Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Chief of Engineers Environmental Advisory Board
Document Number: E9-30755
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
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:
Restricted Areas and Danger Zones at Eglin Air Force Base, FL
Document Number: E9-30659
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is proposing to revise several existing danger zone and restricted area regulations and to establish four new restricted areas within the Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) facilities and along the Eglin AFB facility shoreline in Florida. The Eglin AFB and Eglin Reservation span over 724 square miles with over 150 miles of waterway boundary. This amendment to the existing regulation is necessary to update their water boundary security plan to provide adequate protection to Eglin personnel and resources.
The Release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Proposed Construction of the Western Wake Regional Wastewater Management Facilities, Which Includes Regional Wastewater Pumping, Conveyance, Treatment, and Discharge Facilities To Serve the Towns of Apex, Cary, Holly Springs and Morrisville, as Well as the Wake County Portion of Research Triangle Park (RTP South) in North Carolina
Document Number: E9-30120
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-18
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE), Wilmington District, Regulatory Division has been reviewing the request for Department of the Army authorization, pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act from the Town of Cary, acting as the lead applicant for the Western Wake Regional Wastewater Management Facilities Project Partners (Western Wake Partners), to construct Regional Wastewater Management Facility. The proposed project consists of regional wastewater pumping, conveyance, treatment, and discharge facilities to serve the Towns of Apex, Cary, Holly Springs and Morrisville, as well as the Wake County portion of Research Triangle Park (RTP South), NC.
Extension of the Public Comment Period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Moffat Collection System Project, City and County of Denver, Adams County, Boulder County, Jefferson County, and Grand County, CO
Document Number: E9-30119
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-18
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Omaha District is announcing a 32-day extension of the public comment period for the Moffat Collection System Project (Moffat Project) Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS). The originally announced comment period ends on January 28, 2010, but has been extended until March 1, 2010. The original Notice of Availability of the Draft EIS was published in the Federal Register on Friday, October 30, 2009 (74 FR 56186).
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Mather Specific Plan, Sacramento County, CA, Permit Application number SPK-2002-561
Document Number: E9-29603
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, (Corps) will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Mather Specific Plan in Sacramento County, CA. The Sacramento County Department of Economic Development has applied for a Department of the Army permit to fill approximately 35.4 acres of waters of the United States, including wetlands, to construct the project.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the State of Alaska's Proposed Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline (ASAP) Natural Gas Transportation Pipeline
Document Number: E9-28865
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-04
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Alaska District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) intends to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) to identify and analyze the potential impacts associated with the construction of the proposed Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline (ASAP) natural gas transportation pipeline. The Corps is the lead federal agency and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Park Service (NPS) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are participating as cooperating agencies in the DEIS development process. The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be used as a basis for the Corps permit decision and to ensure compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The Corps will be evaluating a permit application for work under Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. Because ASAP would require decisions and actions by other federal agencies (such as right-of-way grants and other permits), this DEIS will also fulfill the NEPA responsibilities of those federal agencies.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Proposed Point Thomson Project To Develop the Thomson Sand Reservoir by Extracting Gas Condensate and Oil for the Purpose of Commercial Production as Proposed by the Exxon Mobil Corporation (ExxonMobil)
Document Number: E9-28864
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-04
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Alaska District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) intends to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) to identify and analyze the potential impacts associated with the development of the Thomson Sand Reservoir, including construction and operation of the proposed project. The Corps will be evaluating a permit application for work under Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be used as a basis for the permit decision and to ensure compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act.
The Release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Town of Nags Head Proposed Beach Nourishment Project in Dare County, NC
Document Number: E9-27790
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE), Wilmington District, Regulatory Division, has received a request for Department of the Army authorization, pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, from the Town of Nags Head to dredge up to 4.6 million cubic yards of beach-quality sediment from an offshore borrow source, and deposit the material along approximately 10 miles of ocean shoreline in the Town of Nags Head.
