Job Corps: Preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Proposed Job Corps Training Center Located at 4000 Airport Road Approximately Two Miles Northwest of Riverton, WY, 70615-70616 [E7-24036]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 12, 2007 / Notices computers and there are no plans to import wireless cards for notebook computers from China or Taiwan. Conclusion After review of the application and investigative findings, I conclude that there has been no error or misinterpretation of the law or of the facts which would justify reconsideration of the Department of Labor’s prior decision. Accordingly, the application is denied. Signed in Washington, DC, this 5th day of December, 2007. Linda G. Poole, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E7–24021 Filed 12–11–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Job Corps: Preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Proposed Job Corps Training Center Located at 4000 Airport Road Approximately Two Miles Northwest of Riverton, WY Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the proposed Job Corps Training Center to be Located at 4000 Airport Road Approximately Two Miles Northwest of Riverton, WY. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR part 1500–08) implementing procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Job Corps, in accordance with 29 CFR 11.11(d), gives notice that an Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared for a proposed new Job Corps Training Center to be located in Riverton, Wyoming, and that the proposed plan for a new Job Corps Training Center will have no significant environmental impact. This Preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) will be made available for public review and comment for a period of 30 days. DATES: Comments must be submitted by January 9, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the EA are available to interested parties by contacting Michael F. O’Malley, Unit Chief of Facilities, VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:36 Dec 11, 2007 Jkt 214001 U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room N–4460, Washington, DC 20210, (202) 693–3108 (this is not a tollfree number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This Environmental Assessment (EA) summary addresses the proposed construction of a new Job Corps Training Center in Riverton, Wyoming. The subject property for the proposed Job Corps Training Center is an approximately 124.4-acre undeveloped parcel of land owned by the City of Riverton, Wyoming. The Job Corps Training Center project would include construction of the academic/vocational training center, residential housing, single parent housing, child care facility, medical/ dental facilities, cafeteria, recreation, storage and maintenance areas, administrative support facilities, and site utilities. The new facility will be able to accommodate 250 to 300 residential students and 15 nonresidential students. The Job Corps Training Center will have a positive affect on the Riverton area. This conclusion is based upon the fact the Riverton area has been actively pursuing the Job Corps Training Center by bringing the community together to achieve the goal of the Job Corps Training Center development. This was the sentiment shared by Wind River Reservation, City, County and State officials, when they learned Riverton was selected as a Job Corps Training Center for Wyoming. It is important to note that Wyoming and New Hampshire are the only states that do not currently have a Job Corps Training Center. The city of Riverton has given a 99 year lease for $1/year on the proposed property near Airport Road for the Job Corps Training Center. The Job Corps Training Center may be the largest employer to move into Riverton since Wal-Mart arrived in 1990. Support was also provided by Fremont County School District No. 25 and the school district will be a partner in the project. The proposed project will not have any significant adverse impact on any natural systems or resources. No state or federal threatened or endangered species (proposed or listed) have been identified on the subject property. The Job Corps Center construction will not affect any existing historic structures, as there are no historic or archeologically sensitive areas on the proposed property parcel. Air quality and noise levels should not be affected by the proposed development project. Due to the nature of the proposed project, it would not be PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70615 a significant source of air pollutants or additional noise, except possibly during construction of the facility. All construction activities will be conducted in accordance with applicable noise and air pollution regulations, and all pollution sources will be permitted in accordance with applicable pollution control regulations. The development of the Job Corps Training Center will result in an increase in vehicular traffic, primarily because of staff required for the center and public transportation for the Job Corps Training Center students. The Job Corps Training Center development anticipated street entrance on Airport Road in Riverton does not currently have an operating traffic signal utilized for traffic control, and this may be required when the Job Corps Training Center is constructed. New primary access will also be required because the Job Corps Training Center is currently undeveloped property. The Job Corps Training Center will not degrade existing water ways. The new Job Corps Training Center will be in an arid area of Wyoming with minimal rainfall. The development of the parcel will involve construction of potable water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer lines. The new buildings to be constructed for the proposed Job Corps Center will be tied in to the existing Riverton, Wyoming Department of Public Works Water and Sewer distribution system. The Job Corps Training Center expected contribution to waste water treatment will be well within the capacity of the Riverton Sewage Treatment Plant. Electric services would be provided by Rocky Mountain Power. Natural gas would be provided by Source Gas, which is delivered through Source Gas pipelines. Telecommunications would be provided by Qwest and Bresnan Communications. This is not expected to create any significant impact to the regional utility infrastructure. No significant adverse affects to local medical, emergency, fire and police services are anticipated. The primary medical provider is the Riverton Hospital located two