Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplement to the 2003 Environmental Impact Statement for Introduction of the F/A-18 E/F (Super Hornet) Aircraft to the East Coast of the United States, 36566-36567 [05-12486]

Download as PDF 36566 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 121 / Friday, June 24, 2005 / Notices Written requests for copies of the information collection proposal should be sent to Ms. Toppings, WHS/ESCD/ Information Management Division, 1225 South Clark Street, Suite 504, Arlington, VA 22202–4326. Dated: June 15, 2005. Patricia L. Toppings, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 05–12482 Filed 6–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–M DOD Clearance Officer: Ms. Patricia Toppings. Written requests for copies of the information collection proposal should be sent to Ms. Toppings, WHS/ESCD/ Information Management Division, 1225 South Clark Street, Suite 504, Arlington, VA 22202–4326. Dated: June 15, 2005. Patricia L. Toppings, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Office, Department of Defense. 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ACTION: Notice OMB Desk Officer: Mr. John Kraemer. Written comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to Mr. Kraemer at the Office of Management and Budget, Desk Officer for DoD, Room 10236, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. DOD Clearance Officer: Ms.Patricia Toppings. Written requests for copies of the information collection proposal should be sent to Ms. Toppings, WHS/ESD/ Information Management Division, 1225 South Clark Street, Suite 504, Arlington, VA 22202–4326. The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by July 25, 2005. Title, Form, and OMB Number: Health Insurance Claim form; UB–92 HCFA– 1450; OMB Number 0720–0013. Type of Request: Extension. Number of Respondents: 7,836. Responses per Respondent: 268. Annual Responses: 2,100,000. Average Burden per Response: 15 minutes Annual Burden Hours: 525,000. Needs and Uses: This information collection is necessary for a medical institution to claim benefits under the defense Health Program, TRICARE, which includes the Civilian Health and Medical Program for the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS). The information collected will be used by TRICARE/ CHAMPUS to determine beneficiary eligibility, other health insurance liability, certification that the beneficiary received care, and that the provider is authorized to receive TRICARE/CHAMPUS payments. The form will be used by TRICARE/ CHAMPUS and its contractors to determine the amount of benefits to be paid to TRICARE/CHAMPUS institutional providers. Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit; not-for-profit institutions. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplement to the 2003 Environmental Impact Statement for Introduction of the F/A–18 E/F (Super Hornet) Aircraft to the East Coast of the United States Department of the Navy, DOD. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Pursuant to section (102)(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, and the regulations implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), the Department of the Navy (Navy) intends to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Introduction of the F/A–18 E/F Super Hornet Aircraft to the East Coast of the United States. The SEIS will provide additional analysis of the environmental consequences associated with the construction and operation of an Outlying Landing Field (OLF) to support Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP) operations of Super Hornet squadrons stationed at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Virginia, and Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, North Carolina. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To be included on the Navy’s distribution list for the SEIS, requests should be made online through the project Web site http://www.efaircraft.ene.com under ‘‘distribution list’’ or directed in writing to: Mr. Dan Cecchini, Code EV42, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic, 6506 Hampton BLVD, Norfolk, VA 23508, fax: (757) 322–4984. E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 121 / Friday, June 24, 2005 / Notices In July 2003, the Navy completed the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Introduction of F/A–18 E/F (Super Hornet) Aircraft to the East Coast of the United States. In the Final EIS, the Navy evaluated the environmental consequences of homebasing 10 Super Hornet fleet squadrons (120 aircraft) and one Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) (24 aircraft) at various locations on the East Coast of the United States. Additionally, in the Final EIS, the Navy evaluated the environmental consequences associated with constructing and operating a new OLF to support FCLP operations of the Super Hornet squadrons. The Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Installations and Environment reviewed the Final EIS, and after carefully weighing the operational, social, economic, and environmental consequences of the proposed action, determined the Navy would homebase eight Super Hornet squadrons (and the FRS) at NAS Oceana, two squadrons at MCAS Cherry Point, and construct an OLF in Washington County, North Carolina. The Record of Decision was published in the Federal Register on September 10, 2003, (68 FR 53353). The decision to construct and operate an OLF in Washington County implemented the preferred OLF alternative Site C, identified in the Final EIS. The National Audubon Society, North Carolina Wildlife Federation, Defenders of Wildlife, and Washington and Beaufort Counties filed a lawsuit challenging the Navy’s decision on the basis that the Navy’s NEPA analysis was inadequate. On February 18, 