Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Military Training Activities at the Naval Weapons Systems Training Facility Boardman, OR, and To Announce Public Scoping Meetings, 61452-61453 [2010-24910]

Download as PDF 61452 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 192 / Tuesday, October 5, 2010 / Notices RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: Boardman Project Manager, Code EV1.AB. Individual or DoD military component. EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM: None. [FR Doc. 2010–24844 Filed 10–4–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Military Training Activities at the Naval Weapons Systems Training Facility Boardman, OR, and To Announce Public Scoping Meetings Department of the Navy, DoD. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500–1508), the Department of the Navy (DoN) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential environmental effects of continuing training activities on and increasing usage of the Naval Weapons Systems Training Facility (NWSTF) Boardman, Oregon. DATES AND ADDRESSES: Two public scoping meetings will be held to receive oral and/or written comments on environmental concerns that should be addressed in the EIS. The public scoping meetings will be held on the following dates and times, and at the following locations: 1. Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 5 p.m.–8 p.m., at Port of Morrow Conference Center, Riverfront Room, 2 Marine Drive, Boardman, OR 97818; 2. Thursday, October 28, 2010, 5 p.m.–8 p.m., at Hermiston Conference Center, Rotary Room, 415 S. Highway 395, Hermiston, OR 97838. Each scoping meeting will consist of an informal, open house session with information stations staffed by DoN and National Guard representatives. Details of the meeting locations and times will be announced in local newspapers. Additional information concerning meeting times will be available on the EIS Web page located at: http:// www.NWSTFBoardmanEIS.com. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Mrs. Amy Burt, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Northwest, 1101 Tautog Circle, Suite 203, Silverdale, Washington 98315–1101, Attn: NWSTF FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:36 Oct 04, 2010 Jkt 223001 The DoN’s proposed action includes range enhancements and changes to training activities, capacities, and facilities as they currently exist on NWSTF Boardman. The Proposed Action would result in selectively focused but critical range enhancements and increases in DoN and Oregon National Guard training that are necessary to ensure NWSTF Boardman supports military training and readiness objectives. The overall strategic mission of NWSTF Boardman is to support naval and joint services operational readiness by providing a suitable range within the geographical vicinity for Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet and Oregon National Guard forces in the northwest. The EIS study area consists of NWSTF Boardman airspace, Military Operating Area and Restricted Airspace totaling approximately 500 square miles, and 47,432 acres of land within the boundaries of NWSTF Boardman. NWSTF Boardman is rectangular shaped oriented from north to south, approximately 6 miles by 12 miles in size, and is situated 2.5 miles south of the town of Boardman and the Columbia River, and southwest of Umatilla, Oregon. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to: (1) Ensure that NWSTF Boardman continues to support critical military training activities in a realistic and costeffective manner; (2) Achieve and maintain military readiness using NWSTF Boardman to support and conduct current, emerging, and future training and research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) activities; and (3) Upgrade and modernize NWSTF Boardman’s existing capabilities to address shortfalls in available training range capabilities in the Pacific Northwest. The Proposed Action is needed to provide a training environment consisting of range areas, facilities and instrumentation with the capacity and capabilities to fully support required training tasks for military units. In this regard, NWSTF Boardman furthers the military’s execution of its roles and responsibilities under United States Code (U.S.C.) Title 10 (federal military) and U.S.C. Title 32 (State National Guard). To comply with its Title 10 and 32 mandates, the military needs to maintain current levels of military readiness by improving training at NWSTF Boardman, accommodate possible future increases in operational training and force structure changes, and maintain the long-term viability of SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 NWSTF Boardman as a military training and testing area. Under the No Action Alternative, training activities and major range events would continue at current levels. The DoN and National Guard training activities currently conducted on NWSTF Boardman, presented as the No Action Alternative, have been ongoing at present levels and frequencies for approximately 10 years. Under Alternative 1, NWSTF Boardman would support an increase in training activities to include force structure changes associated with the introduction of new weapon systems, vehicles, and aircraft, in addition to accommodating training activities currently conducted on the