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Federal Register / Vol. 72, No.

217 / Friday, November 9, 2007 / Notices 63561

TABLE 1. SUMMARY OF HMS EXEMPTED PERMITS ISSUED IN 2006 AND 2007. AHMS@ REFERS TO MULTIPLE SPECIES
BEING COLLECTED UNDER A GIVEN PERMIT TYPE.—Continued

2006 2007

Number of Number of Number of Number of Number of Number of Number of


Number of
Permits Authorized Authorized Larvae Permits Authorized Authorized
Fish Taken
Issued Fish Larvae Taken Issued Fish Larvae

Billfish 3 179 0 57 0 2 73 1,000

SRP
HMS 4 485 1,200 2 0 1 18 0
Shark 2 400 0 284 0 2 670 0
Billfish 1 0 500 0 0 0 0 0
Tuna 0 0 0 0 0 1 12 0

Display
HMS 1 89 0 2 0 2 90 0
Shark 7 505 0 89 0 6 266 0

Total 39 3,973 1,700 850 0 31 2,503 1,000

LOA*
Shark 5 2,853 0 1,021 0 7 3,120 0
*LOAs are issued for bonafide scientific research activities involved non-ATCA managed species (i.e., sharks). Collections made under an
LOAs are not authorized; rather this estimated harvest for research is acknowledged by NMFS. Permitees are encouraged to report all fishing
activities in a timely manner.

Final decisions on the issuance of any SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of of high water, low water, and normal
EFPs, SRPs, Display, and Chartering Engineers (Corps), Mobile District, conditions. The manuals also contain
Permits will depend on the submission intends to prepare an update of the drought plans and zones to assist federal
of all required information about the water control manuals for the Alabama- water managers in knowing when to
proposed activities, NMFS’ review of Coosa-Tallapoosa (ACT) River Basin. reduce or increase reservoir releases,
public comments received on this Concurrent with that revision, a Draft and how to ensure the safety of dams
notice, an applicant’s reporting history Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) during extreme conditions. The
on past permits issued, past law will be prepared, as required by the authority and guidance for the Corps to
enforcement violations, consistency National Environmental Policy Act prepare and update these manuals may
with relevant NEPA documents, and (NEPA). The Draft EIS will address be found in Section 7 of the 1944 Flood
any consultations with appropriate updated operating criteria and Control Act, the Federal Power Act,
Regional Fishery Management Councils, guidelines for managing the water Section 9 of Public Law 436–83, and the
states, or Federal agencies. NMFS does storage and release actions of agency following Corps of Engineer
not anticipate any significant water managers and associated Regulations: ER 1110–2–240, ER 1110–
environmental impacts from the environmental impacts. 2–241, ER 1110–2–1941 and ER 1110–
issuance of these EFPs as assessed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 2–8156.
1999 FMP. Questions about the manual update or The ACT Basin provides water
Authority: 16 U.S.C. 971 et seq. and 16 NEPA process can be answered by: Mr. resources for multiple purposes from
U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Chuck Sumner, Environment and northwestern GA down through central
Resources Branch, Planning Division, AL and to the Gulf Coast at the mouth
Dated: November 1, 2007.
U.S. Army Engineer District-Mobile, of Mobile Bay, extending a distance of
Emily H. Menashes, Post Office Box 2288, Mobile, AL approximately 320 miles and
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable 36628–0001; Telephone (251)694–3857; encompassing an area of approximately
Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. or delivered by electronic facsimile at 22,800 square miles. The master
[FR Doc. E7–22071 Filed 11–8–07; 8:45 am] (251) 694–3815; or E-mail: operating manual for the ACT River
BILLING CODE 3510–22–S lewis.c.sumner@usace.army.mil. You Basin and the individual reservoir
may also request to be included on the manuals were last updated at various
mailing list for public distribution of dates as far back as the early 1950’s.
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE notices, meeting announcements and Sixteen major dams and reservoirs (five
documents. Federal and eleven non-Federal) are
Department of the Army; Corps of SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: located in the basin. In Georgia, these
Engineers Background. Water control manuals are include Allatoona Dam and Lake, and
guidance documents that assist federal Carters Dam and Lake, both owned and
Intent To Prepare Draft Environmental water managers in the operation of operated by the Corps. In Alabama they
Impact Statement for Revised Water individual and multiple interdependent include Weiss Dam and Lake, H. Neely
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Control Manuals for the Alabama- federal reservoirs on the same river Henry Dam and Lake, Logan Martin
Coosa-Tallapoosa River Basin system. They provide technical, Dam and Lake, Lay Dam and Lake,
AGENCY: Department of the Army, U.S. historical, hydrological, geographic, Mitchell Dam and Lake, Walter Bouldin
Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. demographic, policy and other Dam and Lake, Jordan Dam and Lake,
information that guide the proper Harris Dam and Lake, Martin Dam and
ACTION: Notice of intent.
management of reservoirs during times Lake, Yates Dam and Lake, and Thurlow

