Long Range Aids to Navigation (LORAN) Program; Office of Navigation and Spectrum Management, 796-797 [E6-22421]

Download as PDF 796 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 4 / Monday, January 8, 2007 / Notices 3. Screening, Brief Intervention, Treatment and Referral (SBIRT) grant program: • 150,618 Screening Only (SO) respondents complete section A of the GPRA instrument, all of these items are asked during a customary and usual intake process resulting in zero burden; and • 27,679 Brief Intervention (BI) respondents complete sections A & B of the GPRA instrument, all of these items are asked during a customary and usual intake process resulting in zero burden; and • 9,200 Brief Treatment (BT) & Referral to Treatment (RT) respondents complete all sections of the GPRA instrument. 4. Data Extract by Grants: Grant burden for capturing customary and usual data. 5. Upload: 5 of the 7 SBIRT grants upload data; the other 2 grants conduct direct data entry. 6. Estimate based on $5.15 for program staff and $15 for IT staff. Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent by February 5, 2007 to: SAMHSA Desk Officer, Human Resources and Housing Branch, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503; due to potential delays in OMB’s receipt and processing of mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service, respondents are encouraged to submit comments by fax to: 202–395– 6974. Dated: December 22, 2006. Elaine Parry, Acting Director, Office of Program Services. [FR Doc. E6–22576 Filed 1–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [USCG–2006–24685] Long Range Aids to Navigation (LORAN) Program; Office of Navigation and Spectrum Management Coast Guard, DHS, Office of the Secretary, DOT. ACTION: Notice; request for public comments. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Transportation in coordination with the Department of Homeland Security is considering the need to continue to operate or invest in the North American LORAN–C Radionavigation System beyond fiscal year 2007. Future investment decisions might include: Decommissioning the LORAN–C system, maintaining the LORAN–C system as currently configured, or developing a fully deployed Enhanced LORAN (eLORAN) system. Contributing factors to these decisions are (1) whether the Global Positioning System (GPS) and other available back-up systems are adequate for the public’s navigation and timing needs, thus making the LORAN–C system redundant, and (2) whether the eLORAN investments made to date VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:57 Jan 05, 2007 Jkt 211001 provide enhancements that now merit consideration as a complementary capability to GPS, and not merely as a GPS back-up. The Department of Transportation and the Department of Homeland Security seek public input on the various decisions currently under consideration. For more information on LORAN, you may visit http:// www.navcen.uscg.gov. DATES: Comments and related material must reach the Docket Management Facility on or before February 7, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Coast Guard docket number USCG–2006–24685 to the Docket Management Facility at the U.S. Department of Transportation. To avoid duplication, please use only one of the following methods: (1) Web Site: http://dms.dot.gov. (2) Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590–0001. (3) Fax: 202–493–2251. (4) Delivery: Room PL–401 on the Plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is 202–366– 9329. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, call Mr. Greg Wheeler, Department of Transportation, Office of Navigation and Spectrum Policy, 202–366–4894, e-mail Greg.Wheeler@dot.gov or LT Michael Herring, Project Officer, Office of Navigation Systems, Coast Guard, telephone 202–372–1561, e-mail Michael.L.Herring@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–493–0402. You may obtain a copy of this notice by calling the U.S. Coast Guard Infoline at 1–800–368–5647 or read it on the Internet on the Coast Guard Navigation Center Web site at http:// www.navcen.uscg.gov or at http:// dms.dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Request for Comments All comments received will be posted, without change, to http://dms.dot.gov PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and will include any personal information you have provided. Please see DOT’s ‘‘Privacy Act’’ paragraph below. Submitting comments: If you submit a comment, please include your name and address, identify the docket number for this notice (USCG–2006–24685) and give the reason for each comment. You may submit your comments by electronic means, mail, fax, or delivery to the Docket Management Facility at the address under ADDRESSES; but please submit your comments by only one means. If you submit them by mail or 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 that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments received during the comment period. Viewing comments and documents: To view comments, go to http:// dms.dot.gov at any time, click on ‘‘Simple Search,’’ enter the last five digits of the docket number for this notice, and click on ‘‘Search.’’ You may also visit the Docket Management Facility in room PL–401 on the Plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Privacy Act: Anyone can search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review the Department of Transportation’s Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477), or you may visit http://dms.dot.gov. Background and Purpose The North American LORAN–C system is a low frequency hyperbolic radionavigation system. It is approved for use in the U.S. Coastal Confluence Zone (CCZ) and as a supplemental air navigation aid. More information about LORAN–C is available at: http:// www.navcen.uscg.gov/loran/ default.htm. E:\FR\FM\08JAN1.SGM 08JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 4 / Monday, January 8, 2007 / Notices While the current LORAN–C system is based on technology developed in the 1960’s, a portion of the stations have been updated to allow for an enhanced signal (Enhanced LORAN) once the entire system is upgraded. More information about Enhanced LORAN (eLORAN) is available at: