Draft Finding of No Significant Impact for the Proposed Rehabilitation or Replacement of Buildings at the Gulfport Job Corps Center, 3300 20th Street, Gulfport, Mississippi 39501, 58218-58219 [2017-26579]

Download as PDF 58218 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 236 / Monday, December 11, 2017 / Notices hours for each respondent to review the instructions and complete the application. 6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are an estimated 55,000 total annual burden hours associated with this collection. If additional information is required contact: Jake Bishop-Green, Acting Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., 3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: December 5, 2017. Jake Bishop-Green, Acting Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2017–26536 Filed 12–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–AT–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Draft Finding of No Significant Impact for the Proposed Rehabilitation or Replacement of Buildings at the Gulfport Job Corps Center, 3300 20th Street, Gulfport, Mississippi 39501 Office of Job Corps, Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Labor (DOL or Department), ETA, Office of Job Corps, is issuing a draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) regarding the proposed rehabilitation or replacement of buildings at the Gulfport Job Corps Center (JCC) in Gulfport, Mississippi. SUMMARY: To be ensured for consideration, comments must be submitted in writing on or before January 10, 2018. ADDRESSES: Comments can be submitted by email to Marsha Fitzhugh at fitzhugh.marsha@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marsha Fitzhugh, Division of Facilities and Asset Management, Office of Job Corps, ETA, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N– 4463, Washington, DC 20210; Telephone (202) 693–3000 (this is not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES DATES: I. Introduction Established in 1964, Job Corps is a national program administered by ETA in the Department. It is the nation’s VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Dec 08, 2017 Jkt 244001 largest federally-funded, primarily residential training program for youth ages 16–24. With 125 centers across the country, Job Corps seeks to change lives through education and job training for in-demand careers. Job Corps serves atrisk young people who seek to overcome barriers to employment, which can include poverty, homelessness, or aging out of the foster care system, by providing them with the academic, career technical, and employability skills to enter the workforce, enroll in post-secondary education, pursue apprenticeship opportunities, or enlist in the military. The Gulfport JCC opened in 1978 utilizing buildings that were initially constructed in 1954 as a high school for African-American students, known as the 33rd Avenue High School. The three original high school buildings, which are considered eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), sustained extensive damage during Hurricane Katrina. As a result, the Gulfport JCC reopened with temporary facilities three and a half years after the storm. These three original buildings have not been rehabilitated. II. Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact Pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] part 1500–08) implementing procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the DOL, ETA, and Office of Job Corps, in accordance with 29 CFR 11.11(d), give notice that an Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared for the proposed rehabilitation or replacement of buildings at the Gulfport Job Corps Center (JCC), Gulfport, Mississippi. The EA evaluated the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts associated with the redevelopment of buildings at the Gulfport JCC. Three action alternatives and the No Action Alternative were evaluated in the EA. After careful consideration, it was determined that the Preferred Alternative, to retain the existing street-facing building facades ¸ and construct new buildings behind the facades, would best meet the purpose ¸ and need without causing significant environmental impacts. This Preferred Alternative would add approximately 93,000 gross square feet (GSF) of permanent, functional space at the Gulfport JCC. The Preferred Alternative would retain the appearance of the historic structures by retaining the street-facing PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 facades of Building 1, originally the ¸ main high school building, and Building 2, the gymnasium. New buildings would be constructed behind the facades to ¸ provide administration, educational, medical/dental, and recreation spaces that meet the needs of the Gulfport JCC and Job Corps program guidelines. Building 5, the cafeteria, would be demolished and replaced by a new, modern cafeteria, and a new building would be constructed for vocational training for shop-related trades and for storage and maintenance. The Preferred Alternative would result in a modern Job Corps instructional campus that meets the purpose of and need for the proposed action. Under the Preferred Alternative, there would be adverse impacts on historic properties; however, adverse impacts would be resolved through mitigation. A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between DOL, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and the City of Gulfport memorializing the steps necessary to mitigate the adverse effects cause by the Preferred Alternative for the Gulfport JCC redevelopment project was executed on September 19, 2017. Mitigation measures include retaining the street-facing facades of Buildings 1 ¸ and 2, with new buildings being constructed behind the facades; ¸ preparation of Historic American Building Survey (HABS) Level II, which would record the appearance and history of the buildings to be filed with the National Park Service for inclusion in the Library of Congress’ HABS collection; an exhibit near the entrance to the new Main Building to preserve the memory of the 33rd Avenue High School and honor its alumni; and renaming the Gulfport JCC to memorialize the 33rd Avenue High School. Because adverse impacts on cultural resources would be resolved through mitigation, the Preferred Alternative would not result in significant impacts on cultural resources. To comply with the CEQ requirement for ‘‘early and meaningful public participation,’’ the public was invited to meetings and encouraged to provide input throughout the process of