[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 102 (Friday, May 29, 2009)]
[Pages 25736-25737]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-12547]




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 202-564-7146. An explanation of the ratings 
assigned to draft environmental impact statements (EISs) was published 
in FR dated April 17, 2009 (74 FR 17860).

Draft EISs

    EIS No. 20090065, ERP No. D-COE-E39077-NC, Western Wake Regional 
Wastewater Management Facilities, Proposed Construction of Regional 
Wastewater Pumping, Conveyance, Treatment, and Discharge Facilities to 
Serve the Towns of Apex, Cary, Holly Springs and Morrisville, Research 
Triangle Park, Wake County, NC.
    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about the lack of 
water quality modeling for a potential Harris Lake discharge and the 
need for a more detailed wetlands delineation concerning the 
transmission corridor. Rating EC2.
    EIS No. 20090092, ERP No. D-FHW-H40195-MO, East Columbia 
Transportation Project, To Improve the Transportation Network in 
Eastern Columbia/Boone County by: (1) Extending Route 740 from its 
Terminus at US-63, along a new Alignment, to I-70 at the existing St. 
Charles road interchange, (2) Improving existing Broadway (Route WW) to 
Olivet Road and (3) Extending Ballenger Lane, from Future Route 740 to 
Clark Lane, City of Columbia, Boone County, MO.
    Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed project. Rating LO.
    EIS No. 20090094, ERP No. D-UAF-K11124-HI, Fort Kamehameha Historic 
District Buildings and Structures, Proposes to Dispose of their 
Obligation of Continuing Management and Maintenance, Hickam Air Force 
Base (AFB), HI.
    Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed project. Rating LO.
    EIS No. 20090085, ERP No. DR-FHW-K40264-CA, Partially Revised Tier 
1--Placer Parkway Corridor Preservation Project, Select and Preserve a 
Corridor for the Future Construction from CA-70/99 to CA 65, Placer and 
Sutter Counties, CA.
    Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about impacts 
to aquatic and biological resources. Rating EC2.
    EIS No. 20080405, ERP No. DS-COE-G34043-LA, Inner Harbor Navigation 
Canal (IHNC) Lock Replacement Project, Proposal for Relieving 
Navigation Traffic Congestion Associated with IHNC Lock, Located 
between the St. Claude Avenue and North Claiborne Avenue Bridge, 
Orleans, LA.
    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about the proposed 
project and requested additional information with regard to mitigation 
of potential adverse impacts. Rating EC2.
    EIS No. 20090067, ERP No. DS-FHW-G40184-TX, Trinity Parkway 
Project, New and Additional Information, Construction of a Six-Lane 
Controlled Access Toll Facility from IH-35 E/TX-183 to US-175/TX-310, 
US Army COE Section 10 and 404 Permits, Dallas County, TX.
    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts to 
wetlands, water quality, and wildlife habitat, and requested additional 
information and impact analysis. Rating EC2.

Final EISs

    EIS No. 20080392, ERP No. F-BLM-K67057-NV, Cortez Hills Expansion 
Project, Proposes to Construct and Operate a New Facilities and 
Expansion of the Existing Open-Pit Gold Mining and Processing 
Operations, Crescent Valley, Lander and Eureka Counties, NV.
    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about the potential 
loss of up to 4.2 acres of wetland/riparian habitat from filling for 
project facilities and from groundwater drawdown.
    EIS No. 20090090, ERP No. F-FHW-F40440-00, Blue Water Bridge Plaza 
Study and Improve to the I-94/T-69 Corridor, To Provide Safe, Efficient 
and Secure Movement of People and Goods across the Canadian-US Border, 
Port Huron Area, St. Clair County, MI.
    Summary: EPA's previous issues have been resolved; therefore, EPA 
does not object to the proposed action.
    EIS No. 20090111, ERP No. F-COE-K39112-CA, Middle Harbor 
Redevelopment Project, Proposal to Increase Container Terminal 
Efficiency to Accommodate a Portion of the Predicted Future 
Containerized Cargo, Section 10 and 404 Permits, Port of Long Beach, 
Los Angeles County, CA.
    Summary: EPA recommended that the Record of Decision include 
additional information to demonstrate that the proposed action would 
represent the least environmentally damaging practicable alternative 
under the Clean Water Act Section 404(b)(1) Guidelines.
    EIS No. 20090114, ERP No. FB-COE-K32046-CA, Port of Los Angeles 
Channel Deepening Project, To Dispose of Approximately 3.0 Million 
Cubic Yards of Dredge Material Required to

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Complete the Channel Deepening Project and to Beneficially Reuse the 
Dredge Material with the Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA.
    Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about 
cumulative impacts to air quality and human health, and avoiding ocean 
disposal of sediments. EPA recommended commitments to reduce air 
quality impacts and optimize beneficial reuse of dredge material.
    EIS No. 20090063, ERP No. FS-UAF-A10051-MA, Pave PAWS Early Warning 
Radar Operation Project, Continued Operation of the Solid-State Phased-
Array Radar System (SSPARS), also known as Pave, Phased Array Warning 
Systems (PAWS), Cape Cod Air Force Station, MA.
    Summary: No formal comment letter was sent to the preparing agency.
    EIS No. 20090097, ERP No. FS-COE-E11060-NC, Topsail Beach Interim 
(Emergency) Beach Fill Project--Permit Request, Proposal to Place Sand 
on 4.7 miles of the Town's Shoreline to Protect the Dune Complex and 
Oceanfront Development, Onslow and Pender Counties, NC.
    Summary: EPA agrees with relocating the sand borrow area slightly 
seaward in order to lessen impacts to the inlet ebb tidal delta. EPA 
recommended that corrective actions be identified in the monitoring 
plan should adverse impacts be greater than expected.

    Dated: May 26,2009.
Ken Mittelholtz,
Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Federal Activities.
[FR Doc. E9-12547 Filed 5-28-09; 8:45 am]