Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Main Operating Base 2 (MOB-2) for the Beddown of KC-46A Tanker Aircraft, 29120-29121 [2013-11799]

Download as PDF 29120 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 96 / Friday, May 17, 2013 / Notices Contracting Activity: Dept of the Army, W071 Endist Walla Walla, Walla Walla, WA. Service Type/Location: Operations Support Service, Defense Health Headquarters, 7700 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, VA. NPA: Linden Resources, Inc., Arlington, VA. Contracting Activity: Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), Acquisition Directorate, Washington, DC. Deletion On 4/5/2013 (78 FR 20622–20623), the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notice of proposed deletions from the Procurement List. After consideration of the relevant matter presented, the Committee has determined that the service listed below is no longer suitable for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. 8501–8506 and 41 CFR 51–2.4. Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. The action will not result in additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities. 2. The action may result in authorizing a small entity to provide the service to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 8501–8506) in connection with the service deleted from the Procurement List. End of Certification Accordingly, the following service is deleted from the Procurement List: Service wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Service Type/Location: Janitorial/Custodial Service, U.S. Army Reserve Center: Wilkes-Barre, 1001 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre, PA. NPA: United Rehabilitation Services, Inc., Wilkes-Barre, PA. Contracting Activity: Dept of the Army, W6QM MICC-Ft Dix (RC–E), Fort Dix, NJ. Barry S. Lineback, Director, Business Operations. [FR Doc. 2013–11766 Filed 5–16–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6353–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:20 May 16, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Notice of Intent (NOI) To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Proposed Establishment and Expansion of Military Airspace in Support of the Oregon Air National Guard (ORANG), Portland International Airport, Portland, and Kingsley Field, Klamath Falls, OR AGENCY: Department of the Air Force; DOD. ACTION: Notice of Intent. Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), and Air Force policy and procedures (32 CFR part 989), the Air Force is issuing this notice to advise the public of its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed establishment and expansion of Special Use Airspace over portions of Oregon and a small area over northwestern Nevada and southwestern Washington. The proposal would provide adequately sized and configured airspace within close proximity to ORANG flying units to support advanced 21st-century air-toair tactical fighter technologies and current and evolving training mission requirements and ensure efficient and realistic mission-oriented training. The training would take place Monday through Friday and during one weekend per month. In support of the ORANG’s 142d and 173d Fighter Wings, the Air Force and the National Guard Bureau (NGB) are proposing (Alternative A) to expand, modify, and establish air-to-air training airspace areas in four locations around the state: (1) Proposed expansion of Warning Area 570 (W–570) to the west over the Pacific Ocean; (2) proposed establishment of the Eel Military Operations Area (MOA) directly underneath the existing Eel Air Traffic Control Assigned Area which is aligned north/south along the Oregon coast from approximately Astoria to Lincoln City and adjacent to W–570; (3) proposed establishment of the Redhawk MOA in north central Oregon roughly bounded by Highway 97/197 on the west, the towns of Wasco and Lexington on the north, US Highway 395 on the east, and US Highway 26 on the south; and (4) proposed expansion of the existing Juniper/Hart MOA Complex to the east approximately 20 miles which would extend from approximately Burns to Frenchglen in Oregon and to Big SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Mountain in northwestern Nevada. Four alternatives and the No-Action Alternative will be analyzed. Alternative B includes the majority of airspace changes proposed for Alternative A; however, the Eel MOA would not be established. Alternative C includes the airspace changes proposed under Alternative A but the Redhawk MOA would not be established. Alternative D includes the airspace changes under Alternative A but would not include the eastward expansion of Juniper/Hart MOA Complex. Reasonable alternatives, which satisfy the underlying purpose and need for the proposed action, that are identified during the scoping process will also be assessed. Information: NGB will conduct public scoping meetings to solicit input concerning the proposal. The scoping process assists in determining the scope of issues to be addressed and to help identify significant environmental issues to be analyzed in depth in the EIS. Comments will be accepted at any time during the environmental impact analysis process; however, to ensure that NGB has sufficient time to consider public feedback in the preparation of the Draft EIS, scoping comments should be submitted to the address below no later than 60 days from the date of this notice. Scoping meetings will be held in the following Oregon communities: Tillamook (June 17), Astoria (June 18), Condon (June 19), Burns (June 20), and Prineville (June 21). Specific meeting times and locations will be provided in notices that will appear in The Oregonian and regional media outlets. Additional information will be made available at www.142fw.ang.af.mil and www.173fw.ang.af.mil. Robert Dogan, National Guard Bureau/A7AM, 3501 Fetchet Avenue, Joint Base Andrews, MD 20762–5157. Email: ang.env.comments@ang.af.mil. ADDRESSES: Henry Williams Jr., Acting Air Force Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–11800 Filed 5–16–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–10–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Main Operating Base 2 (MOB–2) for the Beddown of KC–46A Tanker Aircraft AGENCY: Department of the Air Force, DOD. E:\FR\FM\17MYN1.SGM 17MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 96 / Friday, May 17, 2013 / Notices ACTION: Notice of Intent. The National Guard Bureau (NGB) is issuing this notice to