Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Continental United States Interceptor Site, 34315-34316 [2016-12681]

Download as PDF 34315 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 104 / Tuesday, May 31, 2016 / Notices to the procedures established in § 145.9 of the Commission’s regulations.1 The Commission reserves the right, but shall have no obligation, to review, pre-screen, filter, redact, refuse or remove any or all of your submission from http://www.cftc.gov that it may deem to be inappropriate for publication, such as obscene language. All submissions that have been redacted or removed that contain comments on the merits of the Information Collection Request will be retained in the public comment file and will be considered as required under the Administrative Procedure Act and other applicable laws, and may be accessible under the Freedom of Information Act. Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is estimated to be as follows. ESTIMATED ANNUAL REPORTING BURDEN 17 CFR section Annual number of respondents Frequency of response Total annual responses Hours per response Total hours 21.02 .................................................................................... 400 Annually 400 1.75 700 Respondents/Affected Entities: futures commission merchants, members of contract markets, introducing brokers, foreign brokers, contract markets. Estimated number of respondents: 400. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 700 hours. Frequency of collection: Annually. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Dated: May 25, 2016. Robert N. Sidman, Deputy Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2016–12707 Filed 5–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Continental United States Interceptor Site Missile Defense Agency, Department of Defense. ACTION: Notice of availability and notice of activity in Wetlands as required by Executive Order 11990 (Protection of Wetlands). AGENCY: The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) announces the availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the potential deployment of a Continental United States (CONUS) Interceptor Site (CIS). A CIS Draft EIS was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 and the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA and assesses the impacts of the potential deployment of a CIS. As required by the fiscal year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, the MDA has conducted extensive surveys and assessments for development of a sradovich on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 1 17 Draft EIS in order to evaluate candidate sites for the potential future deployment of additional ground-based interceptors for homeland defense against threats from nations such as North Korea and Iran. All potential sites analyzed in this Draft EIS contain wetlands that would be affected. All practicable measures were taken to arrange a CIS footprint to minimize and avoid impacts to wetlands while still maintaining operational effectiveness. However there are no practicable deployment alternatives that would completely avoid impacts to wetlands. If a deployment decision were made MDA would coordinate with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and applicable state department of environmental protection to determine appropriate mitigations for wetland impacts. As required by Executive Order (EO) 11990 (Protection of Wetlands), MDA would prepare a Finding of No Practicable Alternative (FONPA) for the selected site. The FONPA would explain why there is no practicable alternative to impacting wetlands at the identified site. MDA is providing a public review, in accordance with EO 11990, of its findings in the Draft EIS concerning wetlands impacts and potential mitigation measures. DATES: The public comment period will be from June 3 to July 18, 2016. ADDRESSES: Comments on the Draft EIS should be received by July 18, 2016 by one of the following methods: • Mail: U.S. Postal Service to: Black & Veatch Special Projects Corp. Attn: MDA CIS EIS, 6800 W 115th Street, Suite 2200, Overland Park, KS–66211– 2420. • Email: MDA.CIS.EIS@BV.com. Public comments on the Draft EIS are requested pursuant to the NEPA. All written comments received during the comment period will become part of the public record. Providing private address information with your comment is voluntary and such personal information will be kept confidential unless release is required by law. All comments received by the public, including at public meetings, will be addressed in the Final EIS. A NOA will be published notifying the public of the final EIS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Christopher Johnson, MDA Public Affairs, at 571–231–8212, or by email: mda.info@mda.mil. For more information, including a downloadable copy of the Draft EIS, visit the MDA Web site at http://www.mda.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposed Action and Alternative: The Department of Defense (DoD) does not have a proposed action and has not made a decision to deploy or construct an additional interceptor site. Current sites in Alaska and California provide the necessary protection of the homeland from a ballistic missile attack by countries such as North Korea and Iran. If the DoD were to make a decision in the future to construct a new site, the prior completion of the required site studies and EIS could shorten the timeline necessary to build such a site. If deployed, a CIS would be an extension of the existing Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) element of the Ballistic Missile Defense System. To the extent practicable, the CIS would be built as a contiguous Missile Defense Complex, similar to that found at Fort Greely, Alaska, and would consist of a deployment of up to a total of 60 Ground-Based Interceptors (GBIs) in up to three GBI fields. The GBIs would not be fired from their deployment site except in the Nation’s defense and no test firing would be conducted at a CIS. The overall system architecture and baseline requirements for a notional CIS include, but are not limited to, the GBI fields, Command Launch Equipment, In-Flight Interceptor Communication CFR 145.9. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 May 27, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1 sradovich on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 34316 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 104 / Tuesday, May 31, 2016 / Notices System Data Terminals, GMD Communication Network, supporting facilities, such as lodging and dining, recreation, warehouse and bulk storage, vehicle storage and maintenance, fire station, hazardous materials/waste storage, and roads and parking where necessary. Candidate site locations under consideration include: Fort Custer Training Center in Michigan; Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center in Ohio; and Fort Drum in New York. Earlier this year, MDA designated the Center for Security Forces Detachment Kittery Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Facility (SERE East) in Redington Township, Maine as an Alternative Considered, but Not Carried Forward. The Draft EIS also analyzed a No Action Alternative or no CIS deployment. The DoD has not made a decision to deploy or construct a CIS and does not have a preferred alternative. For each of the candidate site locations, the following resource areas were assessed: air quality, air space, biological, cultural, environmental justice, geology and soils, hazardous materials and hazardous waste management, health and safety, land use, noise, socioeconomics, transportation, utilities, water, wetlands, and visual and aesthetics. Information: The MDA will host open house public meetings at each of the candidate site locations to review the Draft EIS. Similar to the scoping meetings held in August 2014, the open house event will allow attendees to talk with experts at a series of information stations. Attendees can learn about findings in the Draft EIS and may provide verbal and written comments. The open house events and dates are as follows: (1) June 21, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Lakeview Middle School, 300 S. 28th St., Battle Creek, Michigan; (2) June 23, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Richland Community Center, 9400 E. Cd Ave., Richland, Michigan; (3) June 28, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Carthage Senior High School, 36500 New York 26, Carthage, New York; (4) June 30, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Ravenna High School, 6589 N. Chestnut Street, Ravenna, Ohio. Dated: May 24, 2016. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2016–12681 Filed 5–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 May 27, 2016 Jkt 238001 Office of the Secretary [Docket ID: DOD–2016–OS–0065] Proposed Collection; Comment Request Department of Defense Education Activity, DoD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of Defense Education Activity announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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 August 1, 2016. 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: Department of Defense, Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer, Directorate for Oversight and Compliance, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Mailbox #24, Alexandria, VA 22350– 1700. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. Any associated form(s) for this collection may be located within this same electronic docket and downloaded for review/testing. Follow the instructions at http:// www.regulations.gov for submitting comments. Please submit comments on any given form identified by docket number, form number, and title. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 To request more information on this proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, please write to Aniko Maher, MED, BSN, RN, NCSN, Instructional System Specialist, Nursing, Department of Defense Education Activity, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria Virginia, 22350–1400, aniko.maher@ hq.dodea.edu, or call at (571) 372–6001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: School Health Services Guide, DoDEA Forms, H–1–1, H–1–2, H–2–1, H–2–2, H–2–2a, H–3–2, H–3–6, H–3–7, H–3–9, H–4–8, H–4–9, H–4–9–1, H–6–3, H–6–5, H–8–2, H–8–3, H–8–4, H–9–3, H–9–6, H–10–3, H–10–6, H12–3, H–13– 1; 0704–XXXX. Needs and Uses: The information collection requirement is necessary to obtain and record student health information, required immunizations, existing medical conditions, limitations, treatments that may require nursing care and intervention at school, for school age children attending DoDEA schools. Affected Public: Individuals or households, not-for-profit institutions. Annual Burden Hours: 29,200. Number of Respondents: 292,000. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 292,000. Average Burden per Response: 6 minutes. Frequency: On occasion. Respondents are sponsors/parents/ guardians for military dependent school aged children attending DoDEA schools, and medical professionals who provide medical care for those children. Forms collect health history, immunization history, medical care plans, and physical clearance on students for safe health care management during school hours and activities. If the form is not collected, unsafe conditions may develop impacting the welfare of individual students, the school community and the community at large. The 23 forms are batched based on the purpose of the forms being collection of health status and medical related information to be processed by the school nurse or other authorized personnel in DoDEA schools. Dated: May 25, 2016. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2016–12717 Filed 5–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 104 (Tuesday, May 31, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34315-34316]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-12681]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary


Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement 
for the Continental United States Interceptor Site

AGENCY: Missile Defense Agency, Department of Defense.

ACTION: Notice of availability and notice of activity in Wetlands as 
required by Executive Order 11990 (Protection of Wetlands).

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SUMMARY: The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) announces the availability of 
the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the potential 
deployment of a Continental United States (CONUS) Interceptor Site 
(CIS). A CIS Draft EIS was prepared in accordance with the National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 and the Council on 
Environmental Quality Regulations for Implementing the Procedural 
Provisions of NEPA and assesses the impacts of the potential deployment 
of a CIS.
    As required by the fiscal year 2013 National Defense Authorization 
Act, the MDA has conducted extensive surveys and assessments for 
development of a Draft EIS in order to evaluate candidate sites for the 
potential future deployment of additional ground-based interceptors for 
homeland defense against threats from nations such as North Korea and 
Iran.
    All potential sites analyzed in this Draft EIS contain wetlands 
that would be affected. All practicable measures were taken to arrange 
a CIS footprint to minimize and avoid impacts to wetlands while still 
maintaining operational effectiveness. However there are no practicable 
deployment alternatives that would completely avoid impacts to 
wetlands. If a deployment decision were made MDA would coordinate with 
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and applicable state department of 
environmental protection to determine appropriate mitigations for 
wetland impacts. As required by Executive Order (EO) 11990 (Protection 
of Wetlands), MDA would prepare a Finding of No Practicable Alternative 
(FONPA) for the selected site. The FONPA would explain why there is no 
practicable alternative to impacting wetlands at the identified site. 
MDA is providing a public review, in accordance with EO 11990, of its 
findings in the Draft EIS concerning wetlands impacts and potential 
mitigation measures.

