Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Proposed Extension of Kilo Wharf, Apra Harbor Naval Complex, Guam and To Announce Public Scoping Meetings, 43848-43849 [05-15002]

Download as PDF 43848 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 145 / Friday, July 29, 2005 / Notices auxiliary aids, please contact Mr. Miguel A. Rolon, Executive Director, Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 268 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 1108, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00918–2577, telephone (787) 766–5926, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: July 25, 2005. Alan D. Risenhoover, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E5–4028 Filed 7–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Proposed Extension of Kilo Wharf, Apra Harbor Naval Complex, Guam and To Announce Public Scoping Meetings Department of the Navy, DOD. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), the Department of the Navy (Navy) announces its intent to prepare an EIS to evaluate the potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed extension of Kilo Wharf located in the Apra Harbor Naval Complex, Guam to support the new T–AKE class multipurpose dry cargo/ammunition ship. The mission of Commander Navy Region Marianas (COMNAVREGMARIANAS) is to provide operational, fuel re-supply, ordnance, and other logistic support to Fleet units of the Pacific Region and operating forces of the Fifth (5th) and Seventh (7th) Fleets. Guam is the westernmost U.S. military installation on U.S. soil and is located 1,500 miles from the western rim of the Pacific. The location of Guam allows for rapid deployment of ammunition to areas of conflict in the Western Pacific Region. Because ocean transport is the most cost effective means of shipping ammunition, Guam must maintain a wharf that can efficiently accommodate modern ammunition ships. This project is required to improve COMNAVREGMARIANAS’ capability to accomplish its mission. The EIS will consider alternatives to expand or replace Kilo Wharf to meet the operational requirements of the T–AKE as well as the No Action alternative. VerDate jul<14>2003 17:05 Jul 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 Public scoping meetings will be held in Santa Rita, Guam and Tumon Bay, Guam, to receive oral and/or written comments on environmental concerns that should be addressed in the EIS. The public meetings will be held on: 1. Tuesday, August 30, 2005, 6 p.m.– 9 p.m., Guam Hilton, 202 Hilton Road, Tumon Bay, Guam 96913. 2. Wednesday, August 31, 2005, 6 p.m.–9 p.m., Santa Rita Community Center, 183 A. B. Wonpat Lane, Santa Rita, Guam 96915. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Nora Macariola-See, Code EV31NM, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific, 258 Makalapa Drive Suite 100, Pearl Harbor, HI 96860–3134, 808–472– 1402, Fax 808–474–5419, E-mail at: kiloeis@navy.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Proposed Action is to provide adequate berthing facilities to support the new T–AKE multi-purpose ship. The purpose and need for the action is to ensure Kilo Wharf will continue to provide ammunition on-loading and offloading capability in direct support of the Department of Defense strategic forward power projection and maintain the readiness posture of the Navy’s operating forces in the Western Pacific Region. Kilo Wharf was originally constructed to provide a facility for loading and unloading of ammunition to and from commercial and Navy ships. It has been and continues to be a critical infrastructure for the berthing of ammunition ships in the Western Pacific Region making port visits to Guam in support of the Navy’s ordnance supply and readiness mission. The T–AKE is a new multi-purpose Naval ship, which will replace the Kilauea Class (AE) ammunition ship, Marshall Class (AFS) supply ship, and Sacramento Class (AOE) combat logistic support ships by 2009. The T–AKE ships will load supplies from ports or at sea from commercial ships and will transfer these supplies at sea to the ships of the Navy’s operating forces. The length of the existing Kilo Wharf, which is 400 feet, is not adequate to accommodate berthing of the T–AKE. The T–AKE is 689 feet in length, and would require 800 feet for adequate berthing. Other transient ships that utilize Kilo Wharf include certain logistic and surface combatant ships. The proposed extension or replacement of Kilo Wharf will provide for adequate berthing facilities to support the T-AKE. The increased length would also improve berthing support for transient ships that utilize the wharf. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Navy will consider reasonable alternative configurations to expand or replace Kilo Wharf as well as the No Action alternative. Alternatives to be considered include: (1) Expand the wharf approximately 400 feet to the west; (2) Expand the wharf approximately 400 feet to the east; (3) Expand the wharf a total of 400 feet to the east and west; (4) Construct a new wharf approximately 800 feet in length inland from the existing wharf; (5) Construct a new wharf approximately 800 feet in length that is perpendicular to the existing wharf; and (6) No Action. All of the alternatives, except the No Action, would require dredging to install the new wharf caissons. A caisson is a pre-fabricated hollow concrete box with an open top. The caissons will be the foundation for the wharf’s concrete deck. With Alternative 4, the existing wharf will be demolished and replaced with a new wharf. The volume of dredged materials for Alternatives 1, 2, and 3 is approximately 66,000 cubic yards. Alternative 4 would have more dredged materials while Alternative 5 would have less dredged materials. All alternatives may require temporary mooring islands to allow for ship berthing during construction. The temporary mooring islands will be removed when construction is completed. The EIS will evaluate the potential environmental impacts associated with the permanent extension or replacement of Kilo Wharf. Impact areas and issues to be addressed will include, but are not limited to, the following resource areas: Coral reefs, marine and terrestrial natural resources, including threatened and endangered species, water quality, fishing, navigation, recreation, historical/ cultural, and socioeconomics. The EIS will include an evaluation of the project’s direct, indirect, short-term, long term, and cumulative impacts. Construction for the project is anticipated to start by October 2007. The estimated date of construction completion, including dredging, is October 2010. The Navy is initiating the scoping process to identify community concerns and issues that should be addressed in the EIS. Federal agencies, government of Guam agencies, the public, and other interested parties are encouraged to provide oral and/or written comments to the Navy to identify specific issues or topics of environmental concern for consideration in the EIS. The Navy will consider these comments in determining the scope of the EIS. Written comments on the scope of the EIS should be submitted by September 9, 2005, and should be mailed to: Ms. E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 145 / Friday, July 29, 2005 / Notices Nora Macariola-See, Code EV31NM, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific, 258 Makalapa Drive Suite 100, Pearl Harbor, HI 96860–3134, 808–472– 1402, Fax 808–474–5419, E-mail at: kiloeis@navy.mil Dated: July 25, 2005. I.C. Le Moyne Jr., Lieutenant, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Alternate Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 05–15002 Filed 7–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–U Dated: July 25, 2005. Angela C. Arrington, Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests AGENCY: Department of Education. SUMMARY: 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 September 27, 2005. 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. The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer, publishes that notice containing proposed information collection requests prior to submission of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g. new, revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) title; (3) summary of the collection; (4) description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment VerDate jul<14>2003 17:05 Jul 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Institute of Education Sciences Type of Review: Revision. Title: Common Core of Data Survey System. Frequency: Annually. Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov’t, SEAs or LEAs. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 114 Burden Hours: 12,040 Abstract: The Common Core of Data (CCD) is the National Center for Education Statistics’ universe data collection for finance and non-finance information about public school districts and schools. Information is collected annually from school districts about the districts and their member schools including enrollment by grade, race/ethnicity, and gender. Information is also collected about students receiving various types of services such as English Language Learner services. The CCD also collects information about the occurrence of high school dropouts. Information about teachers and staffing is also collected. Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and by clicking on link number 2829. 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 Kathy Axt at her PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43849 e-mail address Kathy.Axt@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. 05–14985 Filed 7–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request AGENCY: Department of Education 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 August 29, 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. 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Each proposed information collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g. new, revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) title; (3) summary of the collection; (4) description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) DATES: E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Navy


