Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site Training and Operations Environmental Impact Statement, 64754-64755 [2014-25786]

Download as PDF 64754 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 211 / Friday, October 31, 2014 / Notices General Services Administration, New York, NY. 7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additions On 6/13/2014 (79 FR 33911–33912), the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notice of proposed additions to the Procurement List. After consideration of the material presented to it concerning capability of qualified nonprofit agency to provide the products and impact of the additions on the current or most recent contractors, the Committee has determined that the products listed below are 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 any additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entity other than the small organization that will furnish the products to the Government. 2. The action will result in authorizing a small entity to furnish the products 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 products proposed for addition to the Procurement List. End of Certification asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Accordingly, the following products are added to the Procurement List: Products NSN: 7510–00–NSH–0211—Toner Cartridge, Remanufactured, Lexmark Optra T620/ T622 Series Compatible NSN: 7510–00–NSH–1013—Toner Cartridge, Remanufactured, Lexmark E350/E352 Series Compatible NSN: 7510–00–NSH–1014—Toner Cartridge, Remanufactured, Lexmark E450 Series Compatible NSN: 7510–00–NSH–1051—Toner Cartridge, Remanufactured, Lexmark E230/E232/ E234/E330/E332/E340/E342 Series Compatible NSN: 7510–00–NSH–1208—Kit, Maintenance, Remanufactured, Toner Cartridge, Lexmark T620/620N Series Compatible NPA: TRI Industries NFP, Chicago, IL Contracting Activity: General Services Administration, New York, NY Coverage: A-List for the Total Government Requirement as aggregated by the VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:23 Oct 30, 2014 Jkt 235001 Patricia Briscoe, Deputy Director, Business Operations, (Pricing and Information Management). [FR Doc. 2014–25929 Filed 10–30–14; 8:45 am] Worth, TX. Patricia Briscoe, Deputy Director, Business Operations, (Pricing and Information Management). [FR Doc. 2014–25930 Filed 10–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6353–01–P BILLING CODE 6353–01–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Procurement List; Proposed Addition Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ˜ Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site Training and Operations Environmental Impact Statement AGENCY: AGENCY: Proposed Addition to the Procurement List. ACTION: The Committee is proposing to add a product to the Procurement List that will be furnished by a nonprofit agency employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. SUMMARY: Comments Must Be Received on Or Before: 12/1/2014. DATES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, 1401 S. Clark Street, Suite 10800, Arlington, Virginia 22202–4149. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO SUBMIT COMMENTS CONTACT: Patricia Briscoe, Telephone: (703) 603–7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email CMTEFedReg@ AbilityOne.gov. This notice is published pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 8503(a)(2) and 41 CFR 51–2.3. Its purpose is to provide interested persons an opportunity to submit comments on the proposed action. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Addition If the Committee approves the proposed addition, the entity of the Federal Government identified in this notice will be required to procure the product listed below from the nonprofit agency employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. The following product is proposed for addition to the Procurement List for production by the nonprofit agency listed: Product NSN: 8520–01–432–2618—Hand Soap, Liquid, Biobased NPA: The Lighthouse for the Blind, St. Louis, MO Contracting Activity: General Services Administration, Fort Worth, TX Coverage: A-List for the Total Government Requirement as aggregated by the General Services Administration, Fort PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Department of the Army, DoD. Notice of availability. The Department of the Army announces the availability of the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for proposed training and operations at ˜ Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site (PCMS), CO. PCMS is the maneuver site for Fort Carson and is located near Trinidad, CO, approximately 150 miles southeast of Fort Carson. The draft EIS evaluates the environmental impacts associated with the proposed action, which is to conduct realistic, coordinated, largescale training that integrates the ground and air resources of Fort Carson’s mechanized, infantry, support, and combat aviation units. In addition to the No Action Alternative, the draft EIS considers the two alternatives: Alternative 1A—would establish and use new brigade-level training intensity measures; update brigade training period equipment compositions and training methods relative to the 1980 Final EIS for the PCMS Training Land Acquisition; and enable the Stryker family of vehicles to train at PCMS. Alternative 1B—would include Alternative 1A and add enhanced readiness training using new training activity and infrastructure components at PCMS. Alternative 1B infrastructure components include airspace reclassification and drop zone development. The proposed action is composed of numerous components and the decision-maker may elect not to select every component. The proposed action does not include, nor would it require, expansion of PCMS. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to the Fort Carson NEPA Program Manager, Directorate of Public Works, Environmental Division, 1626 Evans Street, Building 1219, Fort Carson, CO 80913–4362, or call (719) 526–4666. Comments may also be submitted via email to: usarmy.carson.imcom-central.list.dpwed-nepa@mail.mil. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 211 / Friday, October 31, 2014 / Notices The Fort Carson Public Affairs Office at (719) 526–7525, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. MST; or by email to: usarmy.carson.hqdaocpa.list.pao-officer@mail.