agency and the Central Valley Flood Protection Board (CVFPB) will serve as lead agency for compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The Folsom Dam Safety and Flood Damage Reduction Project (hereafter referred to as the Project) was originally authorized in the 2004 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act (EWDAA) and was later reauthorized in the 2007 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). The Project is authorized for four components: (1) Emergency spillway gate modifications. (2) Raising the right and left wings of the main dam, Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam (MIAD), and the reservoir Dikes 1 through 8 by 3.5 feet. (3) Temperature control shutter automation and reconfiguration. (4) Downstream ecosystem restoration of Bushy Lake and Woodlake. This Draft Supplemental Joint EIS/EIR will address components of the authorized Project not previously addressed in the 2017 Folsom Dam Raise Project Final SEIS/EIR. Specifically, these components include jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:31 Mar 31, 2020 Jkt 250001 construction of a new Dike 3, use of onsite borrow and multiple disposal locations including MIAD West and South and potential off-site locations, use of a rock crushing plant at MIAD East, use of on-site concrete batch plants for the Right Wing Dam and Left Wing Dam, and a detailed comprehensive plan for mitigation and restoration upon completion of construction. The flood risk management components of the Project will enhance the utilization of the existing surcharge flood storage space (temporary water storage space utilized during low-frequency flood events), and will increase the surcharge flood storage capacity of the reservoir. DATES: Written comments regarding the scope of the environmental analysis should be received by May 8, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments and suggestions concerning this Project and requests to be included on the Project mailing list may be submitted to Bert Skillen, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, Attn: Environmental Analysis Section (CESPK–PDR–A), 1325 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bert Skillen via telephone at (916) 557–7330, email at Folsom-Dam_Raise@ usace.army.mil, or mail at (see ADDRESSES). Study information will also be posted periodically on the internet at: https://www.spk.usace.army.mil/ Missions/Civil-Works/Folsom-DamRaise/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. Proposed Action. The Corps is preparing a Draft Supplemental Joint EIS/EIR to analyze a single Project alternative with multiple measures to improve flood risk management along the American River. The no-action alternative would be to follow the actions outlined in the 2017 Folsom Dam Raise Final SEIS/EIR. The measures of the single alternative proposed include constructing a new Dike 3 approximately 80 feet closer to the lake than the existing Dike 3, onsite borrow and disposal at MIAD West and South, a rock crushing plant at MIAD East, concrete batch plants for the Right Wing Dam and Left Wing Dam, and a comprehensive plan for mitigation and restoration upon completion of construction. The Project would improve flood risk management while also addressing certain dam safety issues associated with passing the probable maximum flood. 2. Measures. The following measures may be considered as part of the alternatives analysis: Dike 3 Raise: Constructing a new Dike 3 approximately 80 feet closer to Folsom PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18219 Lake would lower risk. This measure also maintains flood protection by leaving the existing Dike 3 in place while the new Dike 3 is constructed. Borrow and Disposal: Some of the material for raising Dikes 1 through 6 and MIAD would come from onsite sources at MIAD West and South and other possible locations. Disposal materials from construction would be deposited onsite at MIAD West and South and other possible locations once borrow is complete. The remainder of the borrow materials would come from, and any additional disposal would be hauled to, commercial sites up to 30 miles away. Rock Crushing Plant at MIAD East: Placing a rock crushing plant at MIAD East to utilize the existing riprap stockpile will allow for the crushed material to be used for various portions of the 3.5 foot raise of Dikes 1 through 6, the Left and Right Wing Dams, and MIAD. Onsite Concrete Batch Plants for the Right and Left Wing Dam Raises: Producing concrete onsite will reduced costs and other impacts for hauling the large quantities of concrete. This will also aid constructability given the limited on-site access for equipment and materials. Plan for Mitigation and Restoration: Including a comprehensive plan for mitigation and restoration of sites affected by the Folsom Dam Raise in this SEIS/EIR will alleviate the need for an additional SEIS/EIR in the future. Although some information concerning mitigation and restoration was included in the 2017 Folsom Dam Raise Final SEIS/EIR, that document cited the need for additional planning once the design of the Folsom Dam Raise was closer to completion. 3. Scoping Process. a. A public scoping meeting will be held in the form of a teleconference and/or webinar to present an overview of the Folsom Dam Raise, the proposed alternative, and the EIS/EIR process, and to afford all interested parties an opportunity to comment on the scope of analysis and potential alternatives. The public scoping webinar will be held in April, 2020. Exact date, time, registration details, additional information, and any schedule changes will be announced online at: https:// www.spk.usace.army.mil/Missions/ Civil-Works/Folsom-Dam-Raise/. b. Potentially significant issues to be analyzed in depth in the Draft Supplemental Joint EIS/EIR will include: impacts to water quality, air quality, climate change, special status species, terrestrial vegetation and wildlife, recreation, traffic and E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers


Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Supplemental Environmental 
Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for the Sacramento Weir 
Component (Yolo County, California) of the American River Watershed 
Common Features Project, as Authorized Under the Water Resources 
Development Act of 2016

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 (USACE), Sacramento District, 
and the Central Valley Flood Protection Board is preparing a Draft 
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report 
(Draft Supplemental EIS/EIR) for the Sacramento Weir widening component 
of the American River Watershed Common Features (ARCF) Levee 
Improvement Project authorized by the Water Resources Development Act 
of 2016. This Draft Supplemental EIS/EIR supplements the ARCF General 
Reevaluation Report (GRR) Final EIS/EIR. The Proposed Action includes 
constructing a 1,500-foot-long passive weir, with associated levee, 
roadway, rail bridge, and fish passage improvements adjacent to the 
existing Sacramento Weir at the junction of the Sacramento River and 
Sacramento Bypass. Conceptual components of the Proposed Action were 
analyzed in the ARCF GRR Final EIS/EIR but some elements of the 
Proposed Action (passive weir design and fish passage structure) were 
not analyzed in the ARCF GRR Final EIS/EIR because final designs are 
still in progress. USACE has now developed two alternative project 
designs in sufficient detail to analyze their environmental effects: A 
passive weir structure with a crest elevation at 26 feet on the North 
American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD88) (the Proposed Action), and a 
passive weir structure with a crest elevation at 26 feet NAVD88, with 
stop logs to raise the crest elevation to 29.8 feet NAVD88 (the Higher 
Weir Elevation Alternative). Both design alternatives would reduce the 
flood risk in and around the cities of Sacramento and West Sacramento 
by conveying additional Sacramento River flow during flood events into 
the Sacramento and Yolo Bypasses.

DATES: Written comments regarding the scope of the environmental 
analysis should be received by April 20, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Please send written comments concerning the Draft 
Supplemental EIS/EIR to Mr. Robert Chase, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 
Sacramento District, Attn: Planning Division (CESPK-PDR), 1325 J 
Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. Requests to be added to the mailing list 
should also be sent to this address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions about the Proposed Action 
and EIS/EIR should be addressed to Robert Chase at (916) 557-7630, 
[email protected], or by mail (1325 J Street, Sacramento, 
CA 95814).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    a. Proposed Action: USACE is preparing a Supplemental Environmental 
Impact Statement (SEIS)/Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) 
to analyze environmental impacts of the authorized Sacramento Weir 
Widening component of the larger ARCF 2016 levee improvement project. 
The Proposed Action includes a passive weir with a sill elevation of 26 
feet above the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD88).
    b. Alternatives. In addition to the Proposed Action, the 
supplemental EIS will address two alternatives. One alternative would 
affix horizontal stop logs to the top of the passive weir sill, with a 
top elevation of 29.2 feet NAVD88, similar to the elevation of the top 
of the gates of the existing Sacramento Weir. The other alternative is 
the required No Action Alternative.
    c. Scoping Process.
    1. USACE will seek comments on the draft SEIS/SEIR from concerned 
individuals and local, State, and Federal agencies. A public scoping 
meeting will be held in the form of a teleconference and/or webinar in 
April 2020. Exact date, time, registration details, additional 
information, and any schedule changes will be announced online at: 
http://www.sacleveeupgrades.com.
    2. Significant topics analyzed in the SEIS include anticipated 
project effects on visual resources, air quality, vegetation and 
wildlife, special-status plants and terrestrial wildlife species, 
fisheries, climate change, cultural resources, geological resources, 
hazardous wastes and materials, hydrology and hydraulics, water quality 
and groundwater resources, noise, recreation, transportation and 
circulation, and public utilities and service systems; and cumulative 
effects of related projects in the study area.
    3. USACE is consulting with the State Historic Preservation Officer 
to comply with the National Historic Preservation Act, and the National 
Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to 
comply with the Endangered Species Act.
    4. After publication of the draft SEIS a 45-day public review 
period will be provided for individuals and agencies to review and 
comment on the draft document. Interested parties are encouraged to 
respond to this notice and provide a current address if they wish to be 
notified of the draft SEIS circulation.
    d. Availability. The draft SEIS/SEIR is scheduled to be available 
for public

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review and comment by approximately May 12, 2020.

Kimberly M. Colloton,
Brigadier General, U.S. Army, Commanding.
[FR Doc. 2020-06812 Filed 3-31-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3720-58-P