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement 
(EIS) for the Proposed Extension of Kilo Wharf, Apra Harbor Naval 
Complex, Guam and To Announce Public Scoping Meetings

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, as implemented by the Council on 
Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), the 
Department of the Navy (Navy) announces its intent to prepare an EIS to 
evaluate the potential environmental impacts associated with the 
proposed extension of Kilo Wharf located in the Apra Harbor Naval 
Complex, Guam to support the new T-AKE class multi-purpose dry cargo/
ammunition ship.
    The mission of Commander Navy Region Marianas (COMNAVREGMARIANAS) 
is to provide operational, fuel re-supply, ordnance, and other logistic 
support to Fleet units of the Pacific Region and operating forces of 
the Fifth (5th) and Seventh (7th) Fleets. Guam is the westernmost U.S. 
military installation on U.S. soil and is located 1,500 miles from the 
western rim of the Pacific. The location of Guam allows for rapid 
deployment of ammunition to areas of conflict in the Western Pacific 
Region. Because ocean transport is the most cost effective means of 
shipping ammunition, Guam must maintain a wharf that can efficiently 
accommodate modern ammunition ships. This project is required to 
improve COMNAVREGMARIANAS' capability to accomplish its mission.
    The EIS will consider alternatives to expand or replace Kilo Wharf 
to meet the operational requirements of the T-AKE as well as the No 
Action alternative.

