National Environmental Policy Act; Implementing Procedures; Addition of Categorical Exclusion for Real Property Disposal, 44138-44140 [2013-17702]

Download as PDF 44138 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 141 / Tuesday, July 23, 2013 / Notices Comments’’ portion of the section below for instructions on submitting comments. We have provided a copy of the DEIS in our online docket at http:// www.regulations.gov. Also, the following locations will maintain a printed copy of the DEIS for public review: • Coast Guard Seventh District Bridge Office at 909 SE 1st Avenue, Brickell Plaza Federal Building, Ste 432, Miami, Florida, 33131. The document will be available at this location between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Manatee County Chamber of Commerce at 4215 Concept Court, Lakewood Ranch, Florida, 34211. Call 941–748–3411 for hours of operation. • Manatee County Central Library at 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. West, Bradenton, Florida, 34205. Call 941–748–5555 for hours of operation. • Manatee County Rocky Bluff Library at 6750 US 301 North, Ellenton, Florida, 34222. Call 941–723–4821 for hours of operation. The public meeting on August 7, 2013, will be held at the Manatee County Civic Center (also known as the Bradenton Area Convention Center), 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto, Florida, 34221. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice or the public meeting, call or email Randall Overton, Bridge Management Specialist, Seventh Coast Guard District, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 305–415–6736, email Randall.D.Overton@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Public Participation and Request for Comments We encourage you to submit comments and related material on the DEIS and the proposed project’s impact on river navigation. All comments received, including comments received at the public meeting, will be posted, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. Submitting comments: If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this notice (USCG–2010– 0455) and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and material online, or by fax, mail or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. We recommend that you VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:40 Jul 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a telephone number in the body of your document so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your submission. To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov, and follow the instructions on that Web site. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period and may change this document based on your comments. Viewing the comments and the DEIS: To view the comments and DEIS go to http://www.regulations.gov, insert (USCG–2010–0455) in the SEARCH box and follow the instructions on that Web site. If you do not have access to the internet, you may view the docket by visiting the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. We have an agreement with the Department of Transportation to use the Docket Management Facility. The DEIS is also available online at http://www.uscg.mil/ hq/cg5/cg551/CGLeadProjects.asp and is available for inspection at the Seventh Coast Guard District address given under ADDRESSES. Copies of all written communications from the public meeting will be available for review by interested persons after the meeting on the online docket, USCG–2010–0455 via http:// www.regulations.gov. A transcript of the meeting will be available for public review approximately 30 days after the meeting. All comments will be made part of the official case record. Privacy Act: Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review a Privacy Act, system of records notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). Correction to Federal Register Notice In the July 5, 2013, edition of the Federal Register, the Coast Guard PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 published a notice titled, ‘‘Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Construction of a Highway Bridge Across the Manatee River at Parrish, Manatee County, FL’’ (78 FR 40488). The Coast Guard is correcting the end date of the comment period to align with the Environmental Protection Agency’s notice announcing the comment period for the availability of this draft environmental impact statement (78 FR 40474). Although documents located in the docket for this notice may list the closing date for this comment period as August 18, 2013, the Coast Guard is accepting comments until August 19, 2013. This notice is issued under authority of the General Bridge Act of 1946 (33 U.S.C. 525–533), 6 U.S.C. 468, DHS Delegation No. 0170.1, the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), as amended (16 U.S.C. 470 et seq.) and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), Department of Homeland Security Directive 023–01, and Coast Guard Commandant Instruction M16475.1D. Dated: July 17, 2013. Brian L. Dunn, Administrator, Office of Bridge Programs, U.S. Coast Guard. [FR Doc. 2013–17603 Filed 7–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2013–0339] National Environmental Policy Act; Implementing Procedures; Addition of Categorical Exclusion for Real Property Disposal Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of the addition of one new categorical exclusion to the United States Coast Guard and Department of Homeland Security NEPA implementing procedures. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice announces the addition of a new Categorical Exclusion (CATEX) for Real Property Disposal under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This CATEX amends the United States Coast Guard and Department of Homeland Security NEPA implementing procedures by establishing a new CATEX for real property disposal undertaken by the United States Coast Guard. With this CATEX, the Coast Guard will be able to SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 141 / Tuesday, July 23, 2013 / Notices ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES dispose of real property under certain authorities without preparing an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. DATES: The categorical exclusion is effective July 23, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To obtain a copy of the new categorical exclusion contact Ms. Kebby Kelly, Office of Environmental Management (CG–47), U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 202–475–5690, email: Kebby.Kelley@uscg.mil. Viewing the supporting material: To view the supporting material for the establishment of this CATEX, go to http://www.regulations.gov, and follow the instructions on that Web site. If you do not have access to the internet, you may view the docket by visiting the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Coast Guard has an agreement with the Department of Transportation to use the Docket Management Facility. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background DHS and the Coast Guard determined that a new Categorical Exclusion (CATEX) for real property disposal was needed to cover two new real property disposal authorities that are specific to the Coast Guard. The use of this new CATEX within DHS will be limited to USCG real property disposal activities. In the past, the Coast Guard exclusively used the process established by the General Services Administration (GSA) to dispose of excess real property, unless specifically directed otherwise by Congress. Because the Coast Guard previously worked through the GSA for real property disposal, the GSA was able to use its CATEX to fulfill obligations under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Recently, Congress passed two pieces of legislation that directly authorize the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Coast Guard to dispose of real property through sale and keep the proceeds for use in specific Coast Guard programs. Specifically, the Coast Guard has been granted authority to dispose of property previously used for Long Range Navigation (Loran-C) equipment. The Coast Guard has also been granted the authority to dispose of real property in order to pay for military family and military unaccompanied housing projects. The Coast Guard now adds a CATEX that contains the same language VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:40 Jul 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 as the GSA’s CATEX that will allow the Coast Guard to satisfy its NEPA obligations when disposing of excess real property. The Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111–83), authorizes the Coast Guard to sell any real and personal property under the administrative control of the Coast Guard and used for the Loran-C system, by directing the Administrator of GSA to sell such real and personal property. This is allowed, provided that the proceeds, less the costs of sale incurred by the GSA, shall be deposited as offsetting collections into the ‘‘Coast Guard Environmental Compliance and Restoration’’ account and, subject to appropriation, shall be available until expended for environmental compliance and restoration purposes associated with the Loran-C system. Additionally, Congress passed 14 U.S.C. 685, Conveyance of Real Property (January 7, 2011), which states that notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of the respective department in which the Coast Guard is operating (Secretary) may convey, at fair market value, real property, owned or under the administrative control of the Coast Guard, for the purpose of expending the proceeds from such conveyance to acquire and construct military family housing and military unaccompanied housing. The conveyance of real property under this section shall be by sale, for cash. The Secretary shall deposit the proceeds from the sale in the Coast Guard Housing Fund. The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) guidance entitled, ‘‘Establishing, Applying, and Revising Categorical Exclusions under the National Environmental Policy Act’’ (February 18, 2010) encourages agencies to establish new CATEXs and revise existing CATEXs to eliminate unnecessary paperwork and effort reviewing the environmental effects of categories of actions that, absent extraordinary circumstances, do not have significant environmental effects. Without this CATEX for real property disposal, DHS and the Coast Guard would have to prepare an Environmental Assessment for every action of this type, including those that experience has shown do not typically have the potential for significant environmental impacts. Therefore, DHS and the Coast Guard now add this new real property disposal CATEX for these types of actions that experience has shown do not have significant environmental impacts in order to carry out the Coast Guard’s new legislative PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44139 authorities in a timely and efficient manner. The CEQ guidance also states that when substantiating a new or revised CATEX, agencies can draw on several sources of supporting information. These sources include professional staff and expert opinion and benchmarking other agencies’ experiences. Through a review of other agencies’ NEPA procedures, the Coast Guard and DHS found that numerous other Federal agencies have CATEXs for real property disposal activities that are sufficiently descriptive of the activity as to establish that those activities were similar in nature, scope, and impact on the human environment as those real property disposals that will be performed by the Coast Guard. In addition, all Federal agencies, with very few exceptions, must meet the same requirements to protect the environment. Particular agency CATEXs examined by the Coast Guard include those used by the GSA and the Department of the Army. DHS also received expert opinions from NEPA practitioners at GSA and the Department of the Army that support this new CATEX for the disposal of real property (including facilities) by the Coast Guard. Descriptions of the other agency CATEXs (with hyperlinks) and expert opinions obtained are provided in the administrative record available at http://www.regulations.gov by searching docket number USCG–2013–0339. A Federal Register notice of availability and request for comments was published on May 17, 2013 (78 FR 29145). No comments were received by the end of the comment period on June 17, 2013. To view documents online relating to this categorical exclusion, go to http://www.regulations.gov, insert (USCG–2013–0339) in the Search box, then click on the ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ option. If you do not have access to the internet, you may view the docket by visiting the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Coast Guard has an agreement with the Department of Transportation to use the Docket Management Facility. Categorical Exclusion The following Coast Guard-specific CATEX is added to the existing list of CATEXs published in Coast Guard Commandant Instruction 16475.1D, National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures and Policy for Considering Environmental Impacts, E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1 44140 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 