Notice of Intent To Revise Scope of Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Updating the Water Control Manuals for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin To Account for Federal District Court Ruling
Document Number: E9-27787
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Mobile District, intends to revise the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Water Control Manuals updates for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, to account for a July 17, 2009 Federal court ruling. On July 17, 2009, Judge Paul A. Magnuson issued a memorandum and order in the case In re Tri-State Water Rights Litigation (M.D. Fla. No. 3:07-md-01),
Restricted Areas at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Patrick AFB, FL
Document Number: E9-27487
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) published a document in the Federal Register on July 23, 2009 (74 FR 36400), revising the restricted areas at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Patrick Air Force Base (AFB), Florida. The revision included the establishment of a restricted area within the waters of the Atlantic Ocean offshore of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The regulation included information regarding the boundaries of the new restricted area, including a reference to the offshore (eastern) boundary as being 1.5 miles offshore of the mean high water line. The final rule did not reference the type of mile unit to be used for the boundary line of the restricted area. The intent was to use nautical miles as the unit type. Since the use of nautical miles changes the coordinates for the northeast and southeast corner points of the restricted area, we are also correcting those coordinates. This document corrects the final regulation by revising this section.
Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, Island of Oahu, HI
Document Number: E9-27486
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is amending the regulations at 33 CFR 334.1380 for the existing danger zone in the vicinity of Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. The amendment reflects the current operational and safety procedures at the Ulupau Crater Weapons Training Range and highlights a change in the hours that weapons firing may occur. The amendment also expands the boundaries of the existing danger zone. These regulations are necessary to protect the public from potentially hazardous conditions which may exist as a result from use of the areas by the United States Marine Corps.
Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Construction of Lower Bois d'Arc Creek Reservoir in Fannin County, TX
Document Number: E9-27262
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District (USACE) has received an application for a Department of the Army Permit under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) from the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) to construct Lower Bois d'Arc Creek Reservoir. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the USACE has determined that issuance of such a permit may have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment and, therefore, requires the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
Inland Waterways Users Board
Document Number: E9-26786
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-06
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
In accordance with 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), announcement is made of the forthcoming meeting.
Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Moffat Collection System Project, City and County of Denver, Adams County, Boulder County, Jefferson County, and Grand County, CO
Document Number: E9-26164
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Omaha District has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the direct, indirect, and cumulative effects of a water supply project called the Moffat Collection System Project (Moffat Project) in the City and County of Denver, Adams County, Boulder County, Jefferson County, and Grand County, CO. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to develop 18,000 acre-feet (AF) per year of new, firm yield to the Moffat Water Treatment Plant (WTP) and raw water customers upstream of the Moffat WTP pursuant to the Board of Water Commissioners' commitment to its customers. Denver Water's need for the proposed Moffat Project is
Availability for Exclusive, Partially Exclusive, or Non-Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Patent Application No. 12/432,842 Filed April 30, 2009 Entitled: “A Soil Stabilization System, Stabilized Soil Comprising Same, and a Method of Stabilizing Soil”
Document Number: E9-25541
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
This announcement serves as notice of the availability of technology for licensing. This invention has non-government co- inventors and this announcement pertains only to the licensing of the federal government's rights, not those of the non-government co- inventors.
Environmental Impact Statement, Permit Under the Clean Water Act, and General Conformity Determination: Port of Los Angeles Channel Deepening Project, Los Angeles, CA
Document Number: E9-24709
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, Planning Division and Regulatory Division (Corps) have made a Final General Conformity Determination (GCD) and executed a Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIS/SEIR) and a ROD for Section 404 Permit under the Clean Water Act for the Port of Los Angeles Channel Deepening Project, Los Angeles, California.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Dallas Floodway Project, a Multipurpose Project Containing Levee Remediation, Flood Risk Management, Ecosystem Restoration, Recreation Enhancement, and Other Proposed Projects Along the Trinity River Within and Adjacent to the Existing Dallas Floodway in Dallas County, Dallas TX
Document Number: E9-24439
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-09
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Fort Worth District, in partnership with the City of Dallas, intends to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), pursuant to Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) as implemented by the regulations promulgated by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 1500-1508 and USACE Engineering Regulation 200-2-2) to analyze the potential comprehensive environmental consequences resulting from the implementation of proposed levee remediation, flood risk management, ecosystem restoration, recreation enhancement, and other proposed projects in and around the Dallas Floodway, in Dallas, TX.