DATES: The public comment period will be from June 3 to July 18, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Comments on the Draft EIS should be received by July 18, 
2016 by one of the following methods:
     Mail: U.S. Postal Service to: Black & Veatch Special 
Projects Corp. Attn: MDA CIS EIS, 6800 W 115th Street, Suite 2200, 
Overland Park, KS-66211-2420.
     Email: MDA.CIS.EIS@BV.com.
    Public comments on the Draft EIS are requested pursuant to the 
NEPA. All written comments received during the comment period will 
become part of the public record. Providing private address information 
with your comment is voluntary and such personal information will be 
kept confidential unless release is required by law. All comments 
received by the public, including at public meetings, will be addressed 
in the Final EIS. A NOA will be published notifying the public of the 
final EIS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Christopher Johnson, MDA Public 
Affairs, at 571-231-8212, or by email: mda.info@mda.mil">mda.info@mda.mil. For more 
information, including a downloadable copy of the Draft EIS, visit the 
MDA Web site at http://www.mda.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Proposed Action and Alternative: The Department of Defense (DoD) 
does not have a proposed action and has not made a decision to deploy 
or construct an additional interceptor site. Current sites in Alaska 
and California provide the necessary protection of the homeland from a 
ballistic missile attack by countries such as North Korea and Iran. If 
the DoD were to make a decision in the future to construct a new site, 
the prior completion of the required site studies and EIS could shorten 
the timeline necessary to build such a site.
    If deployed, a CIS would be an extension of the existing Ground-
based Midcourse Defense (GMD) element of the Ballistic Missile Defense 
System. To the extent practicable, the CIS would be built as a 
contiguous Missile Defense Complex, similar to that found at Fort 
Greely, Alaska, and would consist of a deployment of up to a total of 
60 Ground-Based Interceptors (GBIs) in up to three GBI fields. The GBIs 
would not be fired from their deployment site except in the Nation's 
defense and no test firing would be conducted at a CIS. The overall 
system architecture and baseline requirements for a notional CIS 
include, but are not limited to, the GBI fields, Command Launch 
Equipment, In-Flight Interceptor Communication

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System Data Terminals, GMD Communication Network, supporting 
facilities, such as lodging and dining, recreation, warehouse and bulk 
storage, vehicle storage and maintenance, fire station, hazardous 
materials/waste storage, and roads and parking where necessary.
    Candidate site locations under consideration include: Fort Custer 
Training Center in Michigan; Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training 
Center in Ohio; and Fort Drum in New York. Earlier this year, MDA 
designated the Center for Security Forces Detachment Kittery Survival, 
Evasion, Resistance and Escape Facility (SERE East) in Redington 
Township, Maine as an Alternative Considered, but Not Carried Forward. 
The Draft EIS also analyzed a No Action Alternative or no CIS 
deployment. The DoD has not made a decision to deploy or construct a 
CIS and does not have a preferred alternative.
    For each of the candidate site locations, the following resource 
areas were assessed: air quality, air space, biological, cultural, 
environmental justice, geology and soils, hazardous materials and 
hazardous waste management, health and safety, land use, noise, 
socioeconomics, transportation, utilities, water, wetlands, and visual 
and aesthetics.
    Information: The MDA will host open house public meetings at each 
of the candidate site locations to review the Draft EIS. Similar to the 
scoping meetings held in August 2014, the open house event will allow 
attendees to talk with experts at a series of information stations. 
Attendees can learn about findings in the Draft EIS and may provide 
verbal and written comments.
    The open house events and dates are as follows: (1) June 21, 2016 
from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Lakeview Middle School, 300 S. 28th St., 
Battle Creek, Michigan; (2) June 23, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; 
Richland Community Center, 9400 E. Cd Ave., Richland, Michigan; (3) 
June 28, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Carthage Senior High School, 
36500 New York 26, Carthage, New York; (4) June 30, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. 
to 8:00 p.m.; Ravenna High School, 6589 N. Chestnut Street, Ravenna, 
Ohio.

    Dated: May 24, 2016.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. 2016-12681 Filed 5-27-16; 8:45 am]
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