Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for Proposed Federal Building Kansas City, MO, 3775 [2012-1429]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 16 / Wednesday, January 25, 2012 / Notices Portion Closed to the Public (2) Executive Session to follow Oral Argument in ProMedica Health System, Inc., Docket 9346. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Mitch Katz, Office of Public Affairs (202) 326–2180. Recorded Message: (202) 326–2711. Donald S. Clark, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–1365 Filed 1–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–M GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION [Notice-PBS–2012–01; Docket 2012–0002; Sequence 1] Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for Proposed Federal Building Kansas City, MO General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: This notice announces the availability, and opportunity for public review and comment, of a draft environmental assessment (EA), that analyzes the environmental impacts of constructing and operating a proposed new Downtown Federal Building in Kansas City, Missouri. Through the project, GSA proposes to relocate its current operations from the Bannister Federal Complex in Kansas City, Missouri, and co-locate with other federal tenants at a proposed new Downtown Federal Building. The target property(ies) subject to this proposed action are those within an area bounded by 11th Street on the North, 12th Street on the South, Charlotte Street on the East, and Cherry Street on the West (known as city blocks 99 and 100), and could also include some level of development of 701 E. 12th Street, bounded by 12th Street on the North, 13th Street on the South, Holmes Street on the West and Charlotte Street on the East. City blocks 99 and 100 lie within the downtown East Village development and tax increment financing (TIF) district, on the East-side of downtown, in Missouri’s 5th Congressional District. In the EA, GSA discusses impacts that could occur as a result of the construction and operation of the proposed project. GSA also evaluates a ‘‘No Action’’ and other reasonable alternatives to the proposed project, or portions of the project, and considers how to lessen or avoid impacts on the various resource areas. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:09 Jan 24, 2012 Effective date: January 25, 2012. Comment Date: Interested parties should submit written comments to the Regulatory Secretariat on or before February 24, 2012 to be considered in the formation of the EA. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by ‘‘Notice-PBS–2012–01’’, by any of the following methods: • Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by inputting ‘‘Notice-PBS–2012–01’’ under the heading ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID’’ and selecting ‘‘Search.’’ Select the link ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Notice-PBS–2012–01.’’ Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Notice-PBS–2012–01’’ on your attached document. • Fax: (202) 501–4067. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), Attn: Hada Flowers/NoticePBS–2012–01, 1275 First Street NE., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20417. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite ‘‘Notice-PBS–2012–01’’, in all correspondence related to this notice. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided. Request for copies of the draft EA: Contact Mr. Jeremiah Nelson, General Services Administration, 1500 East Bannister Road, Room 2191 (6PTA), Kansas City, MO 64131 or via email to jeremiah.nelson@gsa.gov. Verbal requests for copies of the draft EA may also be made by calling Jeremiah Nelson at (816) 823–5803. A copy of the EA may also be obtained by visiting the gsa.gov Web site: http://www.gsa.gov/ portal/content/211853. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: General: This EA is being prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, 42 U.S.C. 4321, (NEPA), and regulations implementing NEPA issued by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR 1500–1508), GSA ADM 1095.1, the GSA PBS NEPA Desk Guide and other applicable regulations and policies. The EA will inform GSA in its decision-making process. Compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), including NHPA Section 106, and other laws and requirements, will be coordinated with this EA process, and government agencies that are affected by the proposed actions or have special expertise will be consulted, whether or not they are cooperating agencies. An independent analysis of DATES: Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 3775 the issues will be presented in the EA. The EA will be placed in the public record after the public comment period. GSA will consider all comments on the EA before making a final decision. Purpose of Notice: The purpose of this notice is to (1) announce the availability of the EA for public comment; (2) invite public participation during the commenting period, and (3) request public comments on the draft EA, including the potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed action. Further Information on Public Participation and Dates: The public is encouraged to provide GSA with specific comments or concerns about the project. Comments should focus on the potential environmental effects, reasonable alternatives, and measures to avoid or lessen environmental impacts. In addition to the above methods for submission of comments, those interested may also file a paper copy of comments, by regular mail, to Jeremiah Nelson, GSA Region 6 NEPA Coordinator, 1500 E. Bannister Road, Room 2135, Kansas City, Missouri 64131 or verbally offer comments to GSA’s Region 6 NEPA Coordinator by calling (816) 823–5803. Again, comments should be sent to GSA on or before February 17, 2012. With any comments, before including address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that the entire comment, including personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask in your comment to withhold from public review personal identifying information, GSA cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so. State and local government representatives are asked to notify their constituents of this planned project and encourage them to comment on their areas of concern. Dated: January 19, 2012. Kevin D. Rothmier, Director of Portfolio Management (6PT), U.S. General Services Administration, PBS, Heartland Region. [FR Doc. 2012–1429 Filed 1–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–CG–P E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1

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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

[Notice-PBS-2012-01; Docket 2012-0002; Sequence 1]


Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for 
Proposed Federal Building Kansas City, MO

