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Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 93 / Friday, May 13, 2016 / Notices for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Actions on Imports from Oman. Form Number(s): None. OMB Control Number: 0625–0266. Type of Request: Regular submission. Burden Hours: 24. Number of Respondents: 6 (1 for Request; 5 for Comments). Average Hours Per Response: 4 hours for a Request; and 4 hours for a Comment. Needs and Uses: Title III, Subtitle B, Section 321 through Section 328 of the United States-Oman Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (the ‘‘Act’’) implements the textile and apparel safeguard provisions, provided for in Article 3.1 of the United StatesOman Free Trade Agreement (the ‘‘Agreement’’). This safeguard mechanism applies when, as a result of the elimination of a customs duty under the Agreement, an Omani textile or apparel article is being imported into the United States in such increased quantities, in absolute terms or relative to the domestic market for that article, and under such conditions as to cause serious damage or actual threat thereof to a U.S. industry producing a like or directly competitive article. In these circumstances, Article 3.1 permits the United States to increase duties on the imported article from Oman to a level that does not exceed the lesser of the prevailing U.S. normal trade relations (NTR)/most-favored-nation (MFN) duty rate for the article or the U.S. NTR/MFN duty rate in effect on the day before the Agreement entered into force. The Statement of Administrative Action accompanying the Act provides that the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) will issue procedures for requesting such safeguard measures, for making its determinations under section 322(a) of the Act, and for providing relief under section 322(b) of the Act. In Proclamation No. 8332 (73 FR 80289, December 31, 2008), the President delegated to CITA his authority under Subtitle B of Title III of the Act with respect to textile and apparel safeguard measures. CITA must collect information in order to determine whether a domestic textile or apparel industry is being adversely impacted by imports of these products from Oman, thereby allowing CITA to take corrective action to protect the viability of the domestic textile or apparel industry, subject to section 322(b) of the Act. Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit organizations. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 May 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view the Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Dated: May 9, 2016. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–11241 Filed 5–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration [Docket Number: 160429380–6380–01] RIN 0660–XC025 First Responder Network Authority; Notice of Availability of a Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the East Region of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network and Notice of Public Meetings; Correction First Responder Network Authority, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice announcing availability of a draft programmatic environmental impact statement and of public meetings; correction. AGENCY: The First Responder Network Authority (‘‘FirstNet’’) published a notice in the Federal Register of May 6, 2016 announcing the availability of the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the East Region (‘‘Draft PEIS’’). FirstNet also announced a series of public meetings to be held throughout the East Region to receive comments on the Draft PEIS. The Draft PEIS evaluates the potential environmental impacts of the proposed nationwide public safety broadband network in the East Region, composed of Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. The May 6, 2016 notice contained an incorrect location for the public meeting to be held in New York and is corrected by this notice. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29837 Submit comments on the Draft PEIS for the East Region on or before July 6, 2016. FirstNet will also hold public meetings in each of the 13 states and the District of Columbia. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for meeting dates. ADDRESSES: At any time during the public comment period, members of the public, public agencies, and other interested parties are encouraged to submit written comments, questions, and concerns about the project for FirstNet’s consideration or to attend any of the public meetings. Written comments may be submitted electronically via www.regulations.gov, FIRSTNET–2016–0002, or by mail to Amanda Goebel Pereira, NEPA Coordinator, First Responder Network Authority, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S 243, Reston, VA 20192. Comments received will be made a part of the public record and may be posted to FirstNet’s Web site (www.firstnet.gov) without change. Comments should be machine readable and should not be copy-protected. All personally identifiable information (e.g., name, address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit confidential business information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. The Draft PEIS is available for download from www.regulations.gov FIRSTNET–2016– 0002. A CD of this document is also available for viewing at public libraries (see Chapter 22 of the Draft PEIS for the complete distribution list). See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for public meeting addresses. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For more information on the Draft PEIS, contact Amanda Goebel Pereira, NEPA Coordinator, First Responder Network Authority, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S 243, Reston, VA 20192. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Correction In the Federal Register of May 6, 2016, in FR Doc. 81–27409, on page 27410, in the first column, correct the fourth bullet point under the ‘‘Public Meetings’’ section of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section to read: • New York City, NY, May 24, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036 E:\FR\FM\13MYN1.SGM 13MYN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 29838 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 93 / Friday, May 13, 2016 / Notices Background The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112–96, Title VI, 126 Stat. 156 (codified at 47 U.S.C. 1401 et seq.)) (the ‘‘Act’’) created and authorized FirstNet to take all actions necessary to ensure the deployment, operation, and maintenance of an interoperable, nationwide public safety broadband network (‘‘NPSBN’’) based on a single, national network architecture. The Act meets a longstanding and critical national infrastructure need, to create a single, nationwide network that will, for the first time, allow police officers, fire fighters, emergency medical service professionals, and other public safety entities to effectively communicate with each other across agencies and jurisdictions. The NPSBN is intended to enhance the ability of the public safety community to perform more reliably, effectively, and safely; increase situational awareness during an emergency; and improve the ability of the public safety community to effectively engage in those critical activities. The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321–4347) (‘‘NEPA’’) requires federal agencies to undertake an assessment of environmental effects of their proposed actions prior to making a final decision and implementing the action. NEPA requirements apply to any federal project, decision, or action that may have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment. NEPA also establishes the Council on Environmental Quality (‘‘CEQ’’), which issued regulations implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (see 40 CFR parts 1500–1508). Among other considerations, CEQ regulations at 40 CFR 1508.28 recommend the use of tiering from a ‘‘broader environmental impact statement (such as a national program or policy statements) with subsequent narrower statements or environmental analysis (such as regional or basin wide statements or ultimately site-specific statements) incorporating by reference the general discussions and concentrating solely on the issues specific to the statement subsequently prepared.’’ Due to the geographic scope of FirstNet (all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five territories) and the diversity of ecosystems potentially traversed by the project, FirstNet has elected to prepare five regional PEISs. The five PEISs will be divided into the East, Central, West, South, and NonContiguous Regions. The East Region consists of Connecticut, Delaware, the VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 May 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. The Draft PEIS analyzes potential impacts of the deployment and operation of the NPSBN on the natural and human environment in the East Region, in accordance with FirstNet’s responsibilities under NEPA. Dated: May 10, 2016. Amanda Goebel Pereira, NEPA Coordinator, First Responder Network Authority. [FR Doc. 2016–11370 Filed 5–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–TL–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–31–2016] Foreign-Trade Zone 20—Norfolk, Virginia; Application for Reorganization (Expansion of Service Area) Under Alternative Site Framework An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board by the Virginia Port Authority, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 20, requesting authority to reorganize the zone to expand its service area under the alternative site framework (ASF) adopted by the FTZ Board (15 CFR Sec. 400.2(c)). The ASF is an option for grantees for the establishment or reorganization of zones and can permit significantly greater flexibility in the designation of new subzones or ‘‘usagedriven’’ FTZ sites for operators/users located within a grantee’s ‘‘service area’’ in the context of the FTZ Board’s standard 2,000-acre activation limit for a zone. The application was submitted pursuant to the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), and the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally docketed on May 9, 2016. FTZ 20 was approved by the Board on April 15, 1975 (Board Order 105, 40 FR 17884, April 23, 1975) and reorganized under the ASF on February 28, 2014 (Board Order 1933, 79 FR 14214–14215, March 13, 2014). The zone currently has a service area that includes the Counties of Accomack (partial), Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Mathews, Northampton, Southampton, Sussex, Surry and York, Virginia, and the Cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach and Williamsburg, Virginia, within and adjacent to the Norfolk-Newport News PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Customs and Border Protection port of entry. The applicant is now requesting authority to expand the service area of the zone to include Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and the Counties of Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Gates, Hertford, Pasquotank and Perquimans, North Carolina, as described in the application. If approved, the grantee would be able to serve sites throughout the expanded service area based on companies’ needs for FTZ designation. The application indicates that the proposed expanded service area is adjacent to the Norfolk-Newport News Customs and Border Protection port of entry. In accordance with the FTZ Board’s regulations, Kathleen Boyce of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to evaluate and analyze the facts and information presented in the application and case record and to report findings and recommendations to the FTZ Board. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the FTZ Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is July 12, 2016. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to July 27, 2016. A copy of the application will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the FTZ Board’s Web site, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Kathleen Boyce at Kathleen.Boyce@trade.gov or (202) 482– 1346. Dated: May 9, 2016. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–11391 Filed 5–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P E:\FR\FM\13MYN1.SGM 13MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 93 (Friday, May 13, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

[Docket Number: 160429380-6380-01]
RIN 0660-XC025


First Responder Network Authority; Notice of Availability of a 
Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the East Region 
of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network and Notice of Public 
Meetings; Correction

AGENCY: First Responder Network Authority, National Telecommunications 
and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice announcing availability of a draft programmatic 
environmental impact statement and of public meetings; correction.

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SUMMARY: The First Responder Network Authority (``FirstNet'') published 
a notice in the Federal Register of May 6, 2016 announcing the 
availability of the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement 
for the East Region (``Draft PEIS''). FirstNet also announced a series 
of public meetings to be held throughout the East Region to receive 
comments on the Draft PEIS. The Draft PEIS evaluates the potential 
environmental impacts of the proposed nationwide public safety 
broadband network in the East Region, composed of Connecticut, 
Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New 
Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, 
Virginia, and West Virginia. The May 6, 2016 notice contained an 
incorrect location for the public meeting to be held in New York and is 
corrected by this notice.

DATES: Submit comments on the Draft PEIS for the East Region on or 
before July 6, 2016. FirstNet will also hold public meetings in each of 
the 13 states and the District of Columbia. See SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section for meeting dates.

ADDRESSES: At any time during the public comment period, members of the 
public, public agencies, and other interested parties are encouraged to 
submit written comments, questions, and concerns about the project for 
FirstNet's consideration or to attend any of the public meetings. 
Written comments may be submitted electronically via 
www.regulations.gov, FIRSTNET-2016-0002, or by mail to Amanda Goebel 
Pereira, NEPA Coordinator, First Responder Network Authority, National 
Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S 243, Reston, VA 20192. 
Comments received will be made a part of the public record and may be 
posted to FirstNet's Web site (www.firstnet.gov) without change. 
Comments should be machine readable and should not be copy-protected. 
All personally identifiable information (e.g., name, address) 
voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do 
not submit confidential business information or otherwise sensitive or 
protected information. The Draft PEIS is available for download from 
www.regulations.gov FIRSTNET-2016-0002. A CD of this document is also 
available for viewing at public libraries (see Chapter 22 of the Draft 
PEIS for the complete distribution list). See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 
section for public meeting addresses.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For more information on the Draft 
PEIS, contact Amanda Goebel Pereira, NEPA Coordinator, First Responder 
Network Authority, National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 12201 Sunrise Valley 
Drive, M/S 243, Reston, VA 20192.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Correction

    In the Federal Register of May 6, 2016, in FR Doc. 81-27409, on 
page 27410, in the first column, correct the fourth bullet point under 
the ``Public Meetings'' section of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 
section to read:
     New York City, NY, May 24, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., 
New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

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Background

    The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 
112-96, Title VI, 126 Stat. 156 (codified at 47 U.S.C. 1401 et seq.)) 
(the ``Act'') created and authorized FirstNet to take all actions 
necessary to ensure the deployment, operation, and maintenance of an 
interoperable, nationwide public safety broadband network (``NPSBN'') 
based on a single, national network architecture. The Act meets a 
longstanding and critical national infrastructure need, to create a 
single, nationwide network that will, for the first time, allow police 
officers, fire fighters, emergency medical service professionals, and 
other public safety entities to effectively communicate with each other 
across agencies and jurisdictions. The NPSBN is intended to enhance the 
ability of the public safety community to perform more reliably, 
effectively, and safely; increase situational awareness during an 
emergency; and improve the ability of the public safety community to 
effectively engage in those critical activities.
    The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321-4347) 
(``NEPA'') requires federal agencies to undertake an assessment of 
environmental effects of their proposed actions prior to making a final 
decision and implementing the action. NEPA requirements apply to any 
federal project, decision, or action that may have a significant impact 
on the quality of the human environment. NEPA also establishes the 
Council on Environmental Quality (``CEQ''), which issued regulations 
implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (see 40 CFR parts 1500-
1508). Among other considerations, CEQ regulations at 40 CFR 1508.28 
recommend the use of tiering from a ``broader environmental impact 
statement (such as a national program or policy statements) with 
subsequent narrower statements or environmental analysis (such as 
regional or basin wide statements or ultimately site-specific 
statements) incorporating by reference the general discussions and 
concentrating solely on the issues specific to the statement 
subsequently prepared.''
    Due to the geographic scope of FirstNet (all 50 states, the 
District of Columbia, and five territories) and the diversity of 
ecosystems potentially traversed by the project, FirstNet has elected 
to prepare five regional PEISs. The five PEISs will be divided into the 
East, Central, West, South, and Non-Contiguous Regions. The East Region 
consists of Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maine, 
Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, 
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. The 
Draft PEIS analyzes potential impacts of the deployment and operation 
of the NPSBN on the natural and human environment in the East Region, 
in accordance with FirstNet's responsibilities under NEPA.

    Dated: May 10, 2016.
Amanda Goebel Pereira,
NEPA Coordinator, First Responder Network Authority.
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