range. Alternative 1 would also include the implementation of range enhancements to allow NWSTF Boardman to comply with DoN and National Guard requirements to enable military personnel to qualify on weapon systems. These required range enhancements could include the construction of a Multi-Purpose Machine Gun Range, a Digital MultiPurpose Training Range, a Convoy Live Fire training range, a Demolition Training Range, construction of a joint range administration/Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) maintenance building, UAS landing strip, and the opening of a second target area for air to ground bombing exercises. Alternative 2 consists of all elements of Alternative 1 plus the addition of a third target area, a helicopter landing zone, a second Convoy Live Fire range, four mortar pads, and a separate jointuse administrative facility. Alternative 2 also includes an increase in training activities associated with these additional range enhancements. Environmental issues that will be addressed in the EIS, as applicable, include but are not limited to the following: Air quality, airspace, biological resources, including threatened and endangered species, cultural resources, water resources, geology and soils, hazardous materials and waste, health and safety, noise, socioeconomics, and transportation. The DoN is initiating the scoping process to identify community concerns and local issues that will be addressed in the EIS. Federal, state and local agencies, Federally Recognized Native American Tribes, the public, and all interested persons are encouraged to provide oral, written, or electronic comments to the DoN to identify specific environmental issues or topics of environmental concern that the commenter believes the DoN should consider. All comments, electronic, E:\FR\FM\05OCN1.SGM 05OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 192 / Tuesday, October 5, 2010 / Notices written or provided orally at the scoping meetings, will receive the same consideration during EIS preparation. Written comments on the scope of the EIS should be postmarked no later than November 15, 2010. Comments may be mailed to Mrs. Amy Burt, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Northwest, 1101 Tautog Circle Suite, 203, Silverdale, Washington 98315– 1101, Attn: NWSTF Boardman EIS Project Manager, Code EV1.AB. Comments may also be submitted on the project Web site, http:// www.NWSTFBoardmanEIS.com. Dated: September 29, 2010. D.J. Werner, Lieutenant Commander, Office of the Judge Advocate General, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–24910 Filed 10–4–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Dated: September 29, 2010. Mitchell S. Bryman, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [Docket ID USA–2010–0021] Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records Department of the Army; DoD. Notice to add a system of AGENCY: ACTION: records. The Department of the Army proposes to add a system of records to its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. DATES: This proposed action will become effective without further notice on November 4, 2010, unless comments are received which result in a contrary determination. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods: * Federal Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. * Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, Room 3C843 Pentagon, 1160 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–1160. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:36 Oct 04, 2010 Jkt 223001 Mr. Leroy Jones at (703) 428–6185. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of the Army notices for systems of records subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, have been published in the Federal Register and are available from the Department of the Army, Privacy Office, U.S. Army Records Management and Declassification Agency, 7701 Telegraph Road, Casey Building, Suite 144, Alexandria, VA 22325–3905. The proposed system report, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(r) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, was submitted on September 22, 2010, to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to paragraph 4c of Appendix I to OMB Circular No. A– 130, ‘‘Federal Agency Responsibilities for Maintaining Records About Individuals,’’ dated February 8, 1996 (February 20, 1996; 61 FR 6427). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A0036–2 USAAA PURPOSE(S): The Army Audit Agency System for Information Storage (AAAsist) streamlines the audit process, reduces the amount of paperwork and/or e-mail required to manage the audit process. This system will provide project management, track staffing information, provide Activity Based Costing (ABC) Reporting, and agency business process management. ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND THE PURPOSES OF SUCH USES: In addition to those disclosures generally permitted under 5 U.S.C. 552a(b) of the Privacy Act of 1974, these records contained therein may specifically be disclosed outside the DoD as a routine use pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(3) as follows: The DoD ‘Blanket Routine Uses’ set forth at the beginning of the Army’s compilation of systems of records notices also apply to this system. POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: Electronic storage media. Army Audit Agency System for Information Storage SYSTEM LOCATION: U.S. Army Audit Agency, 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22302– 1596. CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM: Current, former military, and civilian employees of the U.S. Army Audit Agency. CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: Employee information; name, Social Security Number (SSN), date of birth, place of birth, military status, security clearance, leave, overtime/comp time, work schedules, positions and locations; rating chain; training history, educational degree level to include Continuing Professional Education (CPE), home and work phone numbers, and home and work addresses. AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM: 10 U.S.C. 3013, Secretary of the Army; DoD 7600.07–M, DoD Audit Manual; DoD Financial Management Regulation Volume 8: Civilian Pay Policy and Procedures; Army Regulation 36–2, Audit Services in the Department of the Army; Army Regulation 380–67, The Department of the Army Personnel Frm 00043 Security Program; E.O. 9397 (SSN), as amended. STORAGE: SYSTEM NAME: PO 00000 61453 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 RETRIEVABILITY: Retrieved by a name or educational degree level. SAFEGUARDS: Physical access is restricted to authorized personnel with a serialized key-card. Physical access to the database servers are maintained and restricted to authorized personnel only and protected by a cipher lock. User accounts to access the database servers are limited to personnel on a ‘‘need-toknow’’ basis. Access to through the user web interface is restricted to authorized personnel with a valid and active user account, password and Common Access Card (CAC). Passwords are changed periodically. RETENTION AND DISPOSAL: Project Management records are disposed of by shredding, burning, or erasing from system three years after the last recommendation is implemented. SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS: The Auditor General, U.S. Army Audit Agency, 3101 Park Center Dr., Alexandria, VA 22302–1596. NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE: Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves E:\FR\FM\05OCN1.SGM 05OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Navy


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for 
Military Training Activities at the Naval Weapons Systems Training 
Facility Boardman, OR, and To Announce Public Scoping Meetings

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 of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental 
Quality regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508), the Department of the 
Navy (DoN) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential environmental effects of 
continuing training activities on and increasing usage of the Naval 
Weapons Systems Training Facility (NWSTF) Boardman, Oregon.

DATES AND ADDRESSES: Two public scoping meetings will be held to 
receive oral and/or written comments on environmental concerns that 
should be addressed in the EIS. The public scoping meetings will be 
held on the following dates and times, and at the following locations:
    1. Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., at Port of Morrow 
Conference Center, Riverfront Room, 2 Marine Drive, Boardman, OR 97818;
    2. Thursday, October 28, 2010, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., at Hermiston 
Conference Center, Rotary Room, 415 S. Highway 395, Hermiston, OR 
97838.
    Each scoping meeting will consist of an informal, open house 
session with information stations staffed by DoN and National Guard 
representatives. Details of the meeting locations and times will be 
announced in local newspapers. Additional information concerning 
meeting times will be available on the EIS Web page located at: http://www.NWSTFBoardmanEIS.com.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Amy Burt, Naval Facilities 
Engineering Command, Northwest, 1101 Tautog Circle, Suite 203, 
Silverdale, Washington 98315-1101, Attn: NWSTF Boardman Project 
Manager, Code EV1.AB.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The DoN's proposed action includes range 
enhancements and changes to training activities, capacities, and 
facilities as they currently exist on NWSTF Boardman. The Proposed 
Action would result in selectively focused but critical range 
enhancements and increases in DoN and Oregon National Guard training 
that are necessary to ensure NWSTF Boardman supports military training 
and readiness objectives.
    The overall strategic mission of NWSTF Boardman is to support naval 
and joint services operational readiness by providing a suitable range 
within the geographical vicinity for Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet and 
Oregon National Guard forces in the northwest.
    The EIS study area consists of NWSTF Boardman airspace, Military 
Operating Area and Restricted Airspace totaling approximately 500 
square miles, and 47,432 acres of land within the boundaries of NWSTF 
Boardman. NWSTF Boardman is rectangular shaped oriented from north to 
south, approximately 6 miles by 12 miles in size, and is situated 2.5 
miles south of the town of Boardman and the Columbia River, and 
southwest of Umatilla, Oregon.
