Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Homeporting Additional Surface Ships at Naval Station Mayport, FL, and To Announce a Public Scoping Meeting, 66314-66315 [E6-19163]

Download as PDF sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 66314 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 219 / Tuesday, November 14, 2006 / Notices Air Force’s proposed alternatives, scoping process, and identifies the Air Force’s point of contact. As part of the proposal, the Air Force will analyze potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed development of administrative, instructional, and living areas (referred to as the CBAT Campus) for CBAT students and instructors, as well as utilization of areas for ground training operations. Purpose: The purpose of this action is for AETC to establish a CBAT course in order to further expand ground combat skills and give all Airmen a baseline or common skill set. The course would be implemented in three Phases, beginning with Phase I, which would train approximately 1,353 Airmen. Phase II would add 6,365 students, and Phase III provides training for an additional 6,692 Airmen. Full implementation of CBAT would result in training approximately 14,410 Airmen annually in combat small arms firing, basics of land navigation, small unit tactics, and combative skills, along with a daily physical training regimen. The average daily number of personnel that would be present for CBAT at full implementation (to include instructors, base support, and students) would be approximately 2,600. CBAT would be held year-round, with each course lasting 25 days, 10 hours per day, Monday through Friday. Throughout the initial implementation of each phase, personnel, facilities and infrastructure, and field training areas would be added to the selected installation. The end of Phase III would include a total of 166 new buildings at 124,192 square meters added to the installation. Additionally, by Phase III, approximately 9,000 acres (approximately 36.5 square km) of land would be required for CBAT field training in standardized basic small unit tactics, such as how to react to an enemy ambush (which would include the use of blank-fire ammunition and simulated munitions) and practical day and night land navigation training. Alternatives: The Air Force used a multi-disciplined team (e.g., trainers, civil engineers, environmental engineers, and attorneys) to develop criteria for choosing where the CBAT course would be located. Applying the selection criteria in stages narrowed the alternatives first to 64 and later to just 3 Air Force installations located within the Continental United States. Those 3 installations are Arnold Air Force Base (AFB) in Tennessee, Barksdale AFB in Louisiana, and Moody AFB in Georgia. These three bases and the no action alternative are the alternatives that will be evaluated in the EIS. There is VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:07 Nov 13, 2006 Jkt 211001 sufficient area on Arnold AFB and Barksdale AFB to support the campus and field training areas. There is insufficient land available to support the field training requirements on Moody AFB, so selection of Moody would necessitate acquiring additional land by purchase or lease. The no action alternative will evaluate current conditions and trends, projected into the future, for comparative purposes. Scoping: In order to effectively define the full range of issues to be evaluated in the EIS, the Air Force will determine the scope of the document (i.e., what will be covered, and in what detail) by soliciting scoping comments from interested state and Federal agencies and the interested public via this Federal Register and notices in the local areas of concern. Comments should be forwarded to the address below, by the date indicated. The Air Force will also hold a series of scoping meetings to further solicit input concerning the scope of the proposed action and alternatives. The scheduled dates, times, locations, and addresses for the scoping meetings are as follows: 1. December 5, 2006—Tuesday, 6–8 pm; Tullahoma, TN; Coffee County Administrative Plaza, Community Room, 1329 MacArthur Street, Manchester, TN. 2. December 7, 2006—Thursday, 6–8 pm; Valdosta, GA; Valdosta City Hall Annex 300 N. Lee St., Valdosta, GA. 3. December 12, 2006—Tuesday, 6–8 pm; Shreveport, LA; Holiday Inn, 2015 Old Minden Road, Bossier City, LA. No additional scoping meetings are scheduled at this time. In addition to comments received at the scoping meetings, any written comments on the scope of the EIS received at the address below by December 16, 2006, will be considered in the preparation of this EIS. All comments received through the scoping process will be evaluated and adjudicated to identify which issues are in fact significant and which ones are not. Issues that are determined to be less important will be addressed in the EIS by a brief discussion of why they were not examined in depth. DATES: Ms. Debra Harkiewicz, HQ AETC/A7CVI, 266 F Street West, Bldg 901, Randolph, AFB, TX 78150, (210) 652–3959. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bao-Anh Trinh, Air Force Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E6–19143 Filed 11–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–05–P PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Homeporting Additional Surface Ships at Naval Station Mayport, FL, and To Announce a Public Scoping Meeting 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 Navy (Navy) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential environmental consequences of constructing and operating the facilities and infrastructure associated with homeporting additional surface ships at Naval Station (NAVSTA) Mayport, FL. The Navy proposes to review and assess homeporting additional Atlantic Fleet surface ships at NAVSTA Mayport including cruisers, destroyers, frigates, amphibious assault ships, amphibious transport docks, dock landing ships, and/or a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. Ultimately the homeporting could involve the relocation of existing ships to NAVSTA Mayport or the assignment of newly acquired ships to NAVSTA Mayport. The proposal includes only those required activities necessary to prepare and operate NAVSTA Mayport for the proposed homeporting and does not include actions at other Navy bases. The EIS study area is NAVSTA Mayport, the Mayport turning basin, the entrance channel, and a portion of the main shipping channel. NAVSTA Mayport covers 3,409 acres and is homeport for 22 ships, five helicopter squadrons, and approximately 16,010 sailors and civilians making it the third largest naval facility in the continental U.S. The scope of actions to be analyzed in this EIS includes homeporting of various classes of surface ships and construction to include dredging, infrastructure and wharf improvements, and construction of nuclear-powered aircraft carrier propulsion plant maintenance facilities (depot-level maintenance facilities including a controlled industrial facility, ship maintenance facility, and maintenance support facility). Dates and Addresses: One public scoping meeting will be held in Jacksonville, FL, to receive written comments on environmental concerns E:\FR\FM\14NON1.SGM 14NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 219 / Tuesday, November 14, 2006 / Notices that should be addressed in the EIS. The public scoping open house will be held on December 5, 2006, from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Wilson Center of the Florida Community College at Jacksonville, South Campus, 11901 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL. Mr. Will Sloger, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast, 2155 Eagle Drive, North Charleston, SC 29406; telephone 843–820–5797; facsimile 843–820–5848. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The purpose of the proposed action is to ensure effective support of Fleet operational requirements through efficient use of waterfront and shoreside facilities at NAVSTA Mayport. The EIS will evaluate the environmental effects associated with: Water resources; air quality; biological resources, including threatened and endangered species; land use; socioeconomic resources; infrastructure; and cultural resources. The analysis will include an evaluation of direct and indirect impacts, and will account for cumulative impacts from other relevant activities in the Mayport area. The Navy will analyze alternatives that include cruisers, destroyers, frigates, amphibious assault ships, amphibious transport docks, dock landing ships, and/or a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. No decision will be made to implement any alternative until the EIS process is completed and a Record of Decision is signed by the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Installations and Environment). The Navy is initiating the scoping process to identify community concerns and local issues to be addressed in the EIS. Federal agencies, State agencies, local agencies, and interested persons are encouraged to provide written comments to the Navy to identify specific issues or topics of environmental concern that should be addressed in the EIS. Written comments must be postmarked by December 29, 2006 and should be mailed to: Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast, 2155 Eagle Drive, North Charleston, SC 29406, Attn: Code EV21 (Mr. Will Sloger), telephone 843–820– 5797, facsimile 843–820–5848. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: November 1, 2006. M.A. Harvison, Lieutenant Commander, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E6–19163 Filed 11–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:07 Nov 13, 2006 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Notice of Availability of Invention for Licensing; Government-Owned Invention 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. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 219 (Tuesday, November 14, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 66314-66315]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-19163]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Navy


