Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Proposed Range Enhancements at the Barry M. Goldwater Range, Arizona, 73784-73785 [E7-25234]

Download as PDF 73784 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 248 / Friday, December 28, 2007 / Notices initial agency determinations are published in DFAS Regulation 5400.11– R; 32 CFR part 324; or may be obtained from Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Freedom of Information/ Privacy Act Program Manager, Corporate Communications and Legislative Liaison, 6760 E. Irvington Place, Denver, CO 80279–8000. RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: From individuals, Department of Defense Components, such as, United States Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marine Corps. EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM: None. [FR Doc. E7–25287 Filed 12–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force [USAF–2007–0027] Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Department of the Air Force, DoD. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES ACTION: Notice. In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Officer Procurement Branch, Air Force Personnel Center, announces the proposed extension of a public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by February 26, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 1160 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–1160. VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:27 Dec 27, 2007 Jkt 214001 Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on this proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, please write to the Officer Procurement Branch (DPSIPR), Air Force Personnel Center, 550 C Street West, Suite 10, ATTN: Ms Adriana Bazan, Randolph AFB, TX 78150–4712, or call HQ AFPC/ DPSIPR at 210–565–3711. Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Application for Appointment as Reserve of the Air Force or USAF Without Component, Air Force (AF) Form 24, OMB Number 0701–0096. Needs and Uses: The information collection requirement is necessary for providing information to determine if applicant meets established qualifications for appointment as a Reserve (Air National Guard of the United States (ANGUS) and United States Air Force Reserve (USAFR)) or in the USAF without component. Use of the Social Security Number (SSN) is necessary to make positive identification of an applicant and his or her records. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Annual Burden Hours: 1966. Number of Respondents: 5899. Responses Per Respondent: 1. Average Burden Per Response: 20 minutes. Frequency: On occasion. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Summary of Information Collection This is an information collection from persons applying for appointment as a member of the Reserve of the Air Force or an Air Force member without a component and entry into active duty. The information contained on AF Form 24 supports the Air Force as it applies to direct appointment (procurement) programs for civilian and military applicants. It provides necessary information to determine if an applicant meets established qualifications for appointment to fill authorized USAFR and ANGUS position vacancies and active duty requirements. Eligibility requirements are outlined in Air Force Instruction 36–2005. PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: December 19, 2007. Patricia L. Toppings, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. E7–25166 Filed 12–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Proposed Range Enhancements at the Barry M. Goldwater Range, Arizona Department of the Air Force. Notice of Intent (NOI). AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: This NOI is being issued pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 United States Code 4321, et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for implementing procedural provisions of NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Parts 1500– 1508), and Air Force policy and procedures (32 CFR Part 989) to advise the public of the Air Force’s intent to prepare an EIS that will evaluate the environmental effects associated with range enhancements and alternatives within the eastern portion of the Barry M. Goldwater Range (BMGR), Arizona. The Air Force is also initiating a scoping process and public meetings to assist in determining the extent of issues to be addressed in the EIS. Three scoping meetings will be held, as scheduled below. Each meeting will include an open house where the public may review maps and other displays. Federal, state, and local agencies; Native American tribes; and interested individuals are encouraged to take this opportunity to identify environmental concerns that should be addressed in the preparation of the EIS. DATES: Public scoping meetings will be held as follows: Tuesday, January 15, 2008, 6–8 p.m., Glendale High School, Media Center, 6216 W. Glendale Avenue, Glendale, AZ. Wednesday, January 16, 2008, 6–8 p.m., El Rio Center, 1390 W. Speedway Boulevard, Tucson, AZ. Thursday, January 17, 2008, 6–8 p.m., Gila Bend Union High School, 308 N. Martin Avenue, Gila Bend, AZ. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The eastern portion of the BMGR (BMGREast) is assigned to the Secretary of the Air Force and is operated by Luke Air Force Base to train combat aircrews and support personnel. Periodically, operational and infrastructure upgrades to the range are E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 248 / Friday, December 28, 2007 / Notices needed to keep training both realistic and relevant to current and emerging war fighting technology and tactics. Consequently, the Air Force now proposes upgrades to BMGR-East that include: *Developing a training area to train in the use of precision-guided munitions in an urban setting (no actual air-toground ordnance would be released) * Reconfiguring targets in tactical and manned ranges, which may include relocating targets within pre-2001 annual explosive ordnance disposal clearance areas within the tactical ranges * Introducing a remotely operated moving target to provide aircrews with realistic training to engage moving vehicle targets * Reconfiguring Manned Range 3 to include a helicopter gunnery range with fixed, moving, and pop-up targets * Modifying the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) among the Department of the Interior and the Secretaries of the Navy and the Air Force to change the floor for routine flight training operations over portions of the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge from 1,500 feet to 500 feet above ground level to support realistic lowlevel approaches to targets; BMGR-East restricted airspace (R–2301E) is currently authorized for use from the surface to 80,000 feet above mean sea level, but training flight operations, with the exception of certain low-level flights along designated corridors, are limited by the 1994 MOU to 1,500 feet over the National Wildlife Refuge * Developing an additional target for air-to-ground missiles in the East Tactical Range to allow training in airto-ground missile delivery from multiple directions; the proximity of the current missile target to the range boundary severely constrains training * Supporting training by small squads of troops or individual soldiers on foot * Paving the road from Manned Range 1 to the water well to minimize vehicle wear, maintenance costs, and dust on this heavily used road * Excavating, transporting, and stockpiling sand and gravel resources to provide an on-range source of these materials for road maintenance as well as target reconfiguration and maintenance * Constructing a taxiway and air traffic control tower at the Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field to improve airfield safety and expand operational capacity Anticipated issues to be addressed in the EIS include, but are not limited to, airspace and range operations; water, VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:27 Dec 27, 2007 Jkt 214001 biological resources (including endangered species), cultural resources; air quality; noise; and public access, health, and safety. Written comments may be submitted at the meetings. Agencies and the public are also invited to provide written comment via mail on issues that are important to them. These written comments should be mailed to the address listed below, and must be received no later than January 28, 2008 to ensure fullest consideration in the EIS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct any written comments or requests for information to Ms. Lisa McCarrick, 56 FW/RMO, 7224 N. 139th Drive, Luke AFB, AZ 85309–1420 (Phone 623/856– 9475). Bao-Anh Trinh, Air Force Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E7–25234 Filed 12–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–05–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army [USA–2007–0034] Proposed Collection; Comment Request Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army, (OAA-AAHS), DoD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of the Army announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by February 26, 2008. You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods: ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73785 • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 1160 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–1160. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. To request more information on this proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, please write to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 441 G Street, NW., Room 3D72, Washington, DC 20314–1000, or call Department of the Army Reports Clearance Officer at (703) 428–6440. Title, Associated Form, and OMB Number: Estuary Habitat Restoration Program Project Application; ENG Form 6019–R; OMB Control Number 0710– 0014. Needs and Uses The Corps will solicit applications for estuary habitat restoration projects under section 104 of the Estuary Restoration Act 2000. Requested information will include proposed project location, types and acreage of habitat to be restored, and project description including restoration techniques, project goals and expected benefits, monitoring plan, costs, and other supporting information. Project applications may be submitted either electronically or in paper format. This information is needed to select projects for funding. Affected Public: State, local, or tribal government and not-for-profit institutions. Annual Burden Hours: 1,000. Number of Respondents: 100. Responses Per Respondent: 1. Average Burden Per Response: 10 hours. Frequency: On occasion. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Summary of Information Collection Information will be collected by voluntary submission of estuary habitant restoration project via e-mail, or paper submissions that may be accomplished by computer disk by regular mail or hand delivery. Supplemental information may also be collected via phone interviews. E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Air Force