    The purpose of the Proposed Action is to: (1) Ensure that NWSTF 
Boardman continues to support critical military training activities in 
a realistic and cost-effective manner; (2) Achieve and maintain 
military readiness using NWSTF Boardman to support and conduct current, 
emerging, and future training and research, development, test and 
evaluation (RDT&E) activities; and (3) Upgrade and modernize NWSTF 
Boardman's existing capabilities to address shortfalls in available 
training range capabilities in the Pacific Northwest.
    The Proposed Action is needed to provide a training environment 
consisting of range areas, facilities and instrumentation with the 
capacity and capabilities to fully support required training tasks for 
military units. In this regard, NWSTF Boardman furthers the military's 
execution of its roles and responsibilities under United States Code 
(U.S.C.) Title 10 (federal military) and U.S.C. Title 32 (State 
National Guard). To comply with its Title 10 and 32 mandates, the 
military needs to maintain current levels of military readiness by 
improving training at NWSTF Boardman, accommodate possible future 
increases in operational training and force structure changes, and 
maintain the long-term viability of NWSTF Boardman as a military 
training and testing area.
    Under the No Action Alternative, training activities and major 
range events would continue at current levels. The DoN and National 
Guard training activities currently conducted on NWSTF Boardman, 
presented as the No Action Alternative, have been ongoing at present 
levels and frequencies for approximately 10 years.
    Under Alternative 1, NWSTF Boardman would support an increase in 
training activities to include force structure changes associated with 
the introduction of new weapon systems, vehicles, and aircraft, in 
addition to accommodating training activities currently conducted on 
the range. Alternative 1 would also include the implementation of range 
enhancements to allow NWSTF Boardman to comply with DoN and National 
Guard requirements to enable military personnel to qualify on weapon 
systems. These required range enhancements could include the 
construction of a Multi-Purpose Machine Gun Range, a Digital Multi-
Purpose Training Range, a Convoy Live Fire training range, a Demolition 
Training Range, construction of a joint range administration/Unmanned 
Aerial System (UAS) maintenance building, UAS landing strip, and the 
opening of a second target area for air to ground bombing exercises.
    Alternative 2 consists of all elements of Alternative 1 plus the 
addition of a third target area, a helicopter landing zone, a second 
Convoy Live Fire range, four mortar pads, and a separate joint-use 
administrative facility. Alternative 2 also includes an increase in 
training activities associated with these additional range 
enhancements.
    Environmental issues that will be addressed in the EIS, as 
applicable, include but are not limited to the following: Air quality, 
airspace, biological resources, including threatened and endangered 
species, cultural resources, water resources, geology and soils, 
hazardous materials and waste, health and safety, noise, 
socioeconomics, and transportation.
    The DoN is initiating the scoping process to identify community 
concerns and local issues that will be addressed in the EIS. Federal, 
state and local agencies, Federally Recognized Native American Tribes, 
the public, and all interested persons are encouraged to provide oral, 
written, or electronic comments to the DoN to identify specific 
environmental issues or topics of environmental concern that the 
commenter believes the DoN should consider. All comments, electronic,

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written or provided orally at the scoping meetings, will receive the 
same consideration during EIS preparation.
    Written comments on the scope of the EIS should be postmarked no 
later than November 15, 2010. Comments may be mailed to Mrs. Amy Burt, 
Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Northwest, 1101 Tautog Circle 
Suite, 203, Silverdale, Washington 98315-1101, Attn: NWSTF Boardman EIS 
Project Manager, Code EV1.AB. Comments may also be submitted on the 
project Web site, http://www.NWSTFBoardmanEIS.com.

    Dated: September 29, 2010.
D.J. Werner,
Lieutenant Commander, Office of the Judge Advocate General, U.S. Navy, 
Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-24910 Filed 10-4-10; 8:45 am]
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