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for 
Homeporting Additional Surface Ships at Naval Station Mayport, FL, and 
To Announce a Public Scoping Meeting

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 Navy (Navy) announces its intent to prepare an 
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential 
environmental consequences of constructing and operating the facilities 
and infrastructure associated with homeporting additional surface ships 
at Naval Station (NAVSTA) Mayport, FL. The Navy proposes to review and 
assess homeporting additional Atlantic Fleet surface ships at NAVSTA 
Mayport including cruisers, destroyers, frigates, amphibious assault 
ships, amphibious transport docks, dock landing ships, and/or a 
nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. Ultimately the homeporting could 
involve the relocation of existing ships to NAVSTA Mayport or the 
assignment of newly acquired ships to NAVSTA Mayport. The proposal 
includes only those required activities necessary to prepare and 
operate NAVSTA Mayport for the proposed homeporting and does not 
include actions at other Navy bases. The EIS study area is NAVSTA 
Mayport, the Mayport turning basin, the entrance channel, and a portion 
of the main shipping channel. NAVSTA Mayport covers 3,409 acres and is 
homeport for 22 ships, five helicopter squadrons, and approximately 
16,010 sailors and civilians making it the third largest naval facility 
in the continental U.S. The scope of actions to be analyzed in this EIS 
includes homeporting of various classes of surface ships and 
construction to include dredging, infrastructure and wharf 
improvements, and construction of nuclear-powered aircraft carrier 
propulsion plant maintenance facilities (depot-level maintenance 
facilities including a controlled industrial facility, ship maintenance 
facility, and maintenance support facility).
    Dates and Addresses: One public scoping meeting will be held in 
Jacksonville, FL, to receive written comments on environmental concerns

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that should be addressed in the EIS. The public scoping open house will 
be held on December 5, 2006, from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Wilson 
Center of the Florida Community College at Jacksonville, South Campus, 
11901 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Will Sloger, Naval Facilities 
Engineering Command Southeast, 2155 Eagle Drive, North Charleston, SC 
29406; telephone 843-820-5797; facsimile 843-820-5848.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the proposed action is to 
ensure effective support of Fleet operational requirements through 
efficient use of waterfront and shoreside facilities at NAVSTA Mayport.
    The EIS will evaluate the environmental effects associated with: 
Water resources; air quality; biological resources, including 
threatened and endangered species; land use; socioeconomic resources; 
infrastructure; and cultural resources. The analysis will include an 
evaluation of direct and indirect impacts, and will account for 
cumulative impacts from other relevant activities in the Mayport area. 
The Navy will analyze alternatives that include cruisers, destroyers, 
frigates, amphibious assault ships, amphibious transport docks, dock 
landing ships, and/or a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. No decision 
will be made to implement any alternative until the EIS process is 
completed and a Record of Decision is signed by the Assistant Secretary 
of the Navy (Installations and Environment).
    The Navy is initiating the scoping process to identify community 
concerns and local issues to be addressed in the EIS. Federal agencies, 
State agencies, local agencies, and interested persons are encouraged 
to provide written comments to the Navy to identify specific issues or 
topics of environmental concern that should be addressed in the EIS. 
Written comments must be postmarked by December 29, 2006 and should be 
mailed to: Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast, 2155 Eagle 
Drive, North Charleston, SC 29406, Attn: Code EV21 (Mr. Will Sloger), 
telephone 843-820-5797, facsimile 843-820-5848.

    Dated: November 1, 2006.
M.A. Harvison,
Lieutenant Commander, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Navy, 
Federal Register Liaison Officer.
 [FR Doc. E6-19163 Filed 11-13-06; 8:45 am]
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