Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DOD.
The Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) hereby cancels its Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for Reaches 2 and 3 on the HHD Major Rehabilitation Project, as published in the Federal Register, August 9, 2006 (71 FR 45539). The USACE issued an NOA for the Draft SEIS on December 22, 2006 (71 FR 77013). A public meeting was held in Clewiston on January 10, 2007 to present the Draft SEIS.
The USACE issued a second NOI, published in the Federal Register, August 31, 2009 (74 FR 44828), due to a revision to the preferred alternative discussed and coordinated in the December 2006 Draft SEIS.
The cancellation of the subject SEIS is necessitated due to a change in scope of the rehabilitation project. The initial focus of the HHD Major Rehabilitation Report (MRR) from 2000 divided the 143 miles dike into eight Reaches with the initial focus on Reach 1. This Reach by Reach approach is being replaced with a system wide risk reduction approach as required for safety modifications to dams.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Questions may be forwarded to Ms. Angela Dunn, Environmental Branch, Planning Division, Jacksonville District, Corps of Engineers, Post Office Box 4970, Jacksonville, FL 32232-0019, Phone: 904-232-2108.
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The supplemental MRR will be replaced with a system wide Dam Safety Modification (DSM) Report. Environmental documentation will be prepared and coordinated in conjunction with the system wide DSM Report.
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Dated: January 16, 2013.
Eric P. Summa,
Chief, Environmental Branch.
[FR Doc. 2013-02458 Filed 2-4-13; 8:45 am]
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