Board on Coastal Engineering Research
Document Number: E9-24437
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-09
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
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:
Intent To Prepare a Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Puget Sound Nearshore Marine Habitat Restoration Project, WA
Document Number: E9-23765
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Seattle District, as lead Federal agency, will prepare a draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) evaluating a process based restoration project in the marine nearshore zone of Puget Sound,
Notice of Availability for the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report and a Draft General Conformity Determination for the San Pedro Waterfront Project, Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA
Document Number: E9-23235
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
On September 22, 2008, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, Regulatory Division (Corps) in coordination with the Los Angeles Harbor Department (LAHD) completed and published the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the San Pedro Waterfront Project (Project) in the Port of Los Angeles. The Corps and LAHD considered all comments received in preparing the Final EIS/EIR, which is available for a 30-day review. The Final EIS/ EIR includes a draft general conformity determination (see Section 3.2 and Appendix D.7), pursuant to Section 176(c) of the Clean Air Act. A general conformity determination is necessary because Project construction would require Federal action (i.e., issuance of a Corps permit for activities proposed in and over navigable waters and waters of the U.S.) and not all the Federal action's direct and indirect emissions would be below specified de minimis thresholds (40 CFR 93.153(b)). Pursuant to the general conformity regulations (40 CFR part 93, subpart B), general conformity determinations do not have to be included in the EIS and can be separately noticed, but the draft general conformity determination for the Federal action associated with the Project is being included in the Final EIS/EIR in this case.
Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Pine Mountain Dam, Arkansas, General Reevaluation Report
Document Number: E9-23172
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Little Rock District will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Pine Mountain Dam, Arkansas, General Reevaluation Report.
Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for a Proposed 278 Megawatt Circulating Fluidized Bed Electric Generating Unit and Associated Infrastructure To Be Constructed and Operated by East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Inc., in Clark County, KY
Document Number: E9-22836
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Inc. (EKPC) has applied for a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to authorize unavoidable impacts to jurisdictional waters of the U.S. pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (Section 404) and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act (Section 10). EKPC is proposing to construct and operate a 278 megawatt circulating fluidized bed electric generating unit (CFB) and associated infrastructure at the existing J.K. Smith Power Station (the Smith Site) in southern Clark County, Kentucky (Proposed Action). In addition to the CFB unit, other components of the Proposed Action on the Smith Site include: An approximately one-mile, 345 kV electric transmission line; two (2) beneficial reuse structural fills using coal combustion by-products (CCB); two (2) landfills for the on-site disposal of CCB; an emergency drought water storage reservoir; several soil borrow areas for landfill cover and other site development uses; and a new water intake/outfall structure in the Kentucky River.
United States Navy Restricted Area, SUPSHIP Bath Detachment Mobile, Mobile, AL
Document Number: E9-22825
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is adding regulations to establish a restricted area around the AUSTAL, USA shipbuilding facility located in Mobile, Alabama, because of the sensitive nature of the on-going and potential future activities at that facility. The Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair (SUPERVISOR), located in Bath, Maine is responsible for United States Navy shipbuilding activities at AUSTAL, USA located in Mobile, Alabama. The restricted area will be used for on-going construction when vessels are placed in the water. The restricted area is essential to protect persons and property from the dangers associated with the operation and safeguard the area from accidents, sabotage and other subversive acts.
Intent To Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Chesapeake Bay Oyster Recovery Project, Virginia & Maryland
Document Number: E9-22553
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-18
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore (NAB) and Norfolk (NAO) Districts published a Notice of Intent (NOI) (71 FR 14857) for the Chesapeake Bay Native Oyster Recovery study on March 24, 2006. That NOI announced that the USACE Baltimore and Norfolk Districts would prepare a single, integrated Native Oyster Restoration Master Plan (NORMP) and Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for native oyster recovery in the entire Chesapeake Bay (including both Maryland and Virginia). The USACE is undertaking native oyster recovery in the Chesapeake Bay to support efforts to reverse the ongoing decline in oyster resources throughout the Bay.
Intent To Hold an Open Meeting of the North Dakota River Task Force Established by the Missouri River Protection and Improvement Act of 2000 (Title VII)
Document Number: E9-22551
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-18
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The duties of the Task Force are to prepare and approve a plan for the use of the funds made available under Title VII to promote conservation practices in the Missouri River watershed, control and remove the sediment from the Missouri River, protect recreation on the Missouri River from sedimentation, and protect Indian and non-Indian historical and cultural sites along the Missouri River from erosion.
Estuary Habitat Restoration Council; Open Meeting
Document Number: E9-22550
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-18
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
In accordance with section 105(h) of the Estuary Restoration Act of 2000, as amended (Title I, Pub. L. 106-457), announcement is made of the forthcoming meeting of the Estuary Habitat Restoration Council. The meeting is open to the public.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA)-Louisiana, Modification of Caernarvon Project
Document Number: E9-22146
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) intends to prepare a supplemental environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA)Louisiana, Modification of Caernarvon Diversion Project. This modification project will be designed to increase wetland restoration outputs. This supplemental EIS will be tiered off of the programmatic final EIS for the Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA)Louisiana, Ecosystem Restoration Study, November 2004, and the final EIS for the LCALouisiana, Freshwater Diversion to Barataria and Breton Sound Basins Study, September 1984. The record of decision (ROD) for the programmatic final EIS was signed on November 18, 2005 and the ROD for the freshwater diversion final EIS was signed on July 16, 1987.
