Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Training Land Expansion for Fort Benning, GA, 31770-31771 [2010-13443]

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[FR Doc. 2010–13515 Filed 6–2–10; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 6355–01–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Training Land Expansion for Fort Benning, GA Department of the Army, DoD. Notice of Intent (NOI). AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of the Army intends to prepare an EIS to analyze environmental and socioeconomic impacts connected with the proposed acquisition of up to 82,800 additional acres of land for training in the vicinity of Fort Benning, Georgia. The land is needed to provide Fort Benning’s Soldiers and units with the capability to conduct realistic maneuver training exercises through the battalion level as they train at home station to deploy to support operations abroad. This action will also support the training requirements of the Maneuver Center of Excellence (MCoE). The EIS will analyze four alternatives that are deemed feasible and meet the purpose and need for this Proposed Action, as well as the no action alternative of not acquiring more training land. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be mailed to Fort Benning Public Affairs, PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Attention: Mr. Bob Purtiman, Building 35, Room 375, Fort Benning, GA 31905, or e-mailed to land.benning@us.army.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Purtiman, Fort Benning Public Affairs Office, at (706) 545–8830 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. e.d.s.t. Fort Benning, located in west-central Georgia and east-central Alabama, is home to the: MCoE, including the Infantry and Armor Schools; 3d Brigade Combat Team, 3d Infantry Division; 75th Ranger Regiment; 11th Engineer Battalion; 13th Combat Support Service Battalion; and other organizations. Fort Benning’s primary missions include supporting the training of these units in order to provide Soldiers with the most challenging and realistic training possible. Fort Benning is currently comprised of approximately 182,000 contiguous acres of federally-owned land. The recently published Army Training Strategy has placed a focus on the conduct of battalion level maneuver training at home station for units subordinate to the Brigade Combat Teams. To meet this training requirement at Fort Benning, the Army has identified a need to acquire up to 82,800 acres of additional land to enhance realistic training conditions to better meet the training needs of the MCoE and deployable units stationed at Fort Benning. This additional land will enhance training of the units at Fort Benning and will allow Soldiers to train to more realistic standards in preparation for deployment. This action will also enable the Army to move certain Scout Leaders Course training off the current Installation to newly acquired property to comply with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biological opinion for the MCoE. The alternatives being studied include lands in several distinct study areas southeast and south of Fort Benning in Chattahoochee, Marion, Webster, and Stewart counties in Georgia and southwest of Fort Benning in Russell County, Alabama. The Army will also analyze the No Action Alternative, which will evaluate the impacts of not acquiring additional training land around Fort Benning. Resource areas which may be impacted as a result of converting current land use to support of military training, include air quality, traffic, noise, water resources, biological resources, cultural resources, socioeconomics, utilities, land use, and solid and hazardous materials/waste, as well as cumulative environmental SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM 04JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 107 / Friday, June 4, 2010 / Notices effects. Significant impacts could occur to socio-economics and land use. The public is invited to participate in the scoping process, which begins with the publication of this Notice of Intent in the Federal Register and will last for 30 days. The scoping process will include at least three public scoping meetings, which are opportunities for the public to receive information about the proposed action and alternatives, and to assist the Army in determining issues related to the proposed acquisition to be addressed in the EIS. These meetings will be held in communities surrounding Fort Benning and the specific details of the meetings will be announced in local media sources. The public will also be invited to review and comment on the Draft EIS when it is available for review. Comments from the public will be considered before any decision is made regarding implementing the proposed action at Fort Benning. Dated: May 24, 2010. Addison D. Davis, IV, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Environment, Safety and Occupational Health). [FR Doc. 2010–13443 Filed 6–3–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–08–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Overview Information; Impact Aid Discretionary Construction Grant Program; Notice inviting applications for New Awards Using Fiscal Year 2009 Funds. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.041C. DATES: Applications Available: June 4, 2010. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 6, 2010. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 3, 2010. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Full Text of Announcement I. Funding Opportunity Description Purpose of Program: The Impact Aid Discretionary Construction Grant program provides grants for emergency repairs and modernization of school facilities to certain eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) that receive formula Impact Aid funds. Priority: In this notice, the Secretary is soliciting applications only for Priority 1 emergency repair grants. We will not accept applications for Priority 2 emergency repair or modernization grants at this time. In accordance with VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:01 Jun 03, 2010 Jkt 220001 34 CFR 75.105(b)(2)(ii) and (iv), this priority is from section 8007(b)(2)(A) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (Act) (20 U.S.C. 7707(b)), and the regulations for this program in 34 CFR 222.177. Absolute Priority: For this competition using FY 2009 funds, this is an absolute priority. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3) we consider only applications that meet this priority. This priority is: Priority 1 emergency repair grants. An LEA is eligible to apply for an emergency grant under the first priority of section 8007(b) of the Act if it— (a) Is eligible to receive formula construction funds for fiscal year 2009 under section 8007(a) of the Act (20 U.S.C. 7707(a)); (b)(1) Has no practical capacity to issue bonds; (2) Has minimal capacity to issue bonds and has used at least 75 percent of its bond limit; or (3) Is eligible to receive funds for fiscal year 2009 for heavily impacted districts under section 8003(b)(2) of the Act (20 U.S.C. 7707(b)(2)); and (c) Has a school facility emergency that the Secretary has determined poses a health or safety hazard to students and school personnel. Note: For each of the competitions held under this program with FYs 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2008 funds, the amounts requested by applicants for Priority 1 grants exceeded the funds available. (The Impact Aid Discretionary grant program was not funded in FYs 2006 and 2007.) Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7707(b). Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 75 (except for 34 CFR 75.600 through 75.617), 77, 79, 80, 82, 84, 85, 97, 98, and 99. (b) The regulations for this program in 34 CFR part 222. Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 79 apply to all applicants except federally recognized Indian tribes. II. Award Information Type of Award: Discretionary grant. Estimated Available Funds: $17,509,000. Estimated Range of Awards: $50,000– $5,000,000. Estimated Average Size of Awards: $1,600,000. Estimated Number of Awards: 11. Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice. Project Period: Up to 60 months. We will determine each project period PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31771 based on the nature of the project proposed and the time needed to complete the project. We will specify this period in the grant award document. III. Eligibility Information 1. Eligible Applicants: To be eligible for an emergency repair grant, an LEA must enroll a high percentage (at least 40 percent) of federally connected children in average daily attendance (ADA) who reside on Indian lands or who have a parent on active duty in the U.S. uniformed services, have a school that enrolls a high percentage of one of these types of students, be eligible for funding for heavily impacted LEAs under section 8003(b)(2) of the Act, or meet the specific numeric requirements regarding bonding capacity. In making emergency grant awards, the Secretary must also consider the LEA’s total assessed value of real property that may be taxed for school purposes, its use of available bonding capacity, and the nature and severity of the school facility emergency. 2.a. Cost Sharing or Matching: See 20 U.S.C. 7707(b)(5) and 34 CFR 222.174 and 222.191 through 222.193. In reviewing proposed awards, the Secretary considers the funds available to the grantee from other sources, including local, State, and other Federal funds. Consistent with 34 CFR 222.192, applicants will be required to submit financial reports for FYs 2007, 2008, and 2009, or the most recently available financial reports showing closing balances for all school funds. If significant amounts were available at the close of FY 2009 that are not obligated for other purposes, those funds will be considered as available for the proposed emergency repair project, which may reduce or eliminate the award for an emergency grant. b. Supplement-Not-Supplant: As outlined in 34 CFR 222.174, grants made under this program are subject to supplement, not supplant funding provisions. Grant funds under this program may not be used to supplant or replace other available non-Federal construction money. IV. Application and Submission Information 1. Address to Request Application Package: An electronic application is available at: http://e-grants.ed.gov. For assistance, please contact Kristen WallsRivas, Impact Aid Program, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 3C155, Washington, DC 20202–6244. Phone: 1–202–260– 1357. Fax: 1–866–799–1272. E-mail: Kristen.Walls-Rivas@ed.gov. E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM 04JNN1

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[FR Doc No: 2010-13443]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement 
(EIS) for Training Land Expansion for Fort Benning, GA

AGENCY: Department of the Army, DoD.

