Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Disposal and Reuse of Surplus Property at Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island, 38674 [2017-17140]

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[FR Doc. 2017–17140 Filed 8–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy [FR Doc. 2017–17218 Filed 8–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Disposal and Reuse of Surplus Property at Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island AGENCY: ACTION: Department of the Navy, DoD. Notice. The U.S. Department of the Navy (Navy), after carefully weighing the environmental consequences of the proposed action, announces its decision to implement Alternative 1, the Navy’s preferred alternative as described in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Disposal and Reuse of Surplus Property at Naval Station (NAVSTA) Newport, Rhode Island. This decision will make 158 acres of former NAVSTA Newport property available to the local communities of Aquidneck Island for economic redevelopment. SUMMARY: Disposal and reuse under the chosen alternative is consistent with the Aquidneck Island Reuse Planning Authority’s ‘‘Redevelopment Plan for Surplus Properties at NAVSTA Newport’’ (Redevelopment Plan) and Public Law 101–510, the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990, as amended in 2005 (BRAC Law). The complete text of the Record of Decision (ROD) is available for public viewing on the project Web site at https:// www.BRACPMO.Navy.mil along with the Final EIS and supporting documents. Single copies of the ROD will be made available upon request by contacting: Mr. Gregory Preston, BRAC Program Management Office East, 4911 South Broad Street, Building 679, Philadelphia, PA 19112–1303, telephone 215–897–4900, facsimile 215–897–4902, email gregory.preston@ navy.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of Redesignation of the Environmental Impact Statement To Transition FA–18C Strike Fighter Squadrons to FA–18E Strike Fighter Squadrons at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia, as an Environmental Assessment and Announcement of Public Meetings Department of the Navy, DoD. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Navy’s (DoN) intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the transition of the remaining F/A– 18A/C/D (Hornet) aircraft, based at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, to the F/A–18E/F (Super Hornet), published in the Federal Register on September 10, 2015 (80 FR 175), is hereby modified. The DoN is redesignating the EIS as an Environmental Assessment (EA). The DoN will hold public meetings on August 29 and 30, 2017, to inform the public and answer questions about the Draft EA and the proposed action as well as provide opportunities for the public to comment on the Draft EA. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Navy


Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Final 
Environmental Impact Statement for the Disposal and Reuse of Surplus 
Property at Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island

AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Navy (Navy), after carefully 
weighing the environmental consequences of the proposed action, 
announces its decision to implement Alternative 1, the Navy's preferred 
alternative as described in the Final Environmental Impact Statement 
(EIS) for the Disposal and Reuse of Surplus Property at Naval Station 
(NAVSTA) Newport, Rhode Island. This decision will make 158 acres of 
former NAVSTA Newport property available to the local communities of 
Aquidneck Island for economic redevelopment.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Disposal and reuse under the chosen 
alternative is consistent with the Aquidneck Island Reuse Planning 
Authority's ``Redevelopment Plan for Surplus Properties at NAVSTA 
Newport'' (Redevelopment Plan) and Public Law 101-510, the Defense Base 
Closure and Realignment Act of 1990, as amended in 2005 (BRAC Law). The 
complete text of the Record of Decision (ROD) is available for public 
viewing on the project Web site at https://www.BRACPMO.Navy.mil along 
with the Final EIS and supporting documents. Single copies of the ROD 
will be made available upon request by contacting: Mr. Gregory Preston, 
BRAC Program Management Office East, 4911 South Broad Street, Building 
679, Philadelphia, PA 19112-1303, telephone 215-897-4900, facsimile 
215-897-4902, email gregory.preston@navy.mil.

    Dated: August 7, 2017.
A.M. Nichols,
Lieutenant Commander, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Navy, 
Federal Register Liaison Officer.
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