Notice of Cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement, 54566 [E8-22046]

Download as PDF 54566 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 184 / Monday, September 22, 2008 / Notices • The laboratory’s accreditation and inclusion of part 1303 in its scope remains in effect through the effective date for mandatory third party certification to the lead paint ban. Testing performed by a firewalled laboratory prior to Commission acceptance of its accreditation cannot be used as the basis for certification pursuant to CPSA § 14(a)(3)(B)(i) of compliance with the lead paint ban by a manufacturer or private labeler with a 10 percent or greater ownership interest in the laboratory. Dated: September 16, 2008. Todd A. Stevenson, Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission. [FR Doc. E8–22167 Filed 9–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6355–01–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force Notice of Cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement AGENCY: Department of Air Force, DoD. Notice of cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of the Air Force is canceling the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Common Battlefield Airmen Training (CBAT) Program. The Air Force proposed implementing the CBAT Program at one of three Air Force installations: Moody Air Force Base (AFB), near Valdosta, GA; Barksdale AFB in Bossier City, LA; and Arnold AFB near Manchester, TN. The Air Force published two previous Federal Register notices on this proposal: • Notice of Intent (NOI)—FR November 14, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 219, pg. 66313–66314) • Notice of Availability (NOA)—FR June 28, 2007 (Vol. 72, No. 110, pg. 31822)—Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Weekly receipt of Environmental Impact Statements Ms. Debra Harkiewicz, HQ AETC/A7CVI, 266 F Street W., Bldg 901, Randolph, AFB, TX 78150—(210) 652–3959. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bao-Anh Trinh, Air Force Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E8–22046 Filed 9–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–05–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:11 Sep 19, 2008 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) for Military Training Activities at Makua Military Reservation (MMR), Hawaii Department of the Army, DoD. Notice of availability. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Army proposes to conduct live-fire military training exercises at MMR, Oahu, Hawaii, for units assigned to the 25th Infantry Division (25th ID) and for other military components. Other military components that have used MMR in the past include the Marine Corps, Army Reserves, and the Hawaii Army National Guard. The training proposed for MMR includes company-level, combined arms live-fire exercises and convoy live-fire training. The SDEIS addresses, among other things, the potential direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental impacts associated with the proposal to conduct military training activities at MMR. The Army has prepared the SDEIS pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500– 1 508), Environmental Analysis of Army Actions (32 CFR Part 651). DATES: The public comment period for the SDEIS will end 45 days after publication of the NOA in the Federal Register by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. ADDRESSES: Please send written comments on the SDEIS to: U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii. ATTN: Public Affairs Office, 742 Santos Dumont, WAAF, Schofield Barracks, HI 96857. E-mail comments should be sent to: usaghipaomakuaEIS@hawaii.army.mil. U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii, at (808) 656– 3152; or by facsimile at (808) 656–3162. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This EIS was originally published as a draft in 2005. The Army made several changes to the EIS in response to public comments including the evaluation of an additional training alternative at the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA). The Army is republishing the EIS as a supplemental draft to seek public comment. The SDEIS analyzes four alternatives to accomplish the proposed training in the State of Hawaii: MMR Alternative 1 (Reduced Capacity Use with Some Weapons Restrictions), MMR Alternative 2 (Full Capacity Use with FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Some Weapons Restrictions), MMR Alternative 3 (Full Capacity Use with Fewer Weapons Restrictions), and PTA Alternative 4 (Full Capacity Use with Fewer Weapons Restrictions). Alternative 3 is the Army’s Preferred Alternative. A No Action Alternative, under which no live fire military training would be conducted at MMR, was also evaluated. For all alternatives (with the exception of No Action), the range would be used for 242 training days per year. MMR Alternative 1 (Reduced Capacity Use) involves conducting up to 28 company-level combined arms livefire exercises (CALFEXs) per year and 100 convoy live-fire exercises per year. MMR Alternatives 2, 3, and 4 (Full Capacity Use) involve conducting up to 50 company-level CALFEXs per year and 200 convoy live-fire exercises per year. Weapon systems used for all training alternatives would be similar to those used during past training at MMR. MMR Alternative 2 incorporates the use of small arms tracer ammunition. MMR Alternative 3 (Preferred Alternative) adds tracer ammunition; inert, tubelaunched, optically tracked, wire-guided (TOW) missiles; 2.75-inch rockets; and illumination munitions. PTA Alternative 4 would encompass training similar to that in Alternative 3. Some of the major potential impacts discussed in the SDEIS are associated with contamination of soil; surface water and groundwater quality; air quality; cultural sites; natural resources; endangered and threatened species; noise; recreational resources; wildfires; and the safety and transport of munitions through the Waianae community. The Army would phase in certain training activities and ammunition types as steps are taken to conserve endangered species. Copies of the SDEIS are available at the following libraries on the islands of Oahu and Hawaii: Hawaii State Library, 478 South King Street, Honolulu; Wahiawa Public Library, 820 California Avenue, Wahiawa; Waianae Public Library, 85–625 Farrington Highway, Waianae; and the Pearl City Public Library, 1138 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City; Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo; Kailua-Kona Public Library, 75–138 Hualalai Road, Kailua-Kona; Thelma Parker Memorial Public and School Library, 67–1209 Mamalahoa Hwy. Kamuela. The Army invites the general public, local governments, other federal agencies, and state agencies to submit wriften comments or suggestions concerning the alternatives and analysis addressed in the SDEIS. An electronic version of the SDEIS is available for E:\FR\FM\22SEN1.SGM 22SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Air Force


Notice of Cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement

AGENCY: Department of Air Force, DoD.

ACTION: Notice of cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement.

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Air Force is canceling the preparation 
of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Common 
Battlefield Airmen Training (CBAT) Program. The Air Force proposed 
implementing the CBAT Program at one of three Air Force installations: 
Moody Air Force Base (AFB), near Valdosta, GA; Barksdale AFB in Bossier 
City, LA; and Arnold AFB near Manchester, TN.
    The Air Force published two previous Federal Register notices on 
this proposal:
     Notice of Intent (NOI)--FR November 14, 2006 (Volume 71, 
Number 219, pg. 66313-66314)
     Notice of Availability (NOA)--FR June 28, 2007 (Vol. 72, 
No. 110, pg. 31822)--Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Weekly 
receipt of Environmental Impact Statements

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Debra Harkiewicz, HQ AETC/A7CVI, 
266 F Street W., Bldg 901, Randolph, AFB, TX 78150--(210) 652-3959.

Bao-Anh Trinh,
Air Force Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. E8-22046 Filed 9-19-08; 8:45 am]
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