miles southeast of the development at 2100 West Sunset Drive in Riverton. The hospital maintains emergency/trauma services and outpatient services for the Riverton area. The Job Corps Center will have a small medical and dental facility on-site for use by the residents as necessary. Security services at the Job Corps will be provided by the center’s security staff. Law enforcement services are provided by the Riverton Police Department located at 816 North E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 70616 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 12, 2007 / Notices Federal Blvd. in Riverton. The Riverton Fire Department is a volunteer department, which runs two local fire stations in the city of Riverton. Fortyseven (47) volunteer fire fighters are available 24 hours a day to provide fire protection and emergency medical services to city residents and businesses. The proposed project will not have a significant adverse sociological affect on the surrounding community. Similarly, the proposed project will not have a significant adverse affect on demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the area. The alternatives considered in the preparation of this FONSI were as follows: (1) No Action; and (2) Continue Project as Proposed. The No Action alternative was not selected. The U.S. Department of Labor’s goal of improving the Job Corps Program by improving the learning environment at Job Corps Training Centers would not be met under this alternative. Due to the suitability of the proposed site for establishment of a new Job Corps Training Center, and the absence of any identified significant adverse environmental impacts from locating a Job Corps Training Center on the subject property, the ‘‘Continue Project as Proposed’’ alternative was selected. Based on the information gathered during the preparation of the EA, no environmental liabilities, current or historical, were found to exist on the proposed Job Corps Training Center Site. The construction of the Job Corps Training Center at 4000 Airport Road in Riverton, Wyoming will not create any significant adverse impacts on the environment. Dated: December 7, 2007. Esther R. Johnson, National Director of Job Corps. [FR Doc. E7–24036 Filed 12–11–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–23–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment Standards Administration Proposed Revision of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements mstockstill on PROD1PC66 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:54 Dec 11, 2007 Jkt 214001 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 Standards Administration is soliciting comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection: Report of Changes that May Affect Your Black Lung Benefits (CM–929 and CM–929P). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this Notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section below on or before February 11, 2008. ADDRESSES: Mr. Steven Andoseh, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Room S–3201, Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 693–0373, fax (202) 693–1451, E-mail andoseh.steven@dol.gov. Please use only one method of transmission for comments (mail, fax, or E-mail). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background: The Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, as amended, 30 U.S.C. 936, 30 U.S.C. 941 and 20 CFR 725.533(e) authorizes the Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation (DCMWC) to pay compensation to coal miner beneficiaries. Once a miner or survivor is found eligible for benefits, the primary beneficiary is requested to report certain changes that may affect benefits. To ensure that there is a review and update of all claims paid from the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, and from Social Security cases transferred to the Department of Labor under the Black Lung Consolidation of Administrative Responsibilities Act of 2002, and to help the beneficiary comply with the need to report certain changes, the CM–929 is sent to all appropriate primary beneficiaries. The CM–929 is printed by the Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation (DCMWC) computer system with information specific to each beneficiary, such as name, address, number of dependents on record, state workers’ compensation information, and amount of current benefits. The beneficiary reviews the information and certifies that the information is current, or provides updated information. The form includes a warning about potential PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 consequences of failure to report changes. DCMWC uses Information Collection OMB 1215–0173, Forms CM– 623 and CM–623S, to monitor a representative payee’s use of funds paid on a beneficiary’s behalf. This is an annual reporting requirement and, while the information collected on OMB 1215–0084 and 1215–0173 is different, the same payees complete both forms, and the same DCMWC claims examiner reviews them. Therefore, DCMWC proposes to incorporate the CM–929 into the CM–623 and CM–623S in those cases that appropriately are now sent both forms. This new, composite form is entitled CM–929P, and will allow respondents to verify information to DCMWC once annually instead of twice, as is now required. This information collection is currently approved for use through June 30, 2008. II. Review Focus: 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 technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. III. Current Actions: The Department of Labor seeks approval for the revision of this currently approved information collection in order to verify the accuracy of information in the beneficiary’s claims file, to identify changes in the beneficiary’s status, and to ensure that the amount of compensation being paid the beneficiary is accurate. Type of Review: Revision. Agency: Employment Standards Administration. Title: Report of Changes That May Affect Your Black Lung Benefits. OMB Number: 1215–0084. Agency Number: CM–929 and CM– 929P. Affected Public: Individuals and Notfor-profit institutions. E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 238 (Wednesday, December 12, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 70615-70616]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-24036]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Job Corps: Preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) 
for the Proposed Job Corps Training Center Located at 4000 Airport Road 
Approximately Two Miles Northwest of Riverton, WY

