Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill; Record of Decision for the Final Programmatic and Phase III Early Restoration Plan and Early Restoration Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement
In accordance with the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), notice is hereby given that the Federal and State natural resource trustee agencies (Trustees) have issued a Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final Programmatic and Phase III Early Restoration Plan and Early Restoration Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Final Phase III ERP/PEIS). The ROD documents decisions by the Trustees under OPA: (1) Selection of the Preferred Alternative for the Programmatic Early Restoration Plan; and (2) selection of 44 projects for the Final Phase III Early Restoration Plan, subject to completing remaining permitting and consultation requirements, as specifically identified in Section 9 of the ROD.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for use to assist the homeless.
Army Education Advisory Subcommittee Meeting Notice
The Department of the Army is publishing this notice to announce 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.
Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site Training and Operations Environmental Impact Statement
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 1Awould 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 1Bwould 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.
Arkansas: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
The State of Arkansas has applied to EPA for Final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA proposes to grant Final authorization to the State of Arkansas. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, EPA is authorizing the changes by an immediate final rule. EPA did not make a proposal prior to the direct final rule because we believe this action is not controversial and do not expect comments that oppose it. We have explained the reasons for this authorization in the preamble to the direct final rule. Unless we get written comments which oppose this authorization during the comment period, the direct final rule will become effective on the date it establishes, and we will not take further action on this proposal. If we receive comments that oppose this action, we will withdraw the direct final rule and it will not take effect. We will then respond to public comments in a later final rule based on this proposal. You may not have another opportunity for comment. If you want to comment on this action, you must do so at this time.
Arkansas: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision
The State of Arkansas has applied to the EPA for final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA has determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for Final authorization, and is authorizing the State's changes through this direct final action. The EPA is publishing this rule to authorize the changes without a prior proposal because we believe this action is not controversial and do not expect comments that oppose it. Unless we receive written comments which oppose this authorization during the comment period, the decision to authorize Arkansas' changes to its hazardous waste program will take effect. If we receive comments that oppose this action, we will publish a document in the Federal Register withdrawing this rule before it takes effect, and a separate document in the proposed rules section of this Federal Register will serve as a proposal to authorize the changes.
Notice of Availability of the Southeastern States Draft Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Southeastern States Planning Area and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.
Marketing Order Regulating the Handling of Spearmint Oil Produced in the Far West; Revision of the Salable Quantity and Allotment Percentage for Class 1 (Scotch) Spearmint Oil for the 2014-2015 Marketing Year
This interim rule revises the quantity of Class 1 (Scotch) spearmint oil that handlers may purchase from, or handle on behalf of, producers during the 2014-2015 marketing year under the Far West spearmint oil marketing order. This rule increases the Scotch spearmint oil salable quantity from 1,149,030 pounds to 1,984,423 pounds and the allotment percentage from 55 percent to 95 percent. The marketing order regulates the handling of spearmint oil produced in the Far West and is administered locally by the Spearmint Oil Administrative Committee (Committee). The Committee recommended this rule for the purpose of maintaining orderly marketing conditions in the Far West spearmint oil market.
Program Integrity: Gainful Employment
The Secretary amends regulations on institutional eligibility under the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), and the Student Assistance General Provisions to establish measures for determining whether certain postsecondary educational programs prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation, and the conditions under which these educational programs remain eligible under the Federal Student Aid programs authorized under title IV of the HEA (title IV, HEA programs).
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
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 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:
Comprehensive Review of Licensing and Operating Rules for Satellite Services
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) proposes to amend its rules for licensing and operation of space stations and earth stations for communication by radio. The proposed changes would, among other things, facilitate international coordination of proposed satellite networks; eliminate the need to assess compliance with interim milestone requirements; revise bond requirements to more effectively deter spectrum warehousing; clarify requirements for routine earth station licensing; and expand applicability of routine licensing standards.