Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the New Haven Harbor (New Haven, Connecticut) Navigation Improvement Project, 95122-95123 [2016-31210]

Download as PDF 95122 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 248 / Tuesday, December 27, 2016 / Notices Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: 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; the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 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 February 27, 2017. 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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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on this proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, please write to ATTN: Ms. Shane Pham, 7700 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 5101, Falls Church, VA 22042–5101, or call at (703) 681–8666. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:45 Dec 23, 2016 Jkt 241001 Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: TRICARE Plus Enrollment Application and TRICARE Plus Disenrollment Request; DD Form 2853 and DD Form 2854; OMB Control Number 0720–0028. Needs and Uses: The information collection requirement is necessary for enrollment and disenrollment in the Department of Defense’s TRICARE Plus Health Plan established in accordance with Title 10 U.S.C. 1099 (which calls for a healthcare enrollment system) and 1086 (which authorizes TRICARE eligibility of Medicare Eligible Persons and has resulted in the development of a new enrollment option called TRICARE Plus) and the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Policy Memorandum to Establish the TRICARE Plus Program, June 22, 2001. The information collected hereby provides the TRICARE contractors with necessary data to determine beneficiary eligibility and to identify the selection of a health care option. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Annual Burden Hours: 386. Number of Respondents: 3305. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 3305. Average Burden per Response: 7 minutes. Frequency: On occasion. 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Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2016–31078 Filed 12–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the New Haven Harbor (New Haven, Connecticut) Navigation Improvement Project AGENCY: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of intent. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New England District is conducting a feasibility study and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to examine navigationimprovements to the existing New Haven Harbor Federal Navigation project. The non-Federal sponsor for the study is the New Haven Port Authority in partnership with the Connecticut State Port Authority. Inadequate channel depths result in navigation inefficiencies in transporting goods into and out of the harbor. To reach the terminals, larger ships must lighter outside the breakwaters and/or experience delays while waiting for favorable tide conditions, or both. Deeper and wider navigation features (main channel, maneuvering area, and turning basin) are needed to increase the navigation efficiency and safety of New Haven Harbor. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions about the proposed action and EIS can be answered by: Mr. Todd Randall, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742–2751, (978) 318–8518, email: todd.a.randall@ usace.army.mil. SUMMARY: A public scoping meeting will be held on January 24, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (registration starts at 6:00 p.m.) at the Hall of Records, Hearing Room, 200 Orange Street, New Haven, Connecticut. DATES: The Corps participation in this study is authorized by a resolution of the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works dated July 31, 2007. This study was initiated at the request of the New Haven Port Authority and the Connecticut State Port Authority. The study is being cost-shared 50-percent Federal and 50-percent non-Federal with the New Haven Port Authority. Proposed Action: The study will consider navigation improvements including deepening and widening the federal navigation project. The New Haven Harbor navigation project’s main ship channel, maneuvering area, and SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 248 / Tuesday, December 27, 2016 / Notices turning basin are authorized to a depth of ¥35 feet mean lower low water (MLLW). The main ship channel is about 5 miles long extending from deep water in Long Island Sound to the terminals at the head of the harbor. The channel varies in width from 500 feet (outer-harbor) to 400 feet (inner-harbor), and widens to 800 feet along the terminals. Deeper and wider channels, maneuvering area, and turning basin are needed to increase the navigation efficiency and safety of New Haven Harbor. Alternatives: The feasibility study will identify, evaluate, and recommend to decision makers an appropriate, coordinated and workable solution to the navigation inefficiencies at New Haven Harbor. Alternatives will include analyzing various incremental channel depths and widths based upon need, as well as alternative dredging methodologies. In addition, the study will evaluate various dredged material disposal alternatives such as beneficial use (e.g., marsh creation, beach nourishment, historic disposal mound capping), nearshore placement, open water placement, and upland placement. Public Involvement and Scoping: Full public participation of affected Federal, state and local agencies, affected Indian tribes, and other interested private organizations and parties is invited. All interested parties are encouraged to submit their names and email addresses to the address noted above, to be placed on the project mailing list to receive fact sheets, newsletters and related public notices. The Corps and the New Haven Port Authority will host a public meeting on the study on January 24, 2017 (see DATES section). The public is invited to attend and further identify issues that should be addressed in the EIS. In addition to this notice, the date, place, and time of the public meeting will be announced in the local newspaper and on the USACE New England District Web page. Following the scoping process, a public informational meeting will be held in 2017 to present and discuss potential project alternatives. The Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement (IFR/EIS) is scheduled to be complete in April of 2018 and will be available for public review and comment. Significant Issues: Significant issues to be discussed in the DEIS include the effects of dredging and disposal on the physical, biological, cultural, and socioeconomic environment of the project area. Environmental Review and Consultation Requirements: The VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:45 Dec 23, 2016 Jkt 241001 proposed project is subject to review pursuant (but not limited to) to the Coastal Zone Management Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Endangered Species Act, Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act. Estimated Date: It is estimated that the Draft IFR/EIS will be made available to the public in April of 2018. Dated: December 20, 2016. Colonel Christopher J. Barron, District Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England. [FR Doc. 2016–31210 Filed 12–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2016–ICCD–0145] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application for Grants Under the Credit Enhancement for Charter School Facilities Program (1894–0001) Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before January 26, 2017. ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2016–ICCD–0145. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Room 226–62, Washington, DC 20202–4537. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 95123 For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Clifton Jones, 202–205–2204. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: Application for Grants under the Credit Enhancement for Charter School Facilities Program (1894–0001). OMB Control Number: 1855–0007. Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Private Sector. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 15. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,200. Abstract: An application is required by statute to award the Credit Enhancement for Charter School Facilities Program (formerly known as the Charter School Facilities Financing Demonstration Program) grants. These grants are made to private, non-profits; public entities; and consortia of these organizations. The funds are to be deposited into a reserve account that will be used to leverage private funds on behalf of charter schools to acquire, construct, and renovate school facilities. The U.S. Department of Education is seeking an OMB extension approval for FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 248 (Tuesday, December 27, 2016)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-31210]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers


Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the New 
Haven Harbor (New Haven, Connecticut) Navigation Improvement Project

AGENCY: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD.

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New England District 
is conducting a feasibility study and Environmental Impact Statement 
(EIS) to examine navigation-improvements to the existing New Haven 
Harbor Federal Navigation project. The non-Federal sponsor for the 
study is the New Haven Port Authority in partnership with the 
Connecticut State Port Authority. Inadequate channel depths result in 
navigation inefficiencies in transporting goods into and out of the 
harbor. To reach the terminals, larger ships must lighter outside the 
breakwaters and/or experience delays while waiting for favorable tide 
conditions, or both. Deeper and wider navigation features (main 
channel, maneuvering area, and turning basin) are needed to increase 
the navigation efficiency and safety of New Haven Harbor.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions about the proposed action 
and EIS can be answered by: Mr. Todd Randall, U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers, New England District, 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742-
2751, (978) 318-8518, email: todd.a.randall@usace.army.mil.

DATES: A public scoping meeting will be held on January 24, 2017 from 
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (registration starts at 6:00 p.m.) at the Hall 
of Records, Hearing Room, 200 Orange Street, New Haven, Connecticut.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Corps participation in this study is 
authorized by a resolution of the Senate Committee on the Environment 
and Public Works dated July 31, 2007. This study was initiated at the 
request of the New Haven Port Authority and the Connecticut State Port 
Authority. The study is being cost-shared 50-percent Federal and 50-
percent non-Federal with the New Haven Port Authority.
    Proposed Action: The study will consider navigation improvements 
including deepening and widening the federal navigation project. The 
New Haven Harbor navigation project's main ship channel, maneuvering 
area, and

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turning basin are authorized to a depth of -35 feet mean lower low 
water (MLLW). The main ship channel is about 5 miles long extending 
from deep water in Long Island Sound to the terminals at the head of 
the harbor. The channel varies in width from 500 feet (outer-harbor) to 
400 feet (inner-harbor), and widens to 800 feet along the terminals. 
Deeper and wider channels, maneuvering area, and turning basin are 
needed to increase the navigation efficiency and safety of New Haven 
Harbor.
    Alternatives: The feasibility study will identify, evaluate, and 
recommend to decision makers an appropriate, coordinated and workable 
solution to the navigation inefficiencies at New Haven Harbor. 
Alternatives will include analyzing various incremental channel depths 
and widths based upon need, as well as alternative dredging 
methodologies. In addition, the study will evaluate various dredged 
material disposal alternatives such as beneficial use (e.g., marsh 
creation, beach nourishment, historic disposal mound capping), 
nearshore placement, open water placement, and upland placement.
    Public Involvement and Scoping: Full public participation of 
affected Federal, state and local agencies, affected Indian tribes, and 
other interested private organizations and parties is invited. All 
interested parties are encouraged to submit their names and email 
addresses to the address noted above, to be placed on the project 
mailing list to receive fact sheets, newsletters and related public 
notices. The Corps and the New Haven Port Authority will host a public 
meeting on the study on January 24, 2017 (see DATES section). The 
public is invited to attend and further identify issues that should be 
addressed in the EIS. In addition to this notice, the date, place, and 
time of the public meeting will be announced in the local newspaper and 
on the USACE New England District Web page. Following the scoping 
process, a public informational meeting will be held in 2017 to present 
and discuss potential project alternatives. The Draft Integrated 
Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement (IFR/EIS) is 
scheduled to be complete in April of 2018 and will be available for 
public review and comment.
    Significant Issues: Significant issues to be discussed in the DEIS 
include the effects of dredging and disposal on the physical, 
biological, cultural, and socioeconomic environment of the project 
area.
    Environmental Review and Consultation Requirements: The proposed 
project is subject to review pursuant (but not limited to) to the 
Coastal Zone Management Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Endangered 
Species Act, Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, Magnuson-Stevens 
Fishery Conservation and Management Act, Marine Protection, Research, 
and Sanctuaries Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act.
    Estimated Date: It is estimated that the Draft IFR/EIS will be made 
available to the public in April of 2018.

    Dated: December 20, 2016.
Colonel Christopher J. Barron,
District Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England.
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