Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for United States Air Force F-35a Operational Basing-Pacific, 11983-11984 [2015-05014]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 43 / Thursday, March 5, 2015 / Notices of the Board on Coastal Engineering Research. The DFO, at that time, may provide additional guidance on the submission of written statements that are in response to the stated agenda for the planned meeting in question. Dated: March 2, 2015. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2015–05040 Filed 3–4–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Modernization and Repair of Piers 2 and 3, Military Ocean Terminal Concord, CA Department of the Army, DOD. Notice of availability. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of the Army (Army) announces the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Modernization and Repair of Piers 2 and 3 at Military Ocean Terminal Concord, California (MOTCO). The Final EIS evaluates the potential environmental and socioeconomic effects that could result from demolition and reconstruction of structural elements, replacement of infrastructure, upgrades to shore-side roads and electrical infrastructure, repair of piles at Pier 3, and maintenance dredging. Environmental consequences were evaluated for noise; air quality; geology, topography, and soils; water resources; biological resources; land use and coastal zone management; transportation; infrastructure; visual resources; recreational resources; socioeconomics; environmental justice and protection of children; cultural resources; and hazardous materials, hazardous waste, toxic substances, and contaminated sites. Based on the analysis described in the EIS, all impacts are anticipated to be less than significant. The potential for environmental impacts is greatest for the following resource areas: water resources; biological resources; transportation; infrastructure; and cultural resources. DATES: The Army will make a final decision no sooner than 30 days after the publication of a Notice of Availability for the Final EIS in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Please send requests for a copy of the Final EIS or written comments on the Final EIS to Mr. Malcolm Charles, Director of Public mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:31 Mar 04, 2015 Jkt 235001 Works, Attention: SDAT–CCA–MI (Charles), 410 Norman Avenue, Concord, CA 94520; email comments to usarmy.motco.sddc.mbx.list-eis@ mail.mil; or fax comments to (925) 246– 4171 (Attention: SDAT–CCA–MI [Charles]). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Sarah Garner, Public Affairs Office, Surface Deployment and Distribution Command; telephone: (618) 220–6284; email: usarmy.scott.sddc.mbx.commandaffairs@mail.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the proposed action is to modernize and repair Pier 2 and repair Pier 3 so the Army can maintain its ability to meet Department of Defense (DOD) mission requirements in support of wartime and contingency operations. Piers 2 and 3 were built in the mid1940s and are past their structural and design life and lack modern operational efficiencies. Based on Net Explosive Weight handling capability, Pier 2 is the optimum pier for mission capability, but it cannot be used due to its degraded and nonoperational condition. Pier 3, currently the primary operational pier at MOTCO, requires some level of repair to maintain even its limited operational capability through 2019. Alternative 1 fully implements repairs to Piers 2 and 3 with Pier 2 re-oriented to align the west end with the existing shipping channel to create a more modernized configuration. Alternative 2 would be similar to Alternative 1, but the Pier 2 footprint would not change. Alternative 3 would fully implement repairs to Piers 2 and 3, reorienting Pier 2 to create a more modernized configuration but with a larger deck surface and heavier load-carrying capacity than that proposed under Alternative 1. Under the No Action Alternative, the modernization and repair of Pier 2 and the repair of Pier 3 at MOTCO would not occur, and Pier 3 would continue to be used with loading restrictions for the remainder of its service life. The No Action Alternative provides the environmental baseline conditions for comparing the impacts associated with the other alternatives. Alternative 1 is the preferred alternative. The Army consulted with regulatory agencies, to include the State Historic Preservation Officer, the National Park Service, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board, the National Marine Fisheries Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11983 Several of the comments received during the Draft EIS review period resulted in revisions to the Final EIS. These revisions included minor clarifications and the inclusion of updated information. The Final EIS includes responses to all comments. Copies of the Final EIS are available for public review at the following two Contra Costa County libraries: (1) Concord Library, 2900 Salvio Street, Concord, CA 94519 and (2) Bay Point Library, 205 Pacifica Avenue, Bay Point, CA 94565. The Final EIS may also be reviewed electronically at http://www. sddc.army.mil/MOTCO/default.aspx. Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–05083 Filed 3–4–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–08–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for United States Air Force F–35a Operational Basing—Pacific AGENCY: Department of the Air Force, DOD. ACTION: Notice of Intent (NOI). The Air Force is issuing this notice of intent (NOI) (40 CFR 1508.22) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to assess the proposed action to base two (2) F–35A squadrons (48 Primary Assigned Aircraft (PAA)) at Eielson Air Force Base (AFB), Alaska. The proposed action will also include the use of related airspace and ranges, particularly the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex (JPARC). The F–35A is the conventional take-off and landing version of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). It is a multiple-role fighter with an emphasis on air-to-ground missions. A No-Action Alternative will be included in the EIS, whereby no F–35A squadrons would be based at Eielson AFB. The analysis of the no-action alternative will provide a benchmark to enable Air Force decision-makers to compare the magnitude of the environmental effects of the proposed action. No-action means the proposed action would not take place, and the resulting environmental effects from taking no-action will be compared with the effects of allowing the proposed activity to go forward. Scoping: The public scoping process will be used to identify community concerns and local issues to be considered during the draft EIS development process. Federal, state, and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05MRN1.SGM 05MRN1 11984 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 43 / Thursday, March 5, 2015 / Notices local agencies; Alaska Native Tribes and organizations; as well as interested persons are encouraged to provide written comments of environmental concern associated with the proposed action to the Air Force. Comments should be provided by the methods and dates indicated below. DATES: Public scoping meetings will be held in North Pole, Fairbanks, and Delta Junction, Alaska at the following dates, times, and locations: Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. North Pole Worship Center, 3340 Badger Road, North Pole. Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Westmark Hotel and Conference Center, 813 Noble Street, Fairbanks. Thursday, March 26, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Alaskan Steakhouse & Motel, 265 Richardson Highway, Delta Junction. Comments on the proposal can be made at the scoping meetings, by mail, or via the project Web site at: https:// www.PACAF-F35Aeis.com. Written comments can be mailed to: 354 FW/ PA, 354 Broadway Avenue, Suite 15A, Eielson AFB, AK 99702. Although comments can be submitted to the Air Force at any time during the EIS process, scoping comments are requested by Friday, April 17, 2015 to ensure full consideration in the draft EIS. For questions regarding the proposed action, scoping, and EIS development, contact the Eielson AFB Public Affairs Office, at 907–377–2116 or at 354fw.pa.publicaffairs@us.af.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Henry Williams Jr., Acting Air Force Federal Register Liaison Officer, DAF. [FR Doc. 2015–05014 Filed 3–4–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–10–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Docket No.: ED–2015–ICCD–0023] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Roads to Success in North Dakota: A Randomized Study of a College and Career Preparation Curriculum Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:28 Mar 04, 2015 Jkt 235001 In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before May 4, 2015. ADDRESSES: Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting Docket ID number ED–2015–ICCD–0023 or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If the regulations.gov site is not available to the public for any reason, ED will temporarily accept comments at ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted; ED will ONLY accept comments during the comment period in this mailbox when the regulations.gov site is not available. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Mailstop L–OM–2–2E319, Room 2E103, Washington, DC 20202. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Braden Goetz, 202–245–7405. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: Roads to Success in North Dakota: A Randomized Study of a College and Career Preparation Curriculum. OMB Control Number: 1830—NEW. Type of Review: A new information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 88. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 22. Abstract: The Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education in the U.S. Department of Education is supporting an evaluation that will examine the impact of a college and career preparation curriculum for students in the 11th and 12th grades on students’ college and career aspirations, planning for postsecondary transitions and adult life, and attitudes toward education and careers. The evaluation has an experimental design with schoollevel random assignment. This Information Collection Request includes surveys of students, instructors, and principals and protocols for site visits. Dated: March 2, 2015. Kate Mullan, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2015–05011 Filed 3–4–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Environmental Management SiteSpecific Advisory Board, Nevada Department of Energy. Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Nevada. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 5:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: National Atomic Testing Museum, 755 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Ulmer, Board Administrator, 232 Energy Way, M/S 505, North Las SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05MRN1.SGM 05MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 43 (Thursday, March 5, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11983-11984]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-05014]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Air Force


