[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 141 (Friday, July 23, 1999)]
[Pages 39989-39990]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-18884]




Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of 
EPA Comments

    Availability of EPA comments prepared June 21, 1999 Through July 
02, 1999 pursuant to the Environmental Review Process (ERP), under 
Section 309 of the Clean Air Act and Section 102(2)(c) of the National 
Environmental Policy Act as amended. Requests for copies of EPA 
comments can be directed to the Office of Federal Activities at (202) 
    An explanation of the ratings assigned to draft environmental 
impact statements (EISs) was published in FR dated April 09, 1999 (64 
FR 17362).

Draft EISs

    ERP No. D-AFS-L65319-OR Rating EO2, Pelican Butte Ski Area Master 
Development Plan, Implementation, Winema National Forest, Klamath 
Ranger District, Klamath County, OR.
    Summary: EPA expressed environmental objections concerning 
insufficient information to predict impacts to water quality and air 
quality, especially visibility. Reductions in habitat, especially for 
the spotted owl, do not comply with the NW Forest Plan.
    ERP No. D-BLM-J65298-CO Rating EC2, Yankee Gulch Sodium Minerals 
Project, To Produce Sodium Products, Piceance Basin, Right-of-Way 
Permit and COE Section 404 Permit, Rio Blanco County, CO.
    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns for the protection of 
soil and ground water, and ensuring that impacts are monitored and 
    ERP No. D-FHW-E40778-NC Rating EC2, US 74 Shelby Bypass 
Transportation Improvements, Construction, Funding and COE Section 404 
Permit, Cleveland County, NC.
    Summary: EPA is requesting further consideration of a bypass 
corridor to the south of the Shelby Central Business District. No 
particular bypass alternative to the north of Shelby is preferred by 
EPA, and the agency has noted

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substantial impacts to surface streams because they traverse two water 
supply watersheds and would require stream locations. Socioeconomic 
impacts (i.e., relocations, and noise) also appear to be substantial 
for a north bypass alternative.
    ERP No. D-FHW-F40381-MN Rating EC2, Phalen Boulevard Project, 
Construction of a new 4.3 Kilometer Roadway, from I35E to Johnson 
Parkway, Funding, in the City of St. Paul, Ramsey County, MN.
    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns regarding the 
remediation of contaminated sites that would most likely occur if the 
proposed project were to be implemented.
    ERP No. D-FHW-K40233-CA Rating EC2, US-7 Expressway Project, 
Construction between CA-98 to Interstate 8, Improve Access to the new 
Calexico East Port of Entry, Funding and COE Section 404 Permit, 
Imperial County, CA.
    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns with potential 
cumulative and secondary effects, as well as impacts to water quality 
and prime farmland.
    ERP No. DS-AFS-J65277-CO Rating EC2, Sheep Flats Diversity Unit, 
Timber Sales and Related Road Construction, Additional Information on 
Soils and Water Quality, Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National 
Forests, Colibran Ranger District, Mesa County, CO.
    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns and requested 
additional information on the effectiveness of current Best Management 
Practices for mitigating sedimentation impacts.

Final EISs

    ERP No. F-AFS-K65199-AZ, Windmill Range Allotment Management Plan, 
Cattle Grazing Use, Implementation, Coconino National Forest, Mormon 
Lake, Peaks and Sedona Ranger Districts, Coconino and Yavapal Counties, 
    Summary: Review of the Final EIS was not deemed necessary. No 
formal comment letter was sent to the preparing agency.
    ERP No. F-FTA-K54022-CA, Third Street Light Rail Project, 
Transportation Improvements, Funding, U.S. Coast Guard Permit, and COE 
Section 404 Permit, San Francisco Municipal Railway, in the City and 
County of San Francisco, CA.
    Summary: Review of the Final EIS has been completed and the project 
found to be satisfactory.

    Dated: July 20, 1999.
Joseph C. Montgomery,
Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Federal Activities.
[FR Doc. 99-18884 Filed 7-22-99; 8:45 am]