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), 29492 [E8-11406]

Download as PDF cprice-sewell on PROD1PC69 with NOTICES 29492 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 99 / Wednesday, May 21, 2008 / Notices The Army has considered a full range of sites for implementing the Proposed Action. Alternative stationing locations that the Army is considering for supporting the Proposed Action include the major training installations the Army considered in its 2007 programmatic EIS as well as four additional installations in Hawaii and Alaska. Additional installations include Schofield Barracks Military Reservation (SBMR), HI; Fort Shafter, HI; Fort Richardson, AK; and Fort Wainwright, AK. Each of these installations could receive additional Soldiers as part of alternatives being examined. Alternatives in the DSPEIS include stationing of additional Combat Support (CS) or Combat Service Support (CSS) units or new support brigades. The following alternatives will be analyzed in the SPEIS: (1) Support operations in the Pacific Theater by implementing Army-wide modular force and transformation recommendations within U.S. Army Pacific. This alternative involves the stationing of approximately 1,500–2,000 Soldiers at Army installations in Hawaii and Alaska; (2) In addition to Army growth under Alternative 1, Alternative 2 includes growth and transformation of Army forces to support operations in the Pacific Theater by stationing additional Combat Support (CS) and Combat Service Support (CSS) units in locations capable of supporting these operations. The Army would station approximately 1,500–2,500 additional CS and CSS Soldiers beyond Alternative 1; (3) In addition to Army growth under Alternatives 1 and 2, as part of Alternative 3 the Army would grow, transform, and realign forces by stationing additional support brigades in locations capable of supporting operations in the Pacific Theater. Support brigades could include the stationing of an additional Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (570 Soldiers), a Combat Aviation Brigade (2,800 Soldiers), or a Field Artillery Brigade (approximately 1,500 Soldiers). In addition to the above alternatives, the No Action Alternative will be considered and used as a baseline for comparison of alternatives. It is not a viable means for meeting the current and future strategic security and defense requirements of the nation. The No Action Alternative would retain U.S. Army forces in their current end strength and force structure. The No Action Alternative includes the implementation of stationing actions directed by Base Realignment and Closure legislation in 2005, Army Global Defense Posture Realignment, Army Modular Forces initiatives, and VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:18 May 20, 2008 Jkt 214001 Army Growth and Force Structure Realignment decisions published in January 2008. The DSPEIS covers those activities required to implement unit stationing actions associated with Army growth and force structure realignment to support operations in the Pacific Theater. Actions the Army will take to support unit stationing include the construction of housing and quality of life facilities (i.e., gymnasiums, hospitals, shopping areas), the construction of new training ranges and infrastructure, and changes in the intensity of use of maneuver land and firing ranges associated with the increased frequency of training events. The DSPEIS identifies the environmental and socioeconomic impacts associated with various unit stationing actions that could be implemented to support the Proposed Action. Decisions from the SPEIS will be tiered into sitespecific NEPA analysis at the installation level after stationing decisions are made. The Army invites full public participation to promote open communication and better decision making. All persons and organizations that have an interest in the growth and realignment of the Army’s forces and associated stationing actions are invited to participate in this NEPA evaluation process. Assistance will be provided upon request to anyone having difficulty understanding how to participate. Written comments on the DSPEIS will be accepted for 45 days following the publication of a Notice of Availability in the Federal Register by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Information on the DSPEIS will be posted on the U.S. Army Environmental Command’s Web site, http:// www.aec.army.mil, for public access during the public comment period. Dated: May 14, 2008. Addison D. Davis, IV, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army, (Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health). [FR Doc. E8–11256 Filed 5–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–08–M PO 00000 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 June 25, 2008, from 10:30 a.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)–995–2714. 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, 402–995–2714. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: David B. Olson, Federal Register Liaison Officer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. [FR Doc. E8–11406 Filed 5–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–62–P Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\21MYN1.SGM 21MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 99 (Wednesday, May 21, 2008)]
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[FR Doc No: E8-11406]


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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 June 25, 2008, from 10:30 a.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)-995-2714.

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, 402-995-2714.

David B. Olson,
Federal Register Liaison Officer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
 [FR Doc. E8-11406 Filed 5-20-08; 8:45 am]
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