Notice of the Availability of the Record of Decision for Proposed Federal Correctional Institution-Berlin, NH, 63036-63037 [E6-18039]

Download as PDF 63036 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 208 / Friday, October 27, 2006 / Notices notification disclosing all changes in membership or planned activities. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Patricia A. Brink, Deputy Director of Operations, Antitrust Division. [FR Doc. 06–8913 Filed 10–26–06; 8:45 am] Notice of the Availability of the Record of Decision for Proposed Federal Correctional Institution—Berlin, NH BILLING CODE 4410–11–M U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons. ACTION: Notice of a Record of Decision. AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993—SwRI Biodiesel Fuel/ Water Separation Cooperative R&D Program jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Notice is hereby given that on September 27, 2006, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (‘‘the Act’’), SwRI Biodiesel Fuel/Water Separation Cooperative R&D Program (‘‘SwRI’’) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act’s provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. Specifically, John Deere Product Engineering Center, Waterloo, IA has been added as a party to this venture. No other changes have been made in either the membership or planned activity of the group research project. Membership in this group research project remains open, and SwRI intends to file additional written notification disclosing all changes in membership. On December 6, 2005, SwRI filed its original notification pursuant to Section 6(a) of the Act. the Department of Justice published a notice in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on December 22, 2005 (70 FR 76080). The last notification was filed with the Department on February 7, 2006. A notice was published in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on May 10, 2006 (71 FR 27280). Patricia A. Brink, Deputy Director of Operations, Antitrust Division. [FR Doc. 06–8914 Filed 10–26–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–11–M VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:53 Oct 26, 2006 Federal Bureau of Prisons Jkt 211001 SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) concerning the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed development of a Federal Correctional Institution to be located in Berlin, Coos County, New Hampshire. Background Information: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Council of Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500–1508), BOP has prepared Draft and Final EISs for the development of a mediumsecurity Federal Correctional Institution to house approximately 1,230 adult male inmates, a satellite work camp to house approximately 128 minimumsecurity inmates, staff training facilities, and ancillary facilities in Berlin, New Hampshire. Project Information: The BOP is responsible for carrying out judgements of the Federal courts whenever a period of confinement is ordered. Subsequently, the mission of the BOP is to protect society by confining offenders in the controlled environments of prisons and community-based facilities that are safe, humane, cost-efficient, and appropriately secure, and that provide work and other self-improvement opportunities to assist offenders in becoming law-abiding citizens. Approximately 162,200 inmates are currently housed within the 114 federal correctional institutions that have levels of security ranging from minimum to maximum; a number exceeding the combined rated capacities of all federal correctional facilities. Measures being taken to manage the growth of the federal inmate population include construction of new institutions, acquisition and adaptation of facilities originally intended for other purposes, expansion and improvement of existing correctional facilities, and expanded use of contract beds. Adding capacity through these various means allows the BOP to work toward the long-term goal of reduced system-wide crowding. The proposed action in Berlin, New Hampshire, is part of the BOP’s comprehensive expansion effort and PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 would consist of construction and operation of a medium-security Federal Correctional Institution, a satellite work camp to house minimum-security inmates, staff training facilities, along with ancillary facilities. The principal function of the correctional facility would be to provide a safe, secure and humane environment for the care and custody of federal inmates, primarily from the Northeast region of the country. Upon activation, the facility would have a staff of approximately 300 to 350 full-time employees who would provide 24-hour supervision. Development of the proposed facility will necessitate the acquisition of approximately 700 acres of land by the BOP exclusive of lands which may be acquired for mitigation purposes. The BOP evaluated alternatives as part of the EIS including the No Action Alternative, development of the proposed project at alternative locations nationwide, development of the proposed project at alternative locations within the Northeast United States, and development of the proposed project at one of four alternative sites located in Berlin, New Hampshire. Each of the four alternative sites located in Berlin, New Hampshire, is examined in detail in the Draft and Final EISs with development of the proposed project at Site A1 located northeast of downtown Berlin identified by the Draft and Final EISs as the Preferred Alternative. The BOP issued a Draft EIS in March 2006 with publication of the Notice of Availability (NOA) in the Federal Register on March 24, 2006. The NOA provided for a 45-day public comment period which began on March 24, 2006, and ended on May 8, 2006. During the public comment