141 / Tuesday, July 23, 2013 / Notices and in the DHS Environmental Planning Program Directive 023–01 (71 FR 16790): * Disposal of real property (including facilities) by the USCG where the reasonably foreseeable use will not change significantly or where the reasonably foreseeable use is similar to existing surrounding properties (e.g. commercial store in a commercial strip, warehouse in an urban complex, office building in downtown area, row house or vacant lot in an urban area). The asterisk (*) indicates application of this CATEX requires the completion of an environmental review of the proposed disposal action documented in a Record of Environmental Consideration to ensure extraordinary circumstances have been appropriately considered. The availability of this CATEX does not exempt the applicability of other environmental requirements such as, but not limited to, section 7 of the Endangered Species Act, section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. These requirements must be met regardless of the applicability of this CATEX under NEPA. This notice is issued under authority of: 5 U.S.C. 552(a); 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.; 40 CFR 1500–1508; Department of Homeland Security Directive 023–01 Environmental Planning Program; and United States Coast Guard Commandant Instruction M16475.1D, National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures and Policy for Considering Environmental Impacts. Dated: July 17, 2013. Albert Curry, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Assistant Commandant for Engineering and Logistics, Commandant (CG–4d). [FR Doc. 2013–17702 Filed 7–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration Intent To Request Approval From OMB of One New Public Collection of Information: TSA PreTM Trusted Traveler Program Transportation Security Administration, DHS. ACTION: 60-day notice. ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on a new Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:40 Jul 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 approval in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection involves the submission of biographic and biometric information by individuals seeking to enroll in the TSA PreTM Trusted Traveler Program. DATES: Send your comments by September 23, 2013. ADDRESSES: Comments may be emailed to TSAPRA@dhs.gov or delivered to the TSA PRA Officer, Office of Information Technology (OIT), TSA–11, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598–6011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan L. Perkins at the above address, or by telephone (571) 227–3398. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number. The ICR documentation is available at http://www.reginfo.gov. Therefore, in preparation for OMB review and approval of the following information collection, TSA is soliciting comments to— (1) Evaluate whether the proposed information requirement is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including using appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Information Collection Requirement Purpose and Description of Data Collection The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is implementing the TSA PreTM Trusted Traveler Program pursuant to its authority under section 109(a)(3) of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA), Public Law 107–71 (115 Stat. 597, 613, Nov. 19, 2001, codified at 49 U.S.C. 114 note). That section authorizes TSA to ‘‘[e]stablish requirements to implement trusted passenger programs and use PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 available technologies to expedite security screening of passengers who participate in such programs, thereby allowing security screening personnel to focus on those passengers who should be subject to more extensive screening.’’ In addition, the DHS Appropriations Act, 2006, Public Law 109–90 (119 Stat. 2064, 2088–89, Oct. 18, 2005), authorizes TSA to establish and collect a fee for any registered traveler program by publication of a notice in the Federal Register. Under the TSA PreTM Trusted Traveler Program, individuals may submit information to TSA, which in turn will use the information to conduct a security threat assessment of the individual using existing systems and processes. For those individuals who meet the standards of that assessment, TSA will issue a unique number, called a Known Traveler Number,1 which individuals may submit to airlines when making flight reservations. Airline passengers who submit Known Traveler Numbers when making airline reservations are eligible for expedited screening on flights originating from U.S. airports with TSA PreTM lanes.2 TSA seeks to establish enrollment sites and implement a mobile enrollment capability. Those seeking to become a TSA PreTM Trusted Traveler Program member will have the option to apply online by submitting biographic information and paying the fee using a secure web portal (or by money order at an enrollment center) to TSA’s contracted vendor. Applicants then will submit biometric data (e.g., fingerprints) in-person at an enrollment center. Eligibility for the TSA PreTM Trusted Traveler Program is within the sole discretion of TSA, which will notify applicants who are denied eligibility in writing of the reasons for the denial. If initially deemed ineligible, applicants will have an opportunity to correct cases of misidentification or inaccurate criminal or immigration records. Consistent with 28 CFR 50.12 in cases 1 The Known Traveler Number is a component of Secure Flight Passenger Data (SFPD), both of which are defined in the Secure Flight regulations at 49 CFR 1560.3. See also the Secure Flight regulations at 49 CFR part 1560. 2 Passengers who are eligible for expedited screening through a dedicated TSA PreTM lane typically will receive more limited physical screening, e.g., will be able to leave on their shoes, light outerwear, and belt, to keep their laptop in its case, and to keep their 3–1–1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on. TSA PreTM lanes are available at 40 airports nationwide, with additional expansion planned. See ‘‘TSA PreTM Now Available at 40 Airports Nationwide: Expedited Screening Begins at Raleigh-Durham International Airport,’’ http:// www.tsa.gov/press/releases/2013/03/28/tsapre%E2%9C%93%E2%84%A2-now-available-40airports-nationwide-expedited-screening-begins. E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 141 (Tuesday, July 23, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44138-44140]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-17702]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2013-0339]


