Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Sale of Plum Island, NY, 13131-13132 [2010-5833]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 52 / Thursday, March 18, 2010 / Notices Analyst, Contract Policy Branch, at telephone (202) 501–1900 or via e-mail at warren.blankenship@gsa.gov. ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to the GSA Desk Officer, OMB, Room 10236, NEOB, Washington, DC 20503, and a copy to the Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), General Services Administration, 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 3090– 00XX, Submission Instructions (Federal Supply Schedules) and Evaluation Factors for Award, in all correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose The information collection requirement for GSAR clauses 552.238– 10—Submission Instructions (Federal Supply Schedules) and 552.238–11— Evaluation Factors for Award is needed to require prospective Offerors to provide current, accurate and complete information to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the scope of the solicitation and meet the government’s requirements. This information includes training certificates, past performance data, and a list of other FSS contracts. sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES B. Annual Reporting Burden Number of Respondents: 4,000. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 4,000. Average Burden per Response: 8. Total Burden Hours: 32,000. Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 8 hours per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 3090– 00XX, Submission Instructions (Federal Supply Schedules) and Evaluation Factors for Award, in all correspondence. Dated: March 5, 2010. Al Matera, Director, Acquisition Policy Division. [FR Doc. 2010–5923 Filed 3–17–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–34–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:08 Mar 17, 2010 Jkt 220001 GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 3090–00XX; Docket 2010– 0002; Sequence 10] General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; GSA Advantage!® and Electronic Commerce-FACNET AGENCY: Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer, GSA. ACTION: Notice of a request for comments regarding a new OMB clearance. SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the General Services Administration will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a new information collection requirement regarding GSA Advantage!® and Electronic CommerceFACNET. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 74 FR 4596, January 26, 2009. No comments were received. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. DATES: Submit comments on or before: April 19, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Warren Blankenship, Procurement Analyst, Contract Policy Division, at telephone (202) 501–1900 or via e-mail at warren.blankenship@gsa.gov. ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to the GSA Desk Officer, OMB, Room 10236, NEOB, Washington, DC 20503, and a copy to the Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), General Services Administration, 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 3090– 00XX, GSA Advantage!® and Electronic Commerce-FACNET, in all correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose Federal Supply Schedules (FSS) contractors must participate in the GSA Advantage!® system at 552.238–55. It is an online shopping service which, via the Electronic Commerce clause at PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13131 552.238–56, receives catalogs, invoices and text messages as well as sends purchase orders, application advice, and functional acknowledgements. B. Annual Reporting Burden Number of Respondents: 16,634. Responses per Respondent: 3.5. Annual Responses: 58,219. Average Burden per Response: 2. Total Burden Hours: 116,438. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 3090– 00XX, GSA Advantage!® and Electronic Commerce-FACNET, in all correspondence. Dated: March 5, 2010. Al Matera, Director, Acquisition Policy Division. [FR Doc. 2010–5931 Filed 3–17–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–34–P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Sale of Plum Island, NY AGENCY: Office of Real Property Utilization & Disposal; General Services Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, and the President’s Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR 1500–1508), as implemented by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Order PBS P 1095.4C, GSA, as the operational Joint Lead Agency, announces its Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an EIS for the anticipated sale of Plum Island, New York and an ancillary support facility at Orient Point, New York. The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will act as a Joint Lead Agency in ongoing consultation with GSA for the NEPA and associated regulatory compliance activities. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent to: Mr. Phil Youngberg, Environmental Manager c/o Mr. John Dugan, General Services Administration (GSA), 10 Causeway Street, Room 925, Boston, MA 02222. All comments received by GSA in response to the Plum Island NEPA process, including commenter’s name and state of E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1 sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES 13132 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 52 / Thursday, March 18, 2010 / Notices residence, will be public information and may be released by GSA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Phil Youngberg via FAX at 617–565– 5720 or e-mail: phil.youngberg@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: Plum Island is an 840acre island located approximately 1.5 miles off the northeast tip of Orient Point, Long Island, New York. DHS, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), operates the Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC) on the island. Plum Island is formerly the home of the U.S. Army’s Fort Terry and was transferred to the USDA in 1954 to establish a research facility for foot-and-mouth disease. In 2003, Plum Island was transferred to DHS. PIADC is comprised of buildings, industrial facilities and