Education Mission to Central America; March 16-19, 2015, 12985 [2015-05595]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 48 / Thursday, March 12, 2015 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Education Mission to Central America; March 16–19, 2015 International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Amendment. AGENCY: The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration is amending the Notice published at 79 FR 34287, June 16, 2014, for the education mission to El Salvador and Honduras, with an optional stop in Nicaragua, from March 16–19, 2015 to revise the mission description from executive-led to nonexecutive led. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: U.S. Export Assistance Center Silicon Valley, Gabriela Zelaya, International Trade Specialist, Tel: 408–535–2757, ext. 107, Email: gabriela.zelaya@ trade.gov. Laura Gimenez, Commercial Officer, El Salvador, Tel: (011–503) 2501–3221, Email: laura.gimenez@trade.gov. Aileen Nandi, Commercial Officer, El Salvador, Tel: (408) 535–2757, ext. 102, Email: aileen.nandi@trade.gov. U.S. Export Assistance Center Lexington, Sara Moreno, International Trade Specialist, Tel: 859–225–7001, Email: sara.moreno@trade.gov. SUMMARY: Frank Spector, International Trade Specialist. [FR Doc. 2015–05595 Filed 3–11–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Guantanamo Bay to Dania Beach Submarine Fiber Optic Cable System (GTMO SFOC); Environmental Assessment (EA)/Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency, DoD. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is announcing that it has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) and issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) relating to DISA’s evaluation of the Proposed Action and Alternatives to installing Submarine Fiber Optic Cable (SFOC) for communication purposes between the DISN Facilities at Miami FL and U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Mar 11, 2015 Jkt 235001 Bay, Cuba (GTMO) in order to supply high Bandwidth to DoD activities at GTMO. This SFOC will improve longhaul communications between the continental U.S. (CONUS) and GTMO. The FONSI reports the studies that prove that there will be no significant environmental impact from the installation of this SFOC. This notice announces the availability of the final EA and FONSI to concerned agencies and the public. ADDRESSES: Requests to receive a copy of the EA or FONSI should be mailed to Defense Information Systems Agency, Public Affairs Officer, P.O. Box 549, Ft. Meade, MD 20755–0549. Arrangements must be made in advance to pick the documents, due to facility security requirements. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DISA Public Affairs at 301–225–8100 or disa.meade.SPI.mbx.disa-pao or DISA, P.O. box 549, Ft. Meade, MD 20755– 0549. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: Pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA; 40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] parts 1500–1508) and 32 CFR part 188, Environmental Effects in the United States of DoD Actions, the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze the installation of a submarine fiber optic cable connecting the Defense Information System Network (DISN) node located at Guantanamo Bay (GTMO), Cuba to the DISN node located in Miami, FL. The DISA is a Department of Defense (DoD) combat support agency under the direction, authority and control of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (ASD [C31]). The Guantanamo Bay to Dania Beach Submarine Fiber Optic Cable System involves two existing, shore-based U.S. naval facilities where the GTMO SFOC will be landed end-to-end. On the CONUS end, the cable will be landed at the U.S. Navy’s South Florida Ocean Measurement Facility (SFOMF) at Dania Beach, Florida; from there, the GTMO SFOC will span the entirety of Florida’s Territorial Waters (3 nautical miles [nm]), extending through the U.S. Territorial Sea (12 nm) and Contiguous Zone (24 nm), with the majority of the cable system passing through a combination of the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), the Bahamian EEZ, and the Cuban EEZ to the nearshore landing at the American PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12985 Naval Station Guantanamo Bay (NAVSTAGTMO). The DISA will lease commercial dark fiber to facilitate the terrestrial connection between SFOMF and the Network Access Point (NAP) of the Americas in Miami, Florida to provide DISN node-to-node connection. Purpose and Need: The purpose of the Proposed Action is to improve long-haul communications between the continental U.S. (CONUS) and GTMO. Long-haul communications requirements at GTMO are currently provided by commercial satellite services. A Submarine Fiber Optic Cable (SFOC) provides significantly more bandwidth than satellite services, exhibits very low latency, and is not subject to adverse atmospheric conditions, such as severe weather (for example, tropical rain storms and hurricanes). Therefore, the SFOC will increase the level and reliability of communication service between CONUS and GTMO. The attached EA and this FONSI were prepared in compliance with the NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321–4347), CEQ regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of the NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] parts 1500–1508), and 32 CFR part 188, Environmental Effects in the United States of DoD Actions. The attached EA considers all potential impacts of the Proposed Action and Alternatives, including the No Action Alternative. This Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) summarizes the DISA’s evaluation of the Proposed Action and Alternatives. Alternatives Considered: Dania Beach, Florida Nearshore Cable Route Alternatives—Two action alternatives were analyzed for the nearshore installation route proposed at Dania Beach, Florida within the 12 nm limit of NEPA applicability. Of these two alternatives, Alternative 2 (Preferred) involving the bundling of the GTMO SFOC to the existing CS–125 cable that has been installed through the nearshore coral reef tracks was selected. This alternative provides the greatest degree of natural resource protection as it is colocated through a corridor that has previously received environmental agency clearances. Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Nearshore Cable Route Alternatives—Of the three alternatives considered, Alternative 3 (Glass Beach) was selected as the preferred landing site which contains an existing concrete landing station supporting two subaqueous utility lines and communication infrastructure coming ashore at this location. Colocating the GTMO SFOC cable within this existing corridor provides the greatest degree of environmental impact E:\FR\FM\12MRN1.SGM 12MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Education Mission to Central America; March 16-19, 2015

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Amendment.

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SUMMARY: The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade 
Administration is amending the Notice published at 79 FR 34287, June 
16, 2014, for the education mission to El Salvador and Honduras, with 
an optional stop in Nicaragua, from March 16-19, 2015 to revise the 
mission description from executive-led to non-executive led.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 

U.S. Export Assistance Center Silicon Valley, Gabriela Zelaya, 
International Trade Specialist, Tel: 408-535-2757, ext. 107, Email: 
gabriela.zelaya@trade.gov.
Laura Gimenez, Commercial Officer, El Salvador, Tel: (011-503) 2501-
3221, Email: laura.gimenez@trade.gov.
Aileen Nandi, Commercial Officer, El Salvador, Tel: (408) 535-2757, 
ext. 102, Email: aileen.nandi@trade.gov.
U.S. Export Assistance Center Lexington, Sara Moreno, International 
Trade Specialist, Tel: 859-225-7001, Email: sara.moreno@trade.gov.

Frank Spector,
International Trade Specialist.
[FR Doc. 2015-05595 Filed 3-11-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-DR-P