developing the EA. A public scoping meeting was held on June 14, 2016, in Gulfport, to discuss the proposed project. Public comments received at the meeting were considered in the preparation of the EA. The Draft EA was provided to the public for a 30-day review and comment period. The availability of the EA for review was announced through a news release published in the Sun Herald on November 16, 2016, and a Federal E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 236 / Monday, December 11, 2017 / Notices Register notice published on November 17, 2016. Additionally, the EA was available at the Gulfport Public Library and posted on the Job Corps Web site, and copies of the EA were mailed to key stakeholders. Comments received were addressed as part of the Section 106 consultation and incorporated into the MOA and the Final EA. A second public meeting was held on February 15, 2017, in the Gulfport City Council Chambers to present information on the Section 106 consultation. Forty-three citizens attended the meeting. Comments received were incorporated into the MOA. The Draft Final EA and Draft FONSI will be available for public review and comment for a period of 30 days at the Gulfport Public Library, 1708 25th Avenue, Gulfport, MS 39501, and at http://www.jobcorps.gov/home.aspx. Nancy M. Rooney, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training. [FR Doc. 2017–26579 Filed 12–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FT–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Analysis of Alternative Strategies for Financing Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefits When Trust Fund Balances Are Insufficient Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Chief Evaluation Office, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice of Information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: The Department of Labor (DOL), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents is properly assessed. Currently, the Department of Labor is soliciting comments concerning the collection of data to support an analysis of alternative strategies for UI deficit financing. A copy of the proposed daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Dec 08, 2017 Jkt 244001 Information Collection Request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addressee section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addressee section below on or before February 9, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either one of the following methods: Email: ChiefEvaluationOffice@ dol.gov; Mail or Courier: Scott Gibbons, Chief Evaluation Office, OASP, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–2312, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Instructions: Please submit one copy of your comments by only one method. All submissions received must include the agency name and OMB Control Number identified above for this information collection. Because we continue to experience delays in receiving mail in the Washington, DC area, commenters are strongly encouraged to transmit their comments electronically via email or to submit them by mail early. Comments, including any personal information provided, become a matter of public record. They will also be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the information collection request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Gibbons by email at ChiefEvaluationOffice@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background: Historically, States have financed shortages in meeting obligations to pay UI benefits by borrowing from the Federal Unemployment Account (FUA) in the Unemployment Trust Fund (UTF) maintained by the United States Treasury. Over the last several recessionary cycles, an increasing number of States have opted to utilize private markets to make up UTF shortfalls, instead of taking traditional Federal loans. In this past recession, of the thirty-six States that needed to borrow funds to pay UI benefits, eight used private sector instruments (i.e., seven States issued bonds and one State used short-term bank loans). Numerous considerations must be weighed in order to determine which option in financing UTF account deficits should be employed under what circumstances to result in an optimal outcome. However, there is little research examining or comparing the methods available to States for financing UTF account deficits, and specifically lacking is comprehensive research that analyzes the cost differences between taking Federal loans and using alternate PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58219 sources. As a result, State UTF account administrators are in a position where they may need to make rapid decisions based on little evidence or understanding of available options. DOL is sponsoring an analysis of costs related to UI deficit financing, and the planned data collection includes a qualitative interviews with Federal and state officials who play roles in the deficit financing process, as well as interviews with finance professionals and bond underwriters to understand their perspectives. This information will be used, along with materials from a literature search and environmental scan, to better understand the factors that influence state decisions between possible financing methods. This Federal Register Notice provides the opportunity to comment on proposed data collection instruments that will be used during structured interviews to identify factors involved in decisions concerning which deficit financing methods are used, as well as describing the perceived benefits and potential challenges in their use. II. Desired Focus of Comments: Currently, DOL is soliciting comments concerning the above data collection to support an analysis of alternative strategies for UI deficit financing. DOL is particularly interested in comments that do the following: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility. • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technologyfor example, permitting electronic submission of responses. III. Current Actions: At this time, the Department of Labor is requesting clearance for structured interviews. Type of Review: New information collection request. OMB Control Number: 1290–0NEW. Affected Public: State, professionals in public finance and public bond underwriters. E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Draft Finding of No Significant Impact for the Proposed 
Rehabilitation or Replacement of Buildings at the Gulfport Job Corps 
Center, 3300 20th Street, Gulfport, Mississippi 39501