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The draft EIS has been prepared to meet the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) to evaluate the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of implementing proposed actions at PCMS. Soldiers stationed at Fort Carson need to train together, in an integrated manner, during large-scale collective training events. Integrated brigade combat team (BCT) level training is necessary at PCMS; without such training, Fort Carson Soldiers would be forced to train in their tasks in isolation, and not in the integrated manner in which they would fight. The draft EIS affords Fort Carson the opportunity to review its environmental program and the current state of the environment on PCMS, and decide on how best to structure training events for the recently reconfigured Armor and Infantry BCTs and the Stryker BCT. Alternative 1A would establish a benchmark for brigade-level training intensity. The historic limitation of 4.7 months of brigade-level mechanized maneuver would remain in effect to allow for land rest and recovery. This alternative would enable the 1⁄4 Stryker BCT to conduct training at PCMS using the Stryker family of vehicles. Alternative 1B includes Alternative 1A and new training activities and training infrastructure changes at PCMS. Training activities include nonexplosive aviation gunnery, flare, electronic jamming systems, laser target sighting, tactical demolition, unmanned and unarmed aerial reconnaissance systems, and light unmanned ground vehicle training. In terms of training infrastructure, PCMS would establish two new drop-zones and, for use during periods when training activity poses a hazard to aircraft, restricted airspace directly over PCMS. The restricted airspace would be established up to 10,000 feet above mean sea level, and activated as required by training scenarios. The decision-maker may select all of these elements or only some. Environmental impacts associated with the implementation of the proposed action could include significant impacts to soils as a result of maneuvering with tracked and wheeled vehicles on fragile soils; vegetation and wildlife as a result of large maneuver asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:52 Oct 30, 2014 Jkt 235001 corridors, which could potentially result in a conversion or net loss of habitat, depending upon frequency of use and recovery time; and water resources as a result of increased sedimentation in nearby impaired waters. Impacts in the areas of airspace, cultural resources, facilities and utilities, hazardous materials, hazardous waste, and toxic substances, socioeconomics, and traffic and transportation were all determined to be less than significant. The draft EIS identifies potential mitigation measures to reduce adverse impacts. Soldier training would be entirely within the existing boundaries of PCMS, except for limited air and convoy operations. The proposed action does not include, nor would it require, any expansion of PCMS. No additional land will be sought or acquired as a result of this action. Under the No Action Alternative, the Army would continue current mission activities and training operations, which includes authorized brigade-level training, as well as range use and training land management. Cooperating Agencies: The Federal Aviation Administration is a cooperating agency on the Draft EIS as the proposed action includes airspace reclassification. Public Meeting and Public Comments: A public meeting on the Draft EIS will be held at PCMS. Information on the date and time for the public meeting will be published locally. Federally recognized Tribes, federal, state, and local agencies, organizations, and the public are invited to be involved in the process for the preparation of this EIS by participating in public meetings and/or submitting written comments on the Draft EIS to (see ADDRESSES) no later than 45 days from the publication of the Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. The Draft EIS is available at http:// www.carson.army.mil/DPW/nepa.html. Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–25786 Filed 10–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–08–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Army Education Advisory Subcommittee Meeting Notice Department of the Army, DoD. Notice of open Subcommittee meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of the Army is publishing this notice to announce SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64755 the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the Department of the Army Historical Advisory Subcommittee (DAHASC), a subcommittee of the Army Education Advisory Committee. This meeting is open to the public. DATES: The Department of the Army Historical Advisory Subcommittee will meet from 8:40 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on November 20, 2014. ADDRESSES: Department of the Army Historical Advisory Subcommittee, U.S. Army Center of Military History, 102 4th Ave., Bldg. 35, Washington, DC 20319–5060. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Stephen W. Lehman, the Alternate Designated Federal Officer for the subcommittee, in writing at ATTN: AAMH–ZC, U.S. Army Center of Military History, 102 4th Ave., Bldg. 35, Fort McNair, Washington, DC 20319– 5060 by email at stephen.w.lehman2.civ@mail.mil or by telephone at (202) 685–2314. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subcommittee meeting is being held 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. Purpose of the Meeting: The purpose of the meeting is to review and approve the 2014 Army Historical Program Report. Proposed Agenda: The committee is chartered to provide independent advice and recommendations to the Secretary of the Army on the educational, doctrinal, and research policies and activities of U.S. Army educational programs. At this meeting the subcommittee will review the 2014 Army Historical Program Report and the conformity of the Army’s historical work and methods with professional standards. The subcommittee will also discuss ways to increase cooperation between the historical and military professions in advancing the purpose of the Army Historical Program, and the furtherance of the mission of the U.S. Army Center of Military History to promote the study and use of military history in both civilian and military Schools. Public Accessibility to the Meeting: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 41 CFR 102–3.140 through 102– 3.165, and subject to the availability of space, this meeting is open to the public. Seating is on a first to arrive basis. Attendees are requested to submit their name, affiliation, and daytime phone number seven business days E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army


Pi[ntilde]on Canyon Maneuver Site Training and Operations 
Environmental Impact Statement

AGENCY: Department of the Army, DoD.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Army announces the availability of the 
draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for proposed training and 
operations at Pi[ntilde]on Canyon Maneuver Site (PCMS), CO. PCMS is the 
maneuver site for Fort Carson and is located near Trinidad, CO, 
approximately 150 miles southeast of Fort Carson. The draft EIS 
evaluates the environmental impacts associated with the proposed 
action, which is to conduct realistic, coordinated, large-scale 
training that integrates the ground and air resources of Fort Carson's 
mechanized, infantry, support, and combat aviation units.