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the 
proposed Job Corps Training Center to be Located at 4000 Airport Road 
Approximately Two Miles Northwest of Riverton, WY.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations 
(40 CFR part 1500-08) implementing procedural provisions of the 
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Department of Labor, 
Employment and Training Administration, Office of Job Corps, in 
accordance with 29 CFR 11.11(d), gives notice that an Environmental 
Assessment (EA) has been prepared for a proposed new Job Corps Training 
Center to be located in Riverton, Wyoming, and that the proposed plan 
for a new Job Corps Training Center will have no significant 
environmental impact. This Preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact 
(FONSI) will be made available for public review and comment for a 
period of 30 days.

DATES: Comments must be submitted by January 9, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the EA are available to 
interested parties by contacting Michael F. O'Malley, Unit Chief of 
Facilities, U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary, 200 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Room N-4460, Washington, DC 20210, (202) 693-
3108 (this is not a toll-free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This Environmental Assessment (EA) summary 
addresses the proposed construction of a new Job Corps Training Center 
in Riverton, Wyoming. The subject property for the proposed Job Corps 
Training Center is an approximately 124.4-acre undeveloped parcel of 
land owned by the City of Riverton, Wyoming.
    The Job Corps Training Center project would include construction of 
the academic/vocational training center, residential housing, single 
parent housing, child care facility, medical/dental facilities, 
cafeteria, recreation, storage and maintenance areas, administrative 
support facilities, and site utilities. The new facility will be able 
to accommodate 250 to 300 residential students and 15 non-residential 
students.
    The Job Corps Training Center will have a positive affect on the 
Riverton area. This conclusion is based upon the fact the Riverton area 
has been actively pursuing the Job Corps Training Center by bringing 
the community together to achieve the goal of the Job Corps Training 
Center development. This was the sentiment shared by Wind River 
Reservation, City, County and State officials, when they learned 
Riverton was selected as a Job Corps Training Center for Wyoming. It is 
important to note that Wyoming and New Hampshire are the only states 
that do not currently have a Job Corps Training Center. The city of 
Riverton has given a 99 year lease for $1/year on the proposed property 
near Airport Road for the Job Corps Training Center. The Job Corps 
Training Center may be the largest employer to move into Riverton since 
Wal-Mart arrived in 1990. Support was also provided by Fremont County 
School District No. 25 and the school district will be a partner in the 
project.
    The proposed project will not have any significant adverse impact 
on any natural systems or resources. No state or federal threatened or 
endangered species (proposed or listed) have been identified on the 
subject property.
    The Job Corps Center construction will not affect any existing 
historic structures, as there are no historic or archeologically 
sensitive areas on the proposed property parcel.
    Air quality and noise levels should not be affected by the proposed 
development project. Due to the nature of the proposed project, it 
would not be a significant source of air pollutants or additional 
noise, except possibly during construction of the facility. All 
construction activities will be conducted in accordance with applicable 
noise and air pollution regulations, and all pollution sources will be 
permitted in accordance with applicable pollution control regulations.
    The development of the Job Corps Training Center will result in an 
increase in vehicular traffic, primarily because of staff required for 
the center and public transportation for the Job Corps Training Center 
students. The Job Corps Training Center development anticipated street 
entrance on Airport Road in Riverton does not currently have an 
operating traffic signal utilized for traffic control, and this may be 
required when the Job Corps Training Center is constructed. New primary 
access will also be required because the Job Corps Training Center is 
currently undeveloped property.
    The Job Corps Training Center will not degrade existing water ways. 
The new Job Corps Training Center will be in an arid area of Wyoming 
with minimal rainfall. The development of the parcel will involve 
construction of potable water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer lines. 
The new buildings to be constructed for the proposed Job Corps Center 
will be tied in to the existing Riverton, Wyoming Department of Public 
Works Water and Sewer distribution system. The Job Corps Training 
Center expected contribution to waste water treatment will be well 
within the capacity of the Riverton Sewage Treatment Plant.
    Electric services would be provided by Rocky Mountain Power. 
Natural gas would be provided by Source Gas, which is delivered through 
Source Gas pipelines. Telecommunications would be provided by Qwest and 
Bresnan Communications. This is not expected to create any significant 
impact to the regional utility infrastructure.
    No significant adverse affects to local medical, emergency, fire 
and police services are anticipated. The primary medical provider is 
the Riverton Hospital located two miles southeast of the development at 
2100 West Sunset Drive in Riverton. The hospital maintains emergency/
trauma services and outpatient services for the Riverton area.
    The Job Corps Center will have a small medical and dental facility 
on-site for use by the residents as necessary. Security services at the 
Job Corps will be provided by the center's security staff. Law 
enforcement services are provided by the Riverton Police Department 
located at 816 North

[[Page 70616]]

Federal Blvd. in Riverton. The Riverton Fire Department is a volunteer 
department, which runs two local fire stations in the city of Riverton. 
Forty-seven (47) volunteer fire fighters are available 24 hours a day 
to provide fire protection and emergency medical services to city 
residents and businesses.
    The proposed project will not have a significant adverse 
sociological affect on the surrounding community. Similarly, the 
proposed project will not have a significant adverse affect on 
demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the area.
    The alternatives considered in the preparation of this FONSI were 
as follows: (1) No Action; and (2) Continue Project as Proposed. The No 
Action alternative was not selected. The U.S. Department of Labor's 
goal of improving the Job Corps Program by improving the learning 
environment at Job Corps Training Centers would not be met under this 
alternative. Due to the suitability of the proposed site for 
establishment of a new Job Corps Training Center, and the absence of 
any identified significant adverse environmental impacts from locating 
a Job Corps Training Center on the subject property, the ``Continue 
Project as Proposed'' alternative was selected.
    Based on the information gathered during the preparation of the EA, 
no environmental liabilities, current or historical, were found to 
exist on the proposed Job Corps Training Center Site. The construction 
of the Job Corps Training Center at 4000 Airport Road in Riverton, 
Wyoming will not create any significant adverse impacts on the 
environment.

    Dated: December 7, 2007.
Esther R. Johnson,
National Director of Job Corps.
 [FR Doc. E7-24036 Filed 12-11-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4510-23-P