Office of Commercial Space Transportation; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Open a Public Scoping Period, and To Hold a Public Scoping Meeting in Camden County, Georgia, 68893-68895 [2015-28336]

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Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, Pad ID: Teel P2, ABR–201508004, Dimock Township, Susquehanna County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 4.2500 mgd; Approval Date: August 26, 2015. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Nov 05, 2015 Jkt 238001 83. SWEPI LP, Pad ID: Gee 848W, ABR– 201508005, Middlebury Township, Tioga County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 4.0000 mgd; Approval Date: August 26, 2015. 84. EOG Resources, Inc., Pad ID: Ward M 1H, ABR–20090421.R1, Springfield Township, Bradford County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 1.9990 mgd; Approval Date: August 27, 2015. 85. EOG Resources, Inc., Pad ID: PHC 3H, ABR–20090424.R1, Lawrence Township, Clearfield County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 0.4990 mgd; Approval Date: August 27, 2015. 86. EOG Resources, Inc., Pad ID: SGL 90A Pad, ABR–201008049.R1, Lawrence Township, Clearfield County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 4.9990 mgd; Approval Date: August 27, 2015. 87. EOG Resources, Inc., Pad ID: SGL 90D Pad, ABR–201103021.R1, Lawrence Township, Clearfield County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 4.9990 mgd; Approval Date: August 27, 2015. 88. Tenaska Resources, LLC, Pad ID: Wilcox #1, ABR–20090803.R1, Covington Township, Tioga County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 0.9999 mgd; Approval Date: August 27, 2015. 89. Tenaska Resources, LLC, Pad ID: Strange, ABR–20100404.R1, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 2.0000 mgd; Approval Date: August 27, 2015. 90. Tenaska Resources, LLC, Pad ID: Golden Eagle, ABR–20100433.R1, Covington Township, Tioga County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 2.0000 mgd; Approval Date: August 27, 2015. 91. Tenaska Resources, LLC, Pad ID: Chicken Hawk, ABR–20100434.R1, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 2.0000 mgd; Approval Date: August 27, 2015. 92. Tenaska Resources, LLC, Pad ID: Sparrow Hawk, ABR– 201009044.R1, Covington Township, Tioga County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 2.0000 mgd; Approval Date: August 27, 2015. 93. Tenaska Resources, LLC, Pad ID: Red Tailed Hawk, ABR– 201011027.R1, Covington Township, Tioga County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 2.0000 mgd; Approval Date: August 27, 2015. 94. EXCO Resources (PA), LLC, Pad ID: Dale Bower Drilling Pad #1, ABR– PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68893 20100214.R1, Penn Township, Lycoming County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 8.0000 mgd; Approval Date: August 28, 2015. 95. EXCO Resources (PA), LLC, Pad ID: Emig Drilling Pad #1, ABR– 20100452.R1, Cogan House Township, Lycoming County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 2.0000 mgd; Approval Date: August 28, 2015. Authority: Pub. L. 91–575, 84 Stat. 1509 et seq., 18 CFR parts 806, 807, and 808. Dated: October 26, 2015. Stephanie L. Richardson, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2015–28272 Filed 11–5–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7040–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Open a Public Scoping Period, and To Hold a Public Scoping Meeting in Camden County, Georgia The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the lead Federal agency. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration and National Park Service are cooperating agencies for this EIS. ACTION: Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS, open a public scoping period, and hold a public scoping meeting. AGENCY: This Notice provides information to Federal, State, and local agencies; Native American tribes; and other interested persons regarding the FAA’s intent to prepare an EIS to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of issuing a Launch Site Operator License to the Camden County Board of Commissioners for a proposed commercial space launch site (‘‘Spaceport Camden’’). The Camden County Board of Commissioners proposes to construct and operate Spaceport Camden in an unincorporated area of Woodbine, in Camden County, Georgia. The FAA will prepare the EIS in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA; 42 United States Code 4321 et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations parts 1500– 1508), and FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06NON1.SGM 06NON1 68894 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 215 / Friday, November 6, 2015 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Procedures, as part of its licensing process. Concurrent with the NEPA process, the FAA is initiating National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 Consultation to determine the potential effects of the Proposed Action on historic properties. The FAA is also consulting with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act regarding potential impacts on federally-listed threatened and endangered species. Pursuant to the U.S. Department of Transportation Act of 1966, this EIS will comply with the requirements of Section 4(f) of the Act. Additional information is available online at: http://www.faa.gov/about/ office_org/headquarters_offices/ast/ environmental/nepa_docs/review/ documents_progress/camden_ spaceport/. DATES: The FAA invites interested agencies, organizations, Native American tribes, and members of the public to submit comments or suggestions to assist in identifying significant environmental issues and in determining the appropriate scope of the EIS. The public scoping period starts with the publication of this Notice in the Federal Register. To ensure sufficient time to consider issues identified during the public scoping period, comments should be submitted to Ms. Stacey M. Zee, FAA Environmental Specialist, by one of the methods listed below no later than January 4, 2016. All comments will receive the same attention and consideration in the preparation of the EIS. ADDRESSES: Comments, statements, or questions concerning scoping issues or the EIS process should be mailed to: Ms. Stacey M. Zee, FAA Environmental Specialist, Spaceport Camden County EIS c/o Leidos, 20201 Century Boulevard, Suite 105, Germantown, MD 20874. Comments can also be sent by email to FAACamdenSpaceportEIS@ Leidos.com. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The FAA is preparing an EIS for the Camden County Board of Commissioners to construct and operate Spaceport Camden, a proposed commercial space launch site in an unincorporated area of Woodbine, in Camden County, Georgia. The County will be required to obtain a Launch Site Operator License from the FAA for the operation of the launch site. The EIS will consider the potential environmental impacts of the Proposed Action and the No Action Alternative; VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Nov 05, 2015 Jkt 238001 however, based on comments received during the scoping period, the FAA may analyze additional alternatives. The successful completion of the environmental review process does not guarantee that the FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation would issue a Launch Site Operator License to the Camden County Board of Commissioners. The project must also meet all FAA requirements of a Launch Site Operator License. Individual launch operators proposing to launch from the site would be required to obtain a launch license. Proposed Action The Proposed Action is for the FAA to issue a Launch Site Operator License to the Camden County Board of Commissioners that would allow the Camden County Board of Commissioners to offer the commercial space launch site, Spaceport Camden, to commercial launch providers to conduct launch operations of liquid-fueled, medium-lift-class, orbital and suborbital vertical launch vehicles. Under the Proposed Action, the Camden County Board of Commissioners would construct and operate Spaceport Camden, which would include a vertical launch site, a landing zone, a control center complex, and a facility that includes visitor-viewing areas. Spaceport Camden would accommodate up to 12 vertical launches and up to 12 associated launch vehicle first-stage landings per year. In addition, there would be up to 12 static fire engine tests and up to 12 wet dress rehearsals per year. The Camden County Board of Commissioners has signed an option to purchase approximately 4,000 acres of an approximately 12,000-acre industrial site on which to construct the spaceport, and is considering purchasing approximately another 7,800 acres of adjoining property in the same industrial complex. The proposed Spaceport Camden property is located in an unincorporated area of Woodbine, in Camden County, approximately 11.5 miles due east of the town of Woodbine, Georgia, in the extreme southeastern part of the state. Access to the site is at the eastern termination of Union Carbide Road, an extension of Harriett’s Bluff Road (Exit 7 from I–95). The site is on the coast, surrounded by salt marshes to the east and south, and the Satilla River to the north. The property comprises uplands, salt marshes, and fresh water wetlands. Approximately 100 non-contiguous upland acres would be used for the launch pad, landing site, control center, and supporting facilities. Each of these facilities would be fenced PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to provide security and access control, as would the approximately 400 acres of uplands on which these facilities would be located. The remainder of the site, much of which is marshland, would be used as buffer. The vertical launch facility would be approximately 23 acres in size and would include a launch pad and stand with its associated flame duct; propellant storage and handling areas; vehicle and payload integration facility; storage tanks; lightning protection systems; deluge water systems for local sound and vibration suppression; and other launch-related facilities and systems. The landing area would be approximately 11 acres in size and include a proposed 400 foot by 400 foot concrete pad located roughly in the center of the area, with fuel and oxidizer ‘‘off load’’ tanks, and related infrastructure. The control center complex would be located on the property at a safe distance from the launch and landing areas. The control center complex would house the site administration offices, a control room with related equipment, payload processing/check-out area, and a firstresponder facility. This complex would be situated in an area of approximately 2.75 acres, and would consist of two buildings with a parking lot between them. There would be a similar facility constructed near the main entrance of the property that would mirror the control center complex in size, design and facilities, but would also include provisions for visitors and viewing launches. Operations would consist of up to 12 launches and up to 12 associated launch vehicle first-stage landings per year. In addition, other operations could occur, including up to 12 static fire engine tests and up to 12 wet dress rehearsals per year. All vehicles would launch to the east over the Atlantic Ocean. Under the Proposed Action, the first stage of the launch vehicle could return to and land at Spaceport Camden, or would land in the Atlantic Ocean, either in the water or on a barge. The potential environmental impacts of all proposed construction and operational activities, including those from launching orbital and suborbital vertical launch vehicles, will be analyzed in the EIS. The EIS will evaluate the potential environmental impacts associated with air quality; biological resources (including fish, wildlife, and plants); climate; coastal resources; Department of Transportation Act, Section 4(f); farmlands; hazardous materials, solid waste, and pollution prevention; historical, architectural, archeological and cultural resources; E:\FR\FM\06NON1.SGM 06NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 215 / Friday, November 6, 2015 / Notices land use; natural resources and energy supply; noise and noise-compatible land use; socioeconomics, environmental justice, and children’s health and safety risks; visual effects; water resources (including wetlands, floodplains, surface waters, groundwater, and wild and scenic rivers). This analysis will include an evaluation of potential direct and indirect impacts, and will account for cumulative impacts from other relevant activities in the area of Camden County, Georgia. Alternatives The alternatives under consideration include the Proposed Action and the No Action Alternative; however, based on comments received during the scoping period, the FAA may analyze additional alternatives. Under the No Action Alternative, the FAA would not issue a Launch Site Operator License to the Camden County Board of Commissioners. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Scoping Meeting A public scoping meeting will be held to solicit input from the public on potential issues that may need to be evaluated in the EIS. The scoping meeting will be held on Monday, December 7, 2015, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Camden County Public Services Authority Recreation Center Community Room, 1050 Wildcat Drive, Kingsland, Georgia 31548. The meeting format will include an open-house workshop from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The FAA will provide an overview of the environmental process from 6:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., followed by a public comment period from 6:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. During the public comment period, members of the public may provide up to a 2-minute statement. The FAA will transcribe oral comments. Members of the public also may submit written or emailed comments. All comments received during the scoping period, whether provided in writing or verbally, will be given equal weight and will be taken into consideration in the preparation of the Draft EIS. More information on the proposed project and the NEPA process is available on the project Web site at: http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/ headquarters_offices/ast/ environmental/nepa_docs/review/ documents_progress/camden_ spaceport/. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Nov 05, 2015 Jkt 238001 Issued in Washington, DC, on: November 2, 2015. Daniel Murray, Manager, Space Transportation Development Division. [FR Doc. 2015–28336 Filed 11–5–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. Docket No. FMCSA–2006–2575; FMCSA–2011–0193; FMCSA–2011–0194; FMCSA–2013–0183; FMCSA–2013–0186; FMCSA–2013–0188; FMCSA–2013–0189] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of renewal of exemptions; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions of 90 individuals from its rule prohibiting persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from this rule if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these CMV drivers. DATES: Each group of renewed exemptions are effective from the dates stated in the discussions below. Comments must be received on or before December 7, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) numbers: Docket No. [Docket No. FMCSA–2006–2575; FMCSA–2011–0193; FMCSA–2011– 0194; FMCSA–2013–0183; FMCSA– 2013–0186; FMCSA–2013–0188; FMCSA–2013–0189], using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68895 Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. Instructions: Each submission must include the Agency name and the docket number for this notice. Note that DOT posts all comments received without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information included in a comment. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, go to http:// www.regulations.gov at any time or Room W12–140 on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. If you want acknowledgment that we received your comments, please include a selfaddressed, stamped envelope or postcard or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting comments on-line. Privacy Act: Anyone may search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or of the person signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s Privacy Act Statement for the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christine A. Hydock, Chief, Medical Programs Division, 202–366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W64– 113, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may renew an exemption from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations 2-year period if it finds ‘‘such exemption would likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level that would be achieved absent such exemption.’’ The statute also allows the Agency to renew exemptions at the end of the 2-year period. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Office of Commercial Space Transportation; Notice of Intent To 
Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Open a Public Scoping 
Period, and To Hold a Public Scoping Meeting in Camden County, Georgia

AGENCY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the lead Federal 
agency. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration and National 
Park Service are cooperating agencies for this EIS.

ACTION: Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS, open a public scoping 
period, and hold a public scoping meeting.

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SUMMARY: This Notice provides information to Federal, State, and local 
agencies; Native American tribes; and other interested persons 
regarding the FAA's intent to prepare an EIS to evaluate the potential 
environmental impacts of issuing a Launch Site Operator License to the 
Camden County Board of Commissioners for a proposed commercial space 
launch site (``Spaceport Camden''). The Camden County Board of 
Commissioners proposes to construct and operate Spaceport Camden in an 
unincorporated area of Woodbine, in Camden County, Georgia. The FAA 
will prepare the EIS in accordance with the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA; 42 United States Code 4321 et seq.), the 
Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for Implementing the 
Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations parts 
1500-1508), and FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and

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Procedures, as part of its licensing process. Concurrent with the NEPA 
process, the FAA is initiating National Historic Preservation Act 
Section 106 Consultation to determine the potential effects of the 
Proposed Action on historic properties. The FAA is also consulting with 
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) under Section 7 of the 
Endangered Species Act regarding potential impacts on federally-listed 
threatened and endangered species. Pursuant to the U.S. Department of 
Transportation Act of 1966, this EIS will comply with the requirements 
of Section 4(f) of the Act. Additional information is available online 
at: http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/ast/environmental/nepa_docs/review/documents_progress/camden_spaceport/.

DATES: The FAA invites interested agencies, organizations, Native 
American tribes, and members of the public to submit comments or 
suggestions to assist in identifying significant environmental issues 
and in determining the appropriate scope of the EIS. The public scoping 
period starts with the publication of this Notice in the Federal 
Register. To ensure sufficient time to consider issues identified 
during the public scoping period, comments should be submitted to Ms. 
Stacey M. Zee, FAA Environmental Specialist, by one of the methods 
listed below no later than January 4, 2016. All comments will receive 
the same attention and consideration in the preparation of the EIS.

ADDRESSES: Comments, statements, or questions concerning scoping issues 
or the EIS process should be mailed to: Ms. Stacey M. Zee, FAA 
Environmental Specialist, Spaceport Camden County EIS c/o Leidos, 20201 
Century Boulevard, Suite 105, Germantown, MD 20874. Comments can also 
be sent by email to FAACamdenSpaceportEIS@Leidos.com.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The FAA is preparing an EIS for the Camden County Board of 
Commissioners to construct and operate Spaceport Camden, a proposed 
commercial space launch site in an unincorporated area of Woodbine, in 
Camden County, Georgia. The County will be required to obtain a Launch 
Site Operator License from the FAA for the operation of the launch 
site. The EIS will consider the potential environmental impacts of the 
Proposed Action and the No Action Alternative; however, based on 
comments received during the scoping period, the FAA may analyze 
additional alternatives. The successful completion of the environmental 
review process does not guarantee that the FAA Office of Commercial 
Space Transportation would issue a Launch Site Operator License to the 
Camden County Board of Commissioners. The project must also meet all 
FAA requirements of a Launch Site Operator License. Individual launch 
operators proposing to launch from the site would be required to obtain 
a launch license.

