Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Housing Program at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (AFB), OH, 61199-61200 [2016-21274]

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Bao-Anh Trinh, Air Force Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–21056 Filed 9–2–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–10–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE United States Air Force Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Housing Program at WrightPatterson Air Force Base (AFB), OH United States Air Force, Department of Defense. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: The United States Air Force (Air Force) is issuing this notice to notify the public of its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the housing program at WrightPatterson AFB. The EIS is being prepared in accordance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969; 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Parts 1500–1508, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations for implementing NEPA; and the Air Force Environmental Impact Analysis Process (EIAP) [32 CFR part 989]. This notice also serves to invite early public and agency participation in determining the scope of environmental issues and alternatives to be analyzed in the EIS and to identify and eliminate from detailed study the issues which are not significant. To effectively define the full range of issues and concerns to be evaluated in the EIS, the Air Force is SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61199 soliciting scoping comments from interested local, state and federal agencies, interested American Indian tribes, and interested members of the public. This NOI also serves to invite stakeholder participation and comment as part of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and in support and furtherance of the NHPA Section 106 consultation process. Scoping comments may be submitted to the Air Force at the planned public scoping meetings and/or in writing. DATES: The Air Force plans to hold two public scoping meetings from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., on the dates and at the locations listed below. • Monday, September 26, 2016: Fairborn High School Auditorium, 306 E. Whittier Avenue, Fairborn, OH 45324 • Tuesday, September 27, 2016: Fairborn High School Auditorium, 306 E. Whittier Avenue, Fairborn, OH 45324 The agenda for each scoping meeting is as follows: • 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.—Open House and comment submission • 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.—Air Force Presentation • 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.—Open House and comment submission resumes Local notices announcing scheduled dates, locations, and addresses for each meeting will be published in the Dayton Daily News, Fairborn Daily Herald, Beavercreek News Current, Xenia Daily Gazette and other publications a minimum of fifteen (15) days prior to each meeting. Comments will be accepted at any time during the Environmental Impact Analysis Process (EIAP). However, to ensure the Air Force has sufficient time to consider public input in the preparation of the Draft EIS, scoping comments must be submitted no later than October 9, 2016. ADDRESSES: Information on the WrightPatterson AFB housing project can be accessed at the project Web site at http://wpafbhousingeis.versar.com. The project Web site can be used to submit scoping comments to the Air Force, or comments and inquiries may also be submitted by mail or email to the 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office, 5135 Pearson Road, Bldg. 10, Room 253A, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433 or by email at 88abw.pa@us.af.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Currently, 100 homes remain in the USAF inventory at WPAFB. These homes include ten homes on Yount Drive built in 1975, 89 homes built in 1934–1937 within a planned thematic landscape E:\FR\FM\06SEN1.SGM 06SEN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 61200 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 172 / Tuesday, September 6, 2016 / Notices now managed as the Brick Quarters Historic District (BQHD), and the NRHPeligible Foulois House constructed in 1874. WPAFB presently operates and maintains the BQHD and Foulois House under provisions of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Sections 106 and 110. Environmental studies and impact analysis will evaluate options for new construction, conveyance to a private developer, lease, and demolition of these last remaining government-owned homes. Public scoping meetings will be held to assist in identifying reasonable alternatives, potential impacts, and the relative significance of impacts to be analyzed in the EIS. The purpose of the action is to provide housing that meets Air Force standards for key and essential (K&E) personnel and their dependents stationed at WPAFB. The need for this action stems from mission requirements, Department of Defense (DOD) policy, and the USAF’s obligations under the NHPA and Executive Order (EO) 13287, Preserve America. At a minimum, this action must support the mission by providing residences for 30 K&E personnel and their dependents who are required to live on WPAFB. The current privatized housing inventory does not support these needs, as the homes are not of adequate square footage and are not proximate enough to K&E work locations to support the base’s housing requirements for the identified K&E personnel. The EIS will address concerns associated with modification, conveyance, lease, and/or demolition of historic homes within