Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Disposal and Reuse of Surplus Properties at Naval Station Newport, RI and Notice of Public Scoping Meetings, 65868-65870 [2012-26755]

Download as PDF 65868 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 211 / Wednesday, October 31, 2012 / Notices computers, but sometimes there are technical problems with remote voice communication from online participants. In such cases, participants may still use a chat feature in the webinar to submit written comments or questions. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: October 26, 2012. William D. Chappell, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–26795 Filed 10–30–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirement on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, CNCS is soliciting comments concerning its proposed revision of the National Service Trust Enrollment Form and National Service Trust Exit Form to update the burden hour information and the Privacy Act statements. Applicants and program staff respond to the questions included in this ICR to enroll in the National Service Trust and to document their service upon completion. Copies of the information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the addresses section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the individual and office listed in the ADDRESSES section by December 31, 2012. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the title of the information tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:08 Oct 30, 2012 Jkt 229001 collection activity, by any of the following methods: (1) By mail sent to: Corporation for National and Community Service, ATTN: Bruce Kellogg, 8309C, 1201 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20525. (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the CNCS mailroom at Room 8100 at the mail address given in paragraph (1) above, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. (3) By fax to: (202) 606–3492, Bruce Kellogg. (4) Electronically through www.regulations.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY–TDD) may call 1–800–833– 3722 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bruce Kellogg, (202) 606–6954, or by email at bkellogg@cns.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CNCS is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of CNCS, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are expected to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses). Background Current Action CNCS seeks only to revise the burden hour information to reflect current volume and to amend the Privacy Act statements in these forms. The information collection will otherwise be used in the same manner Frm 00017 Dated: October 25, 2012. Maggie Taylor-Coates, Chief Trust Operations. [FR Doc. 2012–26785 Filed 10–30–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Disposal and Reuse of Surplus Properties at Naval Station Newport, RI and Notice of Public Scoping Meetings Department of the Navy, DoD. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: 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 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 consequences of the disposal and reuse of surplus properties at Naval Station (NAVSTA) Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, per Public Law 101–510, the Defense Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC) Act of 1990, as amended in 2005 (BRAC Law). The surplus properties include: the former Naval SUMMARY: The Enrollment Form is used by AmeriCorps members and program staff to enroll in the National Service Trust. The Exit Form is used by AmeriCorps members and program staff to document the completion of their term of service. This information is also collected electronically. PO 00000 as the existing application. CNCS also seeks to continue using the current application until the revised application is approved by OMB. The current application is due to expire on September 30, 2013. Type of Review: Renewal. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: National Service Trust Enrollment and Exit Forms. OMB Number: 3045–0006. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: AmeriCorps members and program staff. Total Respondents: 81,000 (Enrollments) and 79,000 (Exits). Frequency: Once per form. Average Time per Response: Averages 10 minutes per form. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 13,500 hours (Enrollment) and 13,166.67 (Exit). Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): None. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 211 / Wednesday, October 31, 2012 / Notices Hospital, the former Navy Lodge, Tank Farms 1 and 2, and the Defense Highway/Stringham Road Corridor. Potential impacts associated with reuse of the surplus properties at NAVSTA Newport, including changes in land use and traffic patterns, will be evaluated and will contribute to the alternatives considered. DATES: The DoN will conduct public scoping meetings in the Town of Middletown and the City of Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, to receive comments on the environmental concerns that should be addressed in the EIS. Public scoping open houses will be as follows: 1. Open House: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 4:00pm–8:00pm, Joseph H. Gaudet Middle School Cafeteria located at 1113 Aquidneck Avenue, Middletown, Rhode Island. 2. Open House: Thursday, November 15, 2012 1:00pm–5:00pm, Newport Public Library Program Room located at 300 Spring Street, Newport, Rhode Island. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Director, BRAC Program Management Office Northeast, Attn: Newport BRAC EIS, 4911 South Broad Street, Building 679, Philadelphia, PA 19112–1303, telephone 215–897–4900, fax 215–897– 4902, email: david.drozd@navy.