Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Housing Approximately 1,750 Low-Security, Adult Male Inmates, That Are Predominantly Criminal Aliens at a Privately-Owned and Operated Institution in Either Hinton, OK; McRae, GA; Baldwin, MI; or Scott County, MS, 3925-3926 [2011-294]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 14 / Friday, January 21, 2011 / Notices Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and either e-mailed to pubcomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov or mailed to P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611, and should refer to United States and State of Kansas v. Blue Tee Corp., (D. Kan.) and DOJ Case No. 90– 11–2–06280/4. During the public comment period, the Consent Decree may be examined at the Office of the United States Attorney, District of Kansas, 500 State Ave. Suite 360, Kansas City, KS 66101, (913) 551– 6730. The Consent Decree may also be examined on the following Department of Justice Web site, http:// www.usdoj.gov/enrd/ Consent_Decrees.html. A copy of the Consent Decree may also be obtained by mail from the Consent Decree Library, P.O. 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AGENCY: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500–1508), the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) intends to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and conduct Public Scoping Meetings for the proposed WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:45 Jan 20, 2011 Jkt 223001 housing of inmates under the Criminal Alien Requirement 12 (CAR 12) solicitation, at a facility located in either Hinton, Oklahoma; McRae, Georgia; Baldwin, Michigan; or Scott County, Mississippi. The mission of the United States Department of Justice, BOP, is to protect society by confining offenders in the controlled environments of prison and communitybased facilities that are safe, humane, cost-efficient, and appropriately secure, and that provide work and other selfimprovement opportunities to assist offenders in becoming law-abiding citizens. The BOP accomplishes its mission through the appropriate use of community correction, detention, and correctional facilities that are either: Federally-owned and operated; federally-owned and non-federally operated; and non-federally owned and operated. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposed Action The BOP is facing a period of growth in its inmate population. Projections show the federal inmate population increasing from approximately 212,000 inmates at the end of fiscal year 2010 to over 231,756 inmates by the end of fiscal year 2013. As such, the demand for bed space within the federal prison system continues to grow at a significant rate. To accommodate a portion of the growing inmate population, the BOP proposes to contract with a privatelyowned and operated correctional facility that can house approximately 1,750 low-security, adult male inmates, that are predominantly criminal aliens. Proposals received by the BOP from private contractors include existing facilities located in Hinton, Oklahoma; McRae, Georgia; Baldwin, Michigan; and a new facility proposed for development in Scott County, Mississippi. The BOP has preliminarily evaluated these proposals and determined that the prospective facility/ sites appear to be of sufficient size to provide space for inmate housing, programs, administrative services and other support facilities associated with the correctional facility. The DEIS to be prepared by the BOP will analyze the potential impacts of correctional facility construction and/or operation at these locations. The Process In the process of evaluating the sites, several aspects will receive detailed examination including, but not limited to: Topography, geology/soils, hydrology, biological resources, utility services, transportation services, PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3925 cultural resources, land uses, socioeconomics, hazardous materials, and air and noise quality, among others. Alternatives In developing the DEIS, the options of ‘‘no action’’ and ‘‘alternative sites’’ for the proposed facility will be fully and thoroughly examined. Scoping Process During the preparation of the DEIS, there will be opportunities for public involvement in order to determine the issues to be examined in the DEIS. Four Scoping Meetings will be held for the proposed action: The first at 6 p.m., February 9, 2011 at the Hinton Fire Station, 115 E. Main Street, Hinton, Oklahoma; the second at 7 p.m., February 15, 2011 at the Morton City Board Room, 19 West 1st Avenue, Morton, Mississippi; the third at 6 p.m. February 17, 2011 at McRae City Hall, 301 N. 1st Avenue, McRae, Georgia; and the final at 6 p.m. on February 24, 2011 at Webber Township Hall, 2286 Spring Time Street in Baldwin, Michigan. The meeting locations, dates, and times will be well publicized and will be arranged to allow for public involvement, as well as interested agencies and organizations to attend. The meetings will be held to allow interested persons to formally express their views on the scope and significant issues to be studied as part of the DEIS process. The meetings will provide for timely public comments and understanding of federal plans and programs with possible environmental consequences as required by the NEPA of 1969, as amended, and the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended. DEIS Preparation Public notice will be given concerning the availability of the DEIS for public review and comment at a later date. Address All are encouraged