Notice of Availability of the Federal Aviation Administration Record of Decision and Adoption of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for Modernization and Enhancement of Ranges, Airspace, and Training Areas in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex in Alaska, for the Fox 3 Military Operations Area (MOA) Expansion and Paxon/Delta 5 MOA Establishment and Night Joint Training, Extending MOA Times of Use for the United States Air Force, 55234-55235 [2018-24050]

Download as PDF 55234 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 213 / Friday, November 2, 2018 / Notices Issued in College Park, Georgia, on October 24, 2018. Ryan W. Almasy, Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2018–24056 Filed 11–1–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Availability of the Federal Aviation Administration Record of Decision and Adoption of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for Modernization and Enhancement of Ranges, Airspace, and Training Areas in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex in Alaska, for the Fox 3 Military Operations Area (MOA) Expansion and Paxon/Delta 5 MOA Establishment and Night Joint Training, Extending MOA Times of Use for the United States Air Force Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of record of decision. AGENCY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its decision to adopt the United States Departments of the Army (Army) and Air Force’s (USAF) Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Modernization and Enhancement of Ranges, Airspace, and Training Areas in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex (JPARC) in Alaska, EIS No. 20130181. In accordance with Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (‘‘NEPA’’), the Council on Environmental Quality’s (‘‘CEQ’’) regulations implementing NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), and other applicable authorities, including The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, paragraph 8–2, and FAA Order JO 7400.2K, ‘‘Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters,’’ paragraph 32–2–3, the FAA has conducted an independent review and evaluation of the Army and the USAF’s Final EIS for Modernization and Enhancement of Ranges, Airspace, and Training Areas in the JPARC in Alaska, dated June 2013. As a cooperating agency with responsibility for approving special use airspace (SUA) under 49 U.S.C. 40103(b)(3)(A), the FAA provided subject matter expertise and coordinated with the USAF and Army during the environmental review process, including preparation of the Draft EIS and the Final EIS. Based on its independent review and evaluation, the FAA has determined the Final EIS, SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 Nov 01, 2018 Jkt 247001 including its supporting documentation, as incorporated by reference, and other supporting documentation incorporated by reference for FAA’s Written ReEvaluation and Adoption of the Final EIS adequately assesses and discloses the environmental impacts of the for Modernization and Enhancement of Ranges, Airspace, and Training Areas in the JPARC in Alaska. FAA is authorized to adopt the Final EIS under 40 CFR 1506.3, Adoption. Accordingly, the FAA adopts the Final EIS, and takes full responsibility for the scope and content that addresses the proposed changes to SUA for JPARC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paula Miller, Airspace Policy and Regulations Group, Office of Airspace Services, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–7378. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In March 2012, in accordance with NEPA and its implementing regulations, the USAF and Army released a Draft EIS. The Draft EIS presented the potential environmental consequences of the USAF and Army’s proposal to modernize and enhance JPARC ranges by analyzing the military training activities at JPARC, Alaska. As a result of the FAA aeronautical review process, and public, agency, and tribal comments during the 111-day public comment period on the Draft EIS, the USAF, FAA, other federal and state agencies, and tribal governments have consulted to mitigate concerns while continuing to meet national defense training requirements. The USAF and Army are the proponents for the JPARC Modernization and were the lead agencies for the preparation of the Final EIS, which was issued in June 2013. The FAA is a cooperating agency responsible for approving SUA as defined in 40 CFR 1508.5. The FAA has independently evaluated the JPARC Final EIS and the accompanying SUA proposals. FAA found that the USAF SUA proposals are ripe for a decision while the Army SUA proposals are currently still undergoing aeronautical processing and development. Therefore, the scope and extent of FAA’s Record of Decision (ROD) is only for the USAF SUA proposals. The USAF and Army issued one ROD. The ROD lists the Army and USAF actions and decisions separately. The ROD includes an Army Decision, signed July 30, 2013, and an USAF Decision signed August 6, 2013. The USAF PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 selected the preferred alternatives for the Fox 3 MOA Expansion and New Paxon MOA, Realistic Live Ordnance Delivery (RLOD), and Night Joint Training (NJT). The Army/USAF ROD also lists mitigation measures by agency and specific action. The USAF has since decided they do not currently plan to implement RLOD, and they have not submitted an aeronautical proposal for the expansion of R–2202 necessary for RLOD. Implementation After evaluating the public comments received, the aeronautical studies, and the environmental analysis, the FAA is expanding the Fox 3 Military Operations Area (MOA), establishing the Paxon and Delta 5 MOAs, and extending the times of use of the existing JPARC MOAs for NJT. FAA circularized the proposed actions from February 24, 2105 through May 10, 2015. After the conclusion of the circularization comment period and FAA’s Aeronautical Study, the FAA changed the name of Paxon B MOA to Delta 5 MOA and deleted the Visual Flight Rules (VFR) Corridor in the interest of safety. The name change and the elimination of the VFR Corridor mitigation do not change the SUA request or the analysis done in the Final EIS and the Aeronautical Study. The modification did not change the area of analysis; therefore, the environmental and aeronautical analyses are still valid. The legal descriptions for the JPARC MOAs will be published in the National Flight Data Digest with a November 8, 2018 