Training Land Expansion at Fort Benning, Georgia and Alabama, Withdrawal of Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement, 36525-36526 [2016-13389]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 109 / Tuesday, June 7, 2016 / Notices Subcommittee will meet from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on, 6 July, 2016. ADDRESSES: Arlington National Cemetery Welcome Center, Conference Room, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Renea Yates; Designated Federal Officer for the Committee and the Subcommittees, in writing at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington VA 22211, or by email at renea.c.yates.civ@ mail.mil, or by phone at 1–877–907– 8585. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: These subcommittee meetings are being held under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (U.S.C. 552b, as amended) and 41 Code of the Federal Regulations (CFR 102–3.150). 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AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of the Army is announcing withdrawal of its Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Fort Benning Training Land Expansion as well as the subsequent Draft EIS. The original NOI was published in the Federal Register on June 4, 2010 (75 FR 31770). The Notice of Availability for the Draft EIS was published in the Federal Register on May 13, 2011 (76 FR 28005). The Army has determined that the proposed land acquisition will no longer be pursued due to a reduction in requirements. This was the result of a combination of force structure realignment decisions affecting Fort Benning and actions taken to relocate maneuver training for Fort Benning’s Army Reconnaissance Course (ARC). This ends the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process for this action. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Monica Manganaro, Fort Benning Public Affairs Office: at (706) 545–3438, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. E.S.T.; by email to monica.l.manganaro.civ@mail.mil; or postal service mail to PAO, Ste 141–W McGinnis-Wickam Hall, 1 Karker Street, Fort Benning, GA 31905. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Fort Benning, home to the Maneuver Center of Excellence (MCoE), is the Army’s premier basic training installation, training Infantry, Armor, and Cavalry Soldiers in basic and advanced combat skills, as well as Airborne Soldiers and Rangers. Training Land Expansion at Fort Benning met two requirements. The first was to secure additional maneuver area consistent with doctrinal training requirements. The second purpose was a time-sensitive 2009 Biological Opinion (BO) that required movement of ARC heavy maneuver training to an area outside the current Fort Benning without Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers (a listed species under the Endangered Species Act). The Army published a Draft EIS on May 13, 2011 to study the potential environmental impacts of acquisition and use of up to approximately 82,800 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM 07JNN1 36526 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 109 / Tuesday, June 7, 2016 / Notices acres of additional land. The study area for land acquisition consisted of areas neighboring Fort Benning capable of supporting military training. The Army held public meetings and received numerous comments on the Draft EIS. In July, 2015, Fort Benning completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) for Enhanced Training, which considered converting the Armor Brigade Combat Team (BCT) to an Infantry BCT; and relocating the ARC heavy mechanized training to the Good Hope Maneuver Training Area (GHMTA), an area on the current Fort Benning without RedCockaded Woodpeckers. These changes would allow the Infantry BCT and the ARC to train without the need to acquire additional training land. In July 2015, the Army announced the decision to convert the Armor BCT to an Infantry Battalion Task Force (a smaller unit than a BCT). In October 2015, the Army signed a Finding of No Significant Impact based on the July EA, selecting the conversion and ARC relocation alternative. In December 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a BO finding that the relocation of the ARC heavy mechanized training to the GHMTA was the ‘‘equivalent’’ of moving the training off Fort Benning, as called for by the 2009 BO. Since an Infantry BCT (and the smaller task force) can train on the current Fort Benning, and there is no longer a need to find land off the installation to comply with the BO, the requirement for additional training land has been greatly reduced. Therefore Army is withdrawing the NOI and the Draft EIS for the proposed training land expansion. This ends the NEPA process for this action. The Army’s most recent Fiscal Year 2017 budget submission and associated future years defense program for the next five fiscal years (thru Fiscal Year 2021) does not include any programmed funds to acquire land at Fort Benning. If land acquisition at Fort Benning were ever to be pursued in the future, a new NOI would be published. Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaisons Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–13389 Filed 6–6–16; 8:45 am] asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 5001–03–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket ID: DOD–2016–OS–0068] Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records Office of the Secretary of Defense, DoD. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:13 Jun 06, 2016 Jkt 238001 Notice to add a new System of Records. 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The proposed system report, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(r) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, was submitted on May 18, 2016, to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to paragraph 4c of Appendix I to OMB Circular No. A– 130, ‘‘Federal Agency Responsibilities for Maintaining Records About Individuals,’’ dated February 8, 1996 (February 20, 1996, 61 FR 6427). Dated: June 2, 2016. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. DSCA 05 SYSTEM NAME: Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management (DISAM) Information System Mission (DISM) SYSTEM LOCATION: Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management (DISAM), 2475 K. Street, Bldg. 52, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433–7641. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 109 (Tuesday, June 7, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36525-36526]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-13389]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army


Training Land Expansion at Fort Benning, Georgia and Alabama, 
Withdrawal of Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact 
Statement

AGENCY: Department of the Army, DoD.

