Notice of Availability of a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Supplemental Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active (SURTASS LFA) Sonar, 65196-65197 [2014-26035]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 65196 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 212 / Monday, November 3, 2014 / Notices enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by January 2, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 4800 Mark Center Drive, East Tower, Suite 02G09, Alexandria, VA 22350–3100. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. 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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Pentagon/Mark Center Food Satisfaction Survey; OMB Control Number 0703–TBD. Needs and Uses: The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Department of Defense Concessions Committee (DoDCC) and the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM), dated 01 January 2014 contracts the Navy Exchange Service Command to manage and run food operations in the Pentagon and Mark Center. As part of the MOA, NEXCOM is required to conduct periodic VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Oct 31, 2014 Jkt 235001 customer satisfaction surveys to assess food service operator performance. The survey is also critical to identifying deficiencies in food operator performance, hygiene or safety. The survey provides valuable customer feedback which is used to evaluate the performance of food vendors. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Annual Burden Hours: 333. Number of Respondents: 2000. Responses Per Respondent: 1. 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[FR Doc. 2014–26034 Filed 10–31–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Notice of Availability of a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Supplemental Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active (SURTASS LFA) Sonar Department of the Navy, DoD. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR parts 1500–1508) and Executive Order 12114, the Department of the Navy (DoN) has prepared and filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/ Supplemental Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (Draft SEIS/SOEIS) to analyze the potential impact of SURTASS LFA sonar on the five common bottlenose dolphin stocks SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 comprising the Hawaiian Islands Stock Complex (Kauai/Niiahu, Oahu, 4-Islands, Hawaii Island, and Hawaii Pelagic). USEPA published their notice of availability of the SURTASS LFA sonar draft supplement on October 24, 2014 (79 FR 63622). DATES: Public comment period will end on December, 8, 2014. ADDRESSES: Written comments on the SURTASS LFA Sonar Draft SEIS/SOEIS should be addressed to: SURTASS LFA Sonar SEIS/SOEIS Program Manager, 4201 Wilson Blvd. #110–185, Arlington, Virginia 22203; or email: eisteam@ surtass-lfa-eis.com. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chief of Naval Operations, Code N2/ N6F24, c/o SURTASS LFA Sonar SEIS/ SOEIS Program Manager, 4201 Wilson Blvd. #110–185, Arlington, Virginia 22203; or email: eisteam@surtass-lfaeis.com. Although the most recent Final SEIS/SOEIS for SURTASS LFA sonar was completed in June 2012, during subsequent litigation (Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. et al. v. Pritzger et al., No. 12–cv– 05380–EDL [E.D. Cal. October 18, 2012]), the court found that the SEIS/ SOEIS was deficient in one limited respect in that the DoN failed to use the best available data from the 2010 Pacific Stock Assessment Report to analyze the potential impact of SURTASS LFA sonar on the individual stocks that comprise the Hawaiian Islands Stock Complex of common bottlenose dolphins. The court upheld the current SEIS/SOEIS in all other respects. The Draft SEIS/SOEIS in this notice was prepared for the limited purpose of addressing the single deficiency identified by the court. The Draft SEIS/SOEIS has been distributed to appropriate Federal and state government agencies and officials and other interested parties. In addition, copies of the Draft SEIS/SOEIS have been distributed to the following regional libraries for public review: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. Hawaii Documents Center, Hawaii State Library, 478 South King St, Honolulu, HI 96813. 2. Kaneohe Public Library, 45–829 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, HI 96744. 3. Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, HI 96720. 4. Wailuku Public Library, 251 High St, Wailuku, HI 96793. 5. Lihue Public Library, 4344 Hardy St, Lihue, HI 96766. The Draft SEIS/SOEIS is available for public viewing and downloading at: http://www.surtass-lfa-eis.com. CD copies of the Draft SEIS/SOEIS are E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 212 / Monday, November 3, 2014 / Notices available upon request from: SURTASS LFA Sonar SEIS/SOEIS Program Manager, 4201 Wilson Blvd. #110–185, Arlington, Virginia 22203; or email: eisteam@surtass-lfa-eis.com. Written comments on the Draft SEIS/ SOEIS can be submitted by mail: SURTASS LFA Sonar SEIS/SOEIS Program Manager, 4201 Wilson Blvd. #110–185, Arlington, Virginia 22203; or email: eisteam@surtass-lfa-eis.com. All written comments must be postmarked by December 8, 2014 to ensure that they become part of the official record. All timely comments will be addressed in the Final SEIS/SOEIS. No public hearings or meetings will be held. Dated: October 27, 2014. N. A. Hagerty-Ford, Commander, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–26035 Filed 10–31–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Applications for Eligibility Designation; Programs under Parts A and F of Title III of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), and Programs under Title V of the HEA Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Overview Information: This notice applies to the following programs: 1. Programs authorized under Part A, Title III of the HEA: Strengthening Institutions Program (Part A SIP), Alaska Native and Native HawaiianServing Institutions (Part A ANNH), Predominantly Black Institutions (Part A PBI), Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions (Part A NASNTI), and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (Part A AANAPISI). 2. Programs authorized under Part F, Title III of the HEA: Hispanic-Serving Institutions STEM and Articulation (Part F, HSI STEM and Articulation), Predominantly Black Institutions (Part F PBI), Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions (Part F ANNH), Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions (Part F NASNTI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (Part F AANAPISI). 3. Programs authorized under Title V of the HEA: Developing HispanicServing Institutions (HSI) and Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans (PPOHA). Notice inviting applications VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Oct 31, 2014 Jkt 235001 for designation as an eligible institution for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015. DATES: Application Available: November 3, 2014. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: December 18, 2014. Special Note: Section 312 of the HEA and 34 CFR 607.2–607.5 include most of the basic eligibility requirements for grant programs authorized under Titles III and V of the HEA. Section 312(b)(1)(B) of the HEA provides that, to be eligible for these programs, an institution of higher education’s average ‘‘educational and general expenditures’’ (E&G) per full-time equivalent (FTE) undergraduate student must be less than the average E&G expenditures per FTE undergraduate student of institutions that offer similar instruction in that year. 34 CFR 607.4(a). Since 2004, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has calculated core expenses (Core Expenses) per FTE of postsecondary institutions, a statistic similar to E&G per FTE. Both E&G per FTE and Core Expenses per FTE are based on regular operational expenditures of postsecondary institutions (excluding auxiliary enterprises, independent operations, and hospital expenses). They differ only in that E&G per FTE is based on fall undergraduate enrollment, while Core Expenses per FTE is based on 12-month undergraduate enrollment for the academic year. To avoid inconsistency in the data submitted to and produced by the Department, for the purpose of section 312(b)(1)(B) of the HEA, E&G per FTE will now be calculated using the same methodology as Core Expenses per FTE. Accordingly, with regard to this and future notices inviting applications, to calculate E&G per FTE for the purpose of determining institutional eligibility for programs under Part A and Part F of Title III and Title V of the HEA, the Department will apply the NCES methodology for calculating Core Expenses per FTE. Institutions applying for eligibility must use the Core Expenses per FTE data reported to NCES’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) for the most currently available academic year, in this case 2012–2013. Full Text of Announcement I. Funding Opportunity Description Purpose of Programs: The Part A SIP, Part A ANNH, Part A PBI, Part A NASNTI, and Part A AANAPISI programs are authorized under Title III, Part A, of the HEA. The HSI and PPOHA programs are authorized under Title V of the HEA. The Part F, HSI STEM and Articulation, Part F PBI, Part F AANAPISI, Part F ANNH, and Part F NASNTI programs are authorized under Title III, Part F of the HEA. Please note that certain programs in this notice have the same or a similar name as another program that falls under a different statutory authority. For this reason, we specify the statutory authority as part of the acronym for certain programs. PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65197 Under the programs discussed above, institutions of higher education (‘‘IHEs’’ or ‘‘institutions’’) are eligible to apply for grants if they meet specific statutory and regulatory eligibility requirements. An IHE that submits an application and is designated as an eligible institution may also receive a waiver of certain non-Federal cost-sharing requirements for one year under the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) program authorized by Part A, Title IV of the HEA and the Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) program authorized by section 443 of the HEA. Qualified institutions may receive the FWS and FSEOG waivers for one year even if they do not receive a grant under the Title III or Title V Programs. An applicant that receives a grant from the Student Support Services (SSS) program that is authorized under section 402D of the HEA, 20 U.S.C. 1070a–14, may receive a waiver of the required non-Federal share for institutions for the duration of the grant. An applicant that receives a grant from the Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language (UISFL) program that is authorized under section 604 of the HEA, 20 U.S.C. 1124, may receive a waiver or reduction of the required nonFederal share for institutions for the duration of the grant. Special Note: To qualify as an eligible institution under the grant programs listed in this notice, your institution must satisfy several criteria. For most of these programs, these criteria include those that relate to the enrollment of needy students and to Core Expenses per FTE for a specified base year. The most recent data available for Core Expenses per FTE are for base year 2012– 2013. In order to award FY 2015 grants in a timely manner, we will use this data to evaluate eligibility. Therefore, in completing your eligibility application, please use Core Expenses per FTE reported to IPEDS for academic year 2012–2013. Accordingly, all institutions interested in applying for a new grant under the Title III or Title V programs addressed in this notice or in requesting a waiver of the non-Federal cost share, must apply for eligibility designation for FY 2015. Under the HEA, any IHE interested in applying for a grant under any of these programs must first be designated as an eligible institution. (34 CFR 606.5 and 607.5). Eligible Applicants: The eligibility requirements for the programs authorized under Part A of Title III of the HEA are in Sections 312 and 317–320 of the HEA (20 U.S.C. 1058, 1059d–1059g) and in the Department’s implementing regulations at 34 CFR 607.2 through 607.5. The regulations may be accessed at: E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 212 (Monday, November 3, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65196-65197]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-26035]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Navy


