Availability of the Arlington National Cemetery Southern Expansion Project and Associated Roadway Realignment Draft Environmental Assessment, Arlington, VA, 40757-40758 [2018-17573]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 159 / Thursday, August 16, 2018 / Notices On Friday, August 10, 2018 (83 FR 39730–39731), DoD published a notice titled ‘‘Defense Advisory Committee on Investigation, Prosecution, and Defense of Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting’’ that contained incorrect references to the Defense Business Board and an incorrect meeting date in the first paragraph of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. The corrected waiver language is included in its entirety in the next paragraph. Due to circumstances beyond the control of the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Designated Federal Officer, the Defense Advisory Committee on Investigation, Prosecution, and Defense of Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces was unable to provide public notification required by 41 CFR 102–3.150(a) concerning its meeting on August 23, 2018. 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DATES: Day 1—Open to the public Tuesday, September 11, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Day 2—Open to the public Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The address of the open meeting is the Association of the United States Army Conference Center, 2425 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colonel Toya J. Davis, U.S. Army, (703) sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:15 Aug 15, 2018 Jkt 244001 697–2122 (Voice), 703–614–6233 (Facsimile), toya.j.davis.mil@mail.mil (Email). Mailing address is 4800 Mark Center Drive, Suite 04J25–01, Alexandria, VA 22350. Website: http:// dacowits.defense.gov. The most up-todate changes to the meeting agenda can be found on the website. 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Meeting Accessibility: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 41 CFR 102–3.140 through 102–3.165, this meeting is open to the public, subject to the availability of space. Written Statements: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.140, and section 10(a)(3) of PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40757 the FACA, interested persons may submit a written statement to the DACOWITS. Individuals submitting a written statement must submit their statement no later than 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 4, 2018 to Mr. Robert Bowling (703) 697–2122 (Voice), 703–614–6233 (Facsimile), osd.pentagon.ousd-p-r.mbx.dacowits@ mail.mil (Email). Mailing address is 4800 Mark Center Drive, Suite 04J25–01, Alexandria, VA 22350. If a written statement is not received by Tuesday, September 4, 2018, prior to the meeting, which is the subject of this notice, then it may not be provided to or considered by the DACOWITS until its next open meeting. The DFO will review all timely submissions with the DACOWITS Chair and ensure they are provided to the members of the Committee. Dated: August 13, 2018. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2018–17700 Filed 8–15–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Availability of the Arlington National Cemetery Southern Expansion Project and Associated Roadway Realignment Draft Environmental Assessment, Arlington, VA Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of availability and public meeting. AGENCY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Norfolk District, on behalf of the Arlington National Cemetery (ANC), announces the availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment (Draft EA) for the Arlington National Cemetery Southern Expansion Project and Associated Roadway Realignment project, for review and comment. The Draft EA evaluates the proposal to increase the cemetery’s contiguous acreage, realign roadways, and maximize burial space by utilizing an area adjacent to the existing cemetery that includes the former Navy Annex site, located south of the existing cemetery, in Arlington, Virginia. The cemetery has been working with the owners and operators of the adjacent road network, Arlington County and the Virginia Department of Transportation, and the Federal Highway Administration, on a roadway realignment that supports the short- and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16AUN1.SGM 16AUN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 40758 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 159 / Thursday, August 16, 2018 / Notices long-term multimodal transportation system for the Commonwealth of Virginia and Arlington County. DATES: The Draft EA is available for a 30-day review period. Written comments will be accepted until the close of business on September 22, 2018. ADDRESSES: The public is invited to submit comments to Ms. Kathy Perdue, Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, Planning and Policy Branch, 803 Front St., Norfolk, VA 23510 or via email: SouthernExpansion@usace.army.mil. The Project title and the commenter’s contact information should be included with submitted comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Kathy Perdue, (757) 201–7218. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As part of the public involvement process, notice is hereby given by the USACE Norfolk District, on behalf of the ANC, of a public information meeting that will be held on August 22, 2018, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, 900 S Orme Street, Arlington, VA 22204. The public information meeting will allow participants the opportunity to comment and ask questions on the Draft EA. Attendance at the public meeting is not necessary to provide comments. Written comments may also be given to the contact listed under ADDRESSES. The document is available for review at the following locations: (1) The USACE Norfolk District Arlington National Cemetery Southern Expansion website: http://www.nao .usace.army.mil/Missions/MilitaryConstruction/ANCSouthernExpansion/ (2) The ANC website: https:// www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/About/ Policies-and-Public-Notices/PublicNotices (3) Copies at the following Arlington County, Virginia Public Libraries: a. Arlington County Central Library, 1015 N Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22201. b. Aurora Hills Branch Public Library, 735 South 18th Street, Arlington, VA 22202. c. Columbia Pike Branch Public Library, 816 South Walter Reed Drive, Arlington, VA 22204. The ANC is the lead federal agency for this Project, and the USACE has prepared the draft NEPA document on its behalf, assisted by the HNTB Corporation. The following are serving as cooperating agencies during the NEPA process: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Capital Planning VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:15 Aug 15, 2018 Jkt 244001 Commission (NCPC), the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), and Arlington County. The ANC and the USACE also considered the input of various stakeholder organizations and the public. ANC is located within the eastern boundary of Arlington County, in the northeastern corner of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and at the western terminus of Memorial Avenue, directly across the Arlington Memorial Bridge and the Potomac River from the District of Columbia (Washington, DC). ANC is our nation’s most hallowed ground. This Army cemetery consists of 624 acres and is the final resting place of over 400,000 service members and their families. The proposed Southern Expansion site, bounded by Washington Boulevard (Route 27), I–395, the VDOT Maintenance Complex, the Foxcroft Heights neighborhood, and the ANC, involves approximately 70 acres among three landowners: ANC, Arlington County, and VDOT. Proposed Action. The Proposed Action is to establish a single contiguous parcel of land south of the cemetery by closing and relocating local roadways and developing the parcel to increase interment capacity and increase multimodal transportation capacity on Columbia Pike. The contiguous parcel would be created through the replacement of Southgate Road with a new South Nash Street, and realignment of Columbia Pike and the Columbia Pike/Washington Boulevard interchange (adjacent to the Pentagon). The existing Air Force Memorial (AFM) would be incorporated into the cemetery expansion, and the existing Operations Complex would be relocated south of Columbia Pike. Alternatives. The Draft EA considers a full range of alternatives that meet the Proposed Action’s purpose and need, while avoiding and minimizing impacts to the maximum extent practicable. Alternatives were developed that leverage to varying degrees the Armyowned land south of Columbia Pike to increase contiguous space for burials and cemetery operational effectiveness. Alternatives considered in detail included: (1) Relocate Operations Complex Alternative (Preferred Alternative/Proposed Action); (2) Maintain Operations Complex with Tunnel Alternative; and (3) Maintain Operations Complex without Tunnel Alternative. Public Involvement. A Notice of Intent to prepare an EA was published in the Federal Register (81 FR 23281) on April 20, 2016. A public NEPA scoping meeting was held on April 27, 2016, in Arlington County. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321–4370, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), the ANC, as the lead federal agency, has determined that the project does not have the potential to cause significant impacts on the human environment, and has developed the Draft EA to examine and assess the impacts of the Proposed Action. Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–17573 Filed 8–15–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Extension of Comment Period, Draft Waste Incidental To Reprocessing Evaluation for Closure of Waste Management Area C at the Hanford Site, Washington U.S. Department of Energy. Extension of public comment AGENCY: ACTION: period. On June 4, 2018, the U.S. Department of Energy (‘‘DOE’’) published in the Federal Register a Notice of Availability of the Draft Waste Incidental to Reprocessing Evaluation for Closure of Waste Management Area C at the Hanford Site, Washington (Draft WIR Evaluation), which evaluates whether the stabilized tanks and ancillary structures in WMA C, as well as the residual material in these tanks and structures will meet the criteria in Section II.B.(2)(a) of DOE M. 435.1–1, Radioactive Waste Management Manual at closure. The original public comment period was from June 4, 2018 through September 7, 2018. This notice announces an extension of the public comment period on the Draft WIR Evaluation through November 7, 2018; any comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practical. DATES: The comment period in the Notice of Availability, published on June 4, 2018 (83 FR 25657), is extended through November 7, 2018. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers


Availability of the Arlington National Cemetery Southern 
Expansion Project and Associated Roadway Realignment Draft 
Environmental Assessment, Arlington, VA

AGENCY: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD.

ACTION: Notice of availability and public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Norfolk District, on 
behalf of the Arlington National Cemetery (ANC), announces the 
availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment (Draft EA) for the 
Arlington National Cemetery Southern Expansion Project and Associated 
Roadway Realignment project, for review and comment. The Draft EA 
evaluates the proposal to increase the cemetery's contiguous acreage, 
realign roadways, and maximize burial space by utilizing an area 
adjacent to the existing cemetery that includes the former Navy Annex 
site, located south of the existing cemetery, in Arlington, Virginia. 
The cemetery has been working with the owners and operators of the 
adjacent road network, Arlington County and the Virginia Department of 
Transportation, and the Federal Highway Administration, on a roadway 
realignment that supports the short- and

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long-term multimodal transportation system for the Commonwealth of 
Virginia and Arlington County.

DATES: The Draft EA is available for a 30-day review period. Written 
comments will be accepted until the close of business on September 22, 
2018.

ADDRESSES: The public is invited to submit comments to Ms. Kathy 
Perdue, Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk 
District, Planning and Policy Branch, 803 Front St., Norfolk, VA 23510 
or via email: [email protected]. The Project title and 
the commenter's contact information should be included with submitted 
comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Kathy Perdue, (757) 201-7218.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As part of the public involvement process, 
notice is hereby given by the USACE Norfolk District, on behalf of the 
ANC, of a public information meeting that will be held on August 22, 
2018, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, 900 
S Orme Street, Arlington, VA 22204. The public information meeting will 
allow participants the opportunity to comment and ask questions on the 
Draft EA. Attendance at the public meeting is not necessary to provide 
comments. Written comments may also be given to the contact listed 
under ADDRESSES.
    The document is available for review at the following locations:
    (1) The USACE Norfolk District Arlington National Cemetery Southern 
Expansion website: http://www.nao.usace.army.mil/Missions/Military-Construction/ANCSouthernExpansion/
    (2) The ANC website: https://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/About/Policies-and-Public-Notices/Public-Notices
    (3) Copies at the following Arlington County, Virginia Public 
Libraries:
    a. Arlington County Central Library, 1015 N Quincy Street, 
Arlington, VA 22201.
    b. Aurora Hills Branch Public Library, 735 South 18th Street, 
Arlington, VA 22202.
    c. Columbia Pike Branch Public Library, 816 South Walter Reed 
Drive, Arlington, VA 22204.
    The ANC is the lead federal agency for this Project, and the USACE 
has prepared the draft NEPA document on its behalf, assisted by the 
HNTB Corporation. The following are serving as cooperating agencies 
during the NEPA process: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Capital Planning 
Commission (NCPC), the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), 
and Arlington County. The ANC and the USACE also considered the input 
of various stakeholder organizations and the public.
    ANC is located within the eastern boundary of Arlington County, in 
the northeastern corner of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and at the 
western terminus of Memorial Avenue, directly across the Arlington 
Memorial Bridge and the Potomac River from the District of Columbia 
(Washington, DC). ANC is our nation's most hallowed ground. This Army 
cemetery consists of 624 acres and is the final resting place of over 
400,000 service members and their families. The proposed Southern 
Expansion site, bounded by Washington Boulevard (Route 27), I-395, the 
VDOT Maintenance Complex, the Foxcroft Heights neighborhood, and the 
ANC, involves approximately 70 acres among three landowners: ANC, 
Arlington County, and VDOT.
    Proposed Action. The Proposed Action is to establish a single 
contiguous parcel of land south of the cemetery by closing and 
relocating local roadways and developing the parcel to increase 
interment capacity and increase multimodal transportation capacity on 
Columbia Pike. The contiguous parcel would be created through the 
replacement of Southgate Road with a new South Nash Street, and 
realignment of Columbia Pike and the Columbia Pike/Washington Boulevard 
interchange (adjacent to the Pentagon). The existing Air Force Memorial 
(AFM) would be incorporated into the cemetery expansion, and the 
existing Operations Complex would be relocated south of Columbia Pike.
    Alternatives. The Draft EA considers a full range of alternatives 
that meet the Proposed Action's purpose and need, while avoiding and 
minimizing impacts to the maximum extent practicable. Alternatives were 
developed that leverage to varying degrees the Army-owned land south of 
Columbia Pike to increase contiguous space for burials and cemetery 
operational effectiveness. Alternatives considered in detail included: 
(1) Relocate Operations Complex Alternative (Preferred Alternative/
Proposed Action); (2) Maintain Operations Complex with Tunnel 
Alternative; and (3) Maintain Operations Complex without Tunnel 
Alternative.
    Public Involvement. A Notice of Intent to prepare an EA was 
published in the Federal Register (81 FR 23281) on April 20, 2016. A 
public NEPA scoping meeting was held on April 27, 2016, in Arlington 
County.
    Pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy 
Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321-4370, as implemented by 
the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-
1508), the ANC, as the lead federal agency, has determined that the 
project does not have the potential to cause significant impacts on the 
human environment, and has developed the Draft EA to examine and assess 
the impacts of the Proposed Action.

Brenda S. Bowen,
Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-17573 Filed 8-15-18; 8:45 am]
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