National Environmental Policy Act; Implementing Procedures; 
Addition of Categorical Exclusion for Real Property Disposal

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of the addition of one new categorical exclusion to the 
United States Coast Guard and Department of Homeland Security NEPA 
implementing procedures.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the addition of a new Categorical 
Exclusion (CATEX) for Real Property Disposal under the National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This CATEX amends the United States 
Coast Guard and Department of Homeland Security NEPA implementing 
procedures by establishing a new CATEX for real property disposal 
undertaken by the United States Coast Guard. With this CATEX, the Coast 
Guard will be able to

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dispose of real property under certain authorities without preparing an 
environmental assessment or environmental impact statement.

DATES: The categorical exclusion is effective July 23, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To obtain a copy of the new 
categorical exclusion contact Ms. Kebby Kelly, Office of Environmental 
Management (CG-47), U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 202-475-5690, email: 
Kebby.Kelley@uscg.mil.
    Viewing the supporting material: To view the supporting material 
for the establishment of this CATEX, go to http://www.regulations.gov, 
and follow the instructions on that Web site. If you do not have access 
to the internet, you may view the docket by visiting the Docket 
Management Facility in Room W12-140 on the ground floor of the 
Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays. The Coast Guard has an agreement with the 
Department of Transportation to use the Docket Management Facility.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    DHS and the Coast Guard determined that a new Categorical Exclusion 
(CATEX) for real property disposal was needed to cover two new real 
property disposal authorities that are specific to the Coast Guard. The 
use of this new CATEX within DHS will be limited to USCG real property 
disposal activities. In the past, the Coast Guard exclusively used the 
process established by the General Services Administration (GSA) to 
dispose of excess real property, unless specifically directed otherwise 
by Congress. Because the Coast Guard previously worked through the GSA 
for real property disposal, the GSA was able to use its CATEX to 
fulfill obligations under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). 
Recently, Congress passed two pieces of legislation that directly 
authorize the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Coast Guard 
to dispose of real property through sale and keep the proceeds for use 
in specific Coast Guard programs.
    Specifically, the Coast Guard has been granted authority to dispose 
of property previously used for Long Range Navigation (Loran-C) 
equipment. The Coast Guard has also been granted the authority to 
dispose of real property in order to pay for military family and 
military unaccompanied housing projects. The Coast Guard now adds a 
CATEX that contains the same language as the GSA's CATEX that will 
allow the Coast Guard to satisfy its NEPA obligations when disposing of 
excess real property.
    The Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. 
L. 111-83), authorizes the Coast Guard to sell any real and personal 
property under the administrative control of the Coast Guard and used 
for the Loran-C system, by directing the Administrator of GSA to sell 
such real and personal property. This is allowed, provided that the 
proceeds, less the costs of sale incurred by the GSA, shall be 
deposited as offsetting collections into the ``Coast Guard 
Environmental Compliance and Restoration'' account and, subject to 
appropriation, shall be available until expended for environmental 
compliance and restoration purposes associated with the Loran-C system.
    Additionally, Congress passed 14 U.S.C. 685, Conveyance of Real 
Property (January 7, 2011), which states that notwithstanding any other 
provision of law, the Secretary of the respective department in which 
the Coast Guard is operating (Secretary) may convey, at fair market 
value, real property, owned or under the administrative control of the 
Coast Guard, for the purpose of expending the proceeds from such 
conveyance to acquire and construct military family housing and 
military unaccompanied housing. The conveyance of real property under 
this section shall be by sale, for cash. The Secretary shall deposit 
the proceeds from the sale in the Coast Guard Housing Fund.
    The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) guidance entitled, 
``Establishing, Applying, and Revising Categorical Exclusions under the 
National Environmental Policy Act'' (February 18, 2010) encourages 
