Notice of Public Hearing for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Laurelwood Housing Area Access, Naval Weapons Station Earle, Colts Neck, NJ, 72459-72460 [E8-28327]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 230 / Friday, November 28, 2008 / Notices agreed to be cooperating agencies. The Corps will also coordinate with other agencies, such as the City of Rancho Cordova. Other environmental review and consultation requirements for the proposed action include the need for the applicant to obtain water quality certification under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act from the California Regional Water Quality Control Board. In addition, because the proposed project may affect federally-listed endangered species, the Corps will formally consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in accordance with Section 7 of the Federal Endangered Species Act. The Corps will also be consulting with the State Historic Preservation Officer under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act concerning properties listed, or potentially eligible for listing, on the National Register of Historic Places. Two public scoping meetings for the EIS will be held on December 11, 2008, with the first from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and the second from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The meetings will be held at the Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive, American River Room—South, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670. Interested parties can provide oral and written comments at the meetings. Interested parties may also submit written comments on this notice. Scoping comments should be submitted before February 1, 2008 but may be submitted at any time prior to publication of the Draft EIS. Interested parties may register for the Corps’ public notice e-mail notification lists at: http://www.spk.usace.army.mil/ organizations/cespk-co/regulatory/ pnlist.html. Dated: November 17, 2008. James A. Porter, Lt. Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Acting District Engineer. [FR Doc. E8–28273 Filed 11–26–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Notice of Public Hearing for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Laurelwood Housing Area Access, Naval Weapons Station Earle, Colts Neck, NJ 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 regulations VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:16 Nov 26, 2008 Jkt 217001 implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR Parts 1500–1508), the Department of the Navy (Navy) has prepared and filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) which evaluates the potential environmental consequences of providing access between the Laurelwood housing area at Naval Weapons Station (NWS) Earle and an adjacent state primary or secondary road. The requirement for this access is a stipulation within the lease agreement between the Navy and the developer of Laurelwood that requires the Navy to provide unimpeded access to the property in 2010. This developer may construct necessary road improvements to obtain access and rent any housing units to the general public through the year 2040. A Notice of Intent for this EIS was published in the Federal Register on November 9, 2007 (72 FR 63562). The Navy will conduct a public hearing to receive oral and written comments on the Draft EIS. Federal agencies, state agencies, local agencies, and interested individuals are invited to be present or represented at the public hearings. This notice announces the date and location of the public hearing for this Draft EIS. DATES AND ADDRESSES: One public hearing will be held. The hearing will be preceded by an open house session to allow interested individuals to review information presented in the Draft EIS. Navy representatives will be available during the open house session to clarify information related to the Draft EIS. The open house session will occur from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. followed by the formal public hearing from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The public hearing is scheduled for the following date and location: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at the Monmouth Regional High School Performing Arts Center, One Norman J. Field Way, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic, Attn: Laurelwood Housing Area EIS Project Manager, Code EV21 Laurelwood PM, 6506 Hampton Boulevard, LRA Building A, Norfolk, VA 23508; http:// www.laurelwoodeis.com. The purpose of the proposed action is to provide unimpeded access in the year 2010 to the developer of the Laurelwood housing area across a portion of NWS Earle connecting the Laurelwood housing area with a state primary or secondary road. The requirement for this access in 2010 is part of an existing SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72459 lease agreement between the Navy and the developer of Laurelwood. In 1988 the Navy contracted with a developer to