effective date. The August 29, 2018 Written Re-Evaluation/Adoption/ROD is available on the FAA website and can be viewed at https://www.faa.gov/air_ traffic/environmental_issues/. Right of Appeal The Written Re-evaluation, Adoption, and ROD for the changes to the JPARC MOAs constitutes a final order of the FAA Administrator and is subject to exclusive judicial review under 49 U.S.C. 46110 by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia or the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the circuit in which the person contesting the decision resides or has its principal place of business. Any party having substantial interest in this order may apply for review of the decision by filing a petition for review in the appropriate U.S. Court of Appeals no later than 60 days after the date of this notice in accordance with the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 46110. E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 213 / Friday, November 2, 2018 / Notices Issued in Des Moines, WA on October 26, 2018. Shawn Kozica, Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. widening of Interstate 64 to a consistent six-lane facility between Interstates 664 and 564 and the addition of a new bridge-tunnel parallel to the existing Interstate 64 Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel. The actions taken by FHWA, [FR Doc. 2018–24050 Filed 11–1–18; 8:45 am] and the laws under which such actions BILLING CODE 4910–13–P were taken, are described in the Environmental Assessment (EA) and DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). The EA was signed on June 7, Federal Highway Administration 2018. The FONSI was signed on October 23, 2018. The EA, FONSI and other Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions supporting documentation can be on the Hampton Roads Crossing Study viewed on the project’s website at: in the Cities of Hampton and Norfolk, http://hamptonroadscrossingstudy.org/. Virginia These documents and other project records are also available by contacting AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of FHWA or the Virginia Department of Transportation at the phone numbers Transportation (DOT). and addresses listed above. ACTION: Notice of limitation on claims for judicial review of actions by FHWA. This notice applies to all Federal agency decisions as of the issuance date SUMMARY: This notice announces actions of this notice and all laws under which taken by the FHWA that are final. The such actions were taken, including but actions relate to the proposed widening not limited to: of Interstate 64 to a consistent six-lane 1. General: National Environmental facility between Interstates 664 and 564 Policy Act (NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 4321– and the addition of a new bridge-tunnel 4351]; Federal-Aid Highway Act parallel to the existing Interstate 64 (FAHA) [23 U.S.C. 109 and 23 U.S.C. Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel. Those 128]. actions grant licenses, permits, and 2. Air: Clean Air Act [42 U.S.C. 7401– approvals for the project. 7671(q)]. DATES: By this notice, FHWA is advising 3. Land: Section 4(f) of the the public of final agency actions Department of Transportation Act of subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). A claim 1966 [49 U.S.C. 303 and 23 U.S.C. 138]. seeking judicial review of the Federal 4. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act agency actions on the project will be [16 U.SC. 1531–1544 and Section 1536]. barred unless the claim is filed on or before April 1, 2019. If the Federal law 5. Historic and Cultural Resources: that authorizes judicial review of a Section 106 of the National Historic claim provides a time period of less Preservation Act of 1966, as amended than 150 days for filing such claim, then [16 U.S.C. 470(f) et seq.]. that shorter time period still applies. 6. Social and Economic: Farmland FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For Protection Policy Act (FPPA) [7 U.S.C. FHWA: Mr. Edward Sundra, Director of 4201–4209]. Program Development, FHWA Virginia 7. Executive Orders: E.O. 11990 Division, 400 North 8th Street, Protection of Wetlands; E.O. 11988 Richmond, Virginia 23219; telephone: Floodplain Management; E.O. 12898, (804) 775–3357; email: Ed.Sundra@ Federal Actions to Address dot.gov. The FHWA Virginia Division’s Environmental Justice in Minority normal business hours are 8:00 a.m. to Populations and Low Income 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). For the Populations. Virginia Department of Transportation: (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Scott Smizik, 1401 East Broad Street, Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning Richmond, Virginia 23219; email: and Construction. The regulations Scott.Smizik@VDOT.Virginia.gov; implementing Executive Order 12372 telephone: (804) 371–4082. The Virginia regarding intergovernmental consultation on Department of Transportation’s normal Federal programs and activities apply to this business hours are 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. program.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is Authority: 23 U.S.C 139(l)(1). hereby given that FHWA has taken final Issued on: October 24, 2018. agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. Edward Sundra, 139(l)(1) by issuing licenses, permits, Director of Program Development, Richmond, and approvals for the following project in the State of Virginia: Hampton Roads VA. Crossing Study in the Cities of Hampton [FR Doc. 2018–23820 Filed 11–1–18; 8:45 am] and Norfolk. The project involves the BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 Nov 01, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55235 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 13997 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 13997, Validating Your TIN and Reasonable Cause. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before January 2, 2019 to be assured of consideration. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Notice of Availability of the Federal Aviation Administration 
Record of Decision and Adoption of the Final Environmental Impact 
Statement for Modernization and Enhancement of Ranges, Airspace, and 
Training Areas in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex in Alaska, for 
the Fox 3 Military Operations Area (MOA) Expansion and Paxon/Delta 5 
MOA Establishment and Night Joint Training, Extending MOA Times of Use 
for the United States Air Force

