Notice of Availability of an Environmental Assessment on 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-U.S. Citizen, Criminal Aliens at a Contractor-Owned, Contractor-Operated Correctional Facility Under the CAR 15, Requirement B Initiative, 64835-64836 [2014-25513]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 211 / Friday, October 31, 2014 / Notices identify the name of the organization furnishing the summary, and will include a link to the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) where the full written submission can be found. Any submissions that contain confidential business information (CBI) must also conform with the requirements of section 201.6 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.6). Section 201.6 of the rules requires that the cover of the document and the individual pages be clearly marked as to whether they are the ‘‘confidential’’ or ‘‘non-confidential’’ version, and that the confidential business information be clearly identified by means of brackets. All written submissions, except for confidential business information, will be made available for inspection by interested parties. 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AGENCY: The Department of Justice (DOJ), Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register at asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:51 Oct 30, 2014 Jkt 235001 Volume 79, Number 168, page 51607, on August 29, 2014, allowing for a 60 day comment period. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for an additional 30 days until December 1, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have additional comments especially on the estimated public burden or associated response time, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or additional information, please contact Jeff Rosenblum, General Counsel, Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Department of Justice, Suite 2600, 5107 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Virginia 20530; telephone: (703) 305–0470. Written comments and/ or suggestions can also be directed to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention Department of Justice Desk Officer, Washington, DC 20530 or send to OIRA_submissions@ omb.eop.gov. 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 agency, 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/or —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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Overview of This Information Collection 1. Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved collection. 2. The Title of the Form/Collection: Notice of Appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals from a Decision of a DHS Officer—Form EOIR–29. PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64835 3. The agency form number: Form EOIR–29. 4. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: A party who appeals a decision of a DHS Officer to the Board of Immigration Appeals (Board). Other: None. Abstract: A party affected by a decision of a DHS Officer may appeal that decision to the Board, provided that the Board has jurisdiction pursuant to 8 CFR 1003.1(b). The party must complete the Form EOIR–29 and submit it to the DHS office having administrative control over the record of proceeding in order to exercise the regulatory right to appeal. 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 there are 6,569 respondents, 6,569 annual responses, and that each response takes 30 minutes to complete. 6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 3,284.5 annual burden hours. 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: October 28, 2014. Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2014–25917 Filed 10–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Availability of an Environmental Assessment on 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-U.S. Citizen, Criminal Aliens at a Contractor-Owned, ContractorOperated Correctional Facility Under the CAR 15, Requirement B Initiative Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Department of Justice. ACTION: Environmental Assessment. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) announces the availability of the Criminal Alien Requirement 15, Requirement B Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposal to award one contract to house up to 2,000 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 64836 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 211 / Friday, October 31, 2014 / Notices federal, low-security, adult males, nonU.S. citizen, criminal aliens within one existing contractor-owned, contractoroperated facility. Background Information: Pursuant to Section 102, 42 U.S.C. 4332, of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for Implementing NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), and the BOP Procedures for Implementing NEPA (28 CFR part 61, Appendix A), the BOP prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze the impacts of awarding one contract to house up to 2,000 lowsecurity, adult male, non-U.S. citizen, criminal aliens within one existing contractor-owned and contractoroperated 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 four potential alternatives. The solicitation RFP–PCC– 0022 (CAR 15 Requirement B) identified the evaluation criteria under which each offeror’s proposal would be considered and evaluated. The non-price based VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:51 Oct 30, 2014 Jkt 235001 evaluation criteria that consist of the following in descending order of importance: • Past Performance • Technical Proposal • Environment • Small Disadvantaged Business Participation Project Information: The proposed action is to award one contract to house up to 2,000 federal low-security, adult male, non-U.S. 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 primarily would consist of inmates with sentences of 90 months or less remaining to be served. Inmates are anticipated to be federal, low-security, adult male, non-U.S. citizen, criminal aliens; however, the BOP may designate any inmate within its custody to serve their sentence in this facility. Four existing privately owned and operated correctional facilities, one in Minnesota, two in Oklahoma, and one in Ohio, met the evaluation criteria of the BOP’s solicitation for CAR 15 Requirement B. 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. • Prairie Correctional Facility. Located in Appleton, Minnesota. • Northeast Ohio Correctional Center. Located in Youngstown, Ohio. • Great Plains Correctional Facility. Located in Hinton, Oklahoma. • Diamondback Correctional Facility. Located in Watonga, Oklahoma. No other facilities are under consideration by the BOP. Although the four 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 natural and cultural resources, socioeconomics, environmental justice, community facilities and services, transportation PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and traffic, infrastructure and utilities, noise, and air quality as a result of the implementation of the proposed action under Alternative 1, Alternative 2, Alternative 3, or Alternative 4. Therefore, the BOP has determined there would be no significant impacts associated with the implementation of the proposed action. Availability of the Environmental Assessment The comment/review period will begin on October 31, 2014 and conclude on December 1, 2014. The EA and other information regarding the proposed action are available upon request by contacting: Thomas A. Webber, Chief, Capacity Planning and Construction Branch, Federal Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW., Washington, DC 20534 (Telephone: (202) 514–6470, Fax: (202) 616–6024, or Email: twebber@bop.gov). Dated: October 22, 2014. Thomas A. Webber, Chief, Capacity Planning and Construction Branch. [FR Doc. 2014–25513 Filed 10–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–CW–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Federal Employees’ Compensation Act Medical Report Forms, Claim for Compensation ACTION: Notice. On October 31, 2014, the Department of Labor (DOL) will submit the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ‘‘Federal Employees’ Compensation Act Medical Report Forms, Claim for Compensation,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (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 December 1, 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/ SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


