Intent To Hold an Open Meeting of the North Dakota River Task Force Established by the Missouri River Protection and Improvement Act of 2000 (Title VII), 13751 [07-1433]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 56 / Friday, March 23, 2007 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Notice of Availability of the Fort Bliss, Texas and New Mexico, Mission Master Plan Final Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Department of the Army, DOD. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of the Army announces the availability of a Final Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) identifying the potential environmental effects of changing land and airspace use at Fort Bliss to support evolving changes in missions and units and support Army Transformation, Integrated Global Presence and Basing Strategy (IGPBS), Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), the Army Campaign Plan, and other Army initiatives. The Final SEIS supplements the Fort Bliss, Texas and New Mexico, Mission Master Plan Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS), for which a Record of Decision was signed in 2001. DATES: The waiting period for the Final SEIS will end 30 days after publication of this NOA in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Jean Offutt, Public Affairs Officer, IMSW–BLS–PA; Fort Bliss, TX 79916– 6812; telephone: (915) 568–6812; fax: (915) 568–2995; e-mail: jean.offutt@bliss.army.mil. The Proposed Action would change land use in the Main Cantonment Area to support units assigned to Fort Bliss under BRAC, and in the Fort Bliss Training Complex to support construction of livefire ranges and designation of off-road maneuver space needed to train soldiers to doctrinal standards. In addition to the Proposed Action, the Final SEIS analyses the environmental affects of three other action alternatives and a No Action Alternative. The action alternatives differ in the amount (216,000–352,000 acres) and location of additional land in the Tularosa Basin portion of McGregor Range proposed for off road maneuver, resulting in varied abilities to meet the defined need for maneuver training, accommodate units and missions in addition to the BRAC package, and flexibility to meet future requirements. Those portions of McGregor Range outside the Tularosa Basin, specifically Otero Mesa and the Sacramento Mountain foothills, would not experience changes in land use. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:41 Mar 22, 2007 Jkt 211001 Issues associated with land use changes in the Training Complex include potential impacts to natural resources and cultural resources, potential land use conflicts with grazing portions of the proposed off-road maneuver space on McGregor Range, access to roads to the Forest Service grazing allotments on McGregor Range, recreational use of McGregor Range, and closures on NM Highway 506. Noise issues are part of the upgrade and/or construction of firing ranges. Issues associated with land use changes and construction in the Main Cantonment Area include potential increases in air pollutant emissions, transportation issues, and socioeconomic issues including population growth and development public services and utilities, education, and quality of life. Alternative 4, the Proposed Action, is anticipated to generate substantial economic benefits and the significantly affect population growth and development, traffic, utility demands, and demand for public and medical services in the region. Expansion of offroad vehicle maneuver training into the Tularosa Basin portion of McGregor Range, along with increased maneuvers in the North and South training Areas, is expected to increase wind and water erosion significantly, and would likely result in long-term changes in vegetation communities in the ore intensely used training areas. Training related noise is also expected to increase ´ in areas adjacent to Dona Ana Range and portions of McGregor Range. Comments received on the Draft SEIS at public meetings and in writing are incorporated and addressed in the Final SEIS. Copies of the Final SEIS are available at the following libraries: In El Paso, the Richard Burges Regional Library, 9600 Dyer; the Irving Schwartz Branch Library, 1865 Dean Martin; the Clardy Fox Branch Library, 5515 Robert Alva; and the Doris van Doren Regional Branch Library, 551 Redd Road. In Las Cruces, NM, the New Mexico State University Zuhl Library at 299 McFie Circle; and in Alamogordo, NM, at the Alamogordo Public Library, 920 Oregon Avenue. The document can also be reviewed at https://www.bliss.army.mil. John A. Macdonald, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, Deputy Commanding General, Installation Management Command. [FR Doc. 07–1432 Filed 3–22–07; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Intent To Hold an Open Meeting of the North Dakota River Task Force Established by the Missouri River Protection and Improvement Act of 2000 (Title VII) Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: The duties of the Task Force are to prepare and approve a plan for the use of the funds made available under Title VII to promote conservation practices in the Missouri River watershed, control and remove the sediment from the Missouri River, protect recreation on the Missouri River from sedimentation, and protect Indian and non-Indian historical and cultural sites along the Missouri River from erosion. North Dakota Missouri River Task Force established by the Missouri River Protection and Improvement Act of 2000 will hold a meeting on April 24, 2007, from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. DATES: The meeting will be held at the Best Western Doublewood Inn located at 1400 East Interchange Avenue in Bismarck, ND. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Bentley at (402) 221–4627. The objectives of the Task Force are to prepare and approve a plan for the use of the funds made available under Title VII, develop and recommend to the Secretary of the Army ways to implement critical restoration projects meeting the goals of the plan, and determine if these projects primarily benefit the Federal Government. This meeting is open to the public. Any interested person may attend, appear before, or file statements with the task force; however, statements and questions should be submitted in advance. For additional information, contact Laura Bentley, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 106 South 15th Street, Omaha, NE 68102–1618, 402–221–4627. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 07–1433 Filed 3–22–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–GW–M BILLING CODE 3710–08–M PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13751 E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers


Intent To Hold an Open Meeting of the North Dakota River Task 
Force Established by the Missouri River Protection and Improvement Act 
of 2000 (Title VII)

AGENCY: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: The duties of the Task Force are to prepare and approve a plan 
for the use of the funds made available under Title VII to promote 
conservation practices in the Missouri River watershed, control and 
remove the sediment from the Missouri River, protect recreation on the 
Missouri River from sedimentation, and protect Indian and non-Indian 
historical and cultural sites along the Missouri River from erosion.

DATES: North Dakota Missouri River Task Force established by the 
Missouri River Protection and Improvement Act of 2000 will hold a 
meeting on April 24, 2007, from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Best Western Doublewood Inn 
located at 1400 East Interchange Avenue in Bismarck, ND.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Bentley at (402) 221-4627.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The objectives of the Task Force are to 
prepare and approve a plan for the use of the funds made available 
under Title VII, develop and recommend to the Secretary of the Army 
ways to implement critical restoration projects meeting the goals of 
the plan, and determine if these projects primarily benefit the Federal 
Government.
    This meeting is open to the public. Any interested person may 
attend, appear before, or file statements with the task force; however, 
statements and questions should be submitted in advance. For additional 
information, contact Laura Bentley, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 106 
South 15th Street, Omaha, NE 68102-1618, 402-221-4627.

Brenda S. Bowen,
Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.
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