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BRAC Commission was established by Public Law 101–510, the BRAC Law, to recommend military installations for realignment and closure. Recommendations of the 2005 BRAC Commission were included in a report presented to the President on September 8, 2005. The President approved and forwarded this report to Congress on September 16, 2005, which became effective as public law on November 9, 2005, and must be implemented in accordance with the requirements of the BRAC Law. As a result of implementation of BRAC Law, on January 5, 2009, certain land and facilities at NAVSTA Newport were declared excess to the needs of the DoN and made available to other Department of Defense components and other Federal agencies. The DoN evaluated all Federal requests and made a decision on property required by the Federal Government. The DoN declared approximately 225 acres of property at NAVSTA Newport as surplus to the needs of the Federal Government on February 9, 2010. The proposed action for this EIS is the disposal and reuse of surplus property at NAVSTA Newport. Upon completion of the disposal, the surplus property will be redeveloped in a manner VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:08 Oct 30, 2012 Jkt 229001 consistent with the Aquidneck Island Reuse Planning Authority’s (AIRPA) Redevelopment Plan. The EIS will consider the alternatives that are reasonable to accomplish the proposed action. Alternatives to be considered include: (1) Disposal of the surplus property by the DoN and reuse in accordance with the AIRPA Redevelopment Plan; (2) Disposal of the surplus property by the DoN with a high-density reuse scenario; and (3) No Action, in which the DoN would retain ownership in caretaker status and no reuse or redevelopment of the surplus property would occur. Alternative 1 would allow for the disposal and reuse of surplus property at NAVSTA Newport. Reuse would be conducted in accordance with the AIRPA Redevelopment Plan. The Plan provides a mix of land uses based on existing conditions on the surplus property and in the community, guiding principles for development established by AIRPA, and public participation. It is anticipated that full build-out of the Plan would be implemented over a 20year period. The Redevelopment Plan calls for the development of the following at each surplus parcel: • Naval Hospital—This waterfront parcel consists of 7 acres of land and facilities plus 3 acres of submerged land. Existing structures would be demolished prior to redevelopment of the site. Approximately 3.8 acres (54%) of the 7 acres of land-based property would be redeveloped, with a mix of hotel and residential uses in addition to a waterfront park with pedestrian paths and a pier. The remaining 3.2 acres of upland (46%) and 3 acres of submerged land would be maintained as open space and natural areas associated with the waterfront park. • Navy Lodge—This parcel consists of 3 acres of land with no facilities on the parcel. Approximately 1.8 acres (60%) would be redeveloped with two, one-story retail buildings and associated parking. Approximately 1.2 acres (40%) would be maintained as open space. • Tank Farms 1 and 2—This parcel consists of 145 acres of land and facilities. Existing structures would be demolished prior to redevelopment of the site. Approximately 31.1 acres (21%) of the overall combined property would be redeveloped with a mix of uses including office space, light industrial, boat storage, multi-modal parking, and a solar array. About 113.9 acres (79%) would remain as passive land use or open space. • Defense Highway/Stringham Road Corridor—This parcel consists of 67 acres of land, including 4.6 miles of two-lane roads and 15 acres of adjacent PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65869 open land. The Redevelopment Plan calls for retaining use of the two-lane roads, with the addition of an adjacent multi-use pedestrian pathway in a greenbelt. The remaining land would be used for recreation/open space areas including a shoreline park. Alternative 2 would also allow for disposal and reuse of the surplus property at NAVSTA Newport. This alternative features a higher density of uses at each parcel and similar to Alternative 1, it is anticipated that full build-out of the high-density scenario would be implemented over a 20-year period. Under Alternative 2, redevelopment at each surplus parcel would include the following: • Naval Hospital—The residential use proposed under Alternative 1 would be replaced with commercial uses and a conference center would be added to the proposed hotel. The remainder of the site would be developed as described under Alternative 1. This higher density alternative would result in development of approximately 4.1 acres (58%) of the 7-acre land-based portion of the site. • Navy Lodge—The higher density alternative calls for the development of two, two-story retail buildings and an increase in parking compared with Alternative 1. Alternative 2 would result in development of approximately 2.1 acres (70%) of the overall site. • Tank Farms 1 and 2— Redevelopment would occur with the same mix of uses as under Alternative 1 however, the amount of office space and light industrial would be increased resulting in development of 34.1 acres (24%) of the overall site. • Defense Highway/Stringham Road Corridor—The higher density alternative calls for greater expansion of the proposed shoreline park. Alternative 3 is required by NEPA and is the No Action Alternative. Under this alternative, the property would be retained