Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Point Mugu Sea Range and To Announce Public Scoping Meetings, 18543-18544 [2018-08881]

Download as PDF daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 82 / Friday, April 27, 2018 / Notices procedures, should contact Mr. Pointon, the committee DFO, or Mr. Lichtman, the ADFO, at the email addresses or telephone numbers listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section, at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Written Comments or Statements: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.105(j) and 102–3.140 and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the public or interested organizations may submit written comments or statements to the Board about its mission and/or the topics to be addressed in this public meeting. 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[FR Doc. 2018–08897 Filed 4–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/ Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Point Mugu Sea Range and To Announce Public Scoping Meetings Department of the Navy, DoD. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality, and Presidential Executive Order (E.O.) 12114, the Department of the Navy (DoN) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/ Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS) for the Point Mugu Sea Range. The Point Mugu Sea Range EIS/OEIS will include an assessment of potential environmental consequences associated with continuing military activities analyzed in the 2002 Point Mugu Sea Range EIS/ OEIS, plus an increased tempo of military Research Development Testing and Evaluation (RDT&E) and training activities at the Point Mugu Sea Range, and new mission areas and platforms. DATES: The 60-day public scoping period begins April 27, 2018 and ends June 26, 2018. Public scoping meetings will be held on May 15 and 16, 2018. All public comments are due by June 26, 2018. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held in the following locations: 1. May 15, 2018, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., San Buenaventura City Hall, 501 Poli Street, Ventura, CA 93001–2697. 2. May 16, 2018, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Louise Lowry Davis Center, 1232 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101–3119. Comments may be provided at public scoping meetings, by mail, and through the project website at: http://pmsreis.com. Mailed comments must be postmarked no later than June 26, 2018 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18543 and mailed to the address in the FOR section for consideration in the Draft EIS/OEIS preparation. The DoN is requesting public comments on the scope of the analysis, including potential environmental issues and viable alternatives to be considered during the development of the Draft EIS/OEIS. The scoping meetings will consist of an informal, open house session with informational poster stations staffed by DoN representatives. Meeting details will be announced in local area newspapers. Additional information on the public scoping meetings and comment submittal will be available on the project website at: http://pmsreis.com. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division Range Sustainability Office, Point Mugu Sea Range, Building 53A, Code 52F00ME, 575 I Avenue, Suite 1, Point Mugu, CA 93042–5049, Attn: Dr. Kenneth R. Seeley, EIS/OEIS Project Manager, 805–989–0927, or project website: http://pmsr-eis.com. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The DoN’s action proponent is Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) Point Mugu Sea Range. NAWCWD Point Mugu Sea Range is located offshore of Ventura County in Southern California and includes 36,000 square miles of controlled sea and airspace designated for testing and training activities. The NAWCWD Point Mugu Sea Range meets the established mission to conduct stateof-the-art weapons systems testing and evaluation, and maintain military operational readiness, by providing a safe, operationally realistic, and thoroughly instrumented sea range testing environment. The evolution of international threats and operational technologies require large areas for testing and training. As part of this process, the DoN will seek the issuance of regulatory permits and authorizations under the Marine Mammal Protection Act and Endangered Species Act. Pursuant to 40 CFR 1501.6, the DoN will invite the National Marine Fisheries Service to be a cooperating agency in preparation of the EIS/OEIS. The Proposed Action is to accommodate an increase in the tempo of military RDT&E and training activities within the Point Mugu Sea Range Study Area. Proposed testing and training activities are similar to those that have occurred in the Study Area for decades. The proposed tempo is higher than the tempo covered in the 2002 Point Mugu Sea Range EIS/OEIS. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to provide modern instrumented FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1 18544 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 82 / Friday, April 27, 2018 / Notices airspace and sea space, maneuver areas, testing and training areas, and range infrastructure to fully support current, emerging, and future RDT&E and Fleet testing and training requirements, and ensure long-term viability of the Point Mugu Sea Range while protecting human health and the environment. The need for the Proposed Action is to allow for continued RDT&E and training activities in support of military readiness and DoD mission requirements as required by Title 10 to provide combat ready forces. In the Point Mugu Sea Range EIS/ OEIS, the DoN will evaluate the potential environmental impacts from a No Action Alternative and action alternatives. The DoN will analyze potential impacts on environmental resources resulting from activities included in the alternatives. The scoping process is helpful in identifying public concerns and local issues to be considered during the development of the Draft EIS/OEIS. Federal, state, and local agencies; federally recognized tribes; and interested persons are encouraged to provide substantive comments to the DoN on environmental resources and issue areas of concern that the commenter believes the DoN should consider. All substantive comments, provided orally or in writing at the scoping meetings, submitted via the project website, or mailed will be taken into consideration during the development of the EIS/OEIS. Dated: April 18, 2018. J.E. Mosimann, Lieutenant, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–08881 Filed 4–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket ID ED–2016–OS–0134] Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records Office of the Secretary, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice of a modified system of records. AGENCY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), the Department of Education (the Department) publishes this notice of a modified system of records entitled ‘‘Secretary’s Communications Control System’’ (18– 01–01), last published in full in the Federal Register on June 4, 1999 (64 FR 30106, 30108–30109) and subsequently daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:18 Apr 26, 2018 Jkt 244001 amended on December 27, 1999 (64 FR 72405). This system of records is maintained to account for the correspondence received by the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Senior Officers, or other officials of the Department for whom the Department controls responses. DATES: Submit your comments on this notice of a modified system of records on or before May 29, 2018. 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In addition, please include the Docket ID and the term ‘‘Secretary’s Communications Control System’’ at the top of your comments. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to www.regulations.gov to submit your comments electronically. Information on using Regulations.gov, including instructions for accessing agency documents, submitting comments, and viewing the docket, is available on the site under the ‘‘Help’’ tab. • Postal Mail, Commercial Delivery, or Hand Delivery: If you mail or deliver your comments about this system of records, address them to: Ms. Deborah Winters, Deputy Director, Office of the Executive Secretariat, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20202–0124. Privacy Note: The Department’s policy is to make all comments received from members of the public available for public viewing in their entirety on the Federal eRulemaking Portal at www.regulations.gov. Therefore, commenters should be careful to include in their comments only information that they wish to make publicly available. PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Assistance to Individuals With Disabilities in Reviewing the Rulemaking Record: On request, we will provide an appropriate accommodation or auxiliary aid to an individual with a disability who needs assistance to review the comments or other documents in the public rulemaking record for this notice. If you want to schedule an appointment for this type of accommodation or auxiliary aid, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Deborah Winters, Deputy Director, Office of the Executive Secretariat, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20202–0124. Telephone: (202) 401–3067. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Navy