    In addition to the No Action Alternative, the draft EIS considers 
the two alternatives: Alternative 1A--would establish and use new 
brigade-level training intensity measures; update brigade training 
period equipment compositions and training methods relative to the 1980 
Final EIS for the PCMS Training Land Acquisition; and enable the 
Stryker family of vehicles to train at PCMS. Alternative 1B--would 
include Alternative 1A and add enhanced readiness training using new 
training activity and infrastructure components at PCMS. Alternative 1B 
infrastructure components include airspace reclassification and drop 
zone development. The proposed action is composed of numerous 
components and the decision-maker may elect not to select every 
component. The proposed action does not include, nor would it require, 
expansion of PCMS.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to the Fort Carson NEPA 
Program Manager, Directorate of Public Works, Environmental Division, 
1626 Evans Street, Building 1219, Fort Carson, CO 80913-4362, or call 
(719) 526-4666. Comments may also be submitted via email to: 
usarmy.carson.imcom-central.list.dpw-ed-nepa@mail.mil.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Fort Carson Public Affairs Office 
at (719) 526-7525, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. MST; 
or by email to: usarmy.carson.hqda-ocpa.list.pao-officer@mail.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The draft EIS has been prepared to meet the 
requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) to 
evaluate the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of implementing 
proposed actions at PCMS.
    Soldiers stationed at Fort Carson need to train together, in an 
integrated manner, during large-scale collective training events. 
Integrated brigade combat team (BCT) level training is necessary at 
PCMS; without such training, Fort Carson Soldiers would be forced to 
train in their tasks in isolation, and not in the integrated manner in 
which they would fight. The draft EIS affords Fort Carson the 
opportunity to review its environmental program and the current state 
of the environment on PCMS, and decide on how best to structure 
training events for the recently reconfigured Armor and Infantry BCTs 
and the Stryker BCT.
    Alternative 1A would establish a benchmark for brigade-level 
training intensity. The historic limitation of 4.7 months of brigade-
level mechanized maneuver would remain in effect to allow for land rest 
and recovery. This alternative would enable the \1/4\ Stryker BCT to 
conduct training at PCMS using the Stryker family of vehicles.
    Alternative 1B includes Alternative 1A and new training activities 
and training infrastructure changes at PCMS. Training activities 
include non-explosive aviation gunnery, flare, electronic jamming 
systems, laser target sighting, tactical demolition, unmanned and 
unarmed aerial reconnaissance systems, and light unmanned ground 
vehicle training. In terms of training infrastructure, PCMS would 
establish two new drop-zones and, for use during periods when training 
activity poses a hazard to aircraft, restricted airspace directly over 
PCMS. The restricted airspace would be established up to 10,000 feet 
above mean sea level, and activated as required by training scenarios. 
The decision-maker may select all of these elements or only some.
    Environmental impacts associated with the implementation of the 
proposed action could include significant impacts to soils as a result 
of maneuvering with tracked and wheeled vehicles on fragile soils; 
vegetation and wildlife as a result of large maneuver corridors, which 
could potentially result in a conversion or net loss of habitat, 
depending upon frequency of use and recovery time; and water resources 
as a result of increased sedimentation in nearby impaired waters. 
Impacts in the areas of airspace, cultural resources, facilities and 
utilities, hazardous materials, hazardous waste, and toxic substances, 
socioeconomics, and traffic and transportation were all determined to 
be less than significant. The draft EIS identifies potential mitigation 
measures to reduce adverse impacts.
    Soldier training would be entirely within the existing boundaries 
of PCMS, except for limited air and convoy operations. The proposed 
action does not include, nor would it require, any expansion of PCMS. 
No additional land will be sought or acquired as a result of this 
action.
    Under the No Action Alternative, the Army would continue current 
mission activities and training operations, which includes authorized 
brigade-level training, as well as range use and training land 
management.
    Cooperating Agencies: The Federal Aviation Administration is a 
cooperating agency on the Draft EIS as the proposed action includes 
airspace reclassification.
    Public Meeting and Public Comments: A public meeting on the Draft 
EIS will be held at PCMS. Information on the date and time for the 
public meeting will be published locally.
    Federally recognized Tribes, federal, state, and local agencies, 
organizations, and the public are invited to be involved in the process 
for the preparation of this EIS by participating in public meetings 
and/or submitting written comments on the Draft EIS to (see ADDRESSES) 
no later than 45 days from the publication of the Notice of 
Availability in the Federal Register.
    The Draft EIS is available at http://www.carson.army.mil/DPW/nepa.html.

Brenda S. Bowen,
Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-25786 Filed 10-30-14; 8:45 am]
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