Withdrawal of the Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Nassau County Back Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study, 34721-34722 [2020-12309]

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Written Statements: Persons desiring to attend the DoD Board of Actuaries meeting or make an oral presentation or submit a written statement for consideration at the meeting must notify Kathleen Ludwig at (703) 653–4758, or Kathleen.A.Ludwig.civ@mail.mil, by June 12, 2020. Dated: June 2, 2020. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2020–12292 Filed 6–5–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF THE DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Withdrawal of the Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Nassau County Back Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study AGENCY: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of intent; withdrawal. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, Planning Division is notifying interested parties that it has withdrawn the Notice of Intent (NOI) to develop an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed Nassau County Back Bay (NCBB) Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) Feasibility Study. The original NOI to prepare an EIS was published in the Federal Register on Friday, April 21, 2017. An Environmental Assessment (EA) will be prepared instead of an EIS. DATES: The notice of intent to prepare an EIS published in the Federal Register on April 21, 2017 (82 FR 18746), is withdrawn as of June 8, 2020. ADDRESSES: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, Environmental Resources Branch, (CENAP–PL–E), 100 Penn Square East, Wanamaker Building, Philadelphia, PA 19107–3390. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding the withdrawal of this NOI should be addressed to Ms. Angela Sowers, 410–962–7440, or angela.sowers@usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 20, 2018, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Council on SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1 34722 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 110 / Monday, June 8, 2020 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued an OMB/CEQ Memorandum for Heads of Federal Departments and Agencies titled ‘‘One Federal Decision Framework for the Environmental Review and Authorization Process for Major Infrastructure Projects under Executive Order [E.O.] 13807.’’ Additionally, twelve Federal agencies, including Department of the Army, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) as an appendix to the OMB/CEQ Memorandum. The MOU is titled ‘‘Memorandum of Understanding Implementing One Federal Decision Under Executive Order 13807’’ and was effective on April 10, 2018. E.O. 13807 sets a goal for agencies by reducing the time for completing environmental reviews and authorization decisions to an agency average of not more than two years from publication of a NOI to prepare an EIS. Subsequent to the publication of the NOI, the NCBB CSRM Feasibility Study was granted an exemption from the requirement to complete the feasibility study within 3 years, as required in Section 1001(a) of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014. This exemption was granted on 5 February 2020. Therefore, in order to align the revised study schedule with E.O. 13807, it is necessary to withdraw the existing NOI to develop and rescope a NEPA coordination/review schedule with the appropriate Federal and state resource agencies that have statutory jurisdiction over the review process for any action being contemplated in the course of the feasibility study and development of an environmental impact statement. The exemption was contingent on reducing the scope of the study to focus on critical infrastructure and highly vulnerable areas outside of Coastal Barrier Resources Act units. Due to the resulting limited scope, it is appropriate at this time to prepare an EA rather than an EIS. Should information be identified during the study to support the need for an EIS, a NOI will be issued at a future time. Public, agency and stakeholder comments and feedback will continue to be accepted during the re-scoping of the NEPA review schedule. Dated: June 2, 2020. Karen J. Baker, Programs Director, North Atlantic Division. [FR Doc. 2020–12309 Filed 6–5–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Jun 05, 2020 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [OE Docket No. EA–182–E] Application To Export Electric Energy; H.Q. Energy Services (U.S) Inc. Office of Electricity, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of application. AGENCY: H.Q. Energy Services (U.S.) Inc. (Applicant or HQUS) has applied for authorization to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada pursuant to the Federal Power Act. DATES: Comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be submitted on or before July 8, 2020. ADDRESSES: Comments, protests, motions to intervene, or requests for more information should be addressed by electronic mail to Electricity.Exports@hq.doe.gov, or by facsimile to (202) 586–8008. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Energy (DOE) regulates exports of electricity from the United States to a foreign country, pursuant to sections 301(b) and 402(f) of the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7151(b) and 42 U.S.C. 7172(f)). Such exports require authorization under section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 824a(e)). On August 18, 2015, DOE issued Order No. EA–182–D, which authorized HQUS to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada as a power marketer for a five-year term using existing international transmission facilities appropriate for open access. This authorization expires on August 21, 2020. On June 1, 2020, HQUS filed an application (Application or App.) with DOE for renewal of the export authorization contained in Order No. EA–182–D. HQUS says its principal place of business is in Hartford, Connecticut, and that it ‘‘is a wholly-owned subsidiary and the marketing arm of Hydro-Quebec Production, a division of Hydro-Quebec.’’ See App. at 1. HQUS adds that it ‘‘does not own or operate any facilities for the generation, transmission or distribution of electricity in the United States or any other country, and neither HQUS nor any of its affiliates has a franchise or service territory for the transmission, distribution or sale of electricity in the United States.’’ Id. at 2. HQUS further states that it ‘‘will purchase the power to be exported from a variety of sources such as power marketers, independent power SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 producers or U.S. electric utilities and Federal power marketing agencies.’’ App. at 3. HQUS contends that its proposed exports ‘‘will not impair the sufficiency of the electric power supply within the United States.’’ Id. The existing international transmission facilities to be utilized by the Applicant have previously been authorized by Presidential permits issued pursuant to Executive Order 10485, as amended, and are appropriate for open access transmission by third parties. Procedural Matters: Any person desiring to be heard in this proceeding should file a comment or protest to the Application at the address provided above. Protests should be filed in accordance with Rule 211 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211). Any person desiring to become a party to this proceeding should file a motion to intervene at the above address in accordance with FERC Rule 214 (18 CFR 385.214). Comments and other filings concerning HQUS’s Application should be clearly marked with OE Docket No. EA–182–E. Additional copies are to be provided directly to He´le`ne Cossette, 4th Floor, 75, boul. Rene´-Le´vesque Ouest, Montre´al, Que´bec H2Z 1A4, Canada, Cossette.Helene@hydro.qc.ca; and Jerry L. Pfeffer, 1440 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005, jerry.pfeffer@skadden.com. A final decision will be made on this Application after the environmental impacts have been evaluated pursuant to DOE’s National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures (10 CFR part 1021) and after DOE determines that the proposed action will not have an adverse impact on the sufficiency of supply or reliability of the U.S. electric power supply system. Copies of this Application will be made available, upon request, by accessing the program website at http:// energy.gov/node/11845, or by emailing Matthew Aronoff at matthew.aronoff@ hq.doe.gov. Signed in Washington, DC, on June 2, 2020. Christopher Lawrence, Management and Program Analyst, Transmission Permitting and Technical Assistance, Office of Electricity. [FR Doc. 2020–12311 Filed 6–5–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 110 (Monday, June 8, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34721-34722]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-12309]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE DEFENSE

Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers


Withdrawal of the Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental 
Impact Statement for the Nassau County Back Bay Coastal Storm Risk 
Management Feasibility Study

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

ACTION: Notice of intent; withdrawal.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, 
Planning Division is notifying interested parties that it has withdrawn 
the Notice of Intent (NOI) to develop an environmental impact statement 
(EIS) for the proposed Nassau County Back Bay (NCBB) Coastal Storm Risk 
Management (CSRM) Feasibility Study. The original NOI to prepare an EIS 
was published in the Federal Register on Friday, April 21, 2017. An 
Environmental Assessment (EA) will be prepared instead of an EIS.

DATES: The notice of intent to prepare an EIS published in the Federal 
Register on April 21, 2017 (82 FR 18746), is withdrawn as of June 8, 
2020.

ADDRESSES: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, 
Environmental Resources Branch, (CENAP-PL-E), 100 Penn Square East, 
Wanamaker Building, Philadelphia, PA 19107-3390.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding the withdrawal of 
this NOI should be addressed to Ms. Angela Sowers, 410-962-7440, or 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 20, 2018, the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) and the Council on

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Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued an OMB/CEQ Memorandum for Heads of 
Federal Departments and Agencies titled ``One Federal Decision 
Framework for the Environmental Review and Authorization Process for 
Major Infrastructure Projects under Executive Order [E.O.] 13807.'' 
Additionally, twelve Federal agencies, including Department of the 
Army, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) as an appendix to the 
OMB/CEQ Memorandum. The MOU is titled ``Memorandum of Understanding 
Implementing One Federal Decision Under Executive Order 13807'' and was 
effective on April 10, 2018. E.O. 13807 sets a goal for agencies by 
reducing the time for completing environmental reviews and 
authorization decisions to an agency average of not more than two years 
from publication of a NOI to prepare an EIS.
    Subsequent to the publication of the NOI, the NCBB CSRM Feasibility 
Study was granted an exemption from the requirement to complete the 
feasibility study within 3 years, as required in Section 1001(a) of the 
Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014. This exemption was 
granted on 5 February 2020. Therefore, in order to align the revised 
study schedule with E.O. 13807, it is necessary to withdraw the 
existing NOI to develop and re-scope a NEPA coordination/review 
schedule with the appropriate Federal and state resource agencies that 
have statutory jurisdiction over the review process for any action 
being contemplated in the course of the feasibility study and 
development of an environmental impact statement. The exemption was 
contingent on reducing the scope of the study to focus on critical 
infrastructure and highly vulnerable areas outside of Coastal Barrier 
Resources Act units. Due to the resulting limited scope, it is 
appropriate at this time to prepare an EA rather than an EIS. Should 
information be identified during the study to support the need for an 
EIS, a NOI will be issued at a future time. Public, agency and 
stakeholder comments and feedback will continue to be accepted during 
the re-scoping of the NEPA review schedule.

    Dated: June 2, 2020.
Karen J. Baker,
Programs Director, North Atlantic Division.
[FR Doc. 2020-12309 Filed 6-5-20; 8:45 am]
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