Proposed Suspension and Modification of Nationwide Permit 21
Document Number: E9-21792
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
In the July 15, 2009, issue of the Federal Register (74 FR 34311) the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers published a proposal to take two actions concerning Nationwide Permit 21, which authorizes discharges of dredged or fill material into waters of the United States for surface coal mining activities. The two proposed actions are to suspend NWP 21 to prohibit its use to authorize surface coal mining activities in the Appalachian region of Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, and then to modify NWP 21 to make that prohibition permanent until NWP 21 expires on March 18, 2012. In the July 15, 2009, notice we also offered commenters opportunity to request a public hearing. In the August 13, 2009, issue of the Federal Register (74 FR 40815), we extended the comment period to September 14, 2009. We have received several requests to hold public hearings, and have determined that hearings would afford us the opportunity to gain additional information to assist us in reaching decisions on these two proposed actions. Therefore, we will be holding public hearings in each of the six affected states. Written comments to supplement the hearing records may be submitted until October 26, 2009.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA)-Louisiana, Maintain Landbridge Between Caillou Lake and the Gulf of Mexico Feasibility Study
Document Number: E9-21374
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-04
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), along with its local sponsor the Louisiana Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration, intends to prepare a supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) for the Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA)Louisiana, Maintain Land Bridge between Caillou Lake and the Gulf of Mexico restoration project. This restoration project will examine measures to increase the stability of the land bridge separating Caillou (Sister) Lake from the Gulf of Mexico. This SEIS will tier from the programmatic EIS for the Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA)Louisiana, Ecosystem Restoration Study, November 2004. The Record of Decision for the programmatic EIS was signed on November 18, 2005.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA)-Louisiana, Modification of Davis Pond Diversion Project
Document Number: E9-21372
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-04
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) intends to prepare a supplemental environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA)Louisiana, Modification of Davis Pond Diversion Project. This modification project will be designed to increase wetland restoration outputs. This supplemental EIS will be tiered off of the programmatic final EIS for the Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA)Louisiana, Ecosystem Restoration Study, November 2004, and the final EIS for the LCALouisiana, Freshwater Diversion to Barataria and Breton Sound Basins Study, September 1984. The record of decision (ROD) for the programmatic final EIS was signed on November 18, 2005 and the ROD for the freshwater diversion final EIS was signed on July 16, 1987.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA)― Louisiana, Stabilize Gulf Shoreline at Point Au Fer Island Feasibility Study
Document Number: E9-21370
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-04
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), along with its local sponsor the Louisiana Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration, intends to prepare a supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) for the Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA)Louisiana, Stabilize Gulf Shoreline at Point Au Fer Island restoration project. This restoration project will examine measures to increase the stability of the Gulf of Mexico shoreline on Point Au Fer Island. This SEIS will be tiered off of the programmatic EIS for the Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA)Louisiana, Ecosystem Restoration Study, November 2004. The Record of Decision for the programmatic EIS was signed on November 18, 2005.
Intent To Prepare a Second Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to the Final EIS on Herbert Hoover Dike Major Rehabilitation and Evaluation Report, Reaches 2 and 3 (Belle Glade to Moore Haven), in Palm Beach, Hendry, and Glades Counties, FL
Document Number: E9-20912
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
Herbert Hoover Dike is the levee and water control system that provides flood protection to communities surrounding Lake Okeechobee. The purpose of this project is to evaluate rehabilitation solutions for Reaches 2 and 3 of the dike so that the authorized level of flood protection can be provided to reduce the risk of a catastrophic failure or breach of the embankment. Reaches 2 and 3 of the HHD extend for approximately 27 miles between an area west of Belle Glade, Palm Beach County to east of Moore Haven, Glades County, FL. On July 8 2005, the Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) issued a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS) for the Major Rehabilitation actions proposed for Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD), Reach 1. On September 23, 2005, a Record of Decision was signed adopting the preferred alternative as the Selected Plan for Reach 1.