agencies to establish new CATEXs and revise existing CATEXs to 
eliminate unnecessary paperwork and effort reviewing the environmental 
effects of categories of actions that, absent extraordinary 
circumstances, do not have significant environmental effects. Without 
this CATEX for real property disposal, DHS and the Coast Guard would 
have to prepare an Environmental Assessment for every action of this 
type, including those that experience has shown do not typically have 
the potential for significant environmental impacts. Therefore, DHS and 
the Coast Guard now add this new real property disposal CATEX for these 
types of actions that experience has shown do not have significant 
environmental impacts in order to carry out the Coast Guard's new 
legislative authorities in a timely and efficient manner.
    The CEQ guidance also states that when substantiating a new or 
revised CATEX, agencies can draw on several sources of supporting 
information. These sources include professional staff and expert 
opinion and benchmarking other agencies' experiences. Through a review 
of other agencies' NEPA procedures, the Coast Guard and DHS found that 
numerous other Federal agencies have CATEXs for real property disposal 
activities that are sufficiently descriptive of the activity as to 
establish that those activities were similar in nature, scope, and 
impact on the human environment as those real property disposals that 
will be performed by the Coast Guard. In addition, all Federal 
agencies, with very few exceptions, must meet the same requirements to 
protect the environment.
    Particular agency CATEXs examined by the Coast Guard include those 
used by the GSA and the Department of the Army. DHS also received 
expert opinions from NEPA practitioners at GSA and the Department of 
the Army that support this new CATEX for the disposal of real property 
(including facilities) by the Coast Guard. Descriptions of the other 
agency CATEXs (with hyperlinks) and expert opinions obtained are 
provided in the administrative record available at http://www.regulations.gov by searching docket number USCG-2013-0339.
    A Federal Register notice of availability and request for comments 
was published on May 17, 2013 (78 FR 29145). No comments were received 
by the end of the comment period on June 17, 2013. To view documents 
online relating to this categorical exclusion, go to http://www.regulations.gov, insert (USCG-2013-0339) in the Search box, then 
click on the ``Open Docket Folder'' option. If you do not have access 
to the internet, you may view the docket by visiting the Docket 
Management Facility in Room W12-140 on the ground floor of the 
Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays. The Coast Guard has an agreement with the 
Department of Transportation to use the Docket Management Facility.

Categorical Exclusion

    The following Coast Guard-specific CATEX is added to the existing 
list of CATEXs published in Coast Guard Commandant Instruction 
16475.1D, National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures and 
Policy for Considering Environmental Impacts,

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and in the DHS Environmental Planning Program Directive 023-01 (71 FR 
16790):
    * Disposal of real property (including facilities) by the USCG 
where the reasonably foreseeable use will not change significantly or 
where the reasonably foreseeable use is similar to existing surrounding 
properties (e.g. commercial store in a commercial strip, warehouse in 
an urban complex, office building in downtown area, row house or vacant 
lot in an urban area).
    The asterisk (*) indicates application of this CATEX requires the 
completion of an environmental review of the proposed disposal action 
documented in a Record of Environmental Consideration to ensure 
extraordinary circumstances have been appropriately considered. The 
availability of this CATEX does not exempt the applicability of other 
environmental requirements such as, but not limited to, section 7 of 
the Endangered Species Act, section 106 of the National Historic 
Preservation Act, and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. These requirements 
must be met regardless of the applicability of this CATEX under NEPA.
    This notice is issued under authority of: 5 U.S.C. 552(a); 42 
U.S.C. 4321 et seq.; 40 CFR 1500-1508; Department of Homeland Security 
Directive 023-01 Environmental Planning Program; and United States 
Coast Guard Commandant Instruction M16475.1D, National Environmental 
Policy Act Implementing Procedures and Policy for Considering 
Environmental Impacts.

    Dated: July 17, 2013.
Albert Curry,
U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Assistant Commandant for Engineering and 
Logistics, Commandant (CG-4d).
[FR Doc. 2013-17702 Filed 7-22-13; 8:45 am]
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