Proposed Action

    The Proposed Action is for the FAA to issue a Launch Site Operator 
License to the Camden County Board of Commissioners that would allow 
the Camden County Board of Commissioners to offer the commercial space 
launch site, Spaceport Camden, to commercial launch providers to 
conduct launch operations of liquid-fueled, medium-lift-class, orbital 
and suborbital vertical launch vehicles. Under the Proposed Action, the 
Camden County Board of Commissioners would construct and operate 
Spaceport Camden, which would include a vertical launch site, a landing 
zone, a control center complex, and a facility that includes visitor-
viewing areas. Spaceport Camden would accommodate up to 12 vertical 
launches and up to 12 associated launch vehicle first-stage landings 
per year. In addition, there would be up to 12 static fire engine tests 
and up to 12 wet dress rehearsals per year.
    The Camden County Board of Commissioners has signed an option to 
purchase approximately 4,000 acres of an approximately 12,000-acre 
industrial site on which to construct the spaceport, and is considering 
purchasing approximately another 7,800 acres of adjoining property in 
the same industrial complex. The proposed Spaceport Camden property is 
located in an unincorporated area of Woodbine, in Camden County, 
approximately 11.5 miles due east of the town of Woodbine, Georgia, in 
the extreme southeastern part of the state. Access to the site is at 
the eastern termination of Union Carbide Road, an extension of 
Harriett's Bluff Road (Exit 7 from I-95). The site is on the coast, 
surrounded by salt marshes to the east and south, and the Satilla River 
to the north. The property comprises uplands, salt marshes, and fresh 
water wetlands. Approximately 100 non-contiguous upland acres would be 
used for the launch pad, landing site, control center, and supporting 
facilities. Each of these facilities would be fenced to provide 
security and access control, as would the approximately 400 acres of 
uplands on which these facilities would be located. The remainder of 
the site, much of which is marshland, would be used as buffer.
    The vertical launch facility would be approximately 23 acres in 
size and would include a launch pad and stand with its associated flame 
duct; propellant storage and handling areas; vehicle and payload 
integration facility; storage tanks; lightning protection systems; 
deluge water systems for local sound and vibration suppression; and 
other launch-related facilities and systems. The landing area would be 
approximately 11 acres in size and include a proposed 400 foot by 400 
foot concrete pad located roughly in the center of the area, with fuel 
and oxidizer ``off load'' tanks, and related infrastructure. The 
control center complex would be located on the property at a safe 
distance from the launch and landing areas. The control center complex 
would house the site administration offices, a control room with 
related equipment, payload processing/check-out area, and a first-
responder facility. This complex would be situated in an area of 
approximately 2.75 acres, and would consist of two buildings with a 
parking lot between them. There would be a similar facility constructed 
near the main entrance of the property that would mirror the control 
center complex in size, design and facilities, but would also include 
provisions for visitors and viewing launches.
    Operations would consist of up to 12 launches and up to 12 
associated launch vehicle first-stage landings per year. In addition, 
other operations could occur, including up to 12 static fire engine 
tests and up to 12 wet dress rehearsals per year. All vehicles would 
launch to the east over the Atlantic Ocean. Under the Proposed Action, 
the first stage of the launch vehicle could return to and land at 
Spaceport Camden, or would land in the Atlantic Ocean, either in the 
water or on a barge.
    The potential environmental impacts of all proposed construction 
and operational activities, including those from launching orbital and 
suborbital vertical launch vehicles, will be analyzed in the EIS. The 
EIS will evaluate the potential environmental impacts associated with 
air quality; biological resources (including fish, wildlife, and 
plants); climate; coastal resources; Department of Transportation Act, 
Section 4(f); farmlands; hazardous materials, solid waste, and 
pollution prevention; historical, architectural, archeological and 
cultural resources;

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land use; natural resources and energy supply; noise and noise-
compatible land use; socioeconomics, environmental justice, and 
children's health and safety risks; visual effects; water resources 
(including wetlands, floodplains, surface waters, groundwater, and wild 
and scenic rivers). This analysis will include an evaluation of 
potential direct and indirect impacts, and will account for cumulative 
impacts from other relevant activities in the area of Camden County, 
Georgia.

Alternatives

    The alternatives under consideration include the Proposed Action 
and the No Action Alternative; however, based on comments received 
during the scoping period, the FAA may analyze additional alternatives. 
Under the No Action Alternative, the FAA would not issue a Launch Site 
Operator License to the Camden County Board of Commissioners.

Scoping Meeting

    A public scoping meeting will be held to solicit input from the 
public on potential issues that may need to be evaluated in the EIS. 
The scoping meeting will be held on Monday, December 7, 2015, from 5 
p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Camden County Public Services Authority 
Recreation Center Community Room, 1050 Wildcat Drive, Kingsland, 
Georgia 31548. The meeting format will include an open-house workshop 
from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The FAA will provide an overview of the 
environmental process from 6:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., followed by a public 
comment period from 6:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. During the public comment 
period, members of the public may provide up to a 2-minute statement. 
The FAA will transcribe oral comments. Members of the public also may 
submit written or emailed comments. All comments received during the 
scoping period, whether provided in writing or verbally, will be given 
equal weight and will be taken into consideration in the preparation of 
the Draft EIS.
    More information on the proposed project and the NEPA process is 
available on the project Web site at: http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/ast/environmental/nepa_docs/review/documents_progress/camden_spaceport/.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on: November 2, 2015.
Daniel Murray,
Manager, Space Transportation Development Division.
[FR Doc. 2015-28336 Filed 11-5-15; 8:45 am]
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