ACTION: Notice of Intent (NOI).

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Army intends to prepare an EIS to 
analyze environmental and socioeconomic impacts connected with the 
proposed acquisition of up to 82,800 additional acres of land for 
training in the vicinity of Fort Benning, Georgia. The land is needed 
to provide Fort Benning's Soldiers and units with the capability to 
conduct realistic maneuver training exercises through the battalion 
level as they train at home station to deploy to support operations 
abroad. This action will also support the training requirements of the 
Maneuver Center of Excellence (MCoE). The EIS will analyze four 
alternatives that are deemed feasible and meet the purpose and need for 
this Proposed Action, as well as the no action alternative of not 
acquiring more training land.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be mailed to Fort Benning Public 
Affairs, Attention: Mr. Bob Purtiman, Building 35, Room 375, Fort 
Benning, GA 31905, or e-mailed to land.benning@us.army.mil.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Purtiman, Fort Benning 
Public Affairs Office, at (706) 545-8830 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. e.d.s.t.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Fort Benning, located in west-central 
Georgia and east-central Alabama, is home to the: MCoE, including the 
Infantry and Armor Schools; 3d Brigade Combat Team, 3d Infantry 
Division; 75th Ranger Regiment; 11th Engineer Battalion; 13th Combat 
Support Service Battalion; and other organizations. Fort Benning's 
primary missions include supporting the training of these units in 
order to provide Soldiers with the most challenging and realistic 
training possible.
    Fort Benning is currently comprised of approximately 182,000 
contiguous acres of federally-owned land. The recently published Army 
Training Strategy has placed a focus on the conduct of battalion level 
maneuver training at home station for units subordinate to the Brigade 
Combat Teams. To meet this training requirement at Fort Benning, the 
Army has identified a need to acquire up to 82,800 acres of additional 
land to enhance realistic training conditions to better meet the 
training needs of the MCoE and deployable units stationed at Fort 
Benning. This additional land will enhance training of the units at 
Fort Benning and will allow Soldiers to train to more realistic 
standards in preparation for deployment. This action will also enable 
the Army to move certain Scout Leaders Course training off the current 
Installation to newly acquired property to comply with the U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service biological opinion for the MCoE.
    The alternatives being studied include lands in several distinct 
study areas southeast and south of Fort Benning in Chattahoochee, 
Marion, Webster, and Stewart counties in Georgia and southwest of Fort 
Benning in Russell County, Alabama. The Army will also analyze the No 
Action Alternative, which will evaluate the impacts of not acquiring 
additional training land around Fort Benning. Resource areas which may 
be impacted as a result of converting current land use to support of 
military training, include air quality, traffic, noise, water 
resources, biological resources, cultural resources, socioeconomics, 
utilities, land use, and solid and hazardous materials/waste, as well 
as cumulative environmental

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effects. Significant impacts could occur to socio-economics and land 
use.
    The public is invited to participate in the scoping process, which 
begins with the publication of this Notice of Intent in the Federal 
Register and will last for 30 days. The scoping process will include at 
least three public scoping meetings, which are opportunities for the 
public to receive information about the proposed action and 
alternatives, and to assist the Army in determining issues related to 
the proposed acquisition to be addressed in the EIS. These meetings 
will be held in communities surrounding Fort Benning and the specific 
details of the meetings will be announced in local media sources. The 
public will also be invited to review and comment on the Draft EIS when 
it is available for review. Comments from the public will be considered 
before any decision is made regarding implementing the proposed action 
at Fort Benning.

    Dated: May 24, 2010.
Addison D. Davis, IV,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Environment, Safety and 
Occupational Health).
[FR Doc. 2010-13443 Filed 6-3-10; 8:45 am]
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