Draft Environmental Assessment, Draft Finding of No Significant Impact, and Draft Memorandum of Agreement for the Decommissioning and Excessing of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutters STORIS (WMEC-38) and ACUSHNET (WMEC-167), 62601-62602 [E6-17900]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 207 / Thursday, October 26, 2006 / Notices 2. DE Ott et al. Redundant roles for nucleocapsid and matrix RNA-binding sequences in human immunodeficiency virus type 1 assembly. J Virol. 2005 Nov;79(22), 13839–13847. [PubMed abs] Patent Status: U.S. Patent Application No. 11/413,614 filed 27 Apr 2006 (HHS Reference No. E–236–2003/0–US–02). Licensing Status: Available for nonexclusive or exclusive licensing. Licensing Contact: Susan Ano, Ph.D.; 301/435–5515; anos@mail.nih.gov. Collaborative Research Opportunity: The NCI, CCR, AIDS Vaccine Program is seeking statements of capability or interest from parties interested in collaborative research to further develop, evaluate, or commercialize whole retrovirus-like particle vaccines. Please contact Betty Tong, Ph.D. at 301– 594–4263 or tongb@mail.nih.gov for more information. Dated: October 19, 2006. Steven M. Ferguson, Director, Division of Technology Development and Transfer, Office of Technology Transfer, National Institutes of Health. [FR Doc. E6–17966 Filed 10–25–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [USCG–2006–24851] Draft Environmental Assessment, Draft Finding of No Significant Impact, and Draft Memorandum of Agreement for the Decommissioning and Excessing of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutters STORIS (WMEC–38) and ACUSHNET (WMEC–167) Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of availability and request for comments. AGENCY: ycherry on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) announces the availability of, and seeks comment on, the Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact for the proposed decommissioning of the USCG cutters STORIS (WMEC–38) and ACUSHNET (WMEC–167) in Ketchikan and Kodiak, Alaska. The USCG is also announcing the availability and seeking comment on a related Draft Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Alaska State Historic Preservation Office (AK SHPO) and the General Services Administration (GSA). DATES: Comments and related material must reach Coast Guard Headquarters on or before November 27, 2006. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:21 Oct 25, 2006 Jkt 211001 Please submit comments by only one of the following means: (1) By e-mail to Susan Hathaway at Susan.G.Hathaway@uscg.mil. (2) By conventional mail delivery to Susan Hathaway, Headquarters, United States Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Engineering and Logistics, Environmental Management (CG–443), 2100 Second St., SW., Rm. 6109, Washington, DC 20593. (3) By fax to Susan Hathaway at (202) 475–5956. (4) Through the Web Site for the Docket Management System at http:// dms.dot.gov. The Docket Management Facility maintains the public docket. Comments will become part of this docket and will be available for inspection or copying at the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Room PL–401, Washington, DC between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for Federal holidays. You may also view this docket, including this notice and comments, on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. Click on Simple Search and enter the docket number (24851). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: By mail: Susan Hathaway, Headquarters, United States Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Engineering and Logistics, Environmental Management (CG–443), 2100 Second St., SW., Rm. 6109, Washington, DC 20593; by telephone: (202) 475–5688; by fax: (202) 475–5956; or by e-mail: Susan.G.Hathaway@uscg.mil. To view and download the Environmental Assessment (EA), Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), and Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), please go to http:// www.uscg.mil/systems/gse/ NEPAhot.htm and scroll to ACUSHNET and STORIS Decommissioning EA for Public Review. The EA, Draft FONSI, and MOA can also be viewed and downloaded from the Docket Management System at http:// dms.dot.gov. Click on Simple Search and enter the docket number (24851). The Draft FONSI is after the cover sheet at the front of the EA and the MOA is Appendix D of the EA. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: Request for Comments We encourage you to submit comments on the EA, Draft FONSI, and MOA. If you do so, please include your name and address, identify the docket number for this notice (USCG–2006– 24851), and give the reasons for each comment. You may submit your comments by mail, hand delivery, fax, or electronic means to the Docket PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62601 Management Facility at the addresses under ADDRESSES but please submit your comments by only one means. If you submit them by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit them by mail and would like to know they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, selfaddressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments received during the comment period. Proposed Action After over 60 years of continuous service, the USCGCs STORIS (WMEC– 38) and ACUSHNET (WMEC–167) have reached the end of their service lives. The USCG intends to decommission the USCGC STORIS (WMEC–38) in 2007 and the USCGC ACUSHNET (WMEC– 167) between 2008 and 2010, and report the vessels as excess personal property to the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) pursuant to the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 and its implementing regulations at Title 41, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), part 102–36 (41 CFR part 102–36). Preparation of the EA for the decommissioning of the USCGCs STORIS (WMEC–38) and ACUSHNET (WMEC–167) is being conducted in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (Section 102[2][c]) and its implementing regulations at 40 CFR Part 1500. Environmental Assessment An EA has been prepared that identifies and examines alternatives including a no action alternative and the preferred alternative, the decommissioning and subsequent reporting of the vessels to GSA, as well as a third possible outcome, that is beyond the control of the Coast Guard and entails passage by Congress of specific legislation that directs the vessels’ disposition. The EA assesses the potential environmental impacts of these alternatives and the additional possibility of specific legislation. As the Coast Guard has determined that the vessels are historic for purposes of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the Coast Guard has engaged in Section 106 consultation with the Alaska State Historic Preservation Office (AK SHPO) in developing a MOA on the Coast Guard’s intended action of decommissioning of the USCGCs STORIS (WMEC–38) and ACUSHNET (WMEC–167) and then