DATES: Public scoping meetings will be held in Santa Rita, Guam and 
Tumon Bay, Guam, to receive oral and/or written comments on 
environmental concerns that should be addressed in the EIS. The public 
meetings will be held on:
    1. Tuesday, August 30, 2005, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Guam Hilton, 202 Hilton 
Road, Tumon Bay, Guam 96913.
    2. Wednesday, August 31, 2005, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Santa Rita Community 
Center, 183 A. B. Wonpat Lane, Santa Rita, Guam 96915.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Nora Macariola-See, Code EV31NM, 
Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific, 258 Makalapa Drive Suite 
100, Pearl Harbor, HI 96860-3134, 808-472-1402, Fax 808-474-5419, E-
mail at: kiloeis@navy.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Proposed Action is to provide adequate 
berthing facilities to support the new T-AKE multi-purpose ship. The 
purpose and need for the action is to ensure Kilo Wharf will continue 
to provide ammunition on-loading and off-loading capability in direct 
support of the Department of Defense strategic forward power projection 
and maintain the readiness posture of the Navy's operating forces in 
the Western Pacific Region.
    Kilo Wharf was originally constructed to provide a facility for 
loading and unloading of ammunition to and from commercial and Navy 
ships. It has been and continues to be a critical infrastructure for 
the berthing of ammunition ships in the Western Pacific Region making 
port visits to Guam in support of the Navy's ordnance supply and 
readiness mission.
    The T-AKE is a new multi-purpose Naval ship, which will replace the 
Kilauea Class (AE) ammunition ship, Marshall Class (AFS) supply ship, 
and Sacramento Class (AOE) combat logistic support ships by 2009. The 
T-AKE ships will load supplies from ports or at sea from commercial 
ships and will transfer these supplies at sea to the ships of the 
Navy's operating forces. The length of the existing Kilo Wharf, which 
is 400 feet, is not adequate to accommodate berthing of the T-AKE. The 
T-AKE is 689 feet in length, and would require 800 feet for adequate 
berthing. Other transient ships that utilize Kilo Wharf include certain 
logistic and surface combatant ships. The proposed extension or 
replacement of Kilo Wharf will provide for adequate berthing facilities 
to support the T-AKE. The increased length would also improve berthing 
support for transient ships that utilize the wharf.
    The Navy will consider reasonable alternative configurations to 
expand or replace Kilo Wharf as well as the No Action alternative. 
Alternatives to be considered include: (1) Expand the wharf 
approximately 400 feet to the west; (2) Expand the wharf approximately 
400 feet to the east; (3) Expand the wharf a total of 400 feet to the 
east and west; (4) Construct a new wharf approximately 800 feet in 
length inland from the existing wharf; (5) Construct a new wharf 
approximately 800 feet in length that is perpendicular to the existing 
wharf; and (6) No Action. All of the alternatives, except the No 
Action, would require dredging to install the new wharf caissons. A 
caisson is a pre-fabricated hollow concrete box with an open top. The 
caissons will be the foundation for the wharf's concrete deck. With 
Alternative 4, the existing wharf will be demolished and replaced with 
a new wharf. The volume of dredged materials for Alternatives 1, 2, and 
3 is approximately 66,000 cubic yards. Alternative 4 would have more 
dredged materials while Alternative 5 would have less dredged 
materials. All alternatives may require temporary mooring islands to 
allow for ship berthing during construction. The temporary mooring 
islands will be removed when construction is completed. The EIS will 
evaluate the potential environmental impacts associated with the 
permanent extension or replacement of Kilo Wharf. Impact areas and 
issues to be addressed will include, but are not limited to, the 
following resource areas: Coral reefs, marine and terrestrial natural 
resources, including threatened and endangered species, water quality, 
fishing, navigation, recreation, historical/cultural, and 
socioeconomics. The EIS will include an evaluation of the project's 
direct, indirect, short-term, long term, and cumulative impacts. 
Construction for the project is anticipated to start by October 2007. 
The estimated date of construction completion, including dredging, is 
October 2010.
    The Navy is initiating the scoping process to identify community 
concerns and issues that should be addressed in the EIS. Federal 
agencies, government of Guam agencies, the public, and other interested 
parties are encouraged to provide oral and/or written comments to the 
Navy to identify specific issues or topics of environmental concern for 
consideration in the EIS. The Navy will consider these comments in 
determining the scope of the EIS.
    Written comments on the scope of the EIS should be submitted by 
September 9, 2005, and should be mailed to: Ms.

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Nora Macariola-See, Code EV31NM, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, 
Pacific, 258 Makalapa Drive Suite 100, Pearl Harbor, HI 96860-3134, 
808-472-1402, Fax 808-474-5419, E-mail at: kiloeis@navy.mil

    Dated: July 25, 2005.
I.C. Le Moyne Jr.,
Lieutenant, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Navy, Alternate 
Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-15002 Filed 7-28-05; 8:45 am]
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