[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 47 (Wednesday, March 11, 1998)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11875-11876]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-6208]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers


Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the 
San Diego Harbor Navigation Improvement Study, San Diego County, 
California

AGENCY: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD.

ACTION: Notice of Intent.

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SUMMARY: The Los Angeles District intends to prepare an EIS to support 
the proposed navigation improvement study at San Diego Harbor, 
California. The purpose of the proposal is to identify measures that 
will improve navigation in San Diego Harbor from the 10th Avenue Marine 
Terminal to the Coronado Bay Bridge. Alternative measures include 
harbor deepening by dredging to approximately -45.0 feet Mean Lower Low 
Water (MLLW) at the 10th Avenue terminal, as well as a no action 
alternative. The EIS will analyze potential impacts on the 
environmental range of alternatives, including the recommended plan.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
For further information contact Ms. Stephanie Hall, Project 
Environmental Coordinator, (213) 452-3862, or Mr. Joseph Johnson, Study 
Manager, (213) 452-3831.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Army Corps of Engineers intends to 
prepare and EIS to assess the environmental effects associated with the 
proposed navigation improvement measures at San Diego Harbor, from the 
10th Avenue Marine Terminal to the Coronado Bay Bridge. The public will 
have the opportunity to comment on this analysis before any action is 
taken to implement the proposed action.

Scoping

    a. The Army Corps of Engineers will conduct a scoping meeting prior 
to preparing the Environmental Impact Statement to aid in the 
determination of significant environmental issues associated with the 
proposed action. The public, as well as Federal, State, and local 
agencies, are encouraged to participate in the scoping process by 
submitting data, information, and

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comments identifying relevant environmental and socioeconomic issues to 
be addressed in the environmental analysis. Useful information includes 
other environmental studies, published and unpublished data, 
alternatives that could be addressed in the analysis, and potential 
mitigation measures associated with the proposed action.
    b. A public scoping meeting will be held in the City of San Diego 
on March 18, 1998, concurrent with a public workshop. The location and 
time of the public scoping meeting will be announced in the local news 
media. A separate notice of this meeting will be sent to all parties on 
the study mailing list.
    c. Individuals and agencies may offer information or data relevant 
to the environmental or socioeconomic impacts by attending the public 
scoping meeting. Comments, suggestions, and requests to be placed on 
the mailing list for announcements should be sent to Stephanie J. Hall, 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles, District, P.O. Box 532711, 
Los Angeles, CA 90053-2325, ATTN: CESPL-PD-RQ, or the following E-mail 
address: [email protected]

Availability of the Draft EIS

    The Draft EIS is scheduled to be published and circulated in 
August, 1999, and a public hearing to receive comments on the Draft EIS 
will be held after it is published.
Robert L. Davis,
Colonel, Corps of Engineers, District Engineer.
[FR Doc. 98-6208 Filed 3-10-98; 8:45 am]
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