by the U.S. government in caretaker status. No reuse or redevelopment would occur at the surplus property. The EIS will address potential direct, indirect, short-term, long-term, and cumulative impacts on the human and natural environments, including potential impacts on topography, geology and soils, water resources, biological resources, air quality, noise, infrastructure and utilities, traffic, cultural resources, land use, socioeconomics, environmental justice, and waste management. Known areas of concern associated with the BRAC action include impacts on cultural resources, impacts on local traffic patterns resulting from reuse scenarios, E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 65870 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 211 / Wednesday, October 31, 2012 / Notices and the clean-up of installation remediation sites. The DoN is initiating the scoping process to identify community concerns and issues that should be addressed in the EIS. Agencies and the public are encouraged to provide written comments at scheduled public scoping meetings. Comments should clearly describe specific issues or topics that the EIS should address. Written comments must be postmarked or emailed by midnight December 2, 2012, and should be sent to: Director, BRAC Program Management Office Northeast, Attn: Newport BRAC EIS, 4911 South Broad Street, Building 679, Philadelphia, PA 19112–1303, telephone 215–897–4900, fax 215–897– 4902, email: david.drozd@navy.mil. Requests for special assistance, sign language interpretation for the hearing impaired, language interpreters, or other auxiliary aids for scheduled public scoping meetings must be sent by mail or email by November 5, 2012, to Ms. Katie Dixon, Ecology and Environment, Inc., 368 Pleasant View Drive, Lancaster, NY 14086, telephone 716– 684–8060, email: kdixon@ene.com. Dated: October 25, 2012. C. K. Chiappetta, Lieutenant Commander, Office of the Judge Advocate General, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–26755 Filed 10–30–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors Department of the Navy, DoD. Notice of partially closed meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors will meet to make such inquiry, as the Board shall deem necessary, into the state of morale and discipline, the curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, and academic methods of the Naval Academy. The executive session of this meeting from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on December 3, 2012, will include discussions of disciplinary matters, law enforcement investigations into allegations of criminal activity, and personnel issues at the Naval Academy, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. For this reason, the executive session of this meeting will be closed to the public. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:08 Oct 30, 2012 Jkt 229001 The open session of the meeting will be held on December 3, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The closed session of this meeting will be the executive session held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. DATES: The meeting will be held in the Bo Coppedge Room at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. The meeting will be handicap accessible. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lieutenant Commander Travis Haire, USN, Executive Secretary to the Board of Visitors, Office of the Superintendent, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD 21402–5000, 410–293–1503. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice of meeting is provided per the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.). The executive session of the meeting from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on December 3, 2012, will consist of discussions of law enforcement investigations into allegations of criminal activity, new and pending administrative/minor disciplinary infractions and nonjudicial punishments involving the Midshipmen attending the Naval Academy to include but not limited to individual honor/ conduct violations within the Brigade, and personnel issues. The discussion of such information cannot be adequately segregated from other topics, which precludes opening the executive session of this meeting to the public. Accordingly, the Under Secretary of the Navy has determined in writing that the meeting shall be partially closed to the public because the discussions during the executive session from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. will be concerned with matters coming under sections 552b(c) (5), (6), and (7) of title 5, United States Code. ADDRESSES: Dated: October 22, 2012. C.K. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Navy


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for 
the Disposal and Reuse of Surplus Properties at Naval Station Newport, 
RI and Notice of 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 (NEPA) 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 consequences of the disposal and reuse of surplus 
properties at Naval Station (NAVSTA) Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, 
per Public Law 101-510, the Defense Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC) 
Act of 1990, as amended in 2005 (BRAC Law). The surplus properties 
include: the former Naval

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Hospital, the former Navy Lodge, Tank Farms 1 and 2, and the Defense 
Highway/Stringham Road Corridor. Potential impacts associated with 
reuse of the surplus properties at NAVSTA Newport, including changes in 
land use and traffic patterns, will be evaluated and will contribute to 
the alternatives considered.