construct, own, and operate 300 military family housing units at NWS Earle, now known as the Laurelwood housing area. A 52-year lease agreement for the underlying land was executed between the Navy and the developer which included an in-lease and out-lease period. During the in-lease period, which runs from 1988 until 2010, the Navy guarantees rent payments to the developer for the occupancy of all 300 Laurelwood units. Only military and their dependents are allowed to occupy these housing units during the in-lease period. During the out-lease period, which runs from 2010 until 2040 the developer may rent the units to the general public. However, the lease requires that the Navy provide ‘‘reasonable access’’ between the Laurelwood housing area and an adjacent state, primary, or secondary road. The lease agreement defines reasonable access as being on a paved road, constructed, operated, and maintained by the developer at its own cost. The Navy may satisfy this obligation by either (a) providing unimpeded access along existing roads of the installation or (b) providing an easement for alternate access adequate to allow the developer to construct a road from an adjacent primary or secondary road to Laurelwood that will provide unimpeded access. Road construction would be subject to federal, state and local laws and regulations. While the developer must pay for construction of a new road and necessary improvements, the Navy is required to finance the construction of any road enhancements necessary to meet their security or operational requirements (e.g., security fencing, gates). In addition, the Navy is required to obtain all necessary permits for road construction. In 2040, the lease agreement expires and the developer is obligated to demolish the 300 housing units. This Draft EIS reviews and assesses four action alternatives and the No Action alternative. The Draft EIS addresses potential environmental impacts on multiple resources, including but not limited to: Socioeconomic resources; community facilities and services; traffic; cultural resources; biological resources; environmental health and safety; and security. A preferred alternative has not been selected or identified in the Draft EIS. The Navy seeks comments from the public or interested parties regarding the sufficiency of the Draft EIS and the choice of alternatives. E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1 72460 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 230 / Friday, November 28, 2008 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES The Draft EIS has been distributed to various Federal, state, and local agencies, as well as other interested individuals and organizations. The public comment period will end on January 12, 2009. Copies of the Draft EIS are available for public review at the following libraries: Monmouth County Library (Eastern Branch), 1001 Route 35, Shrewsbury, NJ; Monmouth County Library (Colts Neck), 1 Winthrop Drive, Colts Neck, NJ; and Tinton Falls Public Library, 664 Tinton Avenue, Tinton Falls, NJ. An electronic copy of the Draft EIS is also available for public viewing at: http://www.laurelwoodeis.com. Federal, state, and local agencies, as well as interested parties are invited and encouraged to be present or represented at the public hearing. Oral statements will be heard and transcribed by a stenographer; however, to ensure the accuracy of the record, all statements should be submitted in writing. All statements, both oral and written, will become part of the public record on the Draft EIS and will be responded to in the Final EIS. Equal weight will be given to both oral and written statements. You do not need to attend the public hearing in order for your comments to be considered in the Final EIS. In the interest of available time, and to ensure all who wish to give an oral statement have the opportunity to do so, each speaker’s comments will be limited to three (3) minutes. If a longer statement is to be presented, it should be summarized at the public hearing and the full text submitted in writing either at the hearing, or mailed to Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic, Attn: Laurelwood Housing Area EIS Project Manager, Code EV21 Laurelwood PM, 6506 Hampton Boulevard, LRA Building A, Norfolk, VA 23508. Comments can also be submitted via the project Web site: http://www.laurelwoodeis.com. All written comments postmarked or submitted to the project website by January 12, 2009, will become a part of the official public record and will be responded to in the Final EIS. Dated: November 14, 2008. T. M. Cruz, Lieutenant Commander, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E8–28327 Filed 11–26–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:16 Nov 26, 2008 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request AGENCY: Department of Education. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 230 (Friday, November 28, 2008)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-28327]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Navy


Notice of Public Hearing for the Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Laurelwood Housing Area Access, Naval Weapons Station 
Earle, Colts Neck, NJ

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 regulations implemented by the Council 
on Environmental Quality (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508), the Department of 
the Navy (Navy) has prepared and filed with the U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency (EPA) a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) 
which evaluates the potential environmental consequences of providing 
access between the Laurelwood housing area at Naval Weapons Station 
(NWS) Earle and an adjacent state primary or secondary road. The 
requirement for this access is a stipulation within the lease agreement 
between the Navy and the developer of Laurelwood that requires the Navy 
to provide unimpeded access to the property in 2010. This developer may 
construct necessary road improvements to obtain access and rent any 
housing units to the general public through the year 2040. A Notice of 
Intent for this EIS was published in the Federal Register on November 
9, 2007 (72 FR 63562).
    The Navy will conduct a public hearing to receive oral and written 
comments on the Draft EIS. Federal agencies, state agencies, local 
agencies, and interested individuals are invited to be present or 
represented at the public hearings. This notice announces the date and 
location of the public hearing for this Draft EIS.

DATES AND ADDRESSES: One public hearing will be held. The hearing will 
be preceded by an open house session to allow interested individuals to 
review information presented in the Draft EIS. Navy representatives 
will be available during the open house session to clarify information 
related to the Draft EIS. The open house session will occur from 4 p.m. 
to 5:30 p.m. followed by the formal public hearing from 6 p.m. to 10 
p.m. The public hearing is scheduled for the following date and 
location: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at the Monmouth Regional High 
School Performing Arts Center, One Norman J. Field Way, Tinton Falls, 
NJ 07724.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Naval Facilities Engineering Command 
(NAVFAC) Atlantic, Attn: Laurelwood Housing Area EIS Project Manager, 
Code EV21 Laurelwood PM, 6506 Hampton Boulevard, LRA Building A, 
Norfolk, VA 23508; http://www.laurelwoodeis.com.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the proposed action is to 
provide unimpeded access in the year 2010 to the developer of the 
Laurelwood housing area across a portion of NWS Earle connecting the 
Laurelwood housing area with a state primary or secondary road. The 
requirement for this access in 2010 is part of an existing lease 
agreement between the Navy and the developer of Laurelwood.
    In 1988 the Navy contracted with a developer to construct, own, and 
operate 300 military family housing units at NWS Earle, now known as 
the Laurelwood housing area. A 52-year lease agreement for the 
underlying land was executed between the Navy and the developer which 
included an in-lease and out-lease period. During the in-lease period, 
which runs from 1988 until 2010, the Navy guarantees rent payments to 
the developer for the occupancy of all 300 Laurelwood units. Only 
military and their dependents are allowed to occupy these housing units 
during the in-lease period. During the out-lease period, which runs 
from 2010 until 2040 the developer may rent the units to the general 
public.
    However, the lease requires that the Navy provide ``reasonable 
access'' between the Laurelwood housing area and an adjacent state, 
primary, or secondary road. The lease agreement defines reasonable 
access as being on a paved road, constructed, operated, and maintained 
by the developer at its own cost. The Navy may satisfy this obligation 
by either (a) providing unimpeded access along existing roads of the 
installation or (b) providing an easement for alternate access adequate 
to allow the developer to construct a road from an adjacent primary or 
secondary road to Laurelwood that will provide unimpeded access.
    Road construction would be subject to federal, state and local laws 
and regulations. While the developer must pay for construction of a new 
road and necessary improvements, the Navy is required to finance the 
construction of any road enhancements necessary to meet their security 
or operational requirements (e.g., security fencing, gates). In 
addition, the Navy is required to obtain all necessary permits for road 
construction. In 2040, the lease agreement expires and the developer is 
obligated to demolish the 300 housing units.
    This Draft EIS reviews and assesses four action alternatives and 
the No Action alternative. The Draft EIS addresses potential 
environmental impacts on multiple resources, including but not limited 
to: Socioeconomic resources; community facilities and services; 
traffic; cultural resources; biological resources; environmental health 
and safety; and security. A preferred alternative has not been selected 
or identified in the Draft EIS. The Navy seeks comments from the public 
or interested parties regarding the sufficiency of the Draft EIS and 
the choice of alternatives.

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    The Draft EIS has been distributed to various Federal, state, and 
local agencies, as well as other interested individuals and 
organizations. The public comment period will end on January 12, 2009. 
Copies of the Draft EIS are available for public review at the 
following libraries: Monmouth County Library (Eastern Branch), 1001 
Route 35, Shrewsbury, NJ; Monmouth County Library (Colts Neck), 1 
Winthrop Drive, Colts Neck, NJ; and Tinton Falls Public Library, 664 
Tinton Avenue, Tinton Falls, NJ. An electronic copy of the Draft EIS is 
also available for public viewing at: http://www.laurelwoodeis.com.
    Federal, state, and local agencies, as well as interested parties 
are invited and encouraged to be present or represented at the public 
hearing. Oral statements will be heard and transcribed by a 
stenographer; however, to ensure the accuracy of the record, all 
statements should be submitted in writing. All statements, both oral 
and written, will become part of the public record on the Draft EIS and 
will be responded to in the Final EIS. Equal weight will be given to 
both oral and written statements. You do not need to attend the public 
hearing in order for your comments to be considered in the Final EIS.
    In the interest of available time, and to ensure all who wish to 
give an oral statement have the opportunity to do so, each speaker's 
comments will be limited to three (3) minutes. If a longer statement is 
to be presented, it should be summarized at the public hearing and the 
full text submitted in writing either at the hearing, or mailed to 
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic, Attn: 
Laurelwood Housing Area EIS Project Manager, Code EV21 Laurelwood PM, 
6506 Hampton Boulevard, LRA Building A, Norfolk, VA 23508. Comments can 
also be submitted via the project Web site: http://
www.laurelwoodeis.com.
    All written comments postmarked or submitted to the project website 
by January 12, 2009, will become a part of the official public record 
and will be responded to in the Final EIS.

    Dated: November 14, 2008.
T. M. Cruz,
Lieutenant Commander, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Navy, 
Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. E8-28327 Filed 11-26-08; 8:45 am]
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