reporting the vessels as excess personal property to E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1 62602 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 207 / Thursday, October 26, 2006 / Notices GSA. GSA also participated in the development of the MOA. The Draft FONSI records the USCG’s determination that the Proposed Action would have no significant impact on the environment. The USCG will consider all comments received by the close of business on November 27, 2006. Dated: October 19, 2006. Captain Douglas J. Wisniewski, Acting Director of Enforcement and Incident Management Directorate, U.S. Coast Guard. [FR Doc. E6–17900 Filed 10–25–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA–1663–DR] Alaska; Major Disaster and Related Determinations Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: ycherry on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES SUMMARY: This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Alaska (FEMA– 1663–DR), dated October 16, 2006, and related determinations. DATES: Effective Date: October 16, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Magda Ruiz, Recovery Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2705. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that, in a letter dated October 16, 2006, the President declared a major disaster under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121–5206 (the Stafford Act), as follows: I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the State of Alaska resulting from severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides during the period of August 15– 25, 2006, is of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant a major disaster declaration under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121–5206 (the Stafford Act). Therefore, I declare that such a major disaster exists in the State of Alaska. In order to provide Federal assistance, you are hereby authorized to allocate from funds available for these purposes such amounts as you find necessary for Federal disaster assistance and administrative expenses. You are authorized to provide Public Assistance in the designated areas, Hazard Mitigation throughout the State, and any VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:21 Oct 25, 2006 Jkt 211001 other forms of assistance under the Stafford Act you may deem appropriate. Consistent with the requirement that Federal assistance be supplemental, any Federal funds provided under the Stafford Act for Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation will be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs. If Other Needs Assistance under Section 408 of the Stafford Act is later warranted, Federal funding under that program will also be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs. Further, you are authorized to make changes to this declaration to the extent allowable under the Stafford Act. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice that pursuant to the authority vested in the Director, under Executive Order 12148, as amended, William M. Lokey, of FEMA is appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this declared disaster. I do hereby determine the following areas of the State of Alaska to have been affected adversely by this declared major disaster: The Chugach Regional Education Attendance Area, Denali Borough, and Matanuska-Susitna Borough for Public Assistance. All boroughs and Regional Education Attendance Areas in the State of Alaska are eligible to apply for assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. (The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund Program; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services Program; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance; 97.048, Individuals and Households Housing; 97.049, Individuals and Households Disaster Housing Operations; 97.050 Individuals and Households ProgramOther Needs, 97.036, Public Assistance Grants; 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.) R. David Paulison, Under Secretary for Federal Emergency Management and Director of FEMA. [FR Doc. E6–17961 Filed 10–25–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–10–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA–1664–DR] Hawaii; Major Disaster and Related Determinations Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Hawaii (FEMA– 1664–DR), dated October 17, 2006, and related determinations. DATES: Effective Date: October 17, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Magda Ruiz, Recovery Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2705. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that, in a letter dated October 17, 2006, the President declared a major disaster under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121–5206 (the Stafford Act), as follows: I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the State of Hawaii resulting from an earthquake that occurred on October 15, 2006, and related aftershocks, is of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant a major disaster declaration under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121–5206 (the Stafford Act). Therefore, I declare that such a major disaster exists in the State of Hawaii. In order to provide Federal assistance, you are hereby authorized to allocate from funds available for these purposes such amounts as you find necessary for Federal disaster assistance and administrative expenses. You are authorized to provide assistance for debris removal and emergency protective measures (Categories A and B) under the Public Assistance program in the designated areas, as well as Hazard Mitigation throughout the State, and any other forms of assistance under the Stafford Act you may deem appropriate, subject to completion of Preliminary Damage Assessments (PDAs), unless you determine that the incident is of such unusual severity and magnitude that PDAs are not required to determine the need for supplemental Federal assistance pursuant to 44 CFR 206.33(d). Direct Federal assistance is authorized. Consistent with the requirement that Federal assistance be supplemental, any Federal funds provided under the Stafford Act for Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation will be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs. If Other Needs Assistance is later warranted, Federal funding under that program will also be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs. Further, you are authorized to make changes to this declaration to the extent allowable under the Stafford Act. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice that pursuant to the authority vested in the Director, Department of Homeland Security, under Executive Order 12148, as amended, Michael L. Karl of FEMA is appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this declared disaster. I do hereby determine the following areas of the State of Hawaii to have been E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[USCG-2006-24851]


Draft Environmental Assessment, Draft Finding of No Significant 
Impact, and Draft Memorandum of Agreement for the Decommissioning and 
Excessing of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutters STORIS (WMEC-38) and ACUSHNET 
(WMEC-167)

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) announces the availability of, and 
seeks comment on, the Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No 
Significant Impact for the proposed decommissioning of the USCG cutters 
STORIS (WMEC-38) and ACUSHNET (WMEC-167) in Ketchikan and Kodiak, 
Alaska. The USCG is also announcing the availability and seeking 
comment on a related Draft Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the 
Alaska State Historic Preservation Office (AK SHPO) and the General 
Services Administration (GSA).

DATES: Comments and related material must reach Coast Guard 
Headquarters on or before November 27, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Please submit comments by only one of the following means:
    (1) By e-mail to Susan Hathaway at Susan.G.Hathaway@uscg.mil.
    (2) By conventional mail delivery to Susan Hathaway, Headquarters, 
United States Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Engineering and 
Logistics, Environmental Management (CG-443), 2100 Second St., SW., Rm. 
6109, Washington, DC 20593.
    (3) By fax to Susan Hathaway at (202) 475-5956.
    (4) Through the Web Site for the Docket Management System at http:/
/dms.dot.gov. The Docket Management Facility maintains the public 
docket. Comments will become part of this docket and will be available 
for inspection or copying at the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, 
SW., Room PL-401, Washington, DC between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, except for Federal holidays. You may also view this 
docket, including this notice and comments, on the Internet at http://
dms.dot.gov. Click on Simple Search and enter the docket number 
(24851).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: By mail: Susan Hathaway, Headquarters, 
United States Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Engineering and 
Logistics, Environmental Management (CG-443), 2100 Second St., SW., Rm. 
6109, Washington, DC 20593; by telephone: (202) 475-5688; by fax: (202) 
475-5956; or by e-mail: Susan.G.Hathaway@uscg.mil.
    To view and download the Environmental Assessment (EA), Draft 
Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), and Memorandum of Agreement 
(MOA), please go to http://www.uscg.mil/systems/gse/NEPAhot.htm and 
scroll to ACUSHNET and STORIS Decommissioning EA for Public Review. The 
EA, Draft FONSI, and MOA can also be viewed and downloaded from the 
Docket Management System at http://dms.dot.gov. Click on Simple Search 
and enter the docket number (24851). The Draft FONSI is after the cover 
sheet at the front of the EA and the MOA is Appendix D of the EA.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Request for Comments

    We encourage you to submit comments on the EA, Draft FONSI, and 
MOA. If you do so, please include your name and address, identify the 
docket number for this notice (USCG-2006-24851), and give the reasons 
for each comment. You may submit your comments by mail, hand delivery, 
fax, or electronic means to the Docket Management Facility at the 
addresses under ADDRESSES but please submit your comments by only one 
means. If you submit them by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an 
unbound format, no larger than 8\1/2\ by 11 inches, suitable for 
copying and electronic filing. If you submit them by mail and would 
like to know they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, self-
addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments received 
during the comment period.

Proposed Action

    After over 60 years of continuous service, the USCGCs STORIS (WMEC-
38) and ACUSHNET (WMEC-167) have reached the end of their service 
lives. The USCG intends to decommission the USCGC STORIS (WMEC-38) in 
2007 and the USCGC ACUSHNET (WMEC-167) between 2008 and 2010, and 
report the vessels as excess personal property to the U.S. General 
Services Administration (GSA) pursuant to the Federal Property and 
Administrative Services Act of 1949 and its implementing regulations at 
Title 41, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), part 102-36 (41 CFR part 
102-36).
    Preparation of the EA for the decommissioning of the USCGCs STORIS 
(WMEC-38) and ACUSHNET (WMEC-167) is being conducted in accordance with 
the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (Section 
102[2][c]) and its implementing regulations at 40 CFR Part 1500.

Environmental Assessment

    An EA has been prepared that identifies and examines alternatives 
including a no action alternative and the preferred alternative, the 
decommissioning and subsequent reporting of the vessels to GSA, as well 
as a third possible outcome, that is beyond the control of the Coast 
Guard and entails passage by Congress of specific legislation that 
directs the vessels' disposition. The EA assesses the potential 
environmental impacts of these alternatives and the additional 
possibility of specific legislation.
    As the Coast Guard has determined that the vessels are historic for 
purposes of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 
1966, the Coast Guard has engaged in Section 106 consultation with the 
Alaska State Historic Preservation Office (AK SHPO) in developing a MOA 
on the Coast Guard's intended action of decommissioning of the USCGCs 
STORIS (WMEC-38) and ACUSHNET (WMEC-167) and then reporting the vessels 
as excess personal property to

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GSA. GSA also participated in the development of the MOA.
    The Draft FONSI records the USCG's determination that the Proposed 
Action would have no significant impact on the environment.
    The USCG will consider all comments received by the close of 
business on November 27, 2006.

    Dated: October 19, 2006.
Captain Douglas J. Wisniewski,
Acting Director of Enforcement and Incident Management Directorate, 
U.S. Coast Guard.
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