to provide comments on the proposed action and alternatives at the Public Scoping Meetings and anytime during the public scoping period and until March 11, 2011. There are three ways in which comments may be submitted: (1) By attending one of the scoping meetings, (2) by mail or (3) by FAX. Contact Questions concerning the proposed action and the DEIS may be directed to: Richard A. Cohn, Chief or Issac J. Gaston, Site Selection Specialist, Capacity Planning and Site Selection Branch, Federal Bureau of Prisons, 320 E:\FR\FM\21JAN1.SGM 21JAN1 3926 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 14 / Friday, January 21, 2011 / Notices First Street, NW., Washington, DC 20534, Telephone: 202–514–6470/ Facsimile: 202–616–6024/E-mail: racohn@bop.gov. Dated: January 4, 2011. Richard A. Cohn, Chief, Capacity Planning and Site Selection Branch. [FR Doc. 2011–294 Filed 1–20–11; 8:45 am] Signed at Washington, DC, this 13th day of January 2011. Donna Kelly, Grant Officer, Employment and Training Administration. BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR [FR Doc. 2011–986 Filed 1–20–11; 8:45 am] Employment and Training Administration BILLING CODE 4510–FM–P Notice of Funding Opportunity and Solicitation for Grant Application (SGA) for Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grants Program LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice of Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA). WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Funding Opportunity Number: SGA/ DFA PY 10–03. SUMMARY: Through this notice, the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) announces the availability of approximately $500 million in grant funds authorized in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Reconciliation Act) from the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grants funding source to provide community colleges and other eligible institutions of higher education with funds to expand and improve their ability to deliver education and career training programs that can be completed in two years or less, are suited for workers who are eligible for training under the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers program, and prepare program participants for employment in highwage, high-skill occupations. ETA intends to fund grants ranging from $2.5 million to $5 million for individual applicants and from $2.5 million to $20 million for consortium applicants with this SGA. The complete SGA and any subsequent SGA amendments, in connection with the Workforce Investment Act and Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Reconciliation Act) is described in further detail on ETA’s Web site at http://www.doleta.gov or on http:// www.grants.gov. The Web sites provide application information, eligibility requirements, review and selection VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:45 Jan 20, 2011 procedures and other program requirements governing this solicitation. DATES: The closing date for receipt of applications is April 21, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Abdullah, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room N4716, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: 202– 693–3346. Jkt 223001 Notice and Request for Comments: LSC Elimination of the Nevada, South Dakota, and Wyoming Migrant Service Areas Beginning April 1, 2011 Legal Services Corporation. Notice and Request for Comments—LSC Elimination of the Nevada, South Dakota, and Wyoming Migrant Service Areas. AGENCY: ACTION: The Legal Services Corporation will eliminate the Nevada, South Dakota, and Wyoming migrant service areas: MNV, MSD, and MWY, effective April 1, 2011, because any eligible migrant population in these states can be more effectively and efficiently served through the respective state’s basic field-general grant. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before February 22, 2011. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted by mail or e-mail to Reginald J. Haley, Office of Program Performance, Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K St., NW., Washington, DC 20007; or haleyr@lsc.gov. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Reginald J. Haley, Office of Program Performance, Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K St., NW., Washington, DC 20007; or by email at haleyr@lsc.gov. The Legal Services Corporation’s (LSC) mission is to promote equal access to justice and to provide for high-quality civil legal assistance to low-income persons. 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LSC has been informed that the eligible migrant populations in Nevada, South Dakota, and Wyoming are not sufficient in numbers to maintain a separate migrant service area in those states. LSC has reviewed this matter and determined that, based on the available information; it would be more effective and efficient to serve the legal needs of the eligible migrant populations in Nevada, South Dakota, and Wyoming through the basic field-general grants in those states rather than providing separate migrant grants. LSC provides grants through a competitive bidding process, which is regulated by 45 CFR part 1634. In 2010, LSC implemented a competitive grants process for 2011 calendar year funding that included, inter alia, the Nevada, South Dakota, and Wyoming migrant service areas. LSC determines the term of grants after applications have been received. 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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Federal Bureau of Prisons


Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement (DEIS) for Housing Approximately 1,750 Low-Security, Adult 
Male Inmates, That Are Predominantly Criminal Aliens at a Privately-
Owned and Operated Institution in Either Hinton, OK; McRae, GA; 
Baldwin, MI; or Scott County, MS

AGENCY: Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Department of Justice.

ACTION: Notice of Intent to Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the Council on 
Environmental Quality Regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] 
Parts 1500-1508), the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) intends to 
prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and conduct 
Public Scoping Meetings for the proposed housing of inmates under the 
Criminal Alien Requirement 12 (CAR 12) solicitation, at a facility 
located in either Hinton, Oklahoma; McRae, Georgia; Baldwin, Michigan; 
or Scott County, Mississippi.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The mission of the United States Department 
of Justice, BOP, is to protect society by confining offenders in the 
controlled environments of prison and community-based facilities that 
are safe, humane, cost-efficient, and appropriately secure, and that 
provide work and other self-improvement opportunities to assist 
offenders in becoming law-abiding citizens. The BOP accomplishes its 
mission through the appropriate use of community correction, detention, 
and correctional facilities that are either: Federally-owned and 
operated; federally-owned and non-federally operated; and non-federally 
owned and operated.

Proposed Action

    The BOP is facing a period of growth in its inmate population. 
Projections show the federal inmate population increasing from 
approximately 212,000 inmates at the end of fiscal year 2010 to over 
231,756 inmates by the end of fiscal year 2013. As such, the demand for 
bed space within the federal prison system continues to grow at a 
significant rate. To accommodate a portion of the growing inmate 
population, the BOP proposes to contract with a privately-owned and 
operated correctional facility that can house approximately 1,750 low-
security, adult male inmates, that are predominantly criminal aliens.
    Proposals received by the BOP from private contractors include 
existing facilities located in Hinton, Oklahoma; McRae, Georgia; 
Baldwin, Michigan; and a new facility proposed for development in Scott 
County, Mississippi. The BOP has preliminarily evaluated these 
proposals and determined that the prospective facility/sites appear to 
be of sufficient size to provide space for inmate housing, programs, 
administrative services and other support facilities associated with 
the correctional facility. The DEIS to be prepared by the BOP will 
analyze the potential impacts of correctional facility construction 
and/or operation at these locations.

The Process

    In the process of evaluating the sites, several aspects will 
receive detailed examination including, but not limited to: Topography, 
geology/soils, hydrology, biological resources, utility services, 
transportation services, cultural resources, land uses, socio-
economics, hazardous materials, and air and noise quality, among 
others.

Alternatives

    In developing the DEIS, the options of ``no action'' and 
``alternative sites'' for the proposed facility will be fully and 
thoroughly examined.

Scoping Process

    During the preparation of the DEIS, there will be opportunities for 
public involvement in order to determine the issues to be examined in 
the DEIS. Four Scoping Meetings will be held for the proposed action: 
The first at 6 p.m., February 9, 2011 at the Hinton Fire Station, 115 
E. Main Street, Hinton, Oklahoma; the second at 7 p.m., February 15, 
2011 at the Morton City Board Room, 19 West 1st Avenue, Morton, 
Mississippi; the third at 6 p.m. February 17, 2011 at McRae City Hall, 
301 N. 1st Avenue, McRae, Georgia; and the final at 6 p.m. on February 
24, 2011 at Webber Township Hall, 2286 Spring Time Street in Baldwin, 
Michigan.
    The meeting locations, dates, and times will be well publicized and 
will be arranged to allow for public involvement, as well as interested 
agencies and organizations to attend. The meetings will be held to 
allow interested persons to formally express their views on the scope 
and significant issues to be studied as part of the DEIS process. The 
meetings will provide for timely public comments and understanding of 
federal plans and programs with possible environmental consequences as 
required by the NEPA of 1969, as amended, and the National Historic 
Preservation Act of 1966, as amended.

DEIS Preparation

    Public notice will be given concerning the availability of the DEIS 
for public review and comment at a later date.

Address

    All are encouraged to provide comments on the proposed action and 
alternatives at the Public Scoping Meetings and anytime during the 
public scoping period and until March 11, 2011. There are three ways in 
which comments may be submitted: (1) By attending one of the scoping 
meetings, (2) by mail or (3) by FAX.

Contact

    Questions concerning the proposed action and the DEIS may be 
directed to: Richard A. Cohn, Chief or Issac J. Gaston, Site Selection 
Specialist, Capacity Planning and Site Selection Branch, Federal Bureau 
of Prisons, 320

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First Street, NW., Washington, DC 20534, Telephone: 202-514-6470/
Facsimile: 202-616-6024/E-mail: racohn@bop.gov.

    Dated: January 4, 2011.
Richard A. Cohn,
Chief, Capacity Planning and Site Selection Branch.
[FR Doc. 2011-294 Filed 1-20-11; 8:45 am]
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