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/
Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Point Mugu Sea Range and To 
Announce Public Scoping Meetings

AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the Council on 
Environmental Quality, and Presidential Executive Order (E.O.) 12114, 
the Department of the Navy (DoN) announces its intent to prepare an 
Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement 
(EIS/OEIS) for the Point Mugu Sea Range. The Point Mugu Sea Range EIS/
OEIS will include an assessment of potential environmental consequences 
associated with continuing military activities analyzed in the 2002 
Point Mugu Sea Range EIS/OEIS, plus an increased tempo of military 
Research Development Testing and Evaluation (RDT&E) and training 
activities at the Point Mugu Sea Range, and new mission areas and 
platforms.

DATES: The 60-day public scoping period begins April 27, 2018 and ends 
June 26, 2018. Public scoping meetings will be held on May 15 and 16, 
2018. All public comments are due by June 26, 2018.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held in the following locations:
    1. May 15, 2018, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., San Buenaventura City 
Hall, 501 Poli Street, Ventura, CA 93001-2697.
    2. May 16, 2018, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Louise Lowry Davis Center, 
1232 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3119.
    Comments may be provided at public scoping meetings, by mail, and 
through the project website at: http://pmsr-eis.com. Mailed comments 
must be postmarked no later than June 26, 2018 and mailed to the 
address in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section for 
consideration in the Draft EIS/OEIS preparation. The DoN is requesting 
public comments on the scope of the analysis, including potential 
environmental issues and viable alternatives to be considered during 
the development of the Draft EIS/OEIS.
    The scoping meetings will consist of an informal, open house 
session with informational poster stations staffed by DoN 
representatives. Meeting details will be announced in local area 
newspapers. Additional information on the public scoping meetings and 
comment submittal will be available on the project website at: http://pmsr-eis.com.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons 
Division Range Sustainability Office, Point Mugu Sea Range, Building 
53A, Code 52F00ME, 575 I Avenue, Suite 1, Point Mugu, CA 93042-5049, 
Attn: Dr. Kenneth R. Seeley, EIS/OEIS Project Manager, 805-989-0927, or 
project website: http://pmsr-eis.com.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The DoN's action proponent is Naval Air 
Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) Point Mugu Sea Range. NAWCWD 
Point Mugu Sea Range is located offshore of Ventura County in Southern 
California and includes 36,000 square miles of controlled sea and 
airspace designated for testing and training activities. The NAWCWD 
Point Mugu Sea Range meets the established mission to conduct state-of-
the-art weapons systems testing and evaluation, and maintain military 
operational readiness, by providing a safe, operationally realistic, 
and thoroughly instrumented sea range testing environment. The 
evolution of international threats and operational technologies require 
large areas for testing and training.
    As part of this process, the DoN will seek the issuance of 
regulatory permits and authorizations under the Marine Mammal 
Protection Act and Endangered Species Act. Pursuant to 40 CFR 1501.6, 
the DoN will invite the National Marine Fisheries Service to be a 
cooperating agency in preparation of the EIS/OEIS.
    The Proposed Action is to accommodate an increase in the tempo of 
military RDT&E and training activities within the Point Mugu Sea Range 
Study Area. Proposed testing and training activities are similar to 
those that have occurred in the Study Area for decades. The proposed 
tempo is higher than the tempo covered in the 2002 Point Mugu Sea Range 
EIS/OEIS.
    The purpose of the Proposed Action is to provide modern 
instrumented

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airspace and sea space, maneuver areas, testing and training areas, and 
range infrastructure to fully support current, emerging, and future 
RDT&E and Fleet testing and training requirements, and ensure long-term 
viability of the Point Mugu Sea Range while protecting human health and 
the environment.
    The need for the Proposed Action is to allow for continued RDT&E 
and training activities in support of military readiness and DoD 
mission requirements as required by Title 10 to provide combat ready 
forces.
    In the Point Mugu Sea Range EIS/OEIS, the DoN will evaluate the 
potential environmental impacts from a No Action Alternative and action 
alternatives. The DoN will analyze potential impacts on environmental 
resources resulting from activities included in the alternatives.
    The scoping process is helpful in identifying public concerns and 
local issues to be considered during the development of the Draft EIS/
OEIS. Federal, state, and local agencies; federally recognized tribes; 
and interested persons are encouraged to provide substantive comments 
to the DoN on environmental resources and issue areas of concern that 
the commenter believes the DoN should consider. All substantive 
comments, provided orally or in writing at the scoping meetings, 
submitted via the project website, or mailed will be taken into 
consideration during the development of the EIS/OEIS.

    Dated: April 18, 2018.
J.E. Mosimann,
Lieutenant, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register 
Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-08881 Filed 4-26-18; 8:45 am]
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