Notice of Availability of a Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Central Region of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network, 41594-41595 [2017-18534]

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AGENCY: The First Responder Network Authority (‘‘FirstNet’’) announces the availability of the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Central Region (‘‘Final PEIS’’). The Final PEIS evaluates the potential environmental impacts of the proposed nationwide public safety broadband network in the Central Region (Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, and Wisconsin). SUMMARY: The Final PEIS is available for download from www.regulations.gov under docket number FIRSTNET–2017– 0005. Notification of the availability of this document has been sent to public libraries (see Chapter 24 of the Final PEIS for the complete distribution list). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For more information on the Final PEIS, contact Amanda Goebel Pereira, NEPA Coordinator, First Responder Network Authority, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\01SEN1.SGM 01SEN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 169 / Friday, September 1, 2017 / Notices Commerce, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S 243, Reston, VA 20192. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112–96, Title VI, 126 Stat. 256 (codified at 47 U.S.C. 1401 et seq.)) (the ‘‘Act’’) created and authorized FirstNet to take all actions necessary to ensure the building, deployment, and operation of an interoperable, nationwide public safety broadband network (‘‘NPSBN’’) based on a single, national network architecture. The Act meets a longstanding and critical national infrastructure need, to create a single, nationwide network that will, for the first time, allow police officers, fire fighters, emergency medical service professionals, and other public safety entities to effectively communicate with each other across agencies and jurisdictions. The NPSBN is intended to enhance the ability of the public safety community to perform more reliably, effectively, and safely; increase situational awareness during an emergency; and improve the ability of the public safety community to effectively engage in those critical activities. The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321–4347) (‘‘NEPA’’) requires federal agencies to undertake an assessment of environmental effects of their proposed actions prior to making a final decision and implementing the action. NEPA requirements apply to any federal project, decision, or action that may have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment. NEPA also establishes the Council on Environmental Quality (‘‘CEQ’’), which issued regulations implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (see 40 CFR parts 1500–1508). Among other considerations, CEQ regulations at 40 CFR 1508.28 recommend the use of tiering from a ‘‘broader environmental impact statement (such as a national program or policy statements) with subsequent narrower statements or environmental analysis (such as regional or basin wide statements or ultimately site-specific statements) incorporating by reference the general discussions and concentrating solely on the issues specific to the statement subsequently prepared.’’ Due to the geographic scope of FirstNet (all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five territories) and the diversity of ecosystems potentially traversed by the project, FirstNet has elected to prepare five regional PEISs. The five PEISs are divided into the East, Central, West, South, and Non- VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:53 Aug 31, 2017 Jkt 241001 Contiguous Regions. The Central Region consists of Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, and Wisconsin. The Final PEIS analyzes potential impacts of the deployment and operation of the NPSBN on the natural and human environment in the Central Region, in accordance with FirstNet’s responsibilities under NEPA. Now that this PEIS has been completed and once a Record of Decision (ROD) has been signed, the proposed FirstNet projects can begin to submit the site-specific environmental documentation to determine if the proposed project has been adequately evaluated in the PEIS or whether it instead warrants a Categorical Exclusion, an Environmental Assessment, or an Environmental Impact Statement. Dated: August 28, 2017. Amanda Goebel Pereira, NEPA Coordinator, First Responder Network Authority, Om. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

First Responder Network Authority

[Docket Number: 160728668-6668-02]
RIN 0660-XC028


Notice of Availability of a Final Programmatic Environmental 
Impact Statement for the Central Region of the Nationwide Public Safety 
Broadband Network

AGENCY: First Responder Network Authority, National Telecommunications 
and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of availability of a final programmatic environmental 
impact statement.

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SUMMARY: The First Responder Network Authority (``FirstNet'') announces 
the availability of the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Central Region (``Final PEIS''). The Final PEIS 
evaluates the potential environmental impacts of the proposed 
nationwide public safety broadband network in the Central Region 
(Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, 
Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Utah, 
Wyoming, and Wisconsin).

ADDRESSES: The Final PEIS is available for download from 
www.regulations.gov under docket number FIRSTNET-2017-0005. 
Notification of the availability of this document has been sent to 
public libraries (see Chapter 24 of the Final PEIS for the complete 
distribution list).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For more information on the Final 
PEIS, contact Amanda Goebel Pereira, NEPA Coordinator, First Responder 
Network Authority, National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration, U.S. Department of

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Commerce, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S 243, Reston, VA 20192.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation 
Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112-96, Title VI, 126 Stat. 256 (codified at 47 
U.S.C. 1401 et seq.)) (the ``Act'') created and authorized FirstNet to 
take all actions necessary to ensure the building, deployment, and 
operation of an interoperable, nationwide public safety broadband 
network (``NPSBN'') based on a single, national network architecture. 
The Act meets a longstanding and critical national infrastructure need, 
to create a single, nationwide network that will, for the first time, 
allow police officers, fire fighters, emergency medical service 
professionals, and other public safety entities to effectively 
communicate with each other across agencies and jurisdictions. The 
NPSBN is intended to enhance the ability of the public safety community 
to perform more reliably, effectively, and safely; increase situational 
awareness during an emergency; and improve the ability of the public 
safety community to effectively engage in those critical activities.
    The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321-4347) 
(``NEPA'') requires federal agencies to undertake an assessment of 
environmental effects of their proposed actions prior to making a final 
decision and implementing the action. NEPA requirements apply to any 
federal project, decision, or action that may have a significant impact 
on the quality of the human environment. NEPA also establishes the 
Council on Environmental Quality (``CEQ''), which issued regulations 
implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (see 40 CFR parts 1500-
1508). Among other considerations, CEQ regulations at 40 CFR 1508.28 
recommend the use of tiering from a ``broader environmental impact 
statement (such as a national program or policy statements) with 
subsequent narrower statements or environmental analysis (such as 
regional or basin wide statements or ultimately site-specific 
statements) incorporating by reference the general discussions and 
concentrating solely on the issues specific to the statement 
subsequently prepared.''
    Due to the geographic scope of FirstNet (all 50 states, the 
District of Columbia, and five territories) and the diversity of 
ecosystems potentially traversed by the project, FirstNet has elected 
to prepare five regional PEISs. The five PEISs are divided into the 
East, Central, West, South, and Non-Contiguous Regions. The Central 
Region consists of Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, 
Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South 
Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, and Wisconsin. The Final PEIS analyzes potential 
impacts of the deployment and operation of the NPSBN on the natural and 
human environment in the Central Region, in accordance with FirstNet's 
responsibilities under NEPA.
    Now that this PEIS has been completed and once a Record of Decision 
(ROD) has been signed, the proposed FirstNet projects can begin to 
submit the site-specific environmental documentation to determine if 
the proposed project has been adequately evaluated in the PEIS or 
whether it instead warrants a Categorical Exclusion, an Environmental 
Assessment, or an Environmental Impact Statement.

    Dated: August 28, 2017.
Amanda Goebel Pereira,
NEPA Coordinator, First Responder Network Authority, Om.
[FR Doc. 2017-18534 Filed 8-31-17; 8:45 am]
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