http:// www.navcen.uscg.gov/loran/9th-pulsemodulation-ldc.html. Although eLORAN would improve both the accuracy and reliability of LORAN transmissions, and provide a precise timing service, further capital investment would be required before such a system would be fully operational. The Department of Transportation and the Department of Homeland Security are evaluating: (1) Decommissioning the LORAN system, (2) maintaining the system as currently configured, and (3) whether further investment in modernizing and improving LORAN is in the public interest. Next Steps for this Project At this time, the Department of Transportation and the Department of Homeland Security seek public input on the various decisions currently under consideration, namely (1) the extent to which the current LORAN–C in its current form is used for positioning, navigation and timing, and (2) the extent to which eLORAN would be applied to these same practices as either a complementary service or as a backup to GPS. After considering all comments, the Department of Transportation and the Department of Homeland Security will inform the public of the agreed course of action with respect to future investment in LORAN. Dated: December 22, 2006. Robert Zitz, Deputy Under Secretary for Preparedness, Department of Homeland Security. Jeffrey N. Shane, Under Secretary for Policy, Department of Transportation. [FR Doc. E6–22421 Filed 1–5–07; 8:45 am] jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4910–15–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:57 Jan 05, 2007 Jkt 211001 INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY AND WATER COMMISSION, UNITED STATES AND MEXICO, AND UNITED STATES SECTION Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for Improvements to the Lateral A/Retamal Dike Levee System, in the Lower Rio Grande Flood Control Project, located in Hidalgo County, TX United States Section, International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico. ACTION: Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the Council on Environmental Quality Final Regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500 through 1508), and the United States Section, International Boundary and Water Commission’s (USIBWC) Operational Procedures for Implementing Section 102 of NEPA, published in the Federal Register September 2, 1981, (46 FR 44083); the USIBWC hereby gives notice that the Draft Environmental Assessment and FONSI for Improvements to the Lateral A/Retamal Dike Levee System, in the Lower Rio Grande Flood Control Project, located in Hidalgo County, Texas, are available. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel Borunda, Environmental Protection Specialist, Environmental Management Division, United States Section, International Boundary and Water Commission; 4171 N. Mesa, C– 100; El Paso, Texas 79902. Telephone: (915) 832–4767; e-mail: daniel.borunda@ibwc.state.gov. DATES: Comments on the Draft EA and Draft FONSI will be accepted through February 5, 2007. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The USIBWC is authorized to construct, operate, and maintain any project or works projected by the United States of America on the Lower Rio Grande Flood Control Project (LRGFCP), as authorized by the Act of the 74th Congress, Sess. I Ch. 561 (H.R. 6453), approved August 19, 1935 (49 Stat. 660), and codified at 22 U.S.C. Section 277, 277a, 277b, 277c, and Acts amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto. The LRGFCP was constructed to protect urban, suburban, and highly developed irrigated farmland along the Rio Grande delta in the United States and Mexico. PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 797 The USIBWC, in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), prepared this Draft Environmental Assessment (Draft EA) for the proposed action of raising the Lateral A/Retamal Dike Levee System located in Hidalgo County, Texas to improve flood control. This levee system is part of the LRGFCP that extends approximately 180 miles from ˜ the Town of Penitas in south Texas to the Gulf of Mexico. The Lateral A/ Retamal Dike Levee System extends approximately 14 miles, from the Carlson Settling Basin to Retamal Diversion Dam. Proposed Action The Proposed Action would increase the flood containment capacity of the Lateral A/Retamal Dike System to meet the 3-foot freeboard design criterion for flood protection. Throughout the approximately 11.5-mile Lateral A segment, height increases between 1.5 and 4 feet are typically needed to reach the design freeboard value. For the 3.5mile Retamal Dike segment, typical increases in levee height range from 0 to 2 feet. The increase in levee height will result in an expansion to the levee footprint by lateral extension of the structure. Structural improvements, such as a slurry cutoff barrier or a riverside impermeable liner, may be required for some levee segments where seepage is a potential problem. Alternatives to the Proposed Action A No Action Alternative was evaluated for the Lateral A/Retamal Dike System. This alternative will retain the existing configuration of the system, as designed over 30 years ago, and the current level of protection currently associated with this system. Under severe storm events, current containment capacity may be insufficient to fully control Rio Grande flooding, with risks to personal safety and potential property damage. Summary of Findings Pursuant to NEPA guidance (40 Code of Federal Regulations 1500–1508), The President’s Council on Environmental Quality issued regulations for NEPA implementation which included provisions for both the content and procedural aspects of the required Environmental Assessment. The USIBWC completed an EA of the potential environmental consequences of raising the Lateral A/Retamal Dike System to meet current requirements for flood control. The EA, which supports this Finding of No Significant Impact, evaluated the Proposed Action and No Action Alternative. E:\FR\FM\08JAN1.SGM 08JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 4 (Monday, January 8, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 796-797]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-22421]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

