[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 232 (Friday, December 3, 2004)]
[Page 70258]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-26630]




Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of 
EPA Comments

    Availability of EPA comments prepared 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) 564-7167. An explanation of the ratings 
assigned to draft environmental impact statements (EISs) was published 
in FR dated April 2, 2004 (69 FR 17403).

Draft EISs

    ERP No. D-AFS-J65426-UT Rating EC2, Wasatch Plateau Grazing 
Project, Proposal To Continue To Authorize Sheep Grazing by Issuance of 
a Term Grazing Permits on 31 Sheep Allotments, Manti-La Sal National 
Forest, Sanpete, Ferron and Price Ranger Districts, Sanpete, Carbon, 
Utah and Emery Counties, UT.
    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about whether the 
preferred alternative would resolve the existing adverse impacts from 
grazing to aquatic and terrestrial resources, and suggested 
enhancements to the analysis of impacts, the adaptive management plan 
and the range of alternatives.
    ERP No. D-COE-K36141-AZ Rating LO, Santa Cruz River Paseco de las 
Iglesias Feasibility Study, To Identify, Define and Solve Environmental 
Degradation, Flooding and Water Resource Problem, City of Tucson, Pima 
County, AZ.
    Summary: EPA does not object to the project as proposed, but 
requested additional information regarding coordination with Tribes and 
cumulative impacts.
    ERP No. D-NRC-G09804-NM Rating LO, National Enrichment Facility 
(NEF), To Construct, Operate, and Decommission a Gas Centrifuge Uranium 
Enrichment Facility, License Application, NUREG-1790, near Eunice, Lea 
County, NM.
    Summary: EPA has no objection to the proposed action.
    ERP No. D-NRS-L39060-OR Rating LO, Williamson River Delta 
Restoration Project, To Restore and Maintain the Ecological Functions 
of the Delta, Williamson River, Klamath County, OR.
    Summary: EPA commended NRCS for their efforts to restore ecological 
function and ecosystem health in the Williamson River Delta. The water 
quality benefits of the project are consistent with both the Clean 
Water Act Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for the Upper Klamath Lake 
Basin (May 2002) and the Water Quality Management Plan for 
implementation of the TMDL. EPA had no objections to the proposed 
    ERP No. D-UAF-G11045-TX Rating LO, Relocation of the C-5 Formal 
Training Unit from Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma to Lackland Air Force 
Base, Bexar County, TX.
    Summary: EPA has lack of objection to the selection of the proposed 
alternative. Mitigation measures have been incorporated in the selected 
alternative to effectively minimize and/or alleviate adverse 
environmental impacts.

Final EISs

    ERP No. F-AFS-J65408-MT, Fortine Project, To Implement Vegetation 
Management, Timber Harvest and Fuel Reduction Activities, Kootenai 
National Forest, Fortine Ranger District, Lincoln County, MT.
    Summary: EPA supports the BMPs and road improvements and 
decommissioning projects that provide overall water quality improvement 
for 303(d) listed Fortine Creek. However, EPA is concerned about 
sediment production and transport from proposed timber harvests, and 
the availability of funds for additional aquatic and riparian 
enhancement projects.
    ERP No. F-COE-K39086-CA, Matilija Dam Ecosystem Restoration 
Feasibility Study, Restoring Anadromous Fish Populations, Matilija 
Creek, Ventura River, Ventura County Watershed Protection District, 
Ventura County, CA.
    Summary: The FEIS addressed EPA's concerns regarding downstream 
ecosystem impacts from sediment mobilization.

    Dated: November 30, 2004.
Robert W. Hargrove,
Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities.
[FR Doc. 04-26630 Filed 12-2-04; 8:45 am]