Notice of Public Meetings for the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Mariana Islands Training and Testing, 677 [2019-00368]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 21 / Thursday, January 31, 2019 / Notices Authority: 35 U.S.C. 207, 37 CFR part 404. Dated: January 28, 2019. M.S. Werner, Commander, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–00373 Filed 1–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Notice of Public Meetings for the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Mariana Islands Training and Testing 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) has prepared and filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/ OEIS). In the Draft Supplemental EIS/ OEIS, the DoN reassesses the potential environmental impacts associated with conducting ongoing and future military readiness activities, which includes training activities and research, development, testing, and evaluation activities (referred to as ‘‘testing activities’’) conducted at sea and on Farallon de Medinilla (FDM) within the Mariana Islands Training and Testing (MITT) Study Area (hereafter referred to as the Study Area) beyond 2020. In the Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS, the DoN evaluates new, relevant information, such as more recent marine mammal density data and new scientific information, and updates the environmental analyses as appropriate. The DoN prepared the Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS to support the issuance of federal regulatory permits and authorizations under the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is a cooperating agency for this Supplemental EIS/OEIS. DATES: This notice announces the public comment period and the dates and locations of the public meetings, includes information about how the public can review and comment on the document, and provides supplementary information about the environmental planning effort. All comments must be amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Jan 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 postmarked or received online by March 18, 2019, Chamorro Standard Time, for consideration in the Final Supplemental EIS/OEIS. Federal and local agencies and officials, and interested organizations and individuals, are encouraged to provide substantive comments on the Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS during the public review period or in person at one of the scheduled open house public meetings. ADDRESSES: Public meetings will be held in an open-house format, with DoN representatives available to provide information and answer questions related to the Draft Supplemental EIS/ OEIS. Open house public meetings will be held on Guam and Saipan. The public may arrive at any time during the open house, as there will not be a presentation or formal oral comment session. Open house public meetings will be held on the following dates and at the following locations: 1. 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. February 26, 2019, at University of Guam, Jesus & Eugenia Leon Guerrero School of Business and Public Administration Building, Anthony Leon Guerrero Multi-Purpose Room 129 and Henry Sy Atrium, Mangilao, Guam 96923. 2. 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. February 27, 2019, at Kanoa Resort Saipan, Seaside Hall, Beach Road in Susupe, Saipan, MP 96950. Attendees will be able to submit written comments during the open house public meetings. A stenographer will be available for attendees wishing to provide oral comments, one-on-one. Equal weight will be given to oral and written comments. Comments may also be mailed to Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific, Attention: MITT Supplemental EIS/ OEIS Project Manager, 258 Makalapa Drive, Suite 100, Pearl Harbor, HI 96860–3134, or electronically via the project website at www.MITT-EIS.com. All comments, written or oral, submitted during the public comment period will become part of the public record and substantive comments will be addressed in the Final Supplemental EIS/OEIS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific, Attention: MITT Supplemental EIS/OEIS Project Manager, 258 Makalapa Drive, Suite 100, Pearl Harbor, HI 96860–3134. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS was distributed to federal and local agencies with which the DoN consulted. Copies of the Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS are available for public review at the following public libraries: PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 677 1. Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Library, University of Guam, UOG Station, Mangilao, GU 96923–1871. 2. Nieves M. Flores Memorial Library, 254 Martyr Street, Haga˚tn˜a, GU 96910– 5141. 3. Tinian Public Library, San Jose Village, Tinian, MP 96952–9997. 4. Antonio C. Atalig Memorial Library (Rota Public Library), Rota, MP 96951– 9997. 5. Joeten-Kiyu Public Library, Insatto Street, Saipan, MP 96950–9996. The MITT Draft Supplemental EIS/ OEIS is available for electronic viewing or download at www.MITT–EIS.com. A compact disc of the Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS will be made available upon written request by contacting: Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific, Attention: MITT Supplemental EIS/ OEIS Project Manager, 258 Makalapa Drive, Suite 100, Pearl Harbor, HI 96860–3134. Dated: January 25, 2019. M.S. Werner, Commander, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–00368 Filed 1–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Land-Water Interface and Service Pier Extension at Naval Base Kitsap Bangor, Kitsap County, WA Department of the Navy, DoD. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The United States Department of the Navy (Navy), announces its decision to construct and operate a Service Pier Extension (SPE) and associated support facilities in Hood Canal on the waterfront of Naval Base (NAVBASE) Kitsap Bangor, Washington (WA). The Navy will implement Alternative 2, short pier configuration, which is the preferred alternative in the October 2018 Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Land-Water Interface (LWI) and SPE, NAVBASE Kitsap Bangor, WA. The Alternative 2 short pier configuration is also the environmentally preferred alternative and will fully meet the Navy’s purpose and need for the proposed action. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The existing Service Pier will be extended by 520 feet and will require in-water as well as upland construction of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Navy