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for 
United States Air Force F-35a Operational Basing--Pacific

AGENCY: Department of the Air Force, DOD.

ACTION: Notice of Intent (NOI).

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SUMMARY: The Air Force is issuing this notice of intent (NOI) (40 CFR 
1508.22) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to assess 
the proposed action to base two (2) F-35A squadrons (48 Primary 
Assigned Aircraft (PAA)) at Eielson Air Force Base (AFB), Alaska. The 
proposed action will also include the use of related airspace and 
ranges, particularly the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex (JPARC). 
The F-35A is the conventional take-off and landing version of the Joint 
Strike Fighter (JSF). It is a multiple-role fighter with an emphasis on 
air-to-ground missions.
    A No-Action Alternative will be included in the EIS, whereby no F-
35A squadrons would be based at Eielson AFB. The analysis of the no-
action alternative will provide a benchmark to enable Air Force 
decision-makers to compare the magnitude of the environmental effects 
of the proposed action. No-action means the proposed action would not 
take place, and the resulting environmental effects from taking no-
action will be compared with the effects of allowing the proposed 
activity to go forward.
    Scoping: The public scoping process will be used to identify 
community concerns and local issues to be considered during the draft 
EIS development process. Federal, state, and

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local agencies; Alaska Native Tribes and organizations; as well as 
interested persons are encouraged to provide written comments of 
environmental concern associated with the proposed action to the Air 
Force. Comments should be provided by the methods and dates indicated 
below.

DATES: Public scoping meetings will be held in North Pole, Fairbanks, 
and Delta Junction, Alaska at the following dates, times, and 
locations:

Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    North Pole Worship Center, 3340 Badger Road, North Pole.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    Westmark Hotel and Conference Center, 813 Noble Street, Fairbanks.

Thursday, March 26, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    Alaskan Steakhouse & Motel, 265 Richardson Highway, Delta Junction.
    Comments on the proposal can be made at the scoping meetings, by 
mail, or via the project Web site at: https://www.PACAF-F35Aeis.com. 
Written comments can be mailed to: 354 FW/PA, 354 Broadway Avenue, 
Suite 15A, Eielson AFB, AK 99702.
    Although comments can be submitted to the Air Force at any time 
during the EIS process, scoping comments are requested by Friday, April 
17, 2015 to ensure full consideration in the draft EIS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions regarding the proposed 
action, scoping, and EIS development, contact the Eielson AFB Public 
Affairs Office, at 907-377-2116 or at 354fw.pa.publicaffairs@us.af.mil.

Henry Williams Jr.,
Acting Air Force Federal Register Liaison Officer, DAF.
[FR Doc. 2015-05014 Filed 3-4-15; 8:45 am]
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