Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Renewal of the Special Use Permit (SUP) for Military Activities on the De Soto National Forest and Implementation of Installation Mission Support Activities at Camp Shelby, MI, 12956 [E8-4535]

Download as PDF 12956 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 11, 2008 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Renewal of the Special Use Permit (SUP) for Military Activities on the De Soto National Forest and Implementation of Installation Mission Support Activities at Camp Shelby, MI National Guard Bureau (NGB), Department of the Army, DoD. ACTION: Notice of Availability. yshivers on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The NGB has decided to proceed with the proposed action to renew the SUP for a 20-year period and construct, operate, and maintain the projects listed in the final EIS including the reconfiguration of the Combined Arms Area. ADDRESSES: To request a copy of the ROD please contact Mr. Tim Powell, Public Affairs Officer, Joint Forces Headquarters, Mississippi National Guard, P.O. Box 5027, Jackson, Mississippi, 39296–5027. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Tim Powell at (601) 313–6349. The alternate point of contact for this action is Major Robert A. Lemire, at (601) 313– 6228. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Consistent with the decision to renew the SUP and proceed with the proposed action and analyses described in the FEIS, the NGB shall: (1) Commit personnel and resources to implement the ‘‘Preferred Alternative,’’ (2) commit personnel and resources to support operations and training at Camp Shelby, (3) maintain operations, training and facilities at Camp Shelby, and (4) implement and program funds for the appropriate monitoring and mitigation measures associated with the approved activities as discussed in the FEIS. The development and implementation of the SUP Operating Plan; identification and implementation of appropriate best management practices and mitigation measures; and continued monitoring of key environmental resources will be accomplished. The present monitoring and mitigation procedures that are employed at Camp Shelby and will continue to be employed to address potential adverse effects from construction, operation, and maintenance of the proposed new projects include a wide range of environmental resource areas, but primarily focus on protection and conservation of proposed, endangered, threatened, and sensitive (PETS) species (particularly the gopher tortoise due to its prevalence on Camp Shelby), VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:44 Mar 10, 2008 Jkt 214001 protection of soil, minimization of erosion/sedimentation, and protection of wetlands. For this SUP renewal proposal, the Mississippi National Guard (MSNG) has revised and updated the mitigation and monitoring program set forth in the 1994 SUP EIS and ROD. The MSNG’s commitment to monitor is intended to ensure that the impacts from military training are periodically assessed and that adverse impacts are addressed/mitigated once identified. Since 1994, the MSNG has conducted this monitoring in cooperation with the Forest Service on all lands within the boundaries of Camp Shelby. As part of the development of the proposed renewed SUP, the continuation of this monitoring is required to ensure that the lands used by Camp Shelby meet the federal requirement for multiple use and that the lands are managed to ensure that they are protected from irreversible harm for future generations. Monitoring will be conducted on 13 program areas: noise, PETS species, biodiversity, wildlife, streams, wetlands, soil loss, timber, vegetation, invasive species, wildfire, road closure for military training, and cultural resources. Information included for these monitoring program areas include delineation of the data requirements, sample information, frequency of collection and reporting, responsible party, basis for action, and actions required if the impact threshold occurs. The ROD can be found at: http:// www.ngms.state.ms.us/env/ Natural%20Resources/ nat_resources_06. htm. Dated: February 28, 2008. Addison D. Davis, IV, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health). [FR Doc. E8–4535 Filed 3–10–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–08–M DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests AGENCY: Department of Education. SUMMARY: The Department requests a one-year extension of the deadline established by OMB for the 2008–2009 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). OMB established the current deadline, June 30, 2008, following the approval of an Emergency Clearance of the 2008–2009 FAFSA. (For chronology of events, see below). This request does not include any changes to the functionality or format of the 2008–2009 FAFSA. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army


Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final Environmental Impact 
Statement (FEIS) for the Renewal of the Special Use Permit (SUP) for 
Military Activities on the De Soto National Forest and Implementation 
of Installation Mission Support Activities at Camp Shelby, MI

AGENCY: National Guard Bureau (NGB), Department of the Army, DoD.

ACTION: Notice of Availability.

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SUMMARY: The NGB has decided to proceed with the proposed action to 
renew the SUP for a 20-year period and construct, operate, and maintain 
the projects listed in the final EIS including the reconfiguration of 
the Combined Arms Area.

ADDRESSES: To request a copy of the ROD please contact Mr. Tim Powell, 
Public Affairs Officer, Joint Forces Headquarters, Mississippi National 
Guard, P.O. Box 5027, Jackson, Mississippi, 39296-5027.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Tim Powell at (601) 313-6349. The 
alternate point of contact for this action is Major Robert A. Lemire, 
at (601) 313-6228.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Consistent with the decision to renew the 
SUP and proceed with the proposed action and analyses described in the 
FEIS, the NGB shall: (1) Commit personnel and resources to implement 
the ``Preferred Alternative,'' (2) commit personnel and resources to 
support operations and training at Camp Shelby, (3) maintain 
operations, training and facilities at Camp Shelby, and (4) implement 
and program funds for the appropriate monitoring and mitigation 
measures associated with the approved activities as discussed in the 
FEIS.
    The development and implementation of the SUP Operating Plan; 
identification and implementation of appropriate best management 
practices and mitigation measures; and continued monitoring of key 
environmental resources will be accomplished.
    The present monitoring and mitigation procedures that are employed 
at Camp Shelby and will continue to be employed to address potential 
adverse effects from construction, operation, and maintenance of the 
proposed new projects include a wide range of environmental resource 
areas, but primarily focus on protection and conservation of proposed, 
endangered, threatened, and sensitive (PETS) species (particularly the 
gopher tortoise due to its prevalence on Camp Shelby), protection of 
soil, minimization of erosion/sedimentation, and protection of 
wetlands. For this SUP renewal proposal, the Mississippi National Guard 
(MSNG) has revised and updated the mitigation and monitoring program 
set forth in the 1994 SUP EIS and ROD. The MSNG's commitment to monitor 
is intended to ensure that the impacts from military training are 
periodically assessed and that adverse impacts are addressed/mitigated 
once identified. Since 1994, the MSNG has conducted this monitoring in 
cooperation with the Forest Service on all lands within the boundaries 
of Camp Shelby.
    As part of the development of the proposed renewed SUP, the 
continuation of this monitoring is required to ensure that the lands 
used by Camp Shelby meet the federal requirement for multiple use and 
that the lands are managed to ensure that they are protected from 
irreversible harm for future generations. Monitoring will be conducted 
on 13 program areas: noise, PETS species, biodiversity, wildlife, 
streams, wetlands, soil loss, timber, vegetation, invasive species, 
wildfire, road closure for military training, and cultural resources. 
Information included for these monitoring program areas include 
delineation of the data requirements, sample information, frequency of 
collection and reporting, responsible party, basis for action, and 
actions required if the impact threshold occurs.
    The ROD can be found at: http://www.ngms.state.ms.us/env/
Natural%20Resources/nat_resources_06. htm.

    Dated: February 28, 2008.
Addison D. Davis, IV,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Environment, Safety, and 
Occupational Health).
[FR Doc. E8-4535 Filed 3-10-08; 8:45 am]
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