Notice of Public Meetings for the Draft Supplemental 
Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement 
for Mariana Islands Training and Testing

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) has prepared and filed with the U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency a Draft Supplemental Environmental 
Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS). In 
the Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS, the DoN reassesses the potential 
environmental impacts associated with conducting ongoing and future 
military readiness activities, which includes training activities and 
research, development, testing, and evaluation activities (referred to 
as ``testing activities'') conducted at sea and on Farallon de 
Medinilla (FDM) within the Mariana Islands Training and Testing (MITT) 
Study Area (hereafter referred to as the Study Area) beyond 2020. In 
the Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS, the DoN evaluates new, relevant 
information, such as more recent marine mammal density data and new 
scientific information, and updates the environmental analyses as 
appropriate. The DoN prepared the Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS to 
support the issuance of federal regulatory permits and authorizations 
under the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act. 
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is a cooperating agency 
for this Supplemental EIS/OEIS.

DATES: This notice announces the public comment period and the dates 
and locations of the public meetings, includes information about how 
the public can review and comment on the document, and provides 
supplementary information about the environmental planning effort. All 
comments must be postmarked or received online by March 18, 2019, 
Chamorro Standard Time, for consideration in the Final Supplemental 
EIS/OEIS. Federal and local agencies and officials, and interested 
organizations and individuals, are encouraged to provide substantive 
comments on the Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS during the public review 
period or in person at one of the scheduled open house public meetings.

ADDRESSES: Public meetings will be held in an open-house format, with 
DoN representatives available to provide information and answer 
questions related to the Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS. Open house public 
meetings will be held on Guam and Saipan. The public may arrive at any 
time during the open house, as there will not be a presentation or 
formal oral comment session. Open house public meetings will be held on 
the following dates and at the following locations:
    1. 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. February 26, 2019, at University of Guam, 
Jesus & Eugenia Leon Guerrero School of Business and Public 
Administration Building, Anthony Leon Guerrero Multi-Purpose Room 129 
and Henry Sy Atrium, Mangilao, Guam 96923.
    2. 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. February 27, 2019, at Kanoa Resort Saipan, 
Seaside Hall, Beach Road in Susupe, Saipan, MP 96950.
    Attendees will be able to submit written comments during the open 
house public meetings. A stenographer will be available for attendees 
wishing to provide oral comments, one-on-one. Equal weight will be 
given to oral and written comments. Comments may also be mailed to 
Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific, Attention: MITT 
Supplemental EIS/OEIS Project Manager, 258 Makalapa Drive, Suite 100, 
Pearl Harbor, HI 96860-3134, or electronically via the project website 
at www.MITT-EIS.com. All comments, written or oral, submitted during 
the public comment period will become part of the public record and 
substantive comments will be addressed in the Final Supplemental EIS/
OEIS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Naval Facilities Engineering Command 
Pacific, Attention: MITT Supplemental EIS/OEIS Project Manager, 258 
Makalapa Drive, Suite 100, Pearl Harbor, HI 96860-3134.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS was 
distributed to federal and local agencies with which the DoN consulted. 
Copies of the Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS are available for public 
review at the following public libraries:
    1. Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Library, University of Guam, UOG 
Station, Mangilao, GU 96923-1871.
    2. Nieves M. Flores Memorial Library, 254 Martyr Street, 
Hag[aring]t[ntilde]a, GU 96910-5141.
    3. Tinian Public Library, San Jose Village, Tinian, MP 96952-9997.
    4. Antonio C. Atalig Memorial Library (Rota Public Library), Rota, 
MP 96951-9997.
    5. Joeten-Kiyu Public Library, Insatto Street, Saipan, MP 96950-
9996.
    The MITT Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS is available for electronic 
viewing or download at www.MITT-EIS.com. A compact disc of the Draft 
Supplemental EIