Nationwide Automatic Identification System, Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Record of Decision, 64977 [E6-18653]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 214 / Monday, November 6, 2006 / Notices farmworker issues, including the status of farmworkers health at the local and national level. Agenda items are subject to change as priorities indicate. For Further Information Contact: Anyone requiring information regarding the Council should contact Gladys Cate, Office of Minority and Special Populations, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Parklawn Building, Room 15–99, Rockville, Maryland 20857, telephone (301) 594–0367. Dated: October 31, 2006. Cheryl R. Dammons, Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination. [FR Doc. E6–18626 Filed 11–3–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [USCG–2005–22837] Nationwide Automatic Identification System, Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Record of Decision U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice of availability. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Nationwide Automatic Identification System (NAIS) final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS). The NAIS is being implemented pursuant to the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002, and will include installation of Automatic Identification System (AIS) equipment and related support systems on and around communications towers or other structures along 95,000 miles of coastline and inland rivers. The project will enable detection and identification of vessels carrying (AIS) equipment to enhance maritime domain awareness. ADDRESSES: The ROD and final PEIS are available for viewing online at the DOT’s docket management Web site: http://dms.dot.gov under docket number 22837. A copy of the ROD and final PEIS can also be obtained on the NAIS project Web site: http://www.uscg.mil/ hq/g-a/AIS/ or by contacting Anita Allen, PhD, NAIS Environmental Manager, at 202–474–3292 or Anita.A.Allen@uscg.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:31 Nov 03, 2006 Jkt 211001 please call or e-mail Anita Allen, PhD, NAIS Environmental Manager, at 202– 475–3292 or Anita.A.Allen@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Ms. Andrea M. Jenkins, Program Manager, Docket Operations at 202–366–0271. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background and Purpose The Environmental Protection Agency issued a Notice of Availability of the final PEIS in the Federal Register on October 6, 2006 (71 FR 59105). As supported by the analysis in the PEIS, the USCG has decided to implement the proposed NAIS project consistent with the Preferred Alternative of using AIS based technology and a combination of the following coverage mechanisms: Establishing a combination of collocated and newly built shore-based RF sites for short-range AIS coverage; leasing commercial satellite services for longrange AIS coverage; and installing AIS equipment on existing offshore oil and gas platforms and data buoys for supplemental long-range coverage. Implementation of the proposed NAIS project through the Preferred Alternative would ensure that the USCG satisfies the purpose and need for NAIS. The Preferred Alternative implementation approach will offer siting flexibility that will help mitigate or minimize the potential for environmental impacts, and allow the USCG to maximize the use of existing infrastructure to meet coverage requirements. Dated: October 30, 2006. J.P. Currier, Rear Admiral, United Stated Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Acquisition. [FR Doc. E6–18653 Filed 11–3–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [USCG–2006–26256] National Maritime Security Advisory Committee Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC) will hold a meeting to discuss various issues relating to national maritime security. This notice announces the date, time, and location for the meeting of the NMSAC. DATES: NMSAC will meet on Tuesday, November 14, 2006, from 1 p.m. to 5 PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64977 p.m. The meeting may close early if all business is finished. Written material and requests to make oral presentations should reach the Coast Guard on or before November 1, 2006. Any material requested to be distributed to each member of the Committee should reach the Coast Guard on or before November 1, 2006. ADDRESSES: NMSAC will meet at the Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks Hotel, 11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax, Virginia, 22033. Send written material and requests to make oral presentations to Mr. Ike Eisentrout, Commandant (G–PCP–1), NMSAC Executive Assistant, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, Room 5302, 2100 Second St., SW., Washington, DC 20593–0001. This notice is available on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ike Eisentrout, NMSAC Executive Assistant, telephone 202–372–1119, fax 202–372–1905. SUPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of the meeting is given pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2 (Pub. L. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770 as amended). Agenda of Meeting The agenda includes the following: (1) Welcome and opening remarks; introduction of new Executive Assistant. (2) Approval of Minutes from 25 July 2006 NMSAC Meeting and 13 September 2006 NMSAC Teleconference. (3) Updates from several working groups to include: Cruise Ship Regulations, Report and analysis of the TSA/DoD Seal User’s Guide, MTSA Subchapter H Recommendations, Report and comments on the Maritime Modal Implementation Annex. (4) Miscellaneous Updates on: Maritime Sector Coordinating Council concept; Report on the Transportation Workers Identification Card initiative; Potential initiatives for the next International Maritime Organization council; Report on the National Maritime Recovery Symposium; Refresher training for committee members on use of Homeport. (5) Public Comments. (6) New Committee Action Items. (7) Closing Remarks. Procedural The meeting is open to the public. However, participation in NMSAC deliberations is limited to NMSAC members, Department of Homeland Security officials, and persons attending the meeting for special presentations. E:\FR\FM\06NON1.SGM 06NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[USCG-2005-22837]


Nationwide Automatic Identification System, Final Programmatic 
Environmental Impact Statement Record of Decision

AGENCY: U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) announces the availability of the 
Record of Decision (ROD) for the Nationwide Automatic Identification 
System (NAIS) final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS). 
The NAIS is being implemented pursuant to the Maritime Transportation 
Security Act of 2002, and will include installation of Automatic 
Identification System (AIS) equipment and related support systems on 
and around communications towers or other structures along 95,000 miles 
of coastline and inland rivers. The project will enable detection and 
identification of vessels carrying (AIS) equipment to enhance maritime 
domain awareness.

ADDRESSES: The ROD and final PEIS are available for viewing online at 
the DOT's docket management Web site: http://dms.dot.gov under docket 
number 22837. A copy of the ROD and final PEIS can also be obtained on 
the NAIS project Web site: http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-a/AIS/ or by 
contacting Anita Allen, PhD, NAIS Environmental Manager, at 202-474-
3292 or Anita.A.Allen@uscg.mil.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, 
please call or e-mail Anita Allen, PhD, NAIS Environmental Manager, at 
202-475-3292 or Anita.A.Allen@uscg.mil. If you have questions on 
viewing the docket, call Ms. Andrea M. Jenkins, Program Manager, Docket 
Operations at 202-366-0271.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background and Purpose

    The Environmental Protection Agency issued a Notice of Availability 
of the final PEIS in the Federal Register on October 6, 2006 (71 FR 
59105). As supported by the analysis in the PEIS, the USCG has decided 
to implement the proposed NAIS project consistent with the Preferred 
Alternative of using AIS based technology and a combination of the 
following coverage mechanisms: Establishing a combination of collocated 
and newly built shore-based RF sites for short-range AIS coverage; 
leasing commercial satellite services for long-range AIS coverage; and 
installing AIS equipment on existing offshore oil and gas platforms and 
data buoys for supplemental long-range coverage. Implementation of the 
proposed NAIS project through the Preferred Alternative would ensure 
that the USCG satisfies the purpose and need for NAIS. The Preferred 
Alternative implementation approach will offer siting flexibility that 
will help mitigate or minimize the potential for environmental impacts, 
and allow the USCG to maximize the use of existing infrastructure to 
meet coverage requirements.

    Dated: October 30, 2006.
J.P. Currier,
Rear Admiral, United Stated Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for 
Acquisition.
[FR Doc. E6-18653 Filed 11-3-06; 8:45 am]
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