DATES: The DoN will conduct public scoping meetings in the Town of 
Middletown and the City of Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, to 
receive comments on the environmental concerns that should be addressed 
in the EIS. Public scoping open houses will be as follows:
    1. Open House: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 4:00pm-8:00pm, Joseph 
H. Gaudet Middle School Cafeteria located at 1113 Aquidneck Avenue, 
Middletown, Rhode Island.
    2. Open House: Thursday, November 15, 2012 1:00pm-5:00pm, Newport 
Public Library Program Room located at 300 Spring Street, Newport, 
Rhode Island.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Director, BRAC Program Management 
Office Northeast, Attn: Newport BRAC EIS, 4911 South Broad Street, 
Building 679, Philadelphia, PA 19112-1303, telephone 215-897-4900, fax 
215-897-4902, email: david.drozd@navy.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BRAC Commission was established by 
Public Law 101-510, the BRAC Law, to recommend military installations 
for realignment and closure. Recommendations of the 2005 BRAC 
Commission were included in a report presented to the President on 
September 8, 2005. The President approved and forwarded this report to 
Congress on September 16, 2005, which became effective as public law on 
November 9, 2005, and must be implemented in accordance with the 
requirements of the BRAC Law.
    As a result of implementation of BRAC Law, on January 5, 2009, 
certain land and facilities at NAVSTA Newport were declared excess to 
the needs of the DoN and made available to other Department of Defense 
components and other Federal agencies. The DoN evaluated all Federal 
requests and made a decision on property required by the Federal 
Government. The DoN declared approximately 225 acres of property at 
NAVSTA Newport as surplus to the needs of the Federal Government on 
February 9, 2010.
    The proposed action for this EIS is the disposal and reuse of 
surplus property at NAVSTA Newport. Upon completion of the disposal, 
the surplus property will be redeveloped in a manner consistent with 
the Aquidneck Island Reuse Planning Authority's (AIRPA) Redevelopment 
Plan. The EIS will consider the alternatives that are reasonable to 
accomplish the proposed action. Alternatives to be considered include: 
(1) Disposal of the surplus property by the DoN and reuse in accordance 
with the AIRPA Redevelopment Plan; (2) Disposal of the surplus property 
by the DoN with a high-density reuse scenario; and (3) No Action, in 
which the DoN would retain ownership in caretaker status and no reuse 
or redevelopment of the surplus property would occur.
    Alternative 1 would allow for the disposal and reuse of surplus 
property at NAVSTA Newport. Reuse would be conducted in accordance with 
the AIRPA Redevelopment Plan. The Plan provides a mix of land uses 
based on existing conditions on the surplus property and in the 
community, guiding principles for development established by AIRPA, and 
public participation. It is anticipated that full build-out of the Plan 
would be implemented over a 20-year period. The Redevelopment Plan 
calls for the development of the following at each surplus parcel:
     Naval Hospital--This waterfront parcel consists of 7 acres 
of land and facilities plus 3 acres of submerged land. Existing 
structures would be demolished prior to redevelopment of the site. 
Approximately 3.8 acres (54%) of the 7 acres of land-based property 
would be redeveloped, with a mix of hotel and residential uses in 
addition to a waterfront park with pedestrian paths and a pier. The 
remaining 3.2 acres of upland (46%) and 3 acres of submerged land would 
be maintained as open space and natural areas associated with the 
waterfront park.
