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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 7 / Wednesday, January 11, 2017 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES groundwater pumping would not impact the mapped plumes associated with Installation Restoration Program sites and would be monitored and managed through the AMP/FOP. Utilities Significant impacts to existing utilities would not occur due to project design, implementation of SCMs, and implementation of the AMP/FOP. Cumulative Impacts: Implementation of the Preferred Alternative, when considered in combination with other past, present, and reasonably foreseeable future actions identified in the Final EIS/EIR, will not result in significant cumulative impacts on the human environment. Many potential impacts are localized and are of relatively short duration. With the implementation of BMPs, SCMs, and mitigation measures described in the Final EIS/EIR, cumulative impacts on geological resources, water resources, biological resources, cultural resources, air quality, hazardous materials and wastes, and utilities resulting from implementation of the Preferred Alternative would be negligible. Mitigation Measures: Projects comprising the Preferred Alternative will be designed to minimize impacts to the maximum extent practicable and will be implemented using SCMs, BMPs, and the AMP/FOP, as discussed under Agency Coordination and Consultation below. Special conservation and construction measures listed in the Final EIS/EIR will be implemented as part of the action as conditions of construction contracts for the projects. The DoN has identified specific avoidance, minimization, and mitigation measures for impacts to biological resources. Unavoidable impacts to jurisdictional wetlands and other waters of the United States may require mitigation. The development of a mitigation and monitoring plan is a requirement of Clean Water Act Sections 401 and 404 permit applications for activities that would discharge dredge or fill materials into Waters of the United States. This plan will include details regarding site appropriateness, preparation (e.g., grading), recontouring, planting specifications (including seed mixes and plant palettes), and irrigation design (if determined necessary), as well as maintenance and monitoring procedures (including monitoring period and reporting). Agency Coordination and Consultation: No cooperating agencies participated in the EIS/EIR process; however, MCI West-MCB Camp Pendleton completed consultation with VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Jan 10, 2017 Jkt 241001 the USFWS and NMFS under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and with Native American tribes and the California State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. In accordance with Section 401 and 404 of the Clean Water Act, coordination is also underway with the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). USFWS: Endangered Species Act Section 7 Consultation MCI West-MCB Camp Pendleton submitted a Biological Assessment to the USFWS on September 15, 2015, and received a Final BO on August 15, 2016, concluding that the proposed action is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of Federal threatened and endangered species and state special status species within the project area, including least Bell’s vireo, southwestern willow flycatcher, and arroyo toad. NMFS: Endangered Species Act Section 7 Consultation MCI West-MCB Camp Pendleton submitted a Biological Assessment to NMFS on February 10, 2014, and received a Final BO on September 28, 2016, concluding that the proposed action is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of the southern California steelhead. SHPO/Native American Tribes: National Historic Preservation Act, Section 106 Consultation MCI West-MCB Camp Pendleton submitted a consultation letter to the SHPO on March 19, 2012, requesting concurrence on the Finding of Effect for the proposed action, and received concurrence on September 19, 2013. MCI West-MCB Camp Pendleton consulted with the following Native American Tribes: La Jolla Band of Mission Indians; Pauma Band of Mission Indians; Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians; Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians; Pala Band of Mission Indians, Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians; San Luis Rey Band of Luiseno Indians; Juaneno Band of Mission Indians-Acjachemen Nation (Belardes); Juaneno Band of Mission Indians-Acjachemen Nation (Rivera/ Romero); and Juaneno Band of Mission Indians-Acjachemen Nation (Reyes). The Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians requested to be kept informed on all updates for the project. The Pala Band of Mission Indians concurred with the methods for determining eligibility and treatment of historic properties and PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3299 asked to be consulted if any new information or conclusions are reached. USACE and San Diego RWQCB: Clean Water Act Sections 401 and 404 MCI West-MCB Camp Pendleton has submitted a Section 401 water quality certification application to the San Diego RWQCB and a 404 individual permit application to the USACE for the Preferred Alternative. To the maximum extent practicable, MCI West-MCB Camp Pendleton will avoid and minimize impacts to waters of the United States and will implement preand post-construction BMPs for sediment and erosion control. The proposed action will also comply with the MCI West-MCB Camp Pendleton Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan. Conclusion: After careful consideration of the purpose and need for the proposed action, the analysis contained in the Final EIS/EIR, and comments received on the Draft and Final EIS/EIR from Federal, State, and local agencies, Native American Tribes, non-governmental organizations, and individual members of the public, I have decided to proceed with Alternative 1, the Final EIS/EIR Preferred Alternative, which entails improvements to existing facilities and construction of new facilities to efficiently meet the long-term water demands of MCB Camp Pendleton and FPUD, reduce FPUD’s dependence on imported water, maintain watershed resources, and improve water supply reliability by managing the yield of the Lower SMR Basin. Authority: 35 U.S.C. 207; 37 CFR part 404. Dated: January 3, 2017. A.M. Nichols, Lieutenant Commander, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. 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The executive session of this meeting from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on March 27, 2017, will include discussions of new and pending administrative/minor disciplinary infractions and non-judicial punishment proceedings involving midshipmen attending the Naval Academy to include but not limited to individual honor/ conduct violations within the Brigade; the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. For this reason, the executive session of this meeting will be closed to the public. DATES: The open session of the meeting will be held on March 27, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The executive session held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. will be the closed portion of the meeting. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD. The meeting will be handicap accessible. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lieutenant Commander Eric Madonia, USN, Executive Secretary to the Board of Visitors, Office of the Superintendent, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD 21402–5000, 410–293–1503. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice of meeting is provided per the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.). The executive session of the meeting from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on March 27, 2017, will consist of discussions of new and pending administrative/minor disciplinary infractions and non-judicial punishments involving midshipmen attending the Naval Academy to include but not limited to, individual honor/ conduct violations within the Brigade. The discussion of such information cannot be adequately segregated from other topics, which precludes opening the executive session of this meeting to the public. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 7 (Wednesday, January 11, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 3299-3300]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-00430]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Navy


Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors

AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD.

ACTION: Notice of Partially Closed Meeting.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors will meet to make 
such inquiry, as the Board shall deem necessary, into the state of 
morale and discipline, the curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, 
fiscal affairs, and

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academic methods of the Naval Academy. The executive session of this 
meeting from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on March 27, 2017, will include 
discussions of new and pending administrative/minor disciplinary 
infractions and non-judicial punishment proceedings involving 
midshipmen attending the Naval Academy to include but not limited to 
individual honor/conduct violations within the Brigade; the disclosure 
of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal 
privacy. For this reason, the executive session of this meeting will be 
closed to the public.

DATES: The open session of the meeting will be held on March 27, 2017, 
from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The executive session held from 11:00 a.m. 
to 12:00 p.m. will be the closed portion of the meeting.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Naval Academy, 
Annapolis, MD. The meeting will be handicap accessible.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lieutenant Commander Eric Madonia, 
USN, Executive Secretary to the Board of Visitors, Office of the 
Superintendent, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD 21402-5000, 410-293-
1503.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice of meeting is provided per the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.). The 
executive session of the meeting from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on March 
27, 2017, will consist of discussions of new and pending 
administrative/minor disciplinary infractions and non-judicial 
punishments involving midshipmen attending the Naval Academy to include 
but not limited to, individual honor/conduct violations within the 
Brigade. The discussion of such information cannot be adequately 
segregated from other topics, which precludes opening the executive 
session of this meeting to the public. Accordingly, the Department of 
the Navy/Assistant for Administration has determined in writing that 
the meeting shall be partially closed to the public because the 
discussions during the executive session from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
will be concerned with matters protected under sections 552b(c) (5), 
(6), and (7) of title 5, United States Code.

(Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552b)

    Dated: January 3, 2017.
A.M. Nichols,
Lieutenant Commander, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Navy, 
Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-00430 Filed 1-10-17; 8:45 am]
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