Notice of Intent To Prepare One Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Northern Border Between the United States and Canada, 68810-68811 [2010-28239]

Download as PDF wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES_PART 1 68810 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 216 / Tuesday, November 9, 2010 / Notices Section II of the CBP Form 301 will be revised to specifically cover continuous activity code bonds for Importer Security Filing, Marine Terminal Operator, and Intellectual Property Rights Samples. In accordance with public comments received, CBP also proposes to make the following changes to Form 301: (1) Remove the phrase from Section II of the form ‘‘1a may be checked independently or with 1, and’’ because these activity codes should not be combined. (2) In Section II of Form 301, replace the term ‘‘Single Entry Bond’’ with the term ‘‘Single Transaction Bond’’, in each place it appears, in order to accommodate transactions that are not entries. (3) In Section III of Form 301, replace the term ‘‘Importer Name’’, in each place it appears, with the term ‘‘Name’’ to accommodate parties other than importers that use Form 301. (4) In Section III of Form 301, replace the term ‘‘Importer Number’’, in each place it appears, with the term ‘‘Identification Number’’ in order to include all the types of filing numbers listed in 19 CFR 24.5. (5) Delete the term ‘‘Form 5297’’ in both Footnote 8 and Footnote 9 of Form 301 so that it does not exclude electronic filing of the information. (1) Create a continuation sheet for Form 301. Bonds are usually executed by an agent of the surety. The surety company grants authority to the agent via CBP Form 5297, Corporate Surety Power of Attorney. Once this form is filed with CBP, the validity of the authority of the agent executing the bond and the name of the surety can be verified to the surety’s grant. The trade community now has the ability to submit the information on CBP Form 5297 via the Internet by using the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) portal. ACE surety portal account access allows sureties to add, revoke, and change their surety agent powers of attorney electronically. The ACE account is available to any surety who applies for the functionality at http://www.cbp.gov. CBP Forms 301 and 5297 are accessible at http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/toolbox/ forms/. Current Actions: This submission is being made to extend the expiration date with a change to the burden hours based on revised estimates by CBP. CBP also proposes to revise CBP Form 301 as specified in the ‘‘Abstract Section’’ of this notice. Type of Review: Extension (with change). Affected Public: Businesses. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:18 Nov 08, 2010 Jkt 223001 Form 301, Customs Bond Estimated Number of Respondents: 800,000. Total Number of Estimated Annual Responses: 800,000. Estimated time per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 200,000. Form 5297, Corporate Surety Power of Attorney Estimated Number of Respondents: 500. Total Number of Estimated Annual Responses: 500. Estimated time per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 125. If additional information is required contact: Tracey Denning, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade, 799 9th Street, NW., 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20229–1177, at 202– 325–0265. Dated: November 3, 2010. Tracey Denning, Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2010–28213 Filed 11–8–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Notice of Intent To Prepare One Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Northern Border Between the United States and Canada U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DHS. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) informs the public that it intends to prepare one Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for the Northern Border between the United States and Canada. Previously, CBP had published a notice in the Federal Register stating that CBP intended to prepare four such documents, each covering a different region of the Northern Border. However, after conducting a public scoping process, CBP has determined that it would be preferable to produce one document covering the entire Northern Border to ensure that CBP effectively analyzes and conveys impacts that occur across the region of the Northern Border. The overall anticipated area of study, extending approximately 100 miles south of the Northern Border, will remain the same. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Hass, CBP, Office of Administration, telephone (202) 344– 1929. You may also visit the Northern Border PEIS Web site at: http:// www.NorthernBorderPEIS.com. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 6, 2010, CBP published in the Federal Register (75 FR 38822) a document entitled Notice of Intent to Prepare Four Programmatic Environmental Impact Statements for the Northern Border Between the United States and Canada and To Conduct Public Scoping Meetings. The notice announced that CBP intended to prepare four Programmatic Environmental Impact Statements (PEISs) to analyze the environmental effects of current and potential future CBP border security activities along the Northern Border between the United States and Canada. Each PEIS was to cover one region of the Northern Border: the New England region, the Great Lakes region, the region east of the Rocky Mountains, and the region west of the Rocky Mountains. The notice also announced and initiated the public scoping process to gather information from the public in preparation for drafting the PEISs. In this scoping process, CBP solicited written comments from the public and held 11 public scoping meetings in locations near the Northern Border. CBP conducted this public scoping process in order to obtain input concerning the range of environmental considerations for inclusion within the PEISs. As indicated in the prior notice, the scoping period concluded on August 5, 2010. As a result of input received during the scoping process, CBP has decided to refocus its approach and develop one PEIS covering the entire Northern Border, rather than four separate, regional PEISs. Through this refocused approach, CBP will further clarify the proposed action, alternatives, and potential impacts across the four previously identified regions. CBP’s principal reasons for preparing a single PEIS with sections for each region are: (1) CBP’s need to identify a single unified proposal and alternatives