[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 1 (Tuesday, January 3, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 96-97]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-33656]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers


Revision to the Notice for the Great Lakes and Mississippi River 
Interbasin Study (GLMRIS) Regarding Public Conference Calls Scheduled 
for January 10 and February 8, 2012

AGENCY: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DOD 
(USACE).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In a December 21, 2011 notice, Federal Register Notice (76 FR 
79167), USACE announced the release of the ``Inventory of Available 
Controls for Aquatic Nuisance Species of Concern--Chicago Area Waterway 
System'' (ANS Control Paper), a public comment period and two (2) 
public conference calls. USACE is hosting the calls to provide the 
public with an opportunity to ask questions regarding the ANS Control 
Paper. The December 21, 2011 notice did not include a security code for 
these conference calls. This notice includes the phone number, and 
access and security codes. Please refer to December 21, 2011 notice for 
information regarding the public comment period.

DATES: On Tuesday, January 10, 2012 from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. (CST) and 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (CST), USACE will host 
two (2) public conference calls. Please refer to the ``Public 
Conference Calls--ANS Control Paper'' section below for call 
information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or 
questions about GLMRIS, please contact USACE, Chicago District, Project 
Manager, Mr. David Wethington, by mail: USACE, Chicago District, 111 N. 
Canal, Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60606, or by email: 
david.m.wethington@usace.army.mil.
    For media inquiries, please contact USACE, Chicago District, Public 
Affairs Officer, Ms. Lynne Whelan, by mail: USACE, Chicago District, 
111 N. Canal, Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60606, by phone: (312) 846-5330 or 
by email: lynne.e.whelan@usace.army.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    1. Background. In a December 8, 2010 notice of intent, Federal 
Register Notice (75 FR 76447), USACE announced it will prepare a 
feasibility report and an environmental impact statement (EIS) for 
GLMRIS. GLMRIS is a feasibility study of the range of options and 
technologies that could be applied to prevent ANS transfer between the 
Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins through aquatic pathways. 
USACE is conducting GLMRIS in consultation with other federal agencies, 
Native American tribes, state agencies, local governments and non-
governmental organizations. The ANS Control Paper is an interim product 
of GLMRIS. For additional information regarding GLMRIS, please refer to 
the project Web site http://glmris.anl.gov. USACE will develop 
screening criteria consistent with study objectives and refine the list 
of ANS Controls to determine which warrant further consideration. USACE 
will formulate plans comprised of one or more of the screened ANS 
Controls in consideration of four criteria: Completeness, 
effectiveness, efficiency

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and acceptability. USACE will then evaluate and compare the effects of 
the alternative plans.
    USACE is conducting GLMRIS in accordance with the National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and with the Economic and Environmental 
Principles and Guidelines for Water and Related Land Resource 
Implementation Studies, Water Resources Council, March 10, 1983.
    2. Public Conference Calls--ANS Control Paper. USACE will host a 
conference call on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. (CST) 
and Wednesday, February 8, 2012 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (CST). The 
conference calls are intended to provide the public with an opportunity 
to ask questions regarding the ANS Control Paper. Call-in information 
for both calls is: USA Toll-Free: (877) 336-1839, Access Code: 8506361, 
Security Code: 0000.
    3. Authority. This action is being undertaken pursuant to the Water 
Resources and Development Act of 2007, Section 3061, Public Law 110-
114, 121 STAT. 1121, and NEPA of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq., as 
amended.

    Dated: December 27, 2011.
David F. Bucaro,
Analysis Section, USACE, Chicago District.
[FR Doc. 2011-33656 Filed 12-30-11; 8:45 am]
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