ACTION: Notice of Intent; Withdrawal.

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Army is announcing withdrawal of its 
Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement 
(EIS) for Fort Benning Training Land Expansion as well as the 
subsequent Draft EIS. The original NOI was published in the Federal 
Register on June 4, 2010 (75 FR 31770). The Notice of Availability for 
the Draft EIS was published in the Federal Register on May 13, 2011 (76 
FR 28005). The Army has determined that the proposed land acquisition 
will no longer be pursued due to a reduction in requirements. This was 
the result of a combination of force structure realignment decisions 
affecting Fort Benning and actions taken to relocate maneuver training 
for Fort Benning's Army Reconnaissance Course (ARC). This ends the 
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process for this action.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Monica Manganaro, Fort Benning 
Public Affairs Office: at (706) 545-3438, Monday through Friday, 8:00 
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. E.S.T.; by email to monica.l.manganaro.civ@mail.mil; 
or postal service mail to PAO, Ste 141-W McGinnis-Wickam Hall, 1 Karker 
Street, Fort Benning, GA 31905.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Fort Benning, home to the Maneuver Center of 
Excellence (MCoE), is the Army's premier basic training installation, 
training Infantry, Armor, and Cavalry Soldiers in basic and advanced 
combat skills, as well as Airborne Soldiers and Rangers.
    Training Land Expansion at Fort Benning met two requirements. The 
first was to secure additional maneuver area consistent with doctrinal 
training requirements. The second purpose was a time-sensitive 2009 
Biological Opinion (BO) that required movement of ARC heavy maneuver 
training to an area outside the current Fort Benning without Red-
Cockaded Woodpeckers (a listed species under the Endangered Species 
Act).
    The Army published a Draft EIS on May 13, 2011 to study the 
potential environmental impacts of acquisition and use of up to 
approximately 82,800

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acres of additional land. The study area for land acquisition consisted 
of areas neighboring Fort Benning capable of supporting military 
training. The Army held public meetings and received numerous comments 
on the Draft EIS.
    In July, 2015, Fort Benning completed an Environmental Assessment 
(EA) for Enhanced Training, which considered converting the Armor 
Brigade Combat Team (BCT) to an Infantry BCT; and relocating the ARC 
heavy mechanized training to the Good Hope Maneuver Training Area 
(GHMTA), an area on the current Fort Benning without Red-Cockaded 
Woodpeckers. These changes would allow the Infantry BCT and the ARC to 
train without the need to acquire additional training land. In July 
2015, the Army announced the decision to convert the Armor BCT to an 
Infantry Battalion Task Force (a smaller unit than a BCT). In October 
2015, the Army signed a Finding of No Significant Impact based on the 
July EA, selecting the conversion and ARC relocation alternative. In 
December 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a BO finding 
that the relocation of the ARC heavy mechanized training to the GHMTA 
was the ``equivalent'' of moving the training off Fort Benning, as 
called for by the 2009 BO. Since an Infantry BCT (and the smaller task 
force) can train on the current Fort Benning, and there is no longer a 
need to find land off the installation to comply with the BO, the 
requirement for additional training land has been greatly reduced. 
Therefore Army is withdrawing the NOI and the Draft EIS for the 
proposed training land expansion. This ends the NEPA process for this 
action. The Army's most recent Fiscal Year 2017 budget submission and 
associated future years defense program for the next five fiscal years 
(thru Fiscal Year 2021) does not include any programmed funds to 
acquire land at Fort Benning. If land acquisition at Fort Benning were 
ever to be pursued in the future, a new NOI would be published.

Brenda S. Bowen,
Army Federal Register Liaisons Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-13389 Filed 6-6-16; 8:45 am]
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