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of record of decision.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its 
decision to adopt the United States Departments of the Army (Army) and 
Air Force's (USAF) Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the 
Modernization and Enhancement of Ranges, Airspace, and Training Areas 
in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex (JPARC) in Alaska, EIS No. 
20130181. In accordance with Section 102 of the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969 (``NEPA''), the Council on Environmental Quality's 
(``CEQ'') regulations implementing NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and 
other applicable authorities, including The Federal Aviation 
Administration (FAA) Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and 
Procedures, paragraph 8-2, and FAA Order JO 7400.2K, ``Procedures for 
Handling Airspace Matters,'' paragraph 32-2-3, the FAA has conducted an 
independent review and evaluation of the Army and the USAF's Final EIS 
for Modernization and Enhancement of Ranges, Airspace, and Training 
Areas in the JPARC in Alaska, dated June 2013. As a cooperating agency 
with responsibility for approving special use airspace (SUA) under 49 
U.S.C. 40103(b)(3)(A), the FAA provided subject matter expertise and 
coordinated with the USAF and Army during the environmental review 
process, including preparation of the Draft EIS and the Final EIS. 
Based on its independent review and evaluation, the FAA has determined 
the Final EIS, including its supporting documentation, as incorporated 
by reference, and other supporting documentation incorporated by 
reference for FAA's Written Re-Evaluation and Adoption of the Final EIS 
adequately assesses and discloses the environmental impacts of the for 
Modernization and Enhancement of Ranges, Airspace, and Training Areas 
in the JPARC in Alaska. FAA is authorized to adopt the Final EIS under 
40 CFR 1506.3, Adoption. Accordingly, the FAA adopts the Final EIS, and 
takes full responsibility for the scope and content that addresses the 
proposed changes to SUA for JPARC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paula Miller, Airspace Policy and 
Regulations Group, Office of Airspace Services, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; 
telephone: (202) 267-7378.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    In March 2012, in accordance with NEPA and its implementing 
regulations, the USAF and Army released a Draft EIS. The Draft EIS 
presented the potential environmental consequences of the USAF and 
Army's proposal to modernize and enhance JPARC ranges by analyzing the 
military training activities at JPARC, Alaska. As a result of the FAA 
aeronautical review process, and public, agency, and tribal comments 
during the 111-day public comment period on the Draft EIS, the USAF, 
FAA, other federal and state agencies, and tribal governments have 
consulted to mitigate concerns while continuing to meet national 
defense training requirements. The USAF and Army are the proponents for 
the JPARC Modernization and were the lead agencies for the preparation 
of the Final EIS, which was issued in June 2013. The FAA is a 
cooperating agency responsible for approving SUA as defined in 40 CFR 
1508.5.
    The FAA has independently evaluated the JPARC Final EIS and the 
accompanying SUA proposals. FAA found that the USAF SUA proposals are 
ripe for a decision while the Army SUA proposals are currently still 
undergoing aeronautical processing and development. Therefore, the 
scope and extent of FAA's Record of Decision (ROD) is only for the USAF 
SUA proposals.
    The USAF and Army issued one ROD. The ROD lists the Army and USAF 
actions and decisions separately. The ROD includes an Army Decision, 
signed July 30, 2013, and an USAF Decision signed August 6, 2013. The 
USAF selected the preferred alternatives for the Fox 3 MOA Expansion 
and New Paxon MOA, Realistic Live Ordnance Delivery (RLOD), and Night 
Joint Training (NJT). The Army/USAF ROD also lists mitigation measures 
by agency and specific action. The USAF has since decided they do not 
currently plan to implement RLOD, and they have not submitted an 
aeronautical proposal for the expansion of R-2202 necessary for RLOD.

Implementation

    After evaluating the public comments received, the aeronautical 
studies, and the environmental analysis, the FAA is expanding the Fox 3 
Military Operations Area (MOA), establishing the Paxon and Delta 5 
MOAs, and extending the times of use of the existing JPARC MOAs for 
NJT.
    FAA circularized the proposed actions from February 24, 2105 
through May 10, 2015. After the conclusion of the circularization 
comment period and FAA's Aeronautical Study, the FAA changed the name 
of Paxon B MOA to Delta 5 MOA and deleted the Visual Flight Rules (VFR) 
Corridor in the interest of safety. The name change and the elimination 
of the VFR Corridor mitigation do not change the SUA request or the 
analysis done in the Final EIS and the Aeronautical Study. The 
modification did not change the area of analysis; therefore, the 
environmental and aeronautical analyses are still valid. The legal 
descriptions for the JPARC MOAs will be published in the National 
Flight Data Digest with a November 8, 2018 effective date. The August 
29, 2018 Written Re-Evaluation/Adoption/ROD is available on the FAA 
website and can be viewed at https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/environmental_issues/.

Right of Appeal

    The Written Re-evaluation, Adoption, and ROD for the changes to the 
JPARC MOAs constitutes a final order of the FAA Administrator and is 
subject to exclusive judicial review under 49 U.S.C. 46110 by the U.S. 
Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia or the U.S. 
Circuit Court of Appeals for the circuit in which the person contesting 
the decision resides or has its principal place of business. Any party 
having substantial interest in this order may apply for review of the 
decision by filing a petition for review in the appropriate U.S. Court 
of Appeals no later than 60 days after the date of this notice in 
accordance with the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 46110.


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    Issued in Des Moines, WA on October 26, 2018.
Shawn Kozica,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, Air Traffic 
Organization.
[FR Doc. 2018-24050 Filed 11-1-18; 8:45 am]
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