the BQHD. The EIS will analyze alternatives that could include military construction and continued government ownership, housing privatization of all or a portion of the homes, NHPA Section 111 Lease, reuse as temporary lodging facilities, demolition, and the No Action Alternative. Within the framework of these alternatives, the EIS will support Air Force decisions by identifying and evaluating potential impacts to land use, safety, noise, hazardous materials and solid waste, earth resources, water resources, air quality, transportation, cultural resources, biological resources, socioeconomics, and environmental justice. The USAF intends to use the EIS process and documentation to aid in fulfilling its NHPA, Section 106 consultation requirements (36 CFR 800.8) particularly regarding public participation in the planning process associated with this EIS. In addition, extensive consultation under NHPA Sec. 106 is ongoing with the OHPO, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Sep 02, 2016 Jkt 238001 WMD events, and develops and delivers cutting-edge technologies to assist with these endeavors. As a Department of Defense (DoD) agency, the DTRA/SCC–WMD does not own real property. Most agency actions typically occur on host military service Henry Williams, installations or ranges, or other Federal Acting Air Force Federal Register Officer. agency properties. DTRA/SCC–WMD [FR Doc. 2016–21274 Filed 9–2–16; 8:45 am] formerly relied upon host installation BILLING CODE 5001–10–P NEPA implementing procedures, including categorical exclusions to address potential environmental DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE impacts of agency actions. With the issuance of CEQ guidance ‘‘Establishing, Office of the Secretary Applying, and Revising Categorical [Docket ID: DOD–2016–OS–0056] Exclusions under the National Environmental Policy Act’’ (Nov. 23, National Environmental Policy Act 2010) and after consulting with CEQ Implementing Procedures and other similar DoD components, DTRA/SCC–WMD determined the need AGENCY: Defense Threat Reduction to establish NEPA implementing Agency/USSTRATCOM Center for procedures and categorical exclusions Combating Weapons of Mass specific to DTRA/SCC–WMD projects Destruction, Department of Defense. and actions. The information assembled ACTION: Final guidance. while developing categorical exclusions SUMMARY: The Defense Threat Reduction is described in the ‘‘DTRA/SCC–WMD Administrative Record for Supporting Agency/USSTRATCOM Center for Categorical Exclusions’’ and is available Combating Weapons of Mass on the DTRA/SCC–WMD Web site at: Destruction (DTRA/SCC–WMD or the http://www.dtra.mil/Home/NEPA.aspx. Agency) is issuing procedures to The categorical exclusions describe implement the National Environmental the categories of actions that DTRA/ Policy Act (NEPA), Executive Order SCC–WMD determined to normally not (E.O.) 11514, and Council on individually or cumulatively have Environmental Quality (CEQ) significant impact on the environment. regulations for implementing the These and the other implementing procedural provisions of NEPA. procedures will serve as the agency’s DATES: This final guidance is effective guide for complying with the on September 6, 2016. requirements of NEPA for DTRA/SCC– FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. WMD actions. Sherry Davis, Director, Environment, The text of the complete DTRA/SCC– Safety, and Occupational Health WMD NEPA implementing procedures Department, at (703) 767–7122 or by can be found on the DTRA/SCC–WMD email at sherry.j.davis3.civ@mail.mil. Web site at: http://www.dtra.mil/Home/ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On NEPA.aspx and in this document. Thursday, May 5, 2016 (81 FR 27107– Dated: August 31, 2016. 27122), the Department of Defense Aaron Siegel, published proposed guidance titled Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison ‘‘National Environmental Policy Act Officer, Department of Defense. Implementing Procedures’’ for a 30-day public comment period. The publicTable of Contents comment period ended on June 6, 2016. 1. Purpose No public comments were received. 2. Applicability Further administrative edits were 3. Policy made to the final guidance. References 4. Responsibilities to ‘‘J4/8C’’ were changed to ‘‘J4/8’’, and 5. Environmental Planning & Analysis references to the Environment, Safety, (a) Record of Environmental Review and Occupational Health (ESOH) Team (b) Categorical Exclusion (CATEX) (c) Environmental Assessment (EA) Web site were removed throughout the (d) Finding of No Significant Impact final guidance. (FONSI) DTRA/SCC–WMD is a combat support (e) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) agency that counters weapons of mass (f) Record of Decision (ROD) destruction (WMD). DTRA/SCC–WMD 6. Mitigation and Monitoring keeps WMD out of the hands of 7. Subsequent Analyses terrorists and other enemies by locking (a) Tiering and Programmatic Review down, monitoring, and destroying (b) Supplemental EAs/EISs weapons and weapons-related material, (c) Adoption of EAs/EISs 8. Actions on Host Installations/Actions assists with plans and responses to ACHP and other interested parties. That consultation is expected to produce a Sec. 106 project Programmatic Agreement which will be executed prior to issuance of this EIS’s Record of Decision (ROD). PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\06SEN1.SGM 06SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 172 (Tuesday, September 6, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 61199-61200]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-21274]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

