Notice of Availability of a Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Central Region of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network and Notice of Public Meetings, 53403-53404 [2016-19265]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 156 / Friday, August 12, 2016 / Notices B. State Advisory Committees • Presentation by North Carolina State Advisory Committee (SAC) Chair Matty Lazo-Chadderton on Civil Rights and Environmental Justice in North Carolina. • State Advisory Committee Appointments • North Carolina • Kansas • District of Columbia • Ohio C. Management and Operations • Discussion and Vote on Commission 2017 Business Meeting Calendar. • Discussion on 2017 Commemoration of 60th Anniversary of USCCR. • Staff Director’s Report. III. Adjourn Meeting Dated: August 9, 2016. Brian Walch, Director of Communications & Public Engagement, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. [FR Doc. 2016–19311 Filed 8–10–16; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration First Responder Network Authority [Docket Number: 160728668–6668–01] RIN 0660–XC028 Notice of Availability of a Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Central Region of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network and Notice of Public Meetings First Responder Network Authority, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Announcement of availability of a draft programmatic environmental impact statement and of public meetings. AGENCY: The First Responder Network Authority (‘‘FirstNet’’) announces the availability of the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Central Region (‘‘Draft PEIS’’). FirstNet also announces a series of public meetings to be held throughout the Central 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 Central Region, composed of Colorado, Illinois, mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:42 Aug 11, 2016 Jkt 238001 Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. DATES: Submit comments on the Draft PEIS for the Central Region on or before October 11, 2016. FirstNet will also hold public meetings in each of the 16 states. See SUPPLMENTARY 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–2016–0003, or by mail to Genevieve Walker, Director of Environmental Compliance, 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– 0003. A CD containing the electronic files of this document is also available at public libraries (see Chapter 24 of the Draft PEIS for the complete distribution list). See SUPPLMENTARY INFORMATION section for public meeting addresses. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For more information on the Draft PEIS, contact Genevieve Walker, Director of Environmental Compliance, 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: Public Meetings Attendees can obtain information regarding the project and/or submit a comment in person during public meetings. The meeting details are as follows: Attendees can obtain information regarding the project and/or submit a comment in person during public PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53403 meetings. The meeting details are as follows: • Des Moines, Iowa: September 7, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Hyatt Place Des Moines/Downtown, 418 6th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309. • St. Paul, Minnesota: September 7, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., The Saint Paul Hotel, 350 Market Street, St. Paul, MN 55102. • Indianapolis, Indiana: September 13, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., JW Marriott Indianapolis, 10 S West Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204. • Jefferson City, Missouri: September 13, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Jefferson City, 422 Monroe Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101. • Columbus, Ohio: September 14, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Residence Inn Columbus Downtown, 36 E. Gay Street, Columbus, OH 43215. • Topeka, Kansas: September 14, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Capitol Plaza Hotel & Convention Center Topeka, 1717 SW Topeka Boulevard, Topeka, KS 66612. • Lincoln, Nebraska: September 15, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel, 333 South 13th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508. • Denver, Colorado: September 20, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sheraton Denver West Hotel, 360 Union Boulevard, Lakewood, CO 80228. • Bismarck, North Dakota: September 20, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Best Western Plus Ramkota Hotel, 800 South 3rd Street, Bismarck, ND 58504. • Cheyenne, Wyoming: September 21, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fairfield Inn & Suites Cheyenne Southwest/ Downtown Area, 1820 West Lincolnway, Cheyenne, WY 82001. • Pierre, South Dakota: September 21, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Pierre ClubHouse Hotel & Suites, 808 West Sioux Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501. • Salt Lake City, Utah: September 27, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek, 75 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101. • Madison, Wisconsin: September 27, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Madison, 525 West Johnson Street, Madison, WI 53703. • Helena, Montana: September 29, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Lewis & Clark Library—Helena Branch, 120 S Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601. • Springfield, Illinois: September 29, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wyndham Springfield City Centre, 700 East Adams Street, Springfield, IL 62701. • Lansing, Michigan: October 6, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823. E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 53404 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 156 / Friday, August 12, 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 building, deployment, and operation 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 were divided into the East, Central, West, South, and NonContiguous Regions. The Central Region consists of Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:42 Aug 11, 2016 Jkt 238001 Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. The Draft PEIS analyzes potential impacts of the deployment and operation of the NPSBN on the natural and human environment in the Central Region, in accordance with FirstNet’s responsibilities under NEPA. DATES: Next Steps Background On September 2, 2015, the Department published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping order on pasta from Italy.1 On December 24, 2015, the Department rescinded the instant review, in part, with respect to La Molisana SpA., Pasta Lensi S.r.L., Pastificio Andalini S.p.A., Azienda Agricola Casina Rossa di De Laurentiis Nicola, Pastificio Bolognese of Angelo R. Dicuonzo, I Sapori dell’Arca S.r.l., La Romagna S.r.l., Ser.com.snc, and Vero Lucano S.r.l.2 As explained in the memorandum from the Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, the Department exercised its discretion to toll all administrative deadlines due to a closure of the Federal Government. As a result, the revised deadline for the preliminary results of this review was April 7, 2016.3 On March 17, 2016, the Department extended the deadline for the preliminary results to August 5, 2016. All comments received by the public and any interested stakeholders will be evaluated and considered by FirstNet during the preparation of the Final PEIS. Once a PEIS is completed and a Record of Decision (ROD) is signed, FirstNet will evaluate site-specific documentation, as network design is developed, to determine if the proposed project has been adequately evaluated in the PEIS or warrants a Categorical Exclusion, an Environmental Assessment, or an Environmental Impact Statement. Dated: August 9, 2016. Genevieve Walker, Director of Environmental Compliance, First Responder Network Authority. [FR Doc. 2016–19265 Filed 8–11–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–TL–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–475–818] Certain Pasta From Italy: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014–2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: In response to requests from interested parties, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain pasta (pasta) from Italy, covering the period July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. The initiation of the instant review covered 31 companies, and we have partially rescinded the review with respect to nine companies, as discussed below. Thus, this review covers two mandatory respondents, Industria Alimentare Colavita S.p.A. (Indalco) and Liguori Pastificio Dal 1820 (Liguori), and 19 non-selected companies. We preliminarily determine that Indalco and Liguori made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (POR). Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Effective August 12, 2016. Joy Zhang or George McMahon, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1168 or (202) 482– 1167, respectively. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scope of the Order Imports covered by the order are shipments of certain non-egg dry pasta. The merchandise subject to review is currently classifiable under items 1901.90.90.95 and 1902.19.20 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to the order is dispositive.4 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 80 FR 53106 (September 2, 2015) (Initiation Notice). 2 See Certain Pasta From Italy: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 80 FR 80320 (December 24, 2015). 3 See Memorandum to the Record from Ron Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement & Compliance, regarding ‘‘Tolling of Administrative Deadlines As a Result of the Government Closure During Snowstorm ‘Jonas,’ ’’ dated January 27, 2016. If the new deadline falls on a non-business day, in accordance with the Department’s practice, the deadline will become the next business day. 4 For a full description of the scope of the order, see the ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Pasta From Italy; 2014–2015,’’ from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 156 (Friday, August 12, 2016)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