period, the BOP held a public hearing concerning the proposed action and the Draft EIS on April 19, 2006. Approximately 200 individuals attended the public hearing which was held in Berlin, New Hampshire. The Final EIS addressed comments received on the Draft EIS and publication of the NOA in the Federal Register concerning the Final EIS occurred on August 11, 2006. The 30day review period for receipt of public comments concerning the Final EIS ended on September 11, 2006. Approximately 500 comment letters, post cards, and other forms of communication were received by the BOP during the Final EIS public review period. The comment letters received on the Final EIS are similar to comments received by the BOP on the Draft EIS and were considered in the decision presented in the ROD. BOP provided written notices of the availability of the Draft EIS and Final E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 208 / Friday, October 27, 2006 / Notices EIS in the Federal Register, two newspapers with local and regional circulations, and through three local public libraries. The BOP also distributed approximately 175 copies (each) of the Draft EIS and Final EIS to federal and state agencies, state and local governments, elected officials, interested organizations, and individuals. Availability of Record of Decision: The Record of Decision and other information regarding this project are available upon request. To request a copy of the Record of Decision, please contact: Pamela J. Chandler, Chief, or Issac J. Gaston, Site Selection Specialist, Site Selection and Environmental Review Branch, Federal Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street, NW., Washington, DC 20534 Tel: 202–514– 6470 Fax: 202–616–6024 / E-mail: pchandler@bop.gov—igaston@bop.gov FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela J. Chandler, or Issac J. Gaston, Federal Bureau of Prisons. Dated: October 24, 2006. Issac J. Gaston, Site Specialist, Site Selection and Environmental Review Branch. [FR Doc. E6–18039 Filed 10–26–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Proposed Collection of the ETA 9048, Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services Activity and the ETA 9049, Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services Outcomes; Comment Request jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Employment and Training Administration is soliciting comments VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:53 Oct 26, 2006 Jkt 211001 concerning the proposed extension of the collection of the ETA 9048, Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services Activity, and the ETA 9049, Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services Outcomes. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice or by accessing: http:// www.doleta.gov/OMBCN/ OMBControlNumber.cfm. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section below on or before December 26, 2006. ADDRESSES: Diane Wood, Office of Workforce Security, 200 Constitution Ave. NW., Room S–4231, Washington, DC 20210; telephone 202–693–3212; fax 202–693–3975 (these are not toll-free numbers) or e-mail wood.diane@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background: The Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services (WPRS) program allows for the targeting of reemployment services to those most in need of services. The ETA 9048 and ETA 9049 are the only means of tracking the activities in the WPRS program. The ETA 9048 reports on the numbers and flows of claimants at the various stages of the WPRS system from initial profiling through the completion of specific reemployment services. This allows for evaluation and monitoring of the program. The ETA 9049 gives a limited, but inexpensive, look at the reemployment experience of profiled claimants who were referred to services by examining the state’s existing wage record files to see in which quarter the referred individuals became employed, what wages they earned and whether they have changed industries. II. Desired Focus of Comments: The Department of Labor is particularly interested in comments which: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63037 technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. III. Current Actions: This collection continues to be needed to evaluate and monitor the WPRS program. Type of Review: Extension without change. Agency: Employment and Training Administration. Title: Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services Activity, and Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services Outcomes. OMB Number: 1205–0353. Agency Number: ETA 9048 and ETA 9049. Affected Public: State Governments. Total Respondents: 53. Frequency: Quarterly. Total Responses: 424. Average Time per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 106 hours. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $0. Comments submitted in response to this comment request will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request and will become a matter of public record. Dated: October 18, 2006. Cheryl Atkinson, Administrator, Office of Workforce Security. [FR Doc. E6–18030 Filed 10–26–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. ICR–1218–0216(2007)] Aerial Lifts; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirement Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an extension of the information collection requirement contained in the Aerial Lifts Standard. DATES: Comments must be submitted by the following dates: Hard copy: Your comments must be submitted (postmarked or received) by December 26, 2006. Facsimile and electronic transmission: Your comments must be received by December 26, 2006. E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 208 (Friday, October 27, 2006)]
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Federal Bureau of Prisons


