Defense Science Board; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meetings, 5544-5545 [2017-00981]

Download as PDF 5544 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 18, 2017 / Notices emailing comments, please use ‘‘NOI Comments, Dakota Access Pipeline Crossing’’ as the subject of your email. The location of all public scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through a notice to be published in the local North Dakota newspaper (The Bismarck Tribune) and online at https://www.army.mil/asacw. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Gib Owen, Water Resources Policy and Legislation, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, Washington, DC 20310–0108; telephone: (703) 695–6791; email: gib.a.owen.civ@ mail.mil. The proposed crossing of Lake Oahe by Dakota Access, LLC is approximately 0.5 miles upstream of the northern boundary of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s reservation. The Tribe protests the crossing primarily because it relies on Lake Oahe for water for a variety of purposes, the Tribe’s reservation boundaries encompass portions of Lake Oahe downstream from the proposed crossing, and the Tribe retains water, treaty fishing, and hunting rights in the Lake. The proposed crossing of Corps property requires the granting of a rightof-way (easement) under the Mineral Leasing Act (MLA), 30 U.S.C. 185. To date, the Army has not made a final decision on whether to grant the easement pursuant to the MLA. The Army intends to prepare an EIS to consider any potential impacts to the human environment that the grant of an easement may cause. Specifically, input is desired on the following three scoping concerns: (1) Alternative locations for the pipeline crossing the Missouri River; (2) Potential risks and impacts of an oil spill, and potential impacts to Lake Oahe, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s water intakes, and the Tribe’s water, treaty fishing, and hunting rights; and (3) Information on the extent and location of the Tribe’s treaty rights in Lake Oahe. On July 25, 2016, the Corps granted permission to applicant Dakota Access, LLC, under Section 14 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, 33 U.S.C. 408 (408 permission), for a proposed pipeline crossing of Lake Oahe. Lake Oahe is on the Missouri River and owned by the Corps. The approximate 1,172-mile pipeline connects the Bakken and Three Forks oil production areas in North Dakota to an existing crude oil market near Patoka, Illinois. The pipeline is 30 inches in diameter and is projected to transport approximately 570,000 barrels per day. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Jan 17, 2017 Jkt 241001 The 408 permission was accompanied by a Finding of No Significant Impact based on an Environmental Assessment (EA), as contemplated under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The EA included a brief description and characterization of factors used in evaluating a potential alternative crossing location that was considered and eliminated during the analysis phase. The alternative route, which was eliminated, would cross the Missouri River approximately 10 miles north of Bismarck, ND. On December 4, 2016, the Army determined that a decision on whether to authorize the pipeline to cross Lake Oahe at the proposed location merits additional analysis, more rigorous exploration and evaluation of reasonable siting alternatives, and greater public and tribal participation and comments as contemplated in the Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ’s) NEPA implementing regulations, 40 CFR 1502.14 and 1503.1. Currently, the Corps is developing a plan to implement the Army’s December 4, 2016 direction. This notice of public scoping should be integrated into the Corps’ plan of action. Consistent with CEQ’s NEPA implementing regulations, an EIS will analyze, at a minimum: (1) Alternative locations for the pipeline crossing the Missouri River; (2) Potential risks and impacts of an oil spill, and potential impacts to Lake Oahe, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s water intakes, and the Tribe’s water, treaty fishing, and hunting rights; and (3) Information on the extent and location of the Tribe’s treaty rights in Lake Oahe. The range of issues, alternatives, and potential impacts may be expanded based on comments received in response to this notice and at public scoping meetings. Public Comment Availability: Before including your address, telephone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask in your comment that your personal identifying information be withheld from public review, the Army cannot guarantee that this will occur. Authority: This notice is published in accordance with sections 1503.1 and 1506.6 of the CEQ’s Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500–1508) implementing the procedural requirements of NEPA, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), and the Army and Corps’ NEPA PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 implementation policies (32 CFR part 651 and 33 CFR part 230), and exercises the authority delegated to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) by General Orders No. 2017–1, January 5, 2017. Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–00937 Filed 1–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–03–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Defense Science Board; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meetings Department of Defense. Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meetings. AGENCY: ACTION: The 2017 Defense Science Board (DSB) Summer Study Task Force on Nuclear Deterrence in the 21st Century’s Multi-Polar, Multi-Threat Strategic Environment (‘‘the Nuclear Deterrence Summer Study Task Force’’) will meet in closed session on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, from 8:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Virginia Tech Advanced Research Center, 900 Glebe Road, 7th Floor, Arlington, VA and Wednesday, January 25, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Executive Conference Center, 4075 Wilson Blvd., Suite 350, Arlington, VA. DATES: Tuesday, January 24, 2017, from 8:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and Wednesday, January 25, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: Virginia Tech Advanced Research Center, 900 Glebe Road, 7th Floor, Arlington, VA (January 24, 2017); and Executive Conference Center, 4075 Wilson Blvd., Suite 350, Arlington, VA (January 25, 2017). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Debra Rose, Executive Officer, Defense Science Board, 3140 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B888A, Washington, DC 20301– 3140, via email at debra.a.rose20.civ@ mail.mil, or via phone at (703) 571–0084 or the Defense Science Board Designated Federal Officer (DFO) Ms. Karen D.H. Saunders, Executive Director, Defense Science Board, 3140 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B888A, Washington, DC 20301, via email at karen.d.saunders.civ@mail.mil or via phone at (703) 571–0079. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Due to circumstances beyond the control of the Designated Federal Officer and the Department of Defense, the 2017 Defense Science Board Summer Study Task Force on Nuclear Deterrence in the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 18, 2017 / Notices 21st Century’s Multi-Polar, Multi-Threat Strategic Environment was unable to provide public notification of its meetings on January 24–25, 2017, as required by 41 CFR 102–3.150(a). Accordingly, the Advisory Committee Management Officer for the Department of Defense, pursuant to 41 CFR 102– 3.150(b), waives the 15-calendar day notification requirement. These meetings are being held under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972 (5 U.S.C. Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102–3.150. The mission of the Defense Science Board is to provide independent advice and recommendations on matters relating to the Department of Defense’s (DoD) scientific and technical enterprise. The objective of the Nuclear Deterrence Summer Study Task Force is to address the topic of nuclear force modernization and recapitalization, focusing on ways to reduce the affordability problem and on ways to respond to the changing strategic environment through technical, programmatic, and operational innovation. The Nuclear Deterrence Summer Study Task Force will consider the critical issues associated with the status and trends in major power threats and proliferators that could threaten the United States or its allies, to include their nuclear, advanced conventional, and cyber capabilities that might threaten the operational viability of our nuclear deterrent; make our ability to control escalation through non-nuclear means problematic; or impact the assurance of U.S. extended deterrence globally. This two-day session will focus on providing general and nuclear threat briefings, to include briefings on China, Russia, and the Democratic Republic of Korea, from the National Intelligence Council and Defense Intelligence Agency, and the International Nuclear Deterrence Efforts and Perspective from the Executive Secretary of Nuclear Weapons Council on the Future of Nuclear Deterrence; a briefing on the ‘Perspective of the Office of Net Assessment on the Future of Nuclear Deterrence’ by the Office of Net Assessment; a DoD Policy Brief on the Nuclear Posture Review by Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy; and a U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy brief from Mr. Frank Miller. In accordance with section 10(d) of the FACA and 41 CFR 102–2.155, the DoD has determined that the Nuclear Deterrence Summer Study Task Force meeting will be closed to the public. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Jan 17, 2017 Jkt 241001 Specifically, the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics), in consultation with the DoD Office of General Counsel, has determined in writing that all sessions will be closed to the public because matters covered by 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) will be considered. The determination is based on the consideration that it is expected that discussions throughout will involve classified matters of national security concern. Such classified material is so intertwined with the unclassified material and nonproprietary information that it cannot reasonably be segregated into separate discussions without defeating the effectiveness and meaning of the overall meetings. To permit the meetings to be open to the public would preclude discussion of such matters and would greatly diminish the ultimate utility of the DSB’s findings or recommendations to the Secretary of Defense and to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. In accordance with section 10(a)(3) of the FACA and 41 CFR 102–3.105(j) and 102–3.140, interested persons may submit a written statement for consideration by the Nuclear Deterrence Summer Study Task Force at any time regarding its mission or in response to the stated agenda of a planned meeting. Individuals submitting a written statement must submit their statement to the DSB’s DFO—Ms. Karen D.H. Saunders, Executive Director, Defense Science Board, 3140 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B888A, Washington, DC 20301, via email at Karen.d.saunders.civ@mail. mil or via phone at (703) 571–0079 at any point; however, if a written statement is not received at least 3 calendar days prior to the meeting, which is the subject of this notice, then it may not be provided to or considered by the Nuclear Deterrence Summer Study Task Force. The DFO will review all submissions with the Nuclear Deterrence Summer Study Task Force co-Chairs and ensure they are provided to Nuclear Deterrence Summer Study Task Force members prior to the end of the two-day meeting on January 25, 2017. Dated: January 12, 2017. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 11 (Wednesday, January 18, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary


Defense Science Board; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee 
Meetings

AGENCY: Department of Defense.

ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meetings.

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SUMMARY: The 2017 Defense Science Board (DSB) Summer Study Task Force 
on Nuclear Deterrence in the 21st Century's Multi-Polar, Multi-Threat 
Strategic Environment (``the Nuclear Deterrence Summer Study Task 
Force'') will meet in closed session on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, from 
8:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Virginia 
Tech Advanced Research Center, 900 Glebe Road, 7th Floor, Arlington, VA 
and Wednesday, January 25, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the 
Executive Conference Center, 4075 Wilson Blvd., Suite 350, Arlington, 
VA.

DATES: Tuesday, January 24, 2017, from 8:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Virginia Tech Advanced Research Center, 900 Glebe Road, 7th 
Floor, Arlington, VA (January 24, 2017); and Executive Conference 
Center, 4075 Wilson Blvd., Suite 350, Arlington, VA (January 25, 2017).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Debra Rose, Executive Officer, 
Defense Science Board, 3140 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B888A, Washington, 
DC 20301-3140, via email at debra.a.rose20.civ@mail.mil, or via phone 
at (703) 571-0084 or the Defense Science Board Designated Federal 
Officer (DFO) Ms. Karen D.H. Saunders, Executive Director, Defense 
Science Board, 3140 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B888A, Washington, DC 
20301, via email at karen.d.saunders.civ@mail.mil or via phone at (703) 
571-0079.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Due to circumstances beyond the control of 
the Designated Federal Officer and the Department of Defense, the 2017 
Defense Science Board Summer Study Task Force on Nuclear Deterrence in 
the

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21st Century's Multi-Polar, Multi-Threat Strategic Environment was 
unable to provide public notification of its meetings on January 24-25, 
2017, as required by 41 CFR 102-3.150(a). Accordingly, the Advisory 
Committee Management Officer for the Department of Defense, pursuant to 
41 CFR 102-3.150(b), waives the 15-calendar day notification 
requirement.
    These meetings are being held under the provisions of the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972 (5 U.S.C. Appendix, as amended), 
the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), 
and 41 CFR 102-3.150.
    The mission of the Defense Science Board is to provide independent 
advice and recommendations on matters relating to the Department of 
Defense's (DoD) scientific and technical enterprise. The objective of 
the Nuclear Deterrence Summer Study Task Force is to address the topic 
of nuclear force modernization and recapitalization, focusing on ways 
to reduce the affordability problem and on ways to respond to the 
changing strategic environment through technical, programmatic, and 
operational innovation. The Nuclear Deterrence Summer Study Task Force 
will consider the critical issues associated with the status and trends 
in major power threats and proliferators that could threaten the United 
States or its allies, to include their nuclear, advanced conventional, 
and cyber capabilities that might threaten the operational viability of 
our nuclear deterrent; make our ability to control escalation through 
non-nuclear means problematic; or impact the assurance of U.S. extended 
deterrence globally. This two-day session will focus on providing 
general and nuclear threat briefings, to include briefings on China, 
Russia, and the Democratic Republic of Korea, from the National 
Intelligence Council and Defense Intelligence Agency, and the 
International Nuclear Deterrence Efforts and Perspective from the 
Executive Secretary of Nuclear Weapons Council on the Future of Nuclear 
Deterrence; a briefing on the `Perspective of the Office of Net 
Assessment on the Future of Nuclear Deterrence' by the Office of Net 
Assessment; a DoD Policy Brief on the Nuclear Posture Review by 
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy; 
and a U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy brief from Mr. Frank Miller.
    In accordance with section 10(d) of the FACA and 41 CFR 102-2.155, 
the DoD has determined that the Nuclear Deterrence Summer Study Task 
Force meeting will be closed to the public. Specifically, the Under 
Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics), in 
consultation with the DoD Office of General Counsel, has determined in 
writing that all sessions will be closed to the public because matters 
covered by 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) will be considered. The determination is 
based on the consideration that it is expected that discussions 
throughout will involve classified matters of national security 
concern. Such classified material is so intertwined with the 
unclassified material and non-proprietary information that it cannot 
reasonably be segregated into separate discussions without defeating 
the effectiveness and meaning of the overall meetings. To permit the 
meetings to be open to the public would preclude discussion of such 
matters and would greatly diminish the ultimate utility of the DSB's 
findings or recommendations to the Secretary of Defense and to the 
Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics.
    In accordance with section 10(a)(3) of the FACA and 41 CFR 102-
3.105(j) and 102-3.140, interested persons may submit a written 
statement for consideration by the Nuclear Deterrence Summer Study Task 
Force at any time regarding its mission or in response to the stated 
agenda of a planned meeting. Individuals submitting a written statement 
must submit their statement to the DSB's DFO--Ms. Karen D.H. Saunders, 
Executive Director, Defense Science Board, 3140 Defense Pentagon, Room 
3B888A, Washington, DC 20301, via email at 
Karen.d.saunders.civ@mail.mil or via phone at (703) 571-0079 at any 
point; however, if a written statement is not received at least 3 
calendar days prior to the meeting, which is the subject of this 
notice, then it may not be provided to or considered by the Nuclear 
Deterrence Summer Study Task Force. The DFO will review all submissions 
with the Nuclear Deterrence Summer Study Task Force co-Chairs and 
ensure they are provided to Nuclear Deterrence Summer Study Task Force 
members prior to the end of the two-day meeting on January 25, 2017.

    Dated: January 12, 2017.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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