equipment, roadways, utilities, specialized facilities, easements, and rights of way. Additional assets on Plum Island include natural undeveloped land, the Plum Island Lighthouse constructed in 1869, and buildings and structures associated with the former Fort Terry. DHS also owns and operates transportation assets and a 9.5-acre facility to support PIADC at Orient Point, New York which includes buildings, utilities, and ferry docking facilities. Statutory Authority: The purpose of this EIS is to examine the effects associated with the anticipated sale of Plum Island, New York and its support facility at Orient Point, New York including all real and related personal property and transportation assets (the ‘‘Property’’). The need for this proposed action is mandated in Section 540 of the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act of 2009; United States Public Law 110–329 (the ‘‘Act’’), which directs the Secretary of the DHS to liquidate the Plum Island asset by directing the Administrator of the General Services to sell through public sale all real and related personal property and transportation assets which support Plum Island operations, subject to such terms and conditions as necessary to protect government interests and meet program requirements. The Act mandates the sale as a result of the determination by DHS to construct and operate a new National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) in Manhattan, Kansas and move its operations from the PIADC to the NBAF (Record of Decision dated 01/16/ 2009) Scoping and Request for Comments: The EIS will address the potential impacts to the environment of two VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:08 Mar 17, 2010 Jkt 220001 alternatives: sale of the Property (the ‘‘Action Alternative’’), and continued Federal ownership (the ‘‘No-Action Alternative’’). The Action Alternative will be further refined into a series of reasonably foreseeable land use options. Because the federal government has no authority to regulate future land uses, a precise statement of the specific land use-related environmental and socioeconomic effects that could result from reuse would be largely speculative. In response to the lack of certainty concerning future reuse of the Property, the EIS will identify reasonable land use options that could result upon the sale of the Property. When the Property leaves federal ownership, proposed uses would be subject to local and state environmental and land use regulation. The primary purpose of the scoping process is for the public to assist the GSA and DHS in developing the EIS by identifying important issues and alternatives related to the sale of the Property. Scoping meetings in Southold, New York and Old Saybrook, Connecticut will allocate time for presentations by the GSA and DHS, followed by an opportunity for the public to comment. Land use and development scenarios will be developed with input from the local community through the scoping process. It is anticipated that these public scoping meetings will be held in the spring of 2010. GSA will provide public notice of these and all subsequent public meetings in local newspapers approximately two weeks prior to the event. After the scoping is completed, a Draft EIS will be published that identifies and evaluates potential land use options developed to assess impacts of the Action Alternative. The Draft EIS will identify potentially significant direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts on historical and biological resources, land use, air quality, water quality, water resources, and socioeconomics, as well as other environmental issues that could occur as a result of the Action Alternative. For potentially significant impacts, the EIS may identify avoidance, minimization, or mitigation measures to reduce these impacts, where feasible. After the Draft EIS is issued, there will be a 45-day comment period. GSA will hold public meetings in Southold, New York and Old Saybrook, Connecticut during the comment period to solicit input from the public. GSA anticipates this comment period will occur in summer 2010. After the Draft EIS, GSA will issue a Final EIS. Reasonable Accommodations: Persons needing reasonable PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 accommodations in order to attend and participate in public meetings should contact John Dugan, General Services Administration Property Utilization & Disposal Division, 10 Causeway Street, Room 925, Boston, MA 02222 or e-mail john.dugan@gsa.gov. In order to allow sufficient time to process requests, please call no later than one week before the public meeting. Information regarding this proposed action is available in alternative formats upon request. Dated: March 9, 2010. John L. Dugan, Realty Specialist, 1PZ, U.S. General Services Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–5833 Filed 3–17–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60Day–10–0555] Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, call 404–639–5960 and send comments to Maryam I. Daneshvar, CDC Acting Reports Clearance Officer, 1600 Clifton Road, MS–D74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1

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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement 
(EIS) for the Sale of Plum Island, NY

AGENCY: Office of Real Property Utilization & Disposal; General 
Services Administration.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental 
Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, and the President's Council on Environmental 
Quality Regulations (40 CFR 1500-1508), as implemented by the U.S. 
General Services Administration (GSA) Order PBS P 1095.4C, GSA, as the 
operational Joint Lead Agency, announces its Notice of Intent (NOI) to 
prepare an EIS for the anticipated sale of Plum Island, New York and an 
ancillary support facility at Orient Point, New York. The US Department 
of Homeland Security (DHS) will act as a Joint Lead Agency in ongoing 
consultation with GSA for the NEPA and associated regulatory compliance 
activities.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent to: Mr. Phil Youngberg, 
Environmental Manager c/o Mr. John Dugan, General Services 
Administration (GSA), 10 Causeway Street, Room 925, Boston, MA 02222. 