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Dam and Lake, all owned and operated decisions affecting water resources p.m., at Brookdale Community College,
by Alabama Power Company (APC). within the two basins. Development of 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft,
Also in Alabama, are three dams and the updated water control manuals and New Jersey.
reservoirs owned and operated by the scoping for this EIS will continue to FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr.
Corps including Jones Bluff Dam/ build upon the knowledge and Patrick Fisher, Naval Weapons Station
Woodruff Lake, Millers Ferry Dam/ information developed during the Earle, Public Affairs Officer, 201
William ‘‘Bill’’ Dannelly Lake and Comprehensive Study and subsequent Highway 34 South, Building C–2, Colts
Claiborne Dam and Lake. The Compact negotiations. Scoping meetings Neck, New Jersey 07722; telephone:
authorized project purposes at the Corps with agencies and stakeholder groups 732–866–2171; e-mail:
lakes include water supply, flood will be scheduled to identify any patrick.l.fisher@navy.mil.
control, hydropower, navigation, fish significant issues and data gaps, focus SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The
and wildlife conservation, and on the alternatives to be evaluated, and proposed action is to provide
recreation. to identify any appropriate updated unimpeded access in the year 2010 to
The new manuals will eventually tools to assist in evaluation of the developer of the Laurelwood
replace the current manuals and will alternatives and analysis of impacts. housing area across a portion of
address the basin-wide management of
Byron G. Jorns, mainside NWS Earle connecting the
those water resources. Due to the flood
Colonel, Corps of Engineers, District Laurelwood housing area with a state
control operational responsibilities of
Commander. primary or secondary road. The
the Corps, some or all of the manuals for
[FR Doc. E7–22043 Filed 11–8–07; 8:45 am] requirement for this access in 2010 is
some of the APC reservoirs will be
part of an existing lease agreement
updated. BILLING CODE 3710–CR–P
Public participation throughout the between the Navy and the developer of
water control plan revision process is Laurelwood.
essential. The Corps invites full public DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE In 1988 the Navy contracted with a
participation at all stages to promote developer to construct, own, and
open communication and better Department of the Navy operate 300 military family housing
decision making. All persons, units at NWS Earle, now known as the
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Laurelwood housing area. A 52-year
stakeholders, and organizations that Environmental Impact Statement for
have an interest in water-related lease agreement for the underlying land
Access Between the Laurelwood was executed between the Navy and the
resources in the ACT basin, including Housing Area and an Adjacent State
minority, low-income, disadvantaged developer which included an in-lease
Primary or Secondary Road at Naval and out-lease period. During the in-lease
and Native American groups, are urged
Weapons Station Earle, Colts Neck, NJ period, which runs from 1988 until
to participate in this NEPA
and To Announce a Public Scoping 2010, the Navy guarantees rent
environmental analysis process.
Meeting payments to the developer for the
Assistance will be provided upon
request to anyone having difficulty AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD. occupancy of all 300 Laurelwood units.
understanding how to participate. Dates Only military and their dependents are
ACTION: Notice.
and locations for public scoping allowed to occupy these housing units
meetings will be announced by future SUMMARY: Pursuant to section (102)(2)(c) during the in-lease period. During the
publication in the Federal Register and of the National Environmental Policy out-lease period of 2010 until 2040 the
in the local news media. Tentative dates Act (NEPA) of 1969, and the regulations developer may rent the units to the
for publication of the draft water control implemented by the Council on general public. However, the lease
manuals and EIS and other Environmental Quality (40 CFR Parts requires that the Navy provide
opportunities for public involvement 1500–1508), the Department of the Navy ‘‘reasonable access’’ between the
will also be announced at that time. (Navy) announces its intent to prepare Laurelwood housing area and an
Public comments are welcomed anytime an Environmental Impact Statement adjacent State, primary, or secondary
throughout the NEPA process. (EIS) to evaluate the potential road. The lease agreement defines
Cooperating Agencies. The lead environmental consequences of reasonable access as being on a paved
responsibility for this action rests with providing access between the road, constructed, operated, and
the Corps. The Corps intends to Laurelwood housing area at Naval maintained by the developer at its own
coordinate and/or consult with an Weapons Station (NWS) Earle and an cost. The Navy may satisfy this
interagency team of Federal and State adjacent state primary or secondary obligation by either (a) providing
agencies during scoping and preparation road. The requirement for this access in unimpeded access along existing roads
of the draft EIS. A decision will be made 2010 is a stipulation within the lease of the installation or (b) providing an
during the scoping process whether agreement between the Navy and the easement for alternate access adequate
other agencies will serve in an official developer of Laurelwood. This to allow the developer to construct a
role as cooperating agencies. developer may construct necessary road road from an adjacent primary or
Scoping. The Alabama-Coosa- improvements to obtain access and rent secondary road to Laurelwood that will
Tallapoosa Rivers (ACT)/Apalachicola- any housing units to the general public provide unimpeded access. Road
Chattahoochee-Flint Rivers (ACF) through the year 2040. construction would be subject to
Comprehensive Study from 1990 to Dates and Addresses: Public scoping Federal, State and local laws and
1997 and ACF Compact negotiations will be conducted in the form of an regulations. While the developer must
from 1997 to 2004 involved the States open-house style meeting to be held in pay for construction of a new road and
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(Alabama, Florida and Georgia), Monmouth County, New Jersey to necessary improvements, the Navy is
stakeholders and the public in receive written comments on required to finance the construction of
identifying areas of concern; collecting environmental concerns that should be any road enhancements necessary to
and developing water resource, addressed in the EIS. The public meet their security or operational
environmental, and socioeconomic data; scoping meeting will be held on requirements (e.g., security fencing,
and developing tools to assist in November 27, 2007, from 4 p.m. and 8 gates). In addition, the Navy is required

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