United States Air Force


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement 
(EIS) for the Housing Program at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (AFB), 
OH

AGENCY: United States Air Force, Department of Defense.

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The United States Air Force (Air Force) is issuing this notice 
to notify the public of its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS) for the housing program at Wright-Patterson AFB. The 
EIS is being prepared in accordance with National Environmental Policy 
Act (NEPA) of 1969; 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Parts 1500-
1508, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations for 
implementing NEPA; and the Air Force Environmental Impact Analysis 
Process (EIAP) [32 CFR part 989].
    This notice also serves to invite early public and agency 
participation in determining the scope of environmental issues and 
alternatives to be analyzed in the EIS and to identify and eliminate 
from detailed study the issues which are not significant. To 
effectively define the full range of issues and concerns to be 
evaluated in the EIS, the Air Force is soliciting scoping comments from 
interested local, state and federal agencies, interested American 
Indian tribes, and interested members of the public. This NOI also 
serves to invite stakeholder participation and comment as part of the 
National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and in support and 
furtherance of the NHPA Section 106 consultation process.
    Scoping comments may be submitted to the Air Force at the planned 
public scoping meetings and/or in writing.

DATES: The Air Force plans to hold two public scoping meetings from 
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., on the dates and at the locations listed below.
 Monday, September 26, 2016: Fairborn High School Auditorium, 
306 E. Whittier Avenue, Fairborn, OH 45324
 Tuesday, September 27, 2016: Fairborn High School Auditorium, 
306 E. Whittier Avenue, Fairborn, OH 45324

    The agenda for each scoping meeting is as follows:

 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.--Open House and comment submission
 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.--Air Force Presentation
 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.--Open House and comment submission 
resumes

    Local notices announcing scheduled dates, locations, and addresses 
for each meeting will be published in the Dayton Daily News, Fairborn 
Daily Herald, Beavercreek News Current, Xenia Daily Gazette and other 
publications a minimum of fifteen (15) days prior to each meeting.
    Comments will be accepted at any time during the Environmental 
Impact Analysis Process (EIAP). However, to ensure the Air Force has 
sufficient time to consider public input in the preparation of the 
Draft EIS, scoping comments must be submitted no later than October 9, 
2016.

ADDRESSES: Information on the Wright-Patterson AFB housing project can 
be accessed at the project Web site at http://wpafbhousingeis.versar.com. The project Web site can be used to submit 
scoping comments to the Air Force, or comments and inquiries may also 
be submitted by mail or email to the 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs 
Office, 5135 Pearson Road, Bldg. 10, Room 253A, Wright-Patterson AFB, 
OH 45433 or by email at 88abw.pa@us.af.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Currently, 100 homes remain in the USAF 
inventory at WPAFB. These homes include ten homes on Yount Drive built 
in 1975, 89 homes built in 1934-1937 within a planned thematic 
landscape

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now managed as the Brick Quarters Historic District (BQHD), and the 
NRHP-eligible Foulois House constructed in 1874. WPAFB presently 
operates and maintains the BQHD and Foulois House under provisions of 
the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Sections 106 and 110. 
Environmental studies and impact analysis will evaluate options for new 
construction, conveyance to a private developer, lease, and demolition 
of these last remaining government-owned homes. Public scoping meetings 
will be held to assist in identifying reasonable alternatives, 
potential impacts, and the relative significance of impacts to be 
analyzed in the EIS.
    The purpose of the action is to provide housing that meets Air 
Force standards for key and essential (K&E) personnel and their 
dependents stationed at WPAFB. The need for this action stems from 
mission requirements, Department of Defense (DOD) policy, and the 
USAF's obligations under the NHPA and Executive Order (EO) 13287, 
Preserve America. At a minimum, this action must support the mission by 
providing residences for 30 K&E personnel and their dependents who are 
required to live on WPAFB. The current privatized housing inventory 
does not support these needs, as the homes are not of adequate square 
footage and are not proximate enough to K&E work locations to support 
the base's housing requirements for the identified K&E personnel.
    The EIS will address concerns associated with modification, 
conveyance, lease, and/or demolition of historic homes within the BQHD. 
The EIS will analyze alternatives that could include military 
construction and continued government ownership, housing privatization 
of all or a portion of the homes, NHPA Section 111 Lease, reuse as 
temporary lodging facilities, demolition, and the No Action 
Alternative. Within the framework of these alternatives, the EIS will 
support Air Force decisions by identifying and evaluating potential 
impacts to land use, safety, noise, hazardous materials and solid 
waste, earth resources, water resources, air quality, transportation, 
cultural resources, biological resources, socioeconomics, and 
environmental justice.
    The USAF intends to use the EIS process and documentation to aid in 
fulfilling its NHPA, Section 106 consultation requirements (36 CFR 
800.8) particularly regarding public participation in the planning 
process associated with this EIS. In addition, extensive consultation 
under NHPA Sec. 106 is ongoing with the OHPO, ACHP and other interested 
parties. That consultation is expected to produce a Sec. 106 project 
Programmatic Agreement which will be executed prior to issuance of this 
EIS's Record of Decision (ROD).

Henry Williams,
Acting Air Force Federal Register Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-21274 Filed 9-2-16; 8:45 am]
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