Notice of Availability of a Draft Supplemental Environmental 
Impact Statement/Supplemental Overseas Environmental Impact Statement 
for Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active 
(SURTASS LFA) Sonar

AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act as 
implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR 
parts 1500-1508) and Executive Order 12114, the Department of the Navy 
(DoN) has prepared and filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency (USEPA) a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/
Supplemental Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (Draft SEIS/SOEIS) 
to analyze the potential impact of SURTASS LFA sonar on the five common 
bottlenose dolphin stocks comprising the Hawaiian Islands Stock Complex 
(Kauai/Niiahu, Oahu, 4-Islands, Hawaii Island, and Hawaii Pelagic). 
USEPA published their notice of availability of the SURTASS LFA sonar 
draft supplement on October 24, 2014 (79 FR 63622).

DATES: Public comment period will end on December, 8, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Written comments on the SURTASS LFA Sonar Draft SEIS/SOEIS 
should be addressed to: SURTASS LFA Sonar SEIS/SOEIS Program Manager, 
4201 Wilson Blvd. #110-185, Arlington, Virginia 22203; or email: 
lfa-eis.com">eisteam@surtass-lfa-eis.com.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chief of Naval Operations, Code N2/
N6F24, c/o SURTASS LFA Sonar SEIS/SOEIS Program Manager, 4201 Wilson 
Blvd. #110-185, Arlington, Virginia 22203; or email: lfa-eis.com">eisteam@surtass-lfa-eis.com.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Although the most recent Final SEIS/SOEIS 
for SURTASS LFA sonar was completed in June 2012, during subsequent 
litigation (Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. et al. v. Pritzger 
et al., No. 12-cv-05380-EDL [E.D. Cal. October 18, 2012]), the court 
found that the SEIS/SOEIS was deficient in one limited respect in that 
the DoN failed to use the best available data from the 2010 Pacific 
Stock Assessment Report to analyze the potential impact of SURTASS LFA 
sonar on the individual stocks that comprise the Hawaiian Islands Stock 
Complex of common bottlenose dolphins. The court upheld the current 
SEIS/SOEIS in all other respects. The Draft SEIS/SOEIS in this notice 
was prepared for the limited purpose of addressing the single 
deficiency identified by the court.
    The Draft SEIS/SOEIS has been distributed to appropriate Federal 
and state government agencies and officials and other interested 
parties. In addition, copies of the Draft SEIS/SOEIS have been 
distributed to the following regional libraries for public review:

1. Hawaii Documents Center, Hawaii State Library, 478 South King St, 
Honolulu, HI 96813.
2. Kaneohe Public Library, 45-829 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, HI 
96744.
3. Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, HI 96720.
4. Wailuku Public Library, 251 High St, Wailuku, HI 96793.
5. Lihue Public Library, 4344 Hardy St, Lihue, HI 96766.
    The Draft SEIS/SOEIS is available for public viewing and 
downloading at: lfa-eis.com">http://www.surtass-lfa-eis.com. CD copies of the Draft 
SEIS/SOEIS are

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available upon request from: SURTASS LFA Sonar SEIS/SOEIS Program 
Manager, 4201 Wilson Blvd. #110-185, Arlington, Virginia 22203; or 
email: lfa-eis.com">eisteam@surtass-lfa-eis.com.
    Written comments on the Draft SEIS/SOEIS can be submitted by mail: 
SURTASS LFA Sonar SEIS/SOEIS Program Manager, 4201 Wilson Blvd. #110-
185, Arlington, Virginia 22203; or email: lfa-eis.com">eisteam@surtass-lfa-eis.com. 
All written comments must be postmarked by December 8, 2014 to ensure 
that they become part of the official record. All timely comments will 
be addressed in the Final SEIS/SOEIS. No public hearings or meetings 
will be held.

    Dated: October 27, 2014.
N. A. Hagerty-Ford,
Commander, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register 
Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-26035 Filed 10-31-14; 8:45 am]
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