Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Elliott Bay Seawall Project, Seattle, WA
Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed seawall replacement project along the Elliott Bay shoreline in Seattle, WA. The City of Seattle is the non-Federal sponsor for the project.
Board on Coastal Engineering Research
In accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), announcement is made of the following committee meeting:
Notice of Public Scoping Meetings for the Missouri River Authorized Purposes Study, Missouri River Basin, United States
In the April 16, 2010 Federal Register (75 FR 19948), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Omaha and Kansas City Districts announced in a Notice of Intent (NOI) that it will prepare a comprehensive feasibility-type report with an integrated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Missouri River Authorized Purposes Study (MRAPS). The NOI did not include specific details of the public scoping meetings. This notice announces the locations, dates, times, and format of the public scoping meetings.
Record of Decision (ROD) for the Development and Implementation of Range-Wide Mission and Major Capabilities at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), NM
The Department of the Army announces the availability of the ROD that documents and summarizes the decision to proceed with implementing the Preferred Alternative (Alternative (1) identified in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), including the following proposed land use changes: expansion of the Main Post and alterations in authorized uses of range areas; development of new and expanded infrastructure throughout the installation, and increase in the level of test activities; development of six new Specialized Areas (four for test operations and two to support small-scale military training); establishment of a Land Use and Airspace Strategy Plan and siting process for facilitating future tests and training activities at WSMR; and continued stationing of the Engineer Battalion and continued Main Post expansion for the Engineer Battalion, Brigade Combat Team (BCT) Modernization, and other ongoing tenant programs.
Record of Decision (ROD) for the Training Land Acquisition (Including Purchase and Lease) at Fort Polk, LA
The Department of the Army announces the availability of its ROD which summarizes and documents its decision to proceed with Alternative 3, the acquisition of up to 100,000 acres of additional training land in Vernon and Rapides Parrish in the areas South of Peason Ridge, and to the North and East of Fort Polk's existing training lands. The decision considers the Army's mission requirements at Fort Polk and the environmental analysis contained in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for Training Land Acquisition at Fort Polk, Louisiana (March 2009). The ROD describes the Army's decision to proceed with Alternative 3. This decision provides the Army with the most options and best opportunities to meet Fort Polk and the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) training needs and is also the environmentally preferred alternative.
Availability for Non-Exclusive, Exclusive, or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Provisional Patent Application Concerning Two-Stage Evaporative Cooling Method for Protective Clothing Ensembles
Announcement is made of the availability for licensing of the invention set forth in U.S. Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 61/319,070 entitled ``Two-Stage Evaporative Cooling Method for Protective Clothing Ensembles,'' filed March 30, 2010. The United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Army, has rights to this invention.
Danger Zone, Pacific Ocean, Naval Base Coronado, Coronado, California
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is amending its regulations to establish a naval danger zone in the waters of the Pacific Ocean extending offshore from the small arms range at the Naval Base Coronado (NBC), in Coronado, San Diego County, California. The danger zone will provide an appropriate and enforceable zone in which the Navy may conduct small arms test firing to qualify military personnel.
Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Northwest Aggregates' Previously Authorized Replacement of an Existing Barge Loading Facility in East Passage of Puget Sound on the Southeast Shoreline of Maury Island, King County, WA
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Seattle District is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the environmental effects of replacing an existing dock and resuming sand and gravel mining operations. The Corps issued a permit to Northwest Aggregates for the dock replacement project on June 2, 2008, under Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. Construction of the new dock began in December 2008 and approximately 49% of the construction was completed as of January 2009. The Corps has been directed by the U.S. District Court to complete an EIS on the project. The EIS will include additional analysis of potential impacts of the project on the marine environment, including Chinook salmon, Southern Resident Killer whales, and forage fish, additional analysis and evaluation of the no action and off-site alternatives, and additional analysis of cumulative impacts associated with the permit project.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a Permit Application for the Proposed Gregory Canyon Landfill Project, in San Diego County, CA
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District (Corps) is examining the environmental consequences associated with the proposed construction, operation, and closure of a new Class III landfill in northern San Diego County, in connection with Gregory Canyon, Ltd.'s application for a Department of the Army permit under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act to construct the proposed Gregory Canyon Landfill and associated facilities, which would discharge fill materials into approximately 2 acres of waters of the U.S. (less than 1 acre would be affected by permanent discharges of fill) in the San Luis Rey River to construct a bridge and in Gregory Canyon to construct the landfill liner, stability berm, and ancillary facilities.
Fort Bliss (Texas) Army Growth and Force Structure Realignment Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)
The Department of the Army announces the availability of the Fort Bliss Army Growth and Force Structure Realignment FEIS (hereon referred to as FEIS) identifying the potential environmental effects that would result from use of stationing and training capacity, land use changes, and training infrastructure improvements at Fort Bliss to support Army growth and force structure realignment.
Interim Change to the Military Freight Traffic Unified Rules Publication (MFTURP) No. 1
The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) is providing notice that it released an interim change to the MFTURP No. 1 on April 26, 2010. The interim change adds safety requirements for Motor Carriers authorized to provide Satellite Motor Surveillance (SNS) (and DDP and PSS) for 1.1 to 1.3 Ammunition and Explosives (A&E) to Section A, Part II, Paragraph D, Transportation Protective Service (TPS) for Sensitive Conventional Arms, Ammunition and Explosives (AA&E), Classified (Secret and Confidential), and Controlled Cryptographic Items.