advise the public of their intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Main Operating Base 2 (MOB–2) for the beddown of KC–46A tanker aircraft. The EIS will assess the potential environmental consequences of various alternatives of bedding down KC–46A tanker aircraft, associated infrastructure, and personnel in support of the MOB–2 at existing Air National Guard (ANG) installations within the continental United States. The MOB–2 squadron would consist of 12 KC–46A that would replace an existing fleet of KC–135R aircraft. The KC–46A would continue supporting the mission of providing worldwide refueling, cargo, and aeromedical evacuation support. The proposed basing alternatives for MOB–2 include: • 190 Air Refueling Wing (ARW), Forbes Air Guard Station (AGS), Kansas • 108 Wing, Joint Base McGuire-DixLakehurst, New Jersey • 157 ARW, Pease AGS, New Hampshire • 171 ARW, Pittsburgh AGS, Pennsylvania • 121 ARW, Rickenbacker AGS, Ohio Scoping: To effectively define the full range of issues and concerns to be evaluated in the EIS, the NGB is soliciting scoping comments from interested local, state, and federal agencies and interested members of the public. The NGB will hold a series of scoping meetings to inform the public as well as to solicit comments and concerns about the proposal. Scoping meetings will be held in the local communities near the alternative installations. The scheduled dates, times, locations, and addresses for the SUMMARY: 9:00 a.m. .................... 9:10 a.m. .................... 9:25 a.m. .................... 9:35 a.m. .................... wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 10:20 a.m. .................. 10:35 a.m. .................. 11:20 a.m. .................. meetings will also be published in local newspapers a minimum of 15 days prior to the scoping meeting at each location. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE The NGB intends to hold scoping meetings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the following communities on the following dates: • Tuesday, June 4, Plumsted Fire District #1 Fire Station, 59 Main St., New Egypt, New Jersey. • Tuesday, June 4, Township of Moon Municipal Building, 1000 Beaver Grade Rd., Moon Township, Pennsylvania. • Thursday, June 6, Portsmouth Public Library, Levensen Community Meeting Room, 175 Parrott Ave., Portsmouth, New Hampshire. • Thursday, June 6, Rickenbacker International Airport Terminal, 7161 Second St., Columbus, Ohio. • Thursday, June 20, Museum of the Kansas National Guard, 6700 SW. Topeka Blvd., Topeka, Kansas. Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Scientific Advisory Board; Notice of Meeting DATES: The project Web site provides more information on the Environmental Impact Analysis Process and can also be used to submit scoping comments. Scoping comments may also be submitted by mail to the address listed below. To ensure the NGB has sufficient time to consider public comments in preparation of the Draft EIS, scoping comments must be submitted no later than June 10, 2013. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Mr. Robert Dogan, National Guard Bureau, NGB/A7AM, 3501 Fetchet Avenue, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland 20762–5157. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Henry Williams Jr., Acting Air Force Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–11799 Filed 5–16–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–10–P Convene/Opening Remarks; Approval of October 2012 Minutes. Program Update ................................................................... Resource Conservation and Climate Change Overview ..... 13 RC01–001 (RC–2334): The Impact of Sea-Level Rise and Climate Change on Department of Defense Installations on Atolls in the Pacific Ocean (FY13 New Start). Break .................................................................................... 13 RC01–004 (RC–2340): Water Resources on Guam: Potential impacts and adaptive response to climate change for Department of Defense Installations (FY13 New Start). Academy Study of Health Risks from Lead Exposure at DOD Firing Ranges. 12:20 p.m. .................. 1:20 p.m. .................... Lunch .................................................................................... Resource Conservation and Climate Change Overview ..... 1:30 p.m. .................... RC–2242: Climate Change Impacts to Department of Defense Installations (FY12 Re-Brief). Break .................................................................................... 2:15 p.m. .................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:20 May 16, 2013 Jkt 229001 29121 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office of the Secretary Department of Defense. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C. Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102–3.150, the Department of Defense announces an open meeting of the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). This notice is published in accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463). DATES: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: Virginia Tech Briefing Center—Falls Church Room, 900 North Glebe Road, 2nd Floor, Arlington, VA 22203. SUMMARY: Mr. Jonathan Bunger, SERDP Office, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Suite 17D08 Alexandria, VA 22350–3600, by telephone at (571) 372–6384. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the June 12, 2013 meeting is to review new start research and development projects requesting Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program funds in excess of $1 million over the proposed length of the project as required by the SERDP Statute, U.S. Code—Title 10, Subtitle A, Part IV, Chapter 172, § 2904. The full agenda follows: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Joseph Francis, Chair. Dr. Jeffrey Marqusee, Executive Director. Dr. John Hall, Resource Conservation and Climate Change, Program Manager. Dr. Curt Storlazzi, U.S. Geological Survey, Santa Cruz, CA. Dr. Stephen Gingerich, U.S. Geological Survey, Honolulu, HI. Ms. Susan Martel, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences. Dr. John Hall, Resource Conservation and Climate Change, Program Manager. Dr. Veerabhadra Kotamarthi, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL. E:\FR\FM\17MYN1.SGM 17MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for 
the Main Operating Base 2 (MOB-2) for the Beddown of KC-46A Tanker 
Aircraft