Disestablishment of Restricted Area for Pascagoula Naval Station, Pascagoula, MS
Document Number: E9-20295
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Navy (USN) requested that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) disestablish the restricted area at the former Naval Station Pascagoula in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The restricted area was established on November 9, 1992. The purpose of the restricted area was to reduce safety hazards and security risks and protect persons and property from dangers encountered in the area. As a result of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Act, the Naval Station was closed on June 1, 2007, and the property transferred to the State of Mississippi.
Disestablishment of Restricted Area for Pascagoula Naval Station, Pascagoula, MS
Document Number: E9-20292
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Navy (USN) requested that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) disestablish the restricted area at the former Naval Station Pascagoula in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The restricted area was established on November 9, 1992. The purpose of the restricted area was to reduce safety hazards and security risks and protect persons and property from dangers encountered in the area. As a result of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Act, the Naval Station was closed on June 1, 2007, and the property transferred to the State of Mississippi. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of Federal Register, we are publishing the restricted area disestablishment as a direct final rule without prior proposal because we view this as a non-controversial adjustment to our restricted area regulations and anticipate no adverse comment. We have explained our reasons for this approval in the preamble to the direct final rule. If we receive no adverse comment, we will not take further action on this rule and it will go into effect. If we receive adverse comment, we will withdraw the direct final rule
Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Conveyance of Federal Lands at Lake Texoma to the State of Oklahoma, Marshall County, OK
Document Number: E9-20132
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The purpose of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is to
Proposed Suspension and Modification of Nationwide Permit 21
Document Number: E9-19446
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
In the July 15, 2009, issue of the Federal Register (74 FR 34311) the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers published a proposal to take two actions concerning Nationwide Permit 21, which authorizes discharges of dredged or fill material into waters of the United States for surface coal mining activities. The two proposed actions are to suspend NWP 21 to prohibit its use to authorize surface coal mining activities in the Appalachian region of Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, and then to modify NWP 21 to make that prohibition permanent until NWP 21 expires on March 18, 2012. The July 15, 2009, notice stated that public comments and any requests for a public hearing must be received by August 14, 2009. We have received several requests to extend the comment period. We are extending the comment period to September 14, 2009.
Amended Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Regional Watershed Supply Project, Second Notice of Extension of Scoping Period
Document Number: E9-19232
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The public scoping comment period for the Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Regional Watershed Supply Project by Million Conservation Resource Group, published in the Federal Register on Friday, March 20, 2009 (74 FR 11920), required comments be submitted May 19, 2009 following publication in the Federal Register. The comment period was later extended to July 27, 2009, to accommodate requests from entities that desired more time and from areas that desired additional public meetings. The comment period has now been extended to September 28, 2009. Due to number of cooperating agency requests received, the Corps is extending the comment period to allow for additional time to respond to these requests. During this time period, the Corps will communicate with certain entities regarding the possibility of consolidating participation through designation of a single point of contact to represent multiple entities.
Plaquemines Parish, LA, Federal Hurricane Protection Levee
Document Number: E9-19230
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, in cooperation with the New Orleans District and the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (the non-Federal sponsor), are undertaking studies to develop and evaluate possible alternatives to improve the storm damage reduction capability of the Federal levee system, Plaquemines Parish, LA.
Deauthorization of Water Resources Projects
Document Number: E9-18738
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-06
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers published a document in the Federal Register of July 2, 2009, listing water resources projects deauthorized on March 29, 2009. The document incorrectly included the Baltimore Harbor and Channels, MD & VA (50-ft Deepening) project.
Notice of Availability for the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Matagorda Ship Channel Improvement Project, Calhoun County and Matagorda County, TX
Document Number: E9-17902
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, announces the release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and the public comment period for the Calhoun Port Authority's (CPA) proposed Matagorda Ship Channel (MSC) Improvement Project.
Intent To Prepare a Draft and Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Reaches 1B, 1C and 1D on the Herbert Hoover Dike Major Rehabilitation Project, Martin and Palm Beach Counties
Document Number: E9-17903
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The purpose of the project is to reconstruct and rehabilitate Reaches 1B, 1C and 1D of the Herbert Hoover Dike to prevent catastrophic failure of the system to retain the waters of Lake Okeechobee. On July 8 2005, the Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) issued a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS) for the Major Rehabilitation actions proposed for Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD), Reach One. Herbert Hoover Dike is the levee that completely surrounds Lake Okeechobee. On September 23, 2005, a Record of Decision was signed adopting the preferred alternative as the Selected Plan for Reach One.