Notice of the Availability of the Record of Decision for Proposed 
Federal Correctional Institution--Berlin, NH

AGENCY: U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons.

ACTION: Notice of a Record of Decision.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons 
(BOP) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) 
concerning the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed 
development of a Federal Correctional Institution to be located in 
Berlin, Coos County, New Hampshire.
    Background Information: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the 
National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Council of 
Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508), BOP has 
prepared Draft and Final EISs for the development of a medium-security 
Federal Correctional Institution to house approximately 1,230 adult 
male inmates, a satellite work camp to house approximately 128 minimum-
security inmates, staff training facilities, and ancillary facilities 
in Berlin, New Hampshire.
    Project Information: The BOP is responsible for carrying out 
judgements of the Federal courts whenever a period of confinement is 
ordered. Subsequently, the mission of the BOP is to protect society by 
confining offenders in the controlled environments of prisons and 
community-based facilities that are safe, humane, cost-efficient, and 
appropriately secure, and that provide work and other self-improvement 
opportunities to assist offenders in becoming law-abiding citizens. 
Approximately 162,200 inmates are currently housed within the 114 
federal correctional institutions that have levels of security ranging 
from minimum to maximum; a number exceeding the combined rated 
capacities of all federal correctional facilities. Measures being taken 
to manage the growth of the federal inmate population include 
construction of new institutions, acquisition and adaptation of 
facilities originally intended for other purposes, expansion and 
improvement of existing correctional facilities, and expanded use of 
contract beds. Adding capacity through these various means allows the 
BOP to work toward the long-term goal of reduced system-wide crowding.
    The proposed action in Berlin, New Hampshire, is part of the BOP's 
comprehensive expansion effort and would consist of construction and 
operation of a medium-security Federal Correctional Institution, a 
satellite work camp to house minimum-security inmates, staff training 
facilities, along with ancillary facilities. The principal function of 
the correctional facility would be to provide a safe, secure and humane 
environment for the care and custody of federal inmates, primarily from 
the Northeast region of the country. Upon activation, the facility 
would have a staff of approximately 300 to 350 full-time employees who 
would provide 24-hour supervision. Development of the proposed facility 
will necessitate the acquisition of approximately 700 acres of land by 
the BOP exclusive of lands which may be acquired for mitigation 
purposes.
    The BOP evaluated alternatives as part of the EIS including the No 
Action Alternative, development of the proposed project at alternative 
locations nationwide, development of the proposed project at 
alternative locations within the Northeast United States, and 
development of the proposed project at one of four alternative sites 
located in Berlin, New Hampshire. Each of the four alternative sites 
located in Berlin, New Hampshire, is examined in detail in the Draft 
and Final EISs with development of the proposed project at Site A1 
located northeast of downtown Berlin identified by the Draft and Final 
EISs as the Preferred Alternative.
    The BOP issued a Draft EIS in March 2006 with publication of the 
Notice of Availability (NOA) in the Federal Register on March 24, 2006. 
The NOA provided for a 45-day public comment period which began on 
March 24, 2006, and ended on May 8, 2006. During the public comment 
period, the BOP held a public hearing concerning the proposed action 
and the Draft EIS on April 19, 2006. Approximately 200 individuals 
attended the public hearing which was held in Berlin, New Hampshire.
    The Final EIS addressed comments received on the Draft EIS and 
publication of the NOA in the Federal Register concerning the Final EIS 
occurred on August 11, 2006. The 30-day review period for receipt of 
public comments concerning the Final EIS ended on September 11, 2006. 
Approximately 500 comment letters, post cards, and other forms of 
communication were received by the BOP during the Final EIS public 
review period. The comment letters received on the Final EIS are 
similar to comments received by the BOP on the Draft EIS and were 
considered in the decision presented in the ROD.
    BOP provided written notices of the availability of the Draft EIS 
and Final

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EIS in the Federal Register, two newspapers with local and regional 
circulations, and through three local public libraries. The BOP also 
distributed approximately 175 copies (each) of the Draft EIS and Final 
EIS to federal and state agencies, state and local governments, elected 
officials, interested organizations, and individuals.
    Availability of Record of Decision: The Record of Decision and 
other information regarding this project are available upon request. To 
request a copy of the Record of Decision, please contact: Pamela J. 
Chandler, Chief, or Issac J. Gaston, Site Selection Specialist, Site 
Selection and Environmental Review Branch, Federal Bureau of Prisons, 
320 First Street, NW., Washington, DC 20534 Tel: 202-514-6470 Fax: 202-
616-6024 / E-mail: pchandler@bop.gov--igaston@bop.gov

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela J. Chandler, or Issac J. 
Gaston, Federal Bureau of Prisons.

    Dated: October 24, 2006.
Issac J. Gaston,
Site Specialist, Site Selection and Environmental Review Branch.
 [FR Doc. E6-18039 Filed 10-26-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4410-05-P