     Navy Lodge--This parcel consists of 3 acres of land with 
no facilities on the parcel. Approximately 1.8 acres (60%) would be 
redeveloped with two, one-story retail buildings and associated 
parking. Approximately 1.2 acres (40%) would be maintained as open 
space.
     Tank Farms 1 and 2--This parcel consists of 145 acres of 
land and facilities. Existing structures would be demolished prior to 
redevelopment of the site. Approximately 31.1 acres (21%) of the 
overall combined property would be redeveloped with a mix of uses 
including office space, light industrial, boat storage, multi-modal 
parking, and a solar array. About 113.9 acres (79%) would remain as 
passive land use or open space.
     Defense Highway/Stringham Road Corridor--This parcel 
consists of 67 acres of land, including 4.6 miles of two-lane roads and 
15 acres of adjacent open land. The Redevelopment Plan calls for 
retaining use of the two-lane roads, with the addition of an adjacent 
multi-use pedestrian pathway in a greenbelt. The remaining land would 
be used for recreation/open space areas including a shoreline park.
    Alternative 2 would also allow for disposal and reuse of the 
surplus property at NAVSTA Newport. This alternative features a higher 
density of uses at each parcel and similar to Alternative 1, it is 
anticipated that full build-out of the high-density scenario would be 
implemented over a 20-year period. Under Alternative 2, redevelopment 
at each surplus parcel would include the following:
     Naval Hospital--The residential use proposed under 
Alternative 1 would be replaced with commercial uses and a conference 
center would be added to the proposed hotel. The remainder of the site 
would be developed as described under Alternative 1. This higher 
density alternative would result in development of approximately 4.1 
acres (58%) of the 7-acre land-based portion of the site.
     Navy Lodge--The higher density alternative calls for the 
development of two, two-story retail buildings and an increase in 
parking compared with Alternative 1. Alternative 2 would result in 
development of approximately 2.1 acres (70%) of the overall site.
     Tank Farms 1 and 2--Redevelopment would occur with the 
same mix of uses as under Alternative 1 however, the amount of office 
space and light industrial would be increased resulting in development 
of 34.1 acres (24%) of the overall site.
     Defense Highway/Stringham Road Corridor--The higher 
density alternative calls for greater expansion of the proposed 
shoreline park.
    Alternative 3 is required by NEPA and is the No Action Alternative. 
Under this alternative, the property would be retained by the U.S. 
government in caretaker status. No reuse or redevelopment would occur 
at the surplus property.
    The EIS will address potential direct, indirect, short-term, long-
term, and cumulative impacts on the human and natural environments, 
including potential impacts on topography, geology and soils, water 
resources, biological resources, air quality, noise, infrastructure and 
utilities, traffic, cultural resources, land use, socioeconomics, 
environmental justice, and waste management. Known areas of concern 
associated with the BRAC action include impacts on cultural resources, 
impacts on local traffic patterns resulting from reuse scenarios,

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and the clean-up of installation remediation sites.
    The DoN is initiating the scoping process to identify community 
concerns and issues that should be addressed in the EIS. Agencies and 
the public are encouraged to provide written comments at scheduled 
public scoping meetings. Comments should clearly describe specific 
issues or topics that the EIS should address. Written comments must be 
postmarked or emailed by midnight December 2, 2012, and should be sent 
to: Director, BRAC Program Management Office Northeast, Attn: Newport 
BRAC EIS, 4911 South Broad Street, Building 679, Philadelphia, PA 
19112-1303, telephone 215-897-4900, fax 215-897-4902, email: 
david.drozd@navy.mil.
    Requests for special assistance, sign language interpretation for 
the hearing impaired, language interpreters, or other auxiliary aids 
for scheduled public scoping meetings must be sent by mail or email by 
November 5, 2012, to Ms. Katie Dixon, Ecology and Environment, Inc., 
368 Pleasant View Drive, Lancaster, NY 14086, telephone 716-684-8060, 
email: kdixon@ene.com.

    Dated: October 25, 2012.
C. K. Chiappetta,
Lieutenant Commander, Office of the Judge Advocate General, U.S. Navy, 
Federal Register Liaison Officer.
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