Notice of Availability of an Environmental Assessment on 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-U.S. Citizen, Criminal Aliens at a Contractor-Owned, 
Contractor-Operated Correctional Facility Under the CAR 15, Requirement 
B Initiative

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

ACTION: Environmental Assessment.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons 
(BOP) announces the availability of the Criminal Alien Requirement 15, 
Requirement B Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposal to award 
one contract to house up to 2,000

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federal, low-security, adult males, non-U.S. citizen, criminal aliens 
within one existing contractor-owned, contractor-operated facility.
    Background Information: Pursuant to Section 102, 42 U.S.C. 4332, of 
the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, the 
Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for Implementing NEPA (40 
CFR parts 1500-1508), and the BOP Procedures for Implementing NEPA (28 
CFR part 61, Appendix A), the BOP prepared an Environmental Assessment 
(EA) to analyze the impacts of awarding one contract to house up to 
2,000 low-security, adult male, non-U.S. 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 four 
potential alternatives. The solicitation RFP-PCC-0022 (CAR 15 
Requirement B) identified the evaluation criteria under which each 
offeror's proposal would be considered and evaluated. The non-price 
based evaluation criteria that consist of the following in descending 
order of importance:

 Past Performance
 Technical Proposal
 Environment
 Small Disadvantaged Business Participation

    Project Information:
    The proposed action is to award one contract to house up to 2,000 
federal low-security, adult male, non-U.S. 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 primarily would 
consist of inmates with sentences of 90 months or less remaining to be 
served. Inmates are anticipated to be federal, low-security, adult 
male, non-U.S. citizen, criminal aliens; however, the BOP may designate 
any inmate within its custody to serve their sentence in this facility.
    Four existing privately owned and operated correctional facilities, 
one in Minnesota, two in Oklahoma, and one in Ohio, met the evaluation 
criteria of the BOP's solicitation for CAR 15 Requirement B. 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.
     Prairie Correctional Facility. Located in Appleton, 
Minnesota.
     Northeast Ohio Correctional Center. Located in Youngstown, 
Ohio.
     Great Plains Correctional Facility. Located in Hinton, 
Oklahoma.
     Diamondback Correctional Facility. Located in Watonga, 
Oklahoma.
    No other facilities are under consideration by the BOP. Although 
the four 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 natural 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 Alternative 1, Alternative 2, Alternative 3, or Alternative 4. 
Therefore, the BOP has determined there would be no significant impacts 
associated with the implementation of the proposed action.

Availability of the Environmental Assessment

    The comment/review period will begin on October 31, 2014 and 
conclude on December 1, 2014. The EA and other information regarding 
the proposed action are available upon request by contacting: Thomas A. 
Webber, Chief, Capacity Planning and Construction Branch, Federal 
Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW., Washington, DC 20534 
(Telephone: (202) 514-6470, Fax: (202) 616-6024, or Email: 
twebber@bop.gov).

    Dated: October 22, 2014.
Thomas A. Webber,
Chief, Capacity Planning and Construction Branch.
[FR Doc. 2014-25513 Filed 10-30-14; 8:45 am]
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