Notice of Availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact Concerning a Proposal To Award a Contract for New Low Security Beds to One Private Contractor To House Approximately 2,000 Federal, Low-Security, Adult Male, Non-US Citizen, Criminal Aliens at a Contractor-Owned, Contractor-Operated Correctional Facility Under the CAR 15, Requirement A Initiative, 57978-57979 [2014-22616]

Download as PDF 57978 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Notices 5,000 total annual burden hours associated with this collection. If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., Room 3E.405B, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: September 23, 2014. Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2014–22949 Filed 9–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–12–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Overview of This Information Collection [OMB Number 1121–0197] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Bureau of Justice Assistance Application Form: State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) Bureau of Justice Assistance, Department of Justice. ACTION: 60-day notice. AGENCY: The Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, will be submitting the following information collection request for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until November 25, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or additional information, please contact C. Casto at 1–202–353–7193, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, 810 7th Street NW., Washington, DC 20531 or by email at Chris.Casto@ usdoj.gov. SUMMARY: Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: —Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Bureau of Justice Statistics, including whether the information will have practical utility; mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Sep 25, 2014 —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; —Evaluate whether and if so how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced; and —Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Jkt 232001 1 Type of Information Collection: Extension of currently approved collection. 2 The Title of the Form/Collection: State Criminal Alien Assistance Program 3 The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: None. Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice. 4 Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Eligible state, local, or tribal agency that has authority over correctional facilities and incurred costs related to detaining certain categories of undocumented criminal aliens and the costs associated with the housing said aliens covered by the SCAAP law. Abstract: In response to the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 Section 130002(b) as amended in 1996, the Office of Justice Programs’ (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) administers the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). SCAAP provides federal payments to states and localities that incurred correctional officer salary costs for incarcerating undocumented criminal aliens with at least one felony or two misdemeanor convictions for violations of state or local law, and who are incarcerated for at least 4 consecutive days during the designated reporting period. SCAAP is governed by Section 242 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. 1231(i), as amended, and Title II, Subtitle C, Section 20301, Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, Public Law 103–322. PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5 An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: It is estimated that no more than 887 respondents will apply each year. Each application takes approximately 90 minutes to complete. 6 An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection is 1,330.50 hours. Total Annual Reporting Burden: 887 × 1.5 hours per application = 1,330.50 If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., 3E.405B, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: July 31, 2014. Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2014–22950 Filed 9–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Federal Bureau of Prisons Notice of Availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact Concerning a Proposal To Award a Contract for New Low Security Beds to One Private Contractor To House Approximately 2,000 Federal, Low-Security, Adult Male, Non-US Citizen, Criminal Aliens at a Contractor-Owned, ContractorOperated Correctional Facility Under the CAR 15, Requirement A Initiative Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Department of Justice. ACTION: Finding of No Significant Impact. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) announces the availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) concerning the Criminal Alien Requirement 15, Requirement A Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposal to award one contract to house up to 2,000 federal, low-security, adult males, non-US citizen, criminal aliens within one existing contractor owned, contractor operated facility. SUMMARY: Backround Information Pursuant to Section 102, 42 U.S.C. 4332, of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended and the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for Implementing E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Notices NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), and the BOP Procedures for Implementing NEPA (28 CFR 61, Appendix A), the BOP prepared an EA to analyze the impacts of awarding one contract to house up to 2,000 low-security, adult male, non-US citizen, criminal aliens within one existing contractor-owned and contractor-operated