Board of Visitors, United States Military Academy (USMA), 13017-13018 [05-5329]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 51 / Thursday, March 17, 2005 / Notices Board members whose terms expire may be made by individuals, firms or associations. Nominations will: (1) State the region to be represented. (2) State whether the nominee is representing carriers, shippers or both. (3) Provide information on the nominee’s personal qualifications. (4) Include the commercial operations of the carrier and/or shipper with whom the nominee is affiliated. This commercial operations information will show the actual or estimated ton-miles of each commodity carried or shipped on the inland waterways system in a recent year (or years) using the waterway regions and commodity categories previously listed. Nominations received in response to Federal Register notice published on January 14, 2004 (69 FR 2122) have been retained for consideration. Renomination is not required but may be desirable. e. Deadline for Nominations. All nominations must be received at the address shown above no later than April 22, 2005. Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 05–5327 Filed 3–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–92–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Record of Decision for the Proposed Leasing of Lands at Fort Bliss, Texas for the Proposed Siting, Construction, and Operation by the City of El Paso of a Brackish Water Desalination Plant and Support Facilities Department of the Army, DoD. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of the Army announces the execution of a Record of Decision (ROD) to grant an easement to the City of El Paso, El Paso Water Utilities (EPWU), for land in the South Training Areas of Fort Bliss for construction and operation of a desalination plant and support facilities, including wells, pipelines, and disposal sites for the residual brine, referred to as concentrate, resulting from the desalination process. The ROD was signed on March 7, 2005, pursuant to the completion of a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) dated December 2004. ADDRESSES: To obtain copies of the ROD, contact John F. Barrera (915) 568– 3908 or write to: Fort Bliss Directorate of the Environment, ATTN: IMSW– SUMMARY: VerDate jul<14>2003 14:51 Mar 16, 2005 Jkt 205001 BLS–Z, Building 624, Pleasanton Road, Fort Bliss, TX 79916–6812. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John F. Barrera, (915) 568–3908. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The desalination plant is needed to provide an additional reliable source of potable water for the City of El Paso and Fort Bliss. Currently, both EPWU and Fort Bliss pump fresh groundwater from the Hueco Bolson Aquifer. Ongoing withdrawals of fresh groundwater from the bolson exceed the aquifer’s recharge rate. Pumping of fresh groundwater by EPWU, the Army, Ciudad Juarez, and others has resulted in declining groundwater levels in the bolson. Brackish groundwater is intruding into the aquifer’s freshwater area and has the potential to affect existing water wells on Fort Bliss and in other areas of El Paso. The desalination plant will treat brackish (salty) water from the Hueco Bolson Aquifer to provide potable water for use by the city and Fort Bliss. The FEIS addressed the potential environmental effects of the proposed project and analyzed seven alternatives in detail; six action alternatives and the No Action Alternative. The six action alternatives comprised alternative combinations of three candidate sites for the desalination plant itself—Sites 1, 2, and 3—and two alternatives for disposing of the concentrate, deep-well injection and evaporation ponds. The Army has decided to grant an easement to EPWU to implement Alternative 3, consisting of desalination plant Site 3, an undeveloped site near Montana Avenue east of El Paso International Airport, and disposal of the concentrate through deep-well injection at a location in the northeast corner of the South Training Areas of Fort Bliss near the Texas-New Mexico border. In reaching this decision, the Army considered its own needs for a reliable source of potable water, compatibility with its training mission, and the environmental consequences associated with each alternative. The Army decided not to select the No Action Alternative because it fails to address the issues of declining freshwater supplies and impending brackish groundwater intrusion on Fort Bliss wells. Among the action alternatives, the Army selected deep-well injection as the preferred concentrate disposal method because it is the preferred method of EPWU and, with the protection provided by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality permitting process, appears to have less potential for adverse environmental impacts than the evaporation ponds. The three desalination plant sites do not PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13017 differ materially in their compatibility with the Army’s mission or their environmental effects; therefore, the Army selected Site 3 because it is EPWU’s preferred site due to its proximity to roads and utilities, as well as to EPWU’s water distribution system. All practicable means of avoiding or minimizing environmental harm have been adopted through site selection and mitigation measures. The desalination plant site does not contain sensitive cultural or biological resources, and a desalination plant is compatible with near-by land uses. Mitigation measures to be implemented by EPWU to further reduce the potential for adverse environmental impact include the following: 1. Using dust suppression measures during ground disturbance to prevent erosion and wind-blown dust. 2. Installing pressure monitors in the concentrate pipeline to detect leaks or catastrophic failures and developing an emergency action plan to minimize the release of concentrate during an accident or equipment failure. 3. Designing the access road to the desalination plant site to minimize impact to traffic flow on Montana Avenue. 4. Establishing a procedure for EPWU to coordinate access to the injection wells and concentrate pipelines with Fort Bliss to ensure required maintenance can be performed with minimal interference with the Army’s mission at Fort Bliss. These mitigation measures will be included as conditions of the easement to be granted by the Army to EPWU. Hugh M. Exton, Jr., Director, SWRO, Installation Management Agency. [FR Doc. 05–5326 Filed 3–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–08–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Board of Visitors, United States Military Academy (USMA) Department of the Army, DoD. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), announcement is made of the following meeting: Name of Committee: Board of Visitors, United States Military Academy. Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2005. E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1 13018 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 51 / Thursday, March 17, 2005 / Notices Place of Meeting: Veterans Affairs Conference room, Room 418, Senate Russell Building, Washington, DC. Start Time of Meeting: Approximately 9 a.m. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lieutenant Colonel Shaun T. Wurzbach, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY 10996–5000, (845) 938–4200. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposed Agenda: Spring Meeting of the Board of Visitors. Review of the Academic, Military and Physical Programs at the USMA. Sub Committee meeting on Academics, Military/Physical and Quality of Life to be held prior to Spring meeting. All proceedings are open. Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 05–5329 Filed 3–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–08–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Notice of Availability of GovernmentOwned Invention; Available for Licensing Department of the Navy, DOD. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The following invention is assigned to the U.S. Government as represented by the Secretary of the Navy and is available for licensing by the Department of the Navy. U.S. Patent Number 6,562,160 B2 entitled ‘‘Airbag Propellant.’’ ADDRESSES: Requests for copies of the Patent cited should be directed to the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Code CAB, 101 Strauss Avenue, Indian Head, MD 20640–5035. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. J. Scott Deiter, Head, Technology Transfer Office, Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division, Code CAB, 101 Strauss Avenue, Indian Head, MD 20640–5035, telephone 301–744–6111. Dated: March 10, 2005. I.C. Le Moyne Jr., Lieutenant, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Alternate Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 05–5291 Filed 3–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P SUMMARY: The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before April 18, 2005. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Carolyn Lovett, Desk Officer, Department of Education, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10235, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or faxed to (202) 395–6974. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. OMB may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal law, or substantially interfere with any agency’s ability to perform its statutory obligations. 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VerDate jul<14>2003 14:51 Mar 16, 2005 Jkt 205001 Type of Review: New. Title: Individual Student Performance Report for the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program. Frequency: Annually. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Affected Public: Individuals or household. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 190. Burden Hours: 570. Abstract: This information collection provides the U.S. Department of Education with information needed to determine if fellows have made substantial progress toward meeting the program’s objectives and allows program staff to monitor and evaluate time-to-degree completion. The Congress has mandated (through the Government Performance Results Act of 1993) that the U.S. Department of Education provide documentation about the progress being made by the program. Requests for copies of the submission for OMB review; comment request may be accessed from http:// edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and by clicking on link number 2655. When you access the information collection, click on ‘‘Download Attachments’’ to view. Written requests for information should be addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202–4700. Requests may also be electronically mailed to the Internet address OCIO_RIMG@ed.gov or faxed to (202) 245–6621. Please specify the complete title of the information collection when making your request. Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be directed to Joseph Schubart at his e-mail address Joe.Schubart@ed.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8339. [FR Doc. 05–5257 Filed 3–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests Department of Education. The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before May 16, 2005. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of AGENCY: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 51 (Thursday, March 17, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13017-13018]
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[FR Doc No: 05-5329]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army


Board of Visitors, United States Military Academy (USMA)

AGENCY: Department of the Army, DoD.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), announcement is made of the following 
meeting:
    Name of Committee: Board of Visitors, United States Military 
Academy.
    Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2005.

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    Place of Meeting: Veterans Affairs Conference room, Room 418, 
Senate Russell Building, Washington, DC.
    Start Time of Meeting: Approximately 9 a.m.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lieutenant Colonel Shaun T. Wurzbach, 
United States Military Academy, West Point, NY 10996-5000, (845) 938-
4200.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposed Agenda: Spring Meeting of the Board 
of Visitors. Review of the Academic, Military and Physical Programs at 
the USMA. Sub Committee meeting on Academics, Military/Physical and 
Quality of Life to be held prior to Spring meeting. All proceedings are 
open.

Brenda S. Bowen,
Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-5329 Filed 3-16-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3710-08-M