2005, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina held that the Final EIS was deficient and enjoined the Navy from taking any further activity associated with the planning, development, or construction of the OLF at Site C until the Navy fully complied with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regarding construction and operation of an OLF. The Navy filed an appeal of the District Court’s decision with the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. The Navy determined that the need for a new OLF, whether at Site C or elsewhere, is so urgent and critical that the Navy must proceed simultaneously with the appeal while initiating the SEIS. Should the Fourth Circuit find on appeal that the Navy fully complied with NEPA, the Navy may elect to discontinue the SEIS process, in whole, or in part. The SEIS will address those areas identified by the District Court to be SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate jul<14>2003 19:13 Jun 23, 2005 Jkt 205001 36567 deficient. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, with special expertise in the area of migratory waterfowl and wildlife refuges, will be asked to participate as a cooperating agency pursuant to 40 CFR 1501.6. The five alternative OLF sites in northeastern North Carolina that were evaluated in the Final EIS and that support the homebasing of the Super Hornets at NAS Oceana and MCAS Cherry Point will be considered in the SEIS. Those sites include Site A in Perquimans County, Site B in Bertie County, Site C in Washington County, Site D in Hyde County, and Site E in Craven County, North Carolina. To receive a copy of the Draft SEIS, please provide your name and address via the project Web site http:// www.efaircraft.ene.com or in writing to the point of contact identified in this notice. Project-related information and an electronic version of the Draft SEIS, when completed, will also be available on the project Web site http:// www.efaircraft.ene.com. Public hearings will be held in the vicinity of each of the alternative OLF sites during the 45day public and agency review period. Dates, locations, and times for the public hearings will be announced in the Federal Register and local media. the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Div., Code 054, Bldg 2, 300 HWY 361, Crane, IN 47522–5001 and must include the patent number. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Brian Bailey, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Div., Code 054, Bldg 2, 300 HWY 361, Crane, IN 47522–5001, telephone 812–854–1865. An application for license may be downloaded from: http:// www.crane.navy.mil/newscommunity/ techtrans_CranePatents.asp. Dated: June 20, 2005. I. C. Le Moyne Jr., Lieutenant, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Alternate Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 05–12486 Filed 6–23–05; 8:45 am] ACTION: BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Notice of Availability of GovernmentOwned Inventions; Available for Licensing Department of the Navy, DOD. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The inventions listed below are assigned to the United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy and are available for licensing by the Department of the Navy. U.S. Patent No. 6,903,676 entitled ‘‘Integrated Radar, Optical Surveillance, and Sighting System’’, U.S. Patent No. 6,902,316 entitled ‘‘Non-Invasive Corrosion Sensor’’, U.S. Patent Application No. 11/144,849 entitled ‘‘Improved Pyrotechnic Thermite Composition’’, and U.S. Patent Application No. 11/144,850 entitled ‘‘Smokeless Flash Powder’’. ADDRESSES: Requests for copies of the inventions cited should be directed to PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (Authority: 35 U.S.C. 207, 37 CFR part 404.) Dated: June 14, 2005. I. C. Le Moyne Jr., Lieutenant, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Alternate Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 05–12493 Filed 6–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Notice of Availability of GovernmentOwned Inventions; Available for Licensing Department of the Navy, DOD. Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The inventions listed below are assigned to the United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy and are available for licensing by the Department of the Navy. U.S. Patent No. 6,879,011 entitled ‘‘Magnetically Shielded Circuit Board’’ and U.S. Patent Application No. 11/ 108,150 entitled ‘‘Method for Field Calibrating an Ion Spectrometer’’. ADDRESSES: Requests for copies of the inventions cited should be directed to the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Div., Code 054, Bldg 1, 300 HWY 361, Crane, IN 47522–5001 and must include the patent number. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Brian Bailey, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Div., Code 054, Bldg 1, 300 HWY 361, Crane, IN 47522–5001, Telephone (812) 854–1865. An application for license may be downloaded from: http:// www.crane.navy.mil/newscommunity/ techtrans_CranePatents.asp. (Authority: 35 U.S.C. 207, 37 CFR part 404.) Dated: June 14, 2005. I. C. Le Moyne Jr. Lieutenant, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Alternate Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 05–12494 Filed 6–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Navy


Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplement to the 2003 
Environmental Impact Statement for Introduction of the F/A-18 E/F 
(Super Hornet) Aircraft to the East Coast of the United States

AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DOD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to section (102)(2)(c) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, and the regulations implemented by the 
Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), the 
Department of the Navy (Navy) intends to prepare a Supplemental 
Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Introduction of the F/A-
18 E/F Super Hornet Aircraft to the East Coast of the United States. 
The SEIS will provide additional analysis of the environmental 
consequences associated with the construction and operation of an 
Outlying Landing Field (OLF) to support Field Carrier Landing Practice 
(FCLP) operations of Super Hornet squadrons stationed at Naval Air 
Station (NAS) Oceana, Virginia, and Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) 
Cherry Point, North Carolina.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To be included on the Navy's 
distribution list for the SEIS, requests should be made online through 
the project Web site http://www.efaircraft.ene.com under ``distribution 
list'' or directed in writing to: Mr. Dan Cecchini, Code EV42, Naval 
Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic, 6506 Hampton BLVD, 
Norfolk, VA 23508, fax: (757) 322-4984.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In July 2003, the Navy completed the Final 
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Introduction of F/A-18 E/F 
(Super Hornet) Aircraft to the East Coast of the United States. In the 
Final EIS, the Navy evaluated the environmental consequences of 
homebasing 10 Super Hornet fleet squadrons (120 aircraft) and one Fleet 
Replacement Squadron (FRS) (24 aircraft) at various locations on the 
East Coast of the United States. Additionally, in the Final EIS, the 
Navy evaluated the environmental consequences associated with 
constructing and operating a new OLF to support FCLP operations of the 
Super Hornet squadrons.
    The Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Installations and 
Environment reviewed the Final EIS, and after carefully weighing the 
operational, social, economic, and environmental consequences of the 
proposed action, determined the Navy would homebase eight Super Hornet 
squadrons (and the FRS) at NAS Oceana, two squadrons at MCAS Cherry 
Point, and construct an OLF in Washington County, North Carolina. The 
Record of Decision was published in the Federal Register on September 
10, 2003, (68 FR 53353). The decision to construct and operate an OLF 
in Washington County implemented the preferred OLF alternative Site C, 
identified in the Final EIS.
    The National Audubon Society, North Carolina Wildlife Federation, 
Defenders of Wildlife, and Washington and Beaufort Counties filed a 
lawsuit challenging the Navy's decision on the basis that the Navy's 
NEPA analysis was inadequate. On February 18, 2005, the U.S. District 
Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina held that the Final 
EIS was deficient and enjoined the Navy from taking any further 
activity associated with the planning, development, or construction of 
the OLF at Site C until the Navy fully complied with the National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regarding construction and operation of 
an OLF.
    The Navy filed an appeal of the District Court's decision with the 
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. The Navy determined that the need for 
a new OLF, whether at Site C or elsewhere, is so urgent and critical 
that the Navy must proceed simultaneously with the appeal while 
initiating the SEIS. Should the Fourth Circuit find on appeal that the 
Navy fully complied with NEPA, the Navy may elect to discontinue the 
SEIS process, in whole, or in part.
    The SEIS will address those areas identified by the District Court 
to be deficient. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, with special 
expertise in the area of migratory waterfowl and wildlife refuges, will 
be asked to participate as a cooperating agency pursuant to 40 CFR 
1501.6. The five alternative OLF sites in northeastern North Carolina 
that were evaluated in the Final EIS and that support the homebasing of 
the Super Hornets at NAS Oceana and MCAS Cherry Point will be 
considered in the SEIS. Those sites include Site A in Perquimans 
County, Site B in Bertie County, Site C in Washington County, Site D in 
Hyde County, and Site E in Craven County, North Carolina.
    To receive a copy of the Draft SEIS, please provide your name and 
address via the project Web site http://www.efaircraft.ene.com or in 
writing to the point of contact identified in this notice. Project-
related information and an electronic version of the Draft SEIS, when 
completed, will also be available on the project Web site http://
www.efaircraft.ene.com. Public hearings will be held in the vicinity of 
each of the alternative OLF sites during the 45-day public and agency 
review period. Dates, locations, and times for the public hearings will 
be announced in the Federal Register and local media.

    Dated: June 20, 2005.
I. C. Le Moyne Jr.,
Lieutenant, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Navy, Alternate 
Federal Register Liaison Officer.
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