AGENCY: General Services Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability, and opportunity for 
public review and comment, of a draft environmental assessment (EA), 
that analyzes the environmental impacts of constructing and operating a 
proposed new Downtown Federal Building in Kansas City, Missouri. 
Through the project, GSA proposes to relocate its current operations 
from the Bannister Federal Complex in Kansas City, Missouri, and co-
locate with other federal tenants at a proposed new Downtown Federal 
Building. The target property(ies) subject to this proposed action are 
those within an area bounded by 11th Street on the North, 12th Street 
on the South, Charlotte Street on the East, and Cherry Street on the 
West (known as city blocks 99 and 100), and could also include some 
level of development of 701 E. 12th Street, bounded by 12th Street on 
the North, 13th Street on the South, Holmes Street on the West and 
Charlotte Street on the East. City blocks 99 and 100 lie within the 
downtown East Village development and tax increment financing (TIF) 
district, on the East-side of downtown, in Missouri's 5th Congressional 
District. In the EA, GSA discusses impacts that could occur as a result 
of the construction and operation of the proposed project. GSA also 
evaluates a ``No Action'' and other reasonable alternatives to the 
proposed project, or portions of the project, and considers how to 
lessen or avoid impacts on the various resource areas.

DATES: Effective date: January 25, 2012.
    Comment Date: Interested parties should submit written comments to 
the Regulatory Secretariat on or before February 24, 2012 to be 
considered in the formation of the EA.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by ``Notice-PBS-2012-01'', by any 
of the following methods:
     Regulations.gov: http://www.regulations.gov. Submit 
comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by inputting ``Notice-PBS-
2012-01'' under the heading ``Enter Keyword or ID'' and selecting 
``Search.'' Select the link ``Submit a Comment'' that corresponds with 
``Notice-PBS-2012-01.'' Follow the instructions provided at the 
``Submit a Comment'' screen. Please include your name, company name (if 
any), and ``Notice-PBS-2012-01'' on your attached document.
     Fax: (202) 501-4067.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat (MVCB), Attn: Hada Flowers/Notice-PBS-2012-01, 1275 First 
Street NE., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20417.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite ``Notice-PBS-
2012-01'', in all correspondence related to this notice. All comments 
received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, 
including any personal and/or business confidential information 
provided.
    Request for copies of the draft EA: Contact Mr. Jeremiah Nelson, 
General Services Administration, 1500 East Bannister Road, Room 2191 
(6PTA), Kansas City, MO 64131 or via email to gsa.gov">jeremiah.nelson@gsa.gov. 
Verbal requests for copies of the draft EA may also be made by calling 
Jeremiah Nelson at (816) 823-5803. A copy of the EA may also be 
obtained by visiting the gsa.gov Web site: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/211853.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    General: This EA is being prepared pursuant to the National 
Environmental Policy Act, 42 U.S.C. 4321, (NEPA), and regulations 
implementing NEPA issued by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 
CFR 1500-1508), GSA ADM 1095.1, the GSA PBS NEPA Desk Guide and other 
applicable regulations and policies. The EA will inform GSA in its 
decision-making process. Compliance with the National Historic 
Preservation Act (NHPA), including NHPA Section 106, and other laws and 
requirements, will be coordinated with this EA process, and government 
agencies that are affected by the proposed actions or have special 
expertise will be consulted, whether or not they are cooperating 
agencies. An independent analysis of the issues will be presented in 
the EA. The EA will be placed in the public record after the public 
comment period. GSA will consider all comments on the EA before making 
a final decision.
    Purpose of Notice: The purpose of this notice is to (1) announce 
the availability of the EA for public comment; (2) invite public 
participation during the commenting period, and (3) request public 
comments on the draft EA, including the potential environmental impacts 
associated with the proposed action.
    Further Information on Public Participation and Dates: The public 
is encouraged to provide GSA with specific comments or concerns about 
the project. Comments should focus on the potential environmental 
effects, reasonable alternatives, and measures to avoid or lessen 
environmental impacts. In addition to the above methods for submission 
of comments, those interested may also file a paper copy of comments, 
by regular mail, to Jeremiah Nelson, GSA Region 6 NEPA Coordinator, 
1500 E. Bannister Road, Room 2135, Kansas City, Missouri 64131 or 
verbally offer comments to GSA's Region 6 NEPA Coordinator by calling 
(816) 823-5803. Again, comments should be sent to GSA on or before 
February 17, 2012. With any comments, before including address, phone 
number, email address, or other personal identifying information in 
your comment, be advised that the entire comment, including personal 
identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. 
While you can ask in your comment to withhold from public review 
personal identifying information, GSA cannot guarantee that it will be 
able to do so.
    State and local government representatives are asked to notify 
their constituents of this planned project and encourage them to 
comment on their areas of concern.

    Dated: January 19, 2012.
Kevin D. Rothmier,
Director of Portfolio Management (6PT), U.S. General Services 
Administration, PBS, Heartland Region.
[FR Doc. 2012-1429 Filed 1-24-12; 8:45 am]
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