correctional facility. It is anticipated that the number of inmates will continue to rise for several reasons. Federal court sentencing guidelines are resulting in longer terms of confinement for serious crimes. Moreover, there is an increase in immigration and offenders, along with a greater effort to combat organized crime and trafficking. As a result, existing BOP facilities are at capacity. In response, the BOP has focused on ways to reduce prison overcrowding by requesting additional contract beds for low security, adult male criminal aliens, expansion of current facilities, and building and operating new medium and high security facilities. The purpose of the project is to acquire additional bed space to address the need to reduce overcrowding in existing BOP facilities as a result of increases in convictions and sentence terms. The BOP requires flexibility in managing existing low-security bed space as well as the anticipated future needs for low-security bed space. Use of an existing contractor-owned and operated correctional facility provides the BOP the flexibility needed to meet population capacity needs in a timely manner, conform to federal law, and maintain fiscal responsibility while successfully meeting the mission of the BOP. The process to identify contracting opportunities for securing additional inmate bed space in support of the increasing needs of the BOP involved the BOP advertising for interested vendors to respond to the request for proposal (RFP) with options for meeting the requirements. Based on the responses to the solicitation, the BOP had two potential alternatives. The solicitation RFP–PCC– 0022 (CAR 15 Requirement A) identified the evaluation criteria under which each offeror’s proposal would be considered and evaluated. The non-price based evaluation criteria that consists of the following in descending order of importance: • Past Performance • Technical Proposal • Environment • Small Disadvantaged Business Participation VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 57979 A geographical restriction associated with the RFP required the facility to be located in one of the following states: Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, or New York. there would be no significant impacts associated with the implementation of the proposed action. Project Information The FONSI is available upon request. To request a copy of the FONSI, please contact: Thomas A. Webber, Chief, or Isaac Gaston, Site Selection Specialist, Capacity Planning and Construction Branch, Federal Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW., Washington, DC 20534 Tel: 202–514–6470/Fax: 202–616–6024/ Email: txwebber@bop.gov or igaston@ bop.gov. The proposed action is to award one contract to house up to 2,000 federal low-security, adult male, non-US citizen, criminal aliens at an existing contractor-owned and contractoroperated correctional facility. Under the Proposed Action, the selected contractor would be required to operate the facility in a manner consistent with the mission and requirements of the BOP. All inmate services would be developed in a manner that complies with the BOP’s contract requirements, as well as applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. In addition, the facility would be within proximity, and have access to, ambulatory, fire and police protection services. The federal inmates assigned to this facility would consist primarily of inmates with sentences of 90 months or less remaining to be served. Inmates are anticipated to be federal, low-security, adult male, non-US citizen, criminal aliens; however, the BOP may designate any inmate within its custody to serve their sentence in this facility. Two existing privately owned and operated correctional facilities in Pennsylvania and Ohio were the only offers received in response to the BOP’s solicitation for CAR 15 Requirement A. Each of the following existing facilities has been evaluated in this EA. In addition, the No Action Alternative is evaluated, to determine baseline conditions and comply with the provisions of NEPA. • Moshannon Valley Correctional Facility. Located in Phillipsburg, Pennsylvania. • Northeast Ohio Correctional Center. Located in Youngstown, Ohio. No other facilities are under consideration by the BOP. Although the two alternatives have been evaluated within the EA, an environmentally preferred alternative has not been identified due to the pending contracting action. Based on the analysis presented in the EA, there would be no significant impacts on environmental and cultural resources, socioeconomics, environmental justice, community facilities and services, transportation and traffic, infrastructure and utilities, noise, and air quality as a result of the implementation of the proposed action under either Alternative 1 or Alternative 2. Therefore, the BOP has determined PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Availability of Finding of no Significant Impact Dated: September 17, 2014. Thomas A. Webber, Chief, Capacity Planning and Construction Branch, Federal Bureau of Prisons. [FR Doc. 2014–22616 Filed 9–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Powered Industrial Trucks Standard ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Powered Industrial Trucks Standard,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before October 27, 2014. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www. reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_ nbr=201407-1218-005 (this link will only become active on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request by mail or courier to the Office of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Federal Bureau of Prisons