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement 
(EIS) for Proposed Range Enhancements at the Barry M. Goldwater Range, 
Arizona

AGENCY: Department of the Air Force.

ACTION: Notice of Intent (NOI).

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SUMMARY: This NOI is being issued pursuant to the National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 United States 
Code 4321, et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations 
for implementing procedural provisions of NEPA (40 Code of Federal 
Regulation (CFR) Parts 1500-1508), and Air Force policy and procedures 
(32 CFR Part 989) to advise the public of the Air Force's intent to 
prepare an EIS that will evaluate the environmental effects associated 
with range enhancements and alternatives within the eastern portion of 
the Barry M. Goldwater Range (BMGR), Arizona.
    The Air Force is also initiating a scoping process and public 
meetings to assist in determining the extent of issues to be addressed 
in the EIS. Three scoping meetings will be held, as scheduled below. 
Each meeting will include an open house where the public may review 
maps and other displays. Federal, state, and local agencies; Native 
American tribes; and interested individuals are encouraged to take this 
opportunity to identify environmental concerns that should be addressed 
in the preparation of the EIS.

DATES: Public scoping meetings will be held as follows:
    Tuesday, January 15, 2008, 6-8 p.m., Glendale High School, Media 
Center, 6216 W. Glendale Avenue, Glendale, AZ.
    Wednesday, January 16, 2008, 6-8 p.m., El Rio Center, 1390 W. 
Speedway Boulevard, Tucson, AZ.
    Thursday, January 17, 2008, 6-8 p.m., Gila Bend Union High School, 
308 N. Martin Avenue, Gila Bend, AZ.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The eastern portion of the BMGR (BMGR-East) 
is assigned to the Secretary of the Air Force and is operated by Luke 
Air Force Base to train combat aircrews and support personnel.
    Periodically, operational and infrastructure upgrades to the range 
are

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needed to keep training both realistic and relevant to current and 
emerging war fighting technology and tactics. Consequently, the Air 
Force now proposes upgrades to BMGR-East that include:
    *Developing a training area to train in the use of precision-guided 
munitions in an urban setting (no actual air-to-ground ordnance would 
be released)
    * Reconfiguring targets in tactical and manned ranges, which may 
include relocating targets within pre-2001 annual explosive ordnance 
disposal clearance areas within the tactical ranges
    * Introducing a remotely operated moving target to provide aircrews 
with realistic training to engage moving vehicle targets
    * Reconfiguring Manned Range 3 to include a helicopter gunnery 
range with fixed, moving, and pop-up targets
    * Modifying the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) among the 
Department of the Interior and the Secretaries of the Navy and the Air 
Force to change the floor for routine flight training operations over 
portions of the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge from 1,500 feet 
to 500 feet above ground level to support realistic low-level 
approaches to targets; BMGR-East restricted airspace (R-2301E) is 
currently authorized for use from the surface to 80,000 feet above mean 
sea level, but training flight operations, with the exception of 
certain low-level flights along designated corridors, are limited by 
the 1994 MOU to 1,500 feet over the National Wildlife Refuge
    * Developing an additional target for air-to-ground missiles in the 
East Tactical Range to allow training in air-to-ground missile delivery 
from multiple directions; the proximity of the current missile target 
to the range boundary severely constrains training
    * Supporting training by small squads of troops or individual 
soldiers on foot
    * Paving the road from Manned Range 1 to the water well to minimize 
vehicle wear, maintenance costs, and dust on this heavily used road
    * Excavating, transporting, and stockpiling sand and gravel 
resources to provide an on-range source of these materials for road 
maintenance as well as target reconfiguration and maintenance
    * Constructing a taxiway and air traffic control tower at the Gila 
Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field to improve airfield safety and expand 
operational capacity
    Anticipated issues to be addressed in the EIS include, but are not 
limited to, airspace and range operations; water, biological resources 
(including endangered species), cultural resources; air quality; noise; 
and public access, health, and safety.
    Written comments may be submitted at the meetings. Agencies and the 
public are also invited to provide written comment via mail on issues 
that are important to them. These written comments should be mailed to 
the address listed below, and must be received no later than January 
28, 2008 to ensure fullest consideration in the EIS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct any written comments or 
requests for information to Ms. Lisa McCarrick, 56 FW/RMO, 7224 N. 
139th Drive, Luke AFB, AZ 85309-1420 (Phone 623/856-9475).

Bao-Anh Trinh,
Air Force Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. E7-25234 Filed 12-27-07; 8:45 am]
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