AGENCY: Department of the Air Force, DOD.

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ACTION: Notice of Intent.

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SUMMARY: The National Guard Bureau (NGB) is issuing this notice to 
advise the public of their intent to prepare an Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS) for the Main Operating Base 2 (MOB-2) for the beddown 
of KC-46A tanker aircraft. The EIS will assess the potential 
environmental consequences of various alternatives of bedding down KC-
46A tanker aircraft, associated infrastructure, and personnel in 
support of the MOB-2 at existing Air National Guard (ANG) installations 
within the continental United States.
    The MOB-2 squadron would consist of 12 KC-46A that would replace an 
existing fleet of KC-135R aircraft. The KC-46A would continue 
supporting the mission of providing worldwide refueling, cargo, and 
aeromedical evacuation support. The proposed basing alternatives for 
MOB-2 include:

 190 Air Refueling Wing (ARW), Forbes Air Guard Station (AGS), 
Kansas
 108 Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey
 157 ARW, Pease AGS, New Hampshire
 171 ARW, Pittsburgh AGS, Pennsylvania
 121 ARW, Rickenbacker AGS, Ohio

    Scoping: To effectively define the full range of issues and 
concerns to be evaluated in the EIS, the NGB is soliciting scoping 
comments from interested local, state, and federal agencies and 
interested members of the public. The NGB will hold a series of scoping 
meetings to inform the public as well as to solicit comments and 
concerns about the proposal. Scoping meetings will be held in the local 
communities near the alternative installations. The scheduled dates, 
times, locations, and addresses for the meetings will also be published 
in local newspapers a minimum of 15 days prior to the scoping meeting 
at each location.

DATES: The NGB intends to hold scoping meetings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 
p.m. in the following communities on the following dates:
     Tuesday, June 4, Plumsted Fire District 1 Fire 
Station, 59 Main St., New Egypt, New Jersey.
     Tuesday, June 4, Township of Moon Municipal Building, 1000 
Beaver Grade Rd., Moon Township, Pennsylvania.
     Thursday, June 6, Portsmouth Public Library, Levensen 
Community Meeting Room, 175 Parrott Ave., Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
     Thursday, June 6, Rickenbacker International Airport 
Terminal, 7161 Second St., Columbus, Ohio.
     Thursday, June 20, Museum of the Kansas National Guard, 
6700 SW. Topeka Blvd., Topeka, Kansas.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The project Web site provides more 
information on the Environmental Impact Analysis Process and can also 
be used to submit scoping comments. Scoping comments may also be 
submitted by mail to the address listed below. To ensure the NGB has 
sufficient time to consider public comments in preparation of the Draft 
EIS, scoping comments must be submitted no later than June 10, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Dogan, National Guard 
Bureau, NGB/A7AM, 3501 Fetchet Avenue, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland 
20762-5157.

Henry Williams Jr.,
Acting Air Force Federal Register Liaison Officer.
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