Notice of Availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact 
Concerning a Proposal To Award a Contract for New Low Security Beds to 
One Private Contractor To House Approximately 2,000 Federal, Low-
Security, Adult Male, Non-US Citizen, Criminal Aliens at a Contractor-
Owned, Contractor-Operated Correctional Facility Under the CAR 15, 
Requirement A Initiative

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

ACTION: Finding of No Significant Impact.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons 
(BOP) announces the availability of the Finding of No Significant 
Impact (FONSI) concerning the Criminal Alien Requirement 15, 
Requirement A Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposal to award 
one contract to house up to 2,000 federal, low-security, adult males, 
non-US citizen, criminal aliens within one existing contractor owned, 
contractor operated facility.

Backround Information

    Pursuant to Section 102, 42 U.S.C. 4332, of the National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended and the Council on 
Environmental Quality Regulations for Implementing

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NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and the BOP Procedures for Implementing 
NEPA (28 CFR 61, Appendix A), the BOP prepared an EA to analyze the 
impacts of awarding one contract to house up to 2,000 low-security, 
adult male, non-US citizen, criminal aliens within one existing 
contractor-owned and contractor-operated correctional facility.
    It is anticipated that the number of inmates will continue to rise 
for several reasons. Federal court sentencing guidelines are resulting 
in longer terms of confinement for serious crimes. Moreover, there is 
an increase in immigration and offenders, along with a greater effort 
to combat organized crime and trafficking. As a result, existing BOP 
facilities are at capacity. In response, the BOP has focused on ways to 
reduce prison overcrowding by requesting additional contract beds for 
low security, adult male criminal aliens, expansion of current 
facilities, and building and operating new medium and high security 
facilities. The purpose of the project is to acquire additional bed 
space to address the need to reduce overcrowding in existing BOP 
facilities as a result of increases in convictions and sentence terms.
    The BOP requires flexibility in managing existing low-security bed 
space as well as the anticipated future needs for low-security bed 
space. Use of an existing contractor-owned and operated correctional 
facility provides the BOP the flexibility needed to meet population 
capacity needs in a timely manner, conform to federal law, and maintain 
fiscal responsibility while successfully meeting the mission of the 
BOP.
    The process to identify contracting opportunities for securing 
additional inmate bed space in support of the increasing needs of the 
BOP involved the BOP advertising for interested vendors to respond to 
the request for proposal (RFP) with options for meeting the 
requirements.
    Based on the responses to the solicitation, the BOP had two 
potential alternatives. The solicitation RFP-PCC-0022 (CAR 15 
Requirement A) identified the evaluation criteria under which each 
offeror's proposal would be considered and evaluated. The non-price 
based evaluation criteria that consists of the following in descending 
order of importance:

 Past Performance
 Technical Proposal
 Environment
 Small Disadvantaged Business Participation

    A geographical restriction associated with the RFP required the 
facility to be located in one of the following states: Ohio, Michigan, 
Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, or New York.

Project Information

    The proposed action is to award one contract to house up to 2,000 
federal low-security, adult male, non-US citizen, criminal aliens at an 
existing contractor-owned and contractor-operated correctional 
facility. Under the Proposed Action, the selected contractor would be 
required to operate the facility in a manner consistent with the 
mission and requirements of the BOP. All inmate services would be 
developed in a manner that complies with the BOP's contract 
requirements, as well as applicable federal, state, and local laws and 
regulations. In addition, the facility would be within proximity, and 
have access to, ambulatory, fire and police protection services.
    The federal inmates assigned to this facility would consist 
primarily of inmates with sentences of 90 months or less remaining to 
be served. Inmates are anticipated to be federal, low-security, adult 
male, non-US citizen, criminal aliens; however, the BOP may designate 
any inmate within its custody to serve their sentence in this facility.
    Two existing privately owned and operated correctional facilities 
in Pennsylvania and Ohio were the only offers received in response to 
the BOP's solicitation for CAR 15 Requirement A. Each of the following 
existing facilities has been evaluated in this EA. In addition, the No 
Action Alternative is evaluated, to determine baseline conditions and 
comply with the provisions of NEPA.

     Moshannon Valley Correctional Facility. Located in 
Phillipsburg, Pennsylvania.
     Northeast Ohio Correctional Center. Located in Youngstown, 
Ohio.

    No other facilities are under consideration by the BOP. Although 
the two alternatives have been evaluated within the EA, an 
environmentally preferred alternative has not been identified due to 
the pending contracting action.
    Based on the analysis presented in the EA, there would be no 
significant impacts on environmental and cultural resources, 
socioeconomics, environmental justice, community facilities and 
services, transportation and traffic, infrastructure and utilities, 
noise, and air quality as a result of the implementation of the 
proposed action under either Alternative 1 or Alternative 2. Therefore, 
the BOP has determined there would be no significant impacts associated 
with the implementation of the proposed action.

Availability of Finding of no Significant Impact

    The FONSI is available upon request. To request a copy of the 
FONSI, please contact: Thomas A. Webber, Chief, or Isaac Gaston, Site 
Selection Specialist, Capacity Planning and Construction Branch, 
Federal Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW., Washington, DC 20534 
Tel: 202-514-6470/Fax: 202-616-6024/Email: txwebber@bop.gov or 
igaston@bop.gov.

    Dated: September 17, 2014.
Thomas A. Webber,
Chief, Capacity Planning and Construction Branch, Federal Bureau of 
Prisons.
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