AGENCY: Office of Job Corps, Employment and Training Administration 
(ETA), Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL or Department), ETA, Office of 
Job Corps, is issuing a draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) 
regarding the proposed rehabilitation or replacement of buildings at 
the Gulfport Job Corps Center (JCC) in Gulfport, Mississippi.

DATES: To be ensured for consideration, comments must be submitted in 
writing on or before January 10, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Comments can be submitted by email to Marsha Fitzhugh at 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marsha Fitzhugh, Division of 
Facilities and Asset Management, Office of Job Corps, ETA, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N-4463, 
Washington, DC 20210; Telephone (202) 693-3000 (this is not a toll-free 
number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Introduction

    Established in 1964, Job Corps is a national program administered 
by ETA in the Department. It is the nation's largest federally-funded, 
primarily residential training program for youth ages 16-24. With 125 
centers across the country, Job Corps seeks to change lives through 
education and job training for in-demand careers. Job Corps serves at-
risk young people who seek to overcome barriers to employment, which 
can include poverty, homelessness, or aging out of the foster care 
system, by providing them with the academic, career technical, and 
employability skills to enter the workforce, enroll in post-secondary 
education, pursue apprenticeship opportunities, or enlist in the 
military.
    The Gulfport JCC opened in 1978 utilizing buildings that were 
initially constructed in 1954 as a high school for African-American 
students, known as the 33rd Avenue High School. The three original high 
school buildings, which are considered eligible for inclusion on the 
National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), sustained extensive damage 
during Hurricane Katrina. As a result, the Gulfport JCC reopened with 
temporary facilities three and a half years after the storm. These 
three original buildings have not been rehabilitated.

II. Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact

    Pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations 
(40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] part 1500-08) implementing 
procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), 
the DOL, ETA, and Office of Job Corps, in accordance with 29 CFR 
11.11(d), give notice that an Environmental Assessment (EA) has been 
prepared for the proposed rehabilitation or replacement of buildings at 
the Gulfport Job Corps Center (JCC), Gulfport, Mississippi. The EA 
evaluated the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts 
associated with the redevelopment of buildings at the Gulfport JCC. 
Three action alternatives and the No Action Alternative were evaluated 
in the EA. After careful consideration, it was determined that the 
Preferred Alternative, to retain the existing street-facing building 
fa[ccedil]ades and construct new buildings behind the fa[ccedil]ades, 
would best meet the purpose and need without causing significant 
environmental impacts. This Preferred Alternative would add 
approximately 93,000 gross square feet (GSF) of permanent, functional 
space at the Gulfport JCC.
    The Preferred Alternative would retain the appearance of the 
historic structures by retaining the street-facing fa[ccedil]ades of 
Building 1, originally the main high school building, and Building 2, 
the gymnasium. New buildings would be constructed behind the 
fa[ccedil]ades to provide administration, educational, medical/dental, 
and recreation spaces that meet the needs of the Gulfport JCC and Job 
Corps program guidelines. Building 5, the cafeteria, would be 
demolished and replaced by a new, modern cafeteria, and a new building 
would be constructed for vocational training for shop-related trades 
and for storage and maintenance. The Preferred Alternative would result 
in a modern Job Corps instructional campus that meets the purpose of 
and need for the proposed action.
    Under the Preferred Alternative, there would be adverse impacts on 
historic properties; however, adverse impacts would be resolved through 
mitigation. A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between DOL, the Advisory 
Council on Historic Preservation, and the City of Gulfport 
memorializing the steps necessary to mitigate the adverse effects cause 
by the Preferred Alternative for the Gulfport JCC redevelopment project 
was executed on September 19, 2017. Mitigation measures include 
retaining the street-facing fa[ccedil]ades of Buildings 1 and 2, with 
new buildings being constructed behind the fa[ccedil]ades; preparation 
of Historic American Building Survey (HABS) Level II, which would 
record the appearance and history of the buildings to be filed with the 
National Park Service for inclusion in the Library of Congress' HABS 
collection; an exhibit near the entrance to the new Main Building to 
preserve the memory of the 33rd Avenue High School and honor its 
alumni; and renaming the Gulfport JCC to memorialize the 33rd Avenue 
High School. Because adverse impacts on cultural resources would be 
resolved through mitigation, the Preferred Alternative would not result 
in significant impacts on cultural resources.
    To comply with the CEQ requirement for ``early and meaningful 
public participation,'' the public was invited to meetings and 
encouraged to provide input throughout the process of developing the 
EA. A public scoping meeting was held on June 14, 2016, in Gulfport, to 
discuss the proposed project. Public comments received at the meeting 
were considered in the preparation of the EA. The Draft EA was provided 
to the public for a 30-day review and comment period. The availability 
of the EA for review was announced through a news release published in 
the Sun Herald on November 16, 2016, and a Federal

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Register notice published on November 17, 2016. Additionally, the EA 
was available at the Gulfport Public Library and posted on the Job 
Corps Web site, and copies of the EA were mailed to key stakeholders. 
Comments received were addressed as part of the Section 106 
consultation and incorporated into the MOA and the Final EA. A second 
public meeting was held on February 15, 2017, in the Gulfport City 
Council Chambers to present information on the Section 106 
consultation. Forty-three citizens attended the meeting. Comments 
received were incorporated into the MOA.
    The Draft Final EA and Draft FONSI will be available for public 
review and comment for a period of 30 days at the Gulfport Public 
Library, 1708 25th Avenue, Gulfport, MS 39501, and at http://www.jobcorps.gov/home.aspx.

Nancy M. Rooney,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training.
[FR Doc. 2017-26579 Filed 12-8-17; 8:45 am]
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