[USCG-2006-24685]


Long Range Aids to Navigation (LORAN) Program; Office of 
Navigation and Spectrum Management

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS, Office of the Secretary, DOT.

ACTION: Notice; request for public comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Transportation in coordination with the 
Department of Homeland Security is considering the need to continue to 
operate or invest in the North American LORAN-C Radionavigation System 
beyond fiscal year 2007. Future investment decisions might include: 
Decommissioning the LORAN-C system, maintaining the LORAN-C system as 
currently configured, or developing a fully deployed Enhanced LORAN 
(eLORAN) system. Contributing factors to these decisions are (1) 
whether the Global Positioning System (GPS) and other available back-up 
systems are adequate for the public's navigation and timing needs, thus 
making the LORAN-C system redundant, and (2) whether the eLORAN 
investments made to date provide enhancements that now merit 
consideration as a complementary capability to GPS, and not merely as a 
GPS back-up. The Department of Transportation and the Department of 
Homeland Security seek public input on the various decisions currently 
under consideration. For more information on LORAN, you may visit 
http://www.navcen.uscg.gov.

DATES: Comments and related material must reach the Docket Management 
Facility on or before February 7, 2007.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Coast Guard docket 
number USCG-2006-24685 to the Docket Management Facility at the U.S. 
Department of Transportation. To avoid duplication, please use only one 
of the following methods:
    (1) Web Site: http://dms.dot.gov.
    (2) Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590-0001.
    (3) Fax: 202-493-2251.
    (4) Delivery: Room PL-401 on the Plaza level of the Nassif 
Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone 
number is 202-366-9329.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, 
call Mr. Greg Wheeler, Department of Transportation, Office of 
Navigation and Spectrum Policy, 202-366-4894, e-mail 
Greg.Wheeler@dot.gov or LT Michael Herring, Project Officer, Office of 
Navigation Systems, Coast Guard, telephone 202-372-1561, e-mail 
Michael.L.Herring@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or 
submitting material to the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program 
Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-493-0402.
    You may obtain a copy of this notice by calling the U.S. Coast 
Guard Infoline at 1-800-368-5647 or read it on the Internet on the 
Coast Guard Navigation Center Web site at http://www.navcen.uscg.gov or 
at http://dms.dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Request for Comments

    All comments received will be posted, without change, to http://
dms.dot.gov and will include any personal information you have 
provided. Please see DOT's ``Privacy Act'' paragraph below.
    Submitting comments: If you submit a comment, please include your 
name and address, identify the docket number for this notice (USCG-
2006-24685) and give the reason for each comment. You may submit your 
comments by electronic means, mail, fax, or delivery to the Docket 
Management Facility at the address under ADDRESSES; but please submit 
your comments by only one means. If you submit them by mail or 
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 that they reached the Facility, please 
enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will 
consider all comments received during the comment period.
    Viewing comments and documents: To view comments, go to http://
dms.dot.gov at any time, click on ``Simple Search,'' enter the last 
five digits of the docket number for this notice, and click on 
``Search.'' You may also visit the Docket Management Facility in room 
PL-401 on the Plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, 
SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays.
    Privacy Act: Anyone can search the electronic form of all comments 
received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf 
of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review the 
Department of Transportation's Privacy Act Statement in the Federal 
Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477), or you may visit 
http://dms.dot.gov.

Background and Purpose

    The North American LORAN-C system is a low frequency hyperbolic 
radionavigation system. It is approved for use in the U.S. Coastal 
Confluence Zone (CCZ) and as a supplemental air navigation aid. More 
information about LORAN-C is available at: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/
loran/default.htm.

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    While the current LORAN-C system is based on technology developed 
in the 1960's, a portion of the stations have been updated to allow for 
an enhanced signal (Enhanced LORAN) once the entire system is upgraded. 
More information about Enhanced LORAN (eLORAN) is available at: http://
www.navcen.uscg.gov/loran/9th-pulse-modulation-ldc.html. Although 
eLORAN would improve both the accuracy and reliability of LORAN 
transmissions, and provide a precise timing service, further capital 
investment would be required before such a system would be fully 
operational.
    The Department of Transportation and the Department of Homeland 
Security are evaluating: (1) Decommissioning the LORAN system, (2) 
maintaining the system as currently configured, and (3) whether further 
investment in modernizing and improving LORAN is in the public 
interest.

Next Steps for this Project

    At this time, the Department of Transportation and the Department 
of Homeland Security seek public input on the various decisions 
currently under consideration, namely (1) the extent to which the 
current LORAN-C in its current form is used for positioning, navigation 
and timing, and (2) the extent to which eLORAN would be applied to 
these same practices as either a complementary service or as a backup 
to GPS. After considering all comments, the Department of 
Transportation and the Department of Homeland Security will inform the 
public of the agreed course of action with respect to future investment 
in LORAN.

    Dated: December 22, 2006.
Robert Zitz,
Deputy Under Secretary for Preparedness, Department of Homeland 
Security.
Jeffrey N. Shane,
Under Secretary for Policy, Department of Transportation.
[FR Doc. E6-22421 Filed 1-5-07; 8:45 am]
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