All comments received by GSA in response to the Plum Island NEPA 
process, including commenter's name and state of

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residence, will be public information and may be released by GSA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Phil Youngberg via FAX at 617-565-
5720 or e-mail: phil.youngberg@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: Plum Island is an 840-acre island located approximately 
1.5 miles off the northeast tip of Orient Point, Long Island, New York. 
DHS, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 
operates the Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC) on the island. 
Plum Island is formerly the home of the U.S. Army's Fort Terry and was 
transferred to the USDA in 1954 to establish a research facility for 
foot-and-mouth disease. In 2003, Plum Island was transferred to DHS. 
PIADC is comprised of buildings, industrial facilities and equipment, 
roadways, utilities, specialized facilities, easements, and rights of 
way. Additional assets on Plum Island include natural undeveloped land, 
the Plum Island Lighthouse constructed in 1869, and buildings and 
structures associated with the former Fort Terry. DHS also owns and 
operates transportation assets and a 9.5-acre facility to support PIADC 
at Orient Point, New York which includes buildings, utilities, and 
ferry docking facilities.
    Statutory Authority: The purpose of this EIS is to examine the 
effects associated with the anticipated sale of Plum Island, New York 
and its support facility at Orient Point, New York including all real 
and related personal property and transportation assets (the 
``Property''). The need for this proposed action is mandated in Section 
540 of the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing 
Appropriations Act of 2009; United States Public Law 110-329 (the 
``Act''), which directs the Secretary of the DHS to liquidate the Plum 
Island asset by directing the Administrator of the General Services to 
sell through public sale all real and related personal property and 
transportation assets which support Plum Island operations, subject to 
such terms and conditions as necessary to protect government interests 
and meet program requirements. The Act mandates the sale as a result of 
the determination by DHS to construct and operate a new National Bio 
and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) in Manhattan, Kansas and move its 
operations from the PIADC to the NBAF (Record of Decision dated 01/16/
2009)
    Scoping and Request for Comments: The EIS will address the 
potential impacts to the environment of two alternatives: sale of the 
Property (the ``Action Alternative''), and continued Federal ownership 
(the ``No-Action Alternative''). The Action Alternative will be further 
refined into a series of reasonably foreseeable land use options. 
Because the federal government has no authority to regulate future land 
uses, a precise statement of the specific land use-related 
environmental and socioeconomic effects that could result from reuse 
would be largely speculative. In response to the lack of certainty 
concerning future reuse of the Property, the EIS will identify 
reasonable land use options that could result upon the sale of the 
Property. When the Property leaves federal ownership, proposed uses 
would be subject to local and state environmental and land use 
regulation.
    The primary purpose of the scoping process is for the public to 
assist the GSA and DHS in developing the EIS by identifying important 
issues and alternatives related to the sale of the Property. Scoping 
meetings in Southold, New York and Old Saybrook, Connecticut will 
allocate time for presentations by the GSA and DHS, followed by an 
opportunity for the public to comment. Land use and development 
scenarios will be developed with input from the local community through 
the scoping process. It is anticipated that these public scoping 
meetings will be held in the spring of 2010. GSA will provide public 
notice of these and all subsequent public meetings in local newspapers 
approximately two weeks prior to the event.
    After the scoping is completed, a Draft EIS will be published that 
identifies and evaluates potential land use options developed to assess 
impacts of the Action Alternative. The Draft EIS will identify 
potentially significant direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts on 
historical and biological resources, land use, air quality, water 
quality, water resources, and socioeconomics, as well as other 
environmental issues that could occur as a result of the Action 
Alternative. For potentially significant impacts, the EIS may identify 
avoidance, minimization, or mitigation measures to reduce these 
impacts, where feasible. After the Draft EIS is issued, there will be a 
45-day comment period. GSA will hold public meetings in Southold, New 
York and Old Saybrook, Connecticut during the comment period to solicit 
input from the public. GSA anticipates this comment period will occur 
in summer 2010. After the Draft EIS, GSA will issue a Final EIS.
    Reasonable Accommodations: Persons needing reasonable 
accommodations in order to attend and participate in public meetings 
should contact John Dugan, General Services Administration Property 
Utilization & Disposal Division, 10 Causeway Street, Room 925, Boston, 
MA 02222 or e-mail john.dugan@gsa.gov. In order to allow sufficient 
time to process requests, please call no later than one week before the 
public meeting. Information regarding this proposed action is available 
in alternative formats upon request.

    Dated: March 9, 2010.
John L. Dugan,
Realty Specialist, 1PZ, U.S. General Services Administration.
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