for maintaining or enhancing security along the Northern Border, and (2) Certain resources of concern for this PEIS extend or move across the PEIS regions previously identified (e.g. habitat of various wildlife). Thus, to ensure that CBP effectively analyzes and conveys impacts that occur across regions of the Northern Border, a E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM 09NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 216 / Tuesday, November 9, 2010 / Notices unified PEIS is desirable. The overall anticipated area of study, extending approximately 100 miles south of the Northern Border, remains the same. CBP is continuing to review the results of the scoping process and, as described in the July 6 notice, will compile a list of comments received to be included in a scoping report. This report will be made available on the project Web site: http:// www.NorthernBorderPEIS.com and upon written request. Written requests for the scoping report may be made via e-mail to comments@NorthernBorderPEIS.com, subject: Scoping Report, or via mail to CBP Northern Border PEIS (Scoping Report), P.O. Box 3625, McLean, Virginia, 22102. The body of the request should read, ‘‘Request a copy of the scoping report for U.S. Customs and Border Protection Northern Border PEIS.’’ CBP anticipates the scoping report will be available in November 2010. The information gained from the scoping process will aid CBP as it prepares the draft PEIS. This draft PEIS will be followed, after a period of public comment, with a final PEIS. CBP plans to use the information derived from the analysis in the PEIS in management, planning, and decision-making for its mission and its environmental stewardship responsibilities, as well as to establish a foundation for future impact analyses. For complete information, please see the July 6 Federal Register notice (75 FR 38822). wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES_PART 1 Next Steps This environmental analysis process is being conducted pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq., (NEPA), the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for Implementing the NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), and Department of Homeland Security Directive 023–01 (renumbered from 5100.1), Environmental Planning Program of April 19, 2006. In accordance with NEPA, the draft PEIS will be made available to the public for review and comment through a Notice of Availability (NOA) in the Federal Register. The NOA will provide directions for obtaining copies of the draft PEIS as well as dates and locations for any associated public participation meetings. After a public comment period on the draft PEIS, CBP will complete a final PEIS. CBP will continue to announce information on exact locations and times of public meetings as well as project information through local newspapers and the VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:18 Nov 08, 2010 Jkt 223001 project Web site: http:// www.NorthernBorderPEIS.com. Dated: November 4, 2010. Rob Janson, Acting Executive Director, Facilities Management and Engineering, Office of Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–28239 Filed 11–8–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2010–0066] Recovery Publication, P–395, Fire Management Assistance Grant Program (FMAGP) Guide Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is accepting comments on the Fire Management Assistance Grant Program (FMAGP) Guide. The Guide describes the FMAGP declaration process, eligibility, grant management and application procedures, and other related program guidance. DATES: Comments must be received by December 9, 2010. ADDRESSES: Comments must be identified by docket ID FEMA–2010– 0066 and may be submitted by one of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Please note that this proposed policy is not a rulemaking and the Federal Rulemaking Portal is being utilized only as a mechanism for receiving comments. Mail: Office of Chief Counsel, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Room 835, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472–3100. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allen Wineland, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, allen. wineland@dhs.gov, 202–646–3661. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: www.regulations.gov, and will include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this information makes it public. You may wish to read the Privacy Act notice, which can be viewed by clicking on the ‘‘Privacy Notice’’ link in the footer of http:// www.regulations.gov. You may submit your comments and material by the methods specified under the ADDRESSES caption. Please submit your comments and any supporting material by only one means to avoid the receipt and review of duplicate submissions. Docket: The proposed policy is available in docket ID FEMA–2010– 0066. For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov and search for the docket ID. Submitted comments may also be inspected at FEMA, Office of Chief Counsel, Room 835, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472. II. Background This guide describes the FMAGP basic provisions, application procedures, and other related program policies and guidance. FEMA seeks comment on the proposed policy, which is available online at http://www.regulations.gov in docket ID FEMA–2010–0066. Based on the comments received, FEMA may make appropriate revisions to the proposed policy. Although FEMA will consider any comments received in the drafting of the final policy, FEMA will not provide a response to comments document. When or if FEMA issues a final policy, FEMA will publish a notice of availability in the Federal Register and make the final policy available at http://www.regulations.gov. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 5121–5207; 44 CFR part 206. Robert A. Farmer, Deputy Director, Office of Policy and Program Analysis,Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2010–28205 Filed 11–8–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P I. Public Participation Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket ID. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 216 (Tuesday, November 9, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68810-68811]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-28239]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection


Notice of Intent To Prepare One Programmatic Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Northern Border Between the United States and Canada

AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) informs the public 
that it intends to prepare one Programmatic Environmental Impact 
Statement (PEIS) for the Northern Border between the United States and 
Canada. Previously, CBP had published a notice in the Federal Register 
stating that CBP intended to prepare four such documents, each covering 
a different region of the Northern Border. However, after conducting a 
public scoping process, CBP has determined that it would be preferable 
to produce one document covering the entire Northern Border to ensure 
that CBP effectively analyzes and conveys impacts that occur across the 
region of the Northern Border. The overall anticipated area of study, 
extending approximately 100 miles south of the Northern Border, will 
remain the same.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Hass, CBP, Office of 
Administration, telephone (202) 344-1929. You may also visit the 
Northern Border PEIS Web site at: http://www.NorthernBorderPEIS.com.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On July 6, 2010, CBP published in the Federal Register (75 FR 
38822) a document entitled Notice of Intent to Prepare Four 
Programmatic Environmental Impact Statements for the Northern Border 
Between the United States and Canada and To Conduct Public Scoping 
Meetings. The notice announced that CBP intended to prepare four 
Programmatic Environmental Impact Statements (PEISs) to analyze the 
environmental effects of current and potential future CBP border 
security activities along the Northern Border between the United States 
and Canada. Each PEIS was to cover one region of the Northern Border: 
the New England region, the Great Lakes region, the region east of the 
Rocky Mountains, and the region west of the Rocky Mountains.
    The notice also announced and initiated the public scoping process 
to gather information from the public in preparation for drafting the 
PEISs. In this scoping process, CBP solicited written comments from the 
public and held 11 public scoping meetings in locations near the 
Northern Border. CBP conducted this public scoping process in order to 
obtain input concerning the range of environmental considerations for 
inclusion within the PEISs. As indicated in the prior notice, the 
scoping period concluded on August 5, 2010.
    As a result of input received during the scoping process, CBP has 
decided to refocus its approach and develop one PEIS covering the 
entire Northern Border, rather than four separate, regional PEISs. 
Through this refocused approach, CBP will further clarify the proposed 
action, alternatives, and potential impacts across the four previously 
identified regions. CBP's principal reasons for preparing a single PEIS 
with sections for each region are:
    (1) CBP's need to identify a single unified proposal and 
alternatives for maintaining or enhancing security along the Northern 
Border, and
    (2) Certain resources of concern for this PEIS extend or move 
across the PEIS regions previously identified (e.g. habitat of various 
wildlife). Thus, to ensure that CBP effectively analyzes and conveys 
impacts that occur across regions of the Northern Border, a

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unified PEIS is desirable. The overall anticipated area of study, 
extending approximately 100 miles south of the Northern Border, remains 
the same.
    CBP is continuing to review the results of the scoping process and, 
as described in the July 6 notice, will compile a list of comments 
received to be included in a scoping report. This report will be made 
available on the project Web site: http://www.NorthernBorderPEIS.com 
and upon written request. Written requests for the scoping report may 
be made via e-mail to comments@NorthernBorderPEIS.com, subject: Scoping 
Report, or via mail to CBP Northern Border PEIS (Scoping Report), P.O. 
Box 3625, McLean, Virginia, 22102. The body of the request should read, 
``Request a copy of the scoping report for U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection Northern Border PEIS.'' CBP anticipates the scoping report 
will be available in November 2010.
    The information gained from the scoping process will aid CBP as it 
prepares the draft PEIS. This draft PEIS will be followed, after a 
period of public comment, with a final PEIS. CBP plans to use the 
information derived from the analysis in the PEIS in management, 
planning, and decision-making for its mission and its environmental 
stewardship responsibilities, as well as to establish a foundation for 
future impact analyses. For complete information, please see the July 6 
Federal Register notice (75 FR 38822).

Next Steps

    This environmental analysis process is being conducted pursuant to 
the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq., 
(NEPA), the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for 
Implementing the NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and Department of 
Homeland Security Directive 023-01 (renumbered from 5100.1), 
Environmental Planning Program of April 19, 2006. In accordance with 
NEPA, the draft PEIS will be made available to the public for review 
and comment through a Notice of Availability (NOA) in the Federal 
Register. The NOA will provide directions for obtaining copies of the 
draft PEIS as well as dates and locations for any associated public 
participation meetings. After a public comment period on the draft 
PEIS, CBP will complete a final PEIS. CBP will continue to announce 
information on exact locations and times of public meetings as well as 
project information through local newspapers and the project Web site: 
http://www.NorthernBorderPEIS.com.

    Dated: November 4, 2010.
Rob Janson,
Acting Executive Director, Facilities Management and Engineering, 
Office of Administration.
[FR Doc. 2010-28239 Filed 11-8-10; 8:45 am]
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