Restricted Areas at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Patrick AFB, FL
Document Number: E9-17551
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is amending its restricted area regulations to enlarge an existing restricted area in the Banana River and to establish a new restricted area in the Atlantic Ocean for the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), located on Patrick Air Force Base (AFB), Florida. We are also removing an existing restricted area in the Banana River at CCAFS. CCAFS Command, located at Patrick AFB, Florida, is responding to Department of Defense (DoD) security assessments which have identified a need for CCAFS to have the capability to secure their shoreline. The enhancement of these capabilities is necessary to counter postulated threats to CCAFS.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for a Proposed: Supercritical Pulverized Coal/Biomass Steam Power Electric Generation Facility in Non-Tidal Wetlands in Surry County, VA
Document Number: E9-17369
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Corps will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement to evaluate project alternatives and the public interest review factors for the proposed supercritical pulverized coal/biomass steam power electric generation facility.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the C-111 Spreader Canal Western Project Located in Miami-Dade Counties, FL
Document Number: E9-17167
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is issuing this notice to advise the public that a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been completed and is available for review and comment.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Sunridge Specific Plan Projects, in Rancho Cordova, Sacramento County, CA, ID SPK-2009-00511
Document Number: E9-17159
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, (Corps) will prepare a Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for six residential development projects in the Sunridge Specific Plan area in Rancho Cordova, Sacramento County, California. The EIS is being prepared for the projects as part of ongoing litigation concerning Department of the Army permits issued by the Corps between 2005 and 2007 for five of the projects and a pending permit decision for the sixth. A stay in the litigation is in place while the Corps reevaluates the impacts of these projects through preparation of the EIS. Collectively the projects would require the filling of approximately 29.7 acres of waters of the United States, including wetlands.
Proposed Suspension and Modification of Nationwide Permit 21
Document Number: E9-16803
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is proposing to take two actions concerning Nationwide Permit (NWP) 21, which authorizes discharges of dredged or fill material into waters of the United States for surface coal mining activities. First, the Corps proposes to modify NWP 21 to prohibit its use to authorize discharges of dredged or fill material into waters of the United States for surface coal mining activities in the Appalachian region of the following states: Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia until it expires on March 18, 2012. The proposed modification would enhance environmental protection of aquatic resources by requiring surface coal mining projects in the affected region to obtain individual permit coverage under the Clean Water Act (CWA), which includes increased public and agency involvement in the permit review process, including an opportunity for public comment on individual projects. The application of NWP 21 to surface coal mining activities in the rest of the United States would not be affected by this proposed modification.
Inland Waterways Users Board
Document Number: E9-16346
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
In Accordance with 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), announcement is made of the forthcoming meeting.
Notice of Intent To Terminate the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Potable Water Supply for Washington Parish Reservoir Project
Document Number: E9-16344
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Vicksburg District, Corps of Engineers, is issuing this notice to advise the public that the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process for the proposed Potable Water Supply Project for Washington Parish, Louisiana, is terminated. The original Notice of Intent for this EIS process was published in the Federal Register on March 28, 2008 (73 FR 16653).
United States Navy Danger Zone, Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, CA
Document Number: E9-16235
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-07-09
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is proposing to establish a new danger zone in the waters adjacent to the existing small arms range (SAR) on Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI) located in San Diego, California. The proposed regulation would prohibit any activity by the public within the danger zone. The new danger zone is necessary to bring the existing SAR into compliance with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command MIL-HDBK 10-27/3B by preventing any SAR ricochet rounds from posing a hazard to passing water traffic.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for a Permit Application for the Proposed Berths 302-306 Container Terminal Improvements Project at the Port of Los Angeles, in Los Angeles County, CA
Document Number: E9-16231
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-09
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District (Corps) in conjunction with the City of Los Angeles Harbor Department (LAHD) is examining the feasibility of waterside terminal and transportation improvements at Berths 302-306 in the Port of Los Angeles. The Corps is considering the LAHD's application for a Department of the Army permit under section 10 of the River and Harbor Act and potentially section 404 of the Clean Water Act to construct wharf/docking facilities, perform dredging, construct container loading apparatus (i.e., cranes), and other ancillary improvements within 100 feet land side of the waters' edge associated with the Berths 302-306 [American President Lines (APL)] Container Terminal Project (proposed project). Dredging up to 75,000 cubic yards (cy) may be required for the proposed project, and any proposed offshore disposal at the LA-2 disposal site would also trigger review under section 103 of the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA).