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Download as PDF 36846 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 126 / Monday, June 30, 2008 / Notices capability surprise and the measures to ensure that DoD and its interested partners are best positioned to prevent, or mitigate, capability surprise against itself. The Board will also discuss plans for future consideration of scientific and technical aspects of specific strategies, tactics, and policies as they may affect the U.S. national defense posture and homeland security. In accordance with section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law No. 92–463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2) and 41 CFR 102–3.155, the Department of Defense has determined that these Defense Science Board Quarterly meetings will be closed to the public. Specifically, the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics), with the coordination of the DoD Office of General Counsel, has determined in writing that all sessions of these meetings will be closed to the public because they will be concerned throughout with matters listed in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1). Interested persons may submit a written statement for consideration by the Defense Science Board. Individuals submitting a written statement must submit their statement to the Designated Federal Official at the address detailed above, at any point, however, if a written statement is not received at least 10 calendar days prior to the meeting, which is the subject of this notice, then it may not be provided to or considered by the Defense Science Board. The Designated Federal Official will review all timely submissions with the Defense Science Board Chairperson, and ensure they are provided to members of the Defense Science Board before the meeting that is the subject of this notice. Dated: June 23, 2008. Patricia L. Toppings, OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. E8–14779 Filed 6–27–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Transformation Advisory Group Department of Defense. Notice of Advisory Committee Closed Meeting. AGENCY: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C. App 2, Section 1), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b), and 41 CFR 102–3.150, the Department of Defense announces the VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:15 Jun 27, 2008 Jkt 214001 following closed meeting of the Transformation Advisory Group. DATES: August 7, 2008 (8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.) ADDRESSES: Institute for Defense Analysis, 4850 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22311. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Tammy R. Van Dame, Designated Federal Officer, (757) 836–5365, 1562 Mitscher Ave., Suite 200, Norfolk, VA 23551–2488, tammy.vandame@jfcom.mil. You may also contact Mr. Floyd March, Joint Staff, (703) 697–0610. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Meeting: The purpose of the meeting is to obtain, review and evaluate information related to scientific, technical and policy-related issues for the nation’s joint enterprise, and U.S. Joint Forces Command with emphasis on how these issues relate to the shaping of the command’s efforts today and in the future. Agenda: Topics include: Joint Operating Environment, Futures, Capstone Concept for Joint Operations. Meeting Accessibility: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b, and 41 CFR 102–3.155, the Department of Defense has determined that the meeting shall be closed to the public. Per delegated authority by the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, LTG John R. Wood, Deputy Commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command in consultation with his legal advisor, has determined in writing that the public interest requires that all sessions of this meeting be closed to the public because they will be concerned with matters listed in section 552b(c)(1) of Title 5, U.S.C. Written Statements: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.105(j) and 102–3.140, the public or interested organizations may submit written statements to the membership of the Transformation Advisory Group at any time or in response to the stated agenda of a planned meeting. Written statements should be submitted to the Transformation Advisory Group’s Designated Federal Officer; the Designated Federal Officer’s contact information can be obtained from the GSA’s FACA Database—https:// www.fido.gov/facadatabase/public.asp. Written statements that do not pertain to a scheduled meeting of the Transformation Advisory Group may be submitted at any time. However, if individual comments pertain to a specific topic being discussed at a planned meeting then these statements must be submitted no later than 14 business days prior to the meeting in question. The Designated Federal Officer will review all submitted written PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 statements and provide copies to all the committee members. Dated: June 23, 2008. Patricia L. Toppings, OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. E8–14781 Filed 6–27–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Notice of Availability of Finding Department of the Navy, DoD. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 and the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), implementing procedural provisions of NEPA, and Executive Order (EO) 12114, Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions, the Department of the Navy (DON) gives notice that a combined Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)/Finding of No Significant Harm (FONSH) has been issued and is available for Expeditionary Strike Group Composite Training Unit Exercise (ESG COMPTUEX) July 2008. DATES: The effective date of the finding is June 24, 2008. ADDRESSES: Electronic copies of the combined FONSI/FONSH are available for public viewing or downloading at http://www.navydocuments.com. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander, Second Fleet Public Affairs, Commander Phillips, telephone: 757–443–9822 or visit http:// www.navydocuments.com. ESG COMPTUEX (July 2008) is a major Navy Atlantic Fleet training exercise proposed to occur in July 2008 in the offshore Cherry Point, Charleston, and Jacksonville Operating Areas (OPAREAs) and adjacent military installations. The purpose of this exercise is to certify naval forces as combat-ready. Activities conducted during the exercise include air-toground bombing, shore fire control party training, amphibious landings, nonexplosive naval gunfire, fast attack craft/ fast inshore attack craft, maritime interdiction operations and antisubmarine warfare, including use of mid-frequency active sonar. The FONSI is based on analysis contained in a Comprehensive Environmental Assessment (EA) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 126 / Monday, June 30, 2008 / Notices addressing environmental impacts associated with land-based training for Major Atlantic Fleet Training Exercises on the East and Gulf Coasts of the U.S. (February 2006) and the EA for Routine Shore Fire Control Party (SFCP) Training, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (July 2002). The FONSH is based on analysis contained in a Comprehensive Overseas Environmental Assessment (OEA) (February 2006) and a Supplement to the Comprehensive OEA (SOEA) for environmental impacts associated with Navy’s conduct of major exercise training in offshore operating areas along the East and Gulf Coasts of the U.S. (April 2008). Environmental concerns addressed in the EA included land use, community facilities, coastal zone management, socioeconomics, cultural resources, airspace, air quality, noise, geology, soils, water resources, biological resources, munitions and hazardous materials management, and safety. The EA and OEA addressed potential impacts to the ocean physical environment, fish and Essential Fish Habitat; sea turtles and marine mammals; seabirds and migratory birds; endangered and threatened species; socioeconomics; and cultural resources. The SOEA included an updated analysis of MFA sonar use. This action includes mitigation measures to reduce impacts to a level that is less than significant. In accordance with the Major Atlantic Fleet Training Exercise EA and OEA and the SOEA and the evaluation of the nature, scope and intensity of the proposed action, the Navy finds that the conduct of the ESG COMPTUEX in July 2008 will not significantly impact or harm the environment and, therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement or Overseas Environmental Impact Statement is not required. Dated: June 24, 2008. T.M. Cruz, Lieutenant, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E8–14811 Filed 6–27–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Department of the Navy Notice of Cancellation of the Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for TRIDENT Support Facilities Explosives Handling Wharf, Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, Silverdale, Kitsap County, WA AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:15 Jun 27, 2008 Jkt 214001 ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of the Navy (DON) hereby cancels its notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for TRIDENT Support Facilities Explosives Handling Wharf, Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, Silverdale, Kitsap County, WA, as published in the Federal Register, June 10, 2008 (73 FR 112). The previously published notice is cancelled because the DON has determined that this MILCON project is not ready for consideration in the current budget cycle and therefore the project will not be funded. DON will perform a thorough Business Case Analysis on this project, a thorough review and validation of the project requirement and timeline, and will explore and identify other alternative solutions to this $780M MILCON project. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jack Spiller, Public Affairs Officer, Department of the Navy, Strategic Systems Programs, 2521 South Clark Street, Suite 1000, Arlington, VA 22202–3930, telephone: 703–601–9009, e-mail at: nbkehweis@ssp.navy.mil. Dated: June 25, 2008. L.R. Almand, Office of the Judge Advocate General, U.S. Navy, Alternate Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E8–14810 Filed 6–27–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests Department of Education. The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before August 29, 2008. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. OMB may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat the purpose of the information collection, violate State or AGENCY: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36847 Federal law, or substantially interfere with any agency’s ability to perform its statutory obligations. The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, publishes that notice containing proposed information collection requests prior to submission of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g., new, revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Dated: June 24, 2008. Angela C. Arrington, IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. Federal Student Aid Type of Review: Extension. Title: Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program Agreement to Serve. Frequency: On Occasion. Affected Public: Individuals or household. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 55,800. Burden Hours: 27,900. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 126 (Monday, June 30, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36846-36847]
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[FR Doc No: E8-14811]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Navy


Notice of Availability of Finding

AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 and the Council on Environmental Quality 
regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), implementing procedural 
provisions of NEPA, and Executive Order (EO) 12114, Environmental 
Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions, the Department of the Navy 
(DON) gives notice that a combined Finding of No Significant Impact 
(FONSI)/Finding of No Significant Harm (FONSH) has been issued and is 
available for Expeditionary Strike Group Composite Training Unit 
Exercise (ESG COMPTUEX) July 2008.

DATES: The effective date of the finding is June 24, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Electronic copies of the combined FONSI/FONSH are available 
for public viewing or downloading at http://www.navydocuments.com.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander, Second Fleet Public 
Affairs, Commander Phillips, telephone: 757-443-9822 or visit http://
www.navydocuments.com.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ESG COMPTUEX (July 2008) is a major Navy 
Atlantic Fleet training exercise proposed to occur in July 2008 in the 
offshore Cherry Point, Charleston, and Jacksonville Operating Areas 
(OPAREAs) and adjacent military installations. The purpose of this 
exercise is to certify naval forces as combat-ready. Activities 
conducted during the exercise include air-to-ground bombing, shore fire 
control party training, amphibious landings, non-explosive naval 
gunfire, fast attack craft/fast inshore attack craft, maritime 
interdiction operations and anti-submarine warfare, including use of 
mid-frequency active sonar.
    The FONSI is based on analysis contained in a Comprehensive 
Environmental Assessment (EA)

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addressing environmental impacts associated with land-based training 
for Major Atlantic Fleet Training Exercises on the East and Gulf Coasts 
of the U.S. (February 2006) and the EA for Routine Shore Fire Control 
Party (SFCP) Training, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (July 2002). The 
FONSH is based on analysis contained in a Comprehensive Overseas 
Environmental Assessment (OEA) (February 2006) and a Supplement to the 
Comprehensive OEA (SOEA) for environmental impacts associated with 
Navy's conduct of major exercise training in offshore operating areas 
along the East and Gulf Coasts of the U.S. (April 2008).
    Environmental concerns addressed in the EA included land use, 
community facilities, coastal zone management, socioeconomics, cultural 
resources, airspace, air quality, noise, geology, soils, water 
resources, biological resources, munitions and hazardous materials 
management, and safety.
    The EA and OEA addressed potential impacts to the ocean physical 
environment, fish and Essential Fish Habitat; sea turtles and marine 
mammals; seabirds and migratory birds; endangered and threatened 
species; socioeconomics; and cultural resources. The SOEA included an 
updated analysis of MFA sonar use.
    This action includes mitigation measures to reduce impacts to a 
level that is less than significant. In accordance with the Major 
Atlantic Fleet Training Exercise EA and OEA and the SOEA and the 
evaluation of the nature, scope and intensity of the proposed action, 
the Navy finds that the conduct of the ESG COMPTUEX in July 2008 will 
not significantly impact or harm the environment and, therefore, an 
Environmental Impact Statement or Overseas Environmental Impact 
Statement is not required.

    Dated: June 24, 2008.
T.M. Cruz,
Lieutenant, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register 
Liaison Officer.
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