First Responder Network Authority

[Docket Number: 160728668-6668-01]
RIN 0660-XC028


Notice of Availability of a Draft Programmatic Environmental 
Impact Statement for the Central Region of the Nationwide Public Safety 
Broadband Network and Notice of Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Announcement of availability of a draft programmatic 
environmental impact statement and of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: The First Responder Network Authority (``FirstNet'') announces 
the availability of the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Central Region (``Draft PEIS''). FirstNet also 
announces a series of public meetings to be held throughout the Central 
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 Central Region, composed of Colorado, 
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, 
Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin, 
and Wyoming.

DATES: Submit comments on the Draft PEIS for the Central Region on or 
before October 11, 2016. FirstNet will also hold public meetings in 
each of the 16 states. See SUPPLMENTARY 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-2016-0003, or by mail to Genevieve 
Walker, Director of Environmental Compliance, 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-2016-0003. A 
CD containing the electronic files of this document is also available 
at public libraries (see Chapter 24 of the Draft PEIS for the complete 
distribution list). See SUPPLMENTARY INFORMATION section for public 
meeting addresses.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For more information on the Draft 
PEIS, contact Genevieve Walker, Director of Environmental Compliance, 
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: 

Public Meetings

    Attendees can obtain information regarding the project and/or 
submit a comment in person during public meetings. The meeting details 
are as follows:
    Attendees can obtain information regarding the project and/or 
submit a comment in person during public meetings. The meeting details 
are as follows:
     Des Moines, Iowa: September 7, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 8 
p.m., Hyatt Place Des Moines/Downtown, 418 6th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 
50309.
     St. Paul, Minnesota: September 7, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 8 
p.m., The Saint Paul Hotel, 350 Market Street, St. Paul, MN 55102.
     Indianapolis, Indiana: September 13, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 
8 p.m., JW Marriott Indianapolis, 10 S West Street, Indianapolis, IN 
46204.
     Jefferson City, Missouri: September 13, 2016, from 4 p.m. 
to 8 p.m., DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Jefferson City, 422 Monroe 
Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101.
     Columbus, Ohio: September 14, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., 
Residence Inn Columbus Downtown, 36 E. Gay Street, Columbus, OH 43215.
     Topeka, Kansas: September 14, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., 
Capitol Plaza Hotel & Convention Center Topeka, 1717 SW Topeka 
Boulevard, Topeka, KS 66612.
     Lincoln, Nebraska: September 15, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 8 
p.m., The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel, 333 South 13th Street, 
Lincoln, NE 68508.
     Denver, Colorado: September 20, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 8 
p.m., Sheraton Denver West Hotel, 360 Union Boulevard, Lakewood, CO 
80228.
     Bismarck, North Dakota: September 20, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 
8 p.m., Best Western Plus Ramkota Hotel, 800 South 3rd Street, 
Bismarck, ND 58504.
     Cheyenne, Wyoming: September 21, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 8 
p.m., Fairfield Inn & Suites Cheyenne Southwest/Downtown Area, 1820 
West Lincolnway, Cheyenne, WY 82001.
     Pierre, South Dakota: September 21, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 8 
p.m., Pierre ClubHouse Hotel & Suites, 808 West Sioux Avenue, Pierre, 
SD 57501.
     Salt Lake City, Utah: September 27, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 8 
p.m., Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek, 75 South West Temple, 
Salt Lake City, UT 84101.
     Madison, Wisconsin: September 27, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 8 
p.m., DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Madison, 525 West Johnson Street, 
Madison, WI 53703.
     Helena, Montana: September 29, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 8 
p.m., Lewis & Clark Library--Helena Branch, 120 S Last Chance Gulch, 
Helena, MT 59601.
     Springfield, Illinois: September 29, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 
8 p.m., Wyndham Springfield City Centre, 700 East Adams Street, 
Springfield, IL 62701.
     Lansing, Michigan: October 6, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., 
East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East 
Lansing, MI 48823.

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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 building, deployment, and operation 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 were divided into the 
East, Central, West, South, and Non-Contiguous Regions. The Central 
Region consists of Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, 
Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South 
Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. The Draft PEIS analyzes potential 
impacts of the deployment and operation of the NPSBN on the natural and 
human environment in the Central Region, in accordance with FirstNet's 
responsibilities under NEPA.

Next Steps

    All comments received by the public and any interested stakeholders 
will be evaluated and considered by FirstNet during the preparation of 
the Final PEIS. Once a PEIS is completed and a Record of Decision (ROD) 
is signed, FirstNet will evaluate site-specific documentation, as 
network design is developed, to determine if the proposed project has 
been adequately evaluated in the PEIS or warrants a Categorical 
Exclusion, an Environmental Assessment, or an Environmental Impact 
Statement.

    Dated: August 9, 2016.
Genevieve Walker,
Director of Environmental Compliance, First Responder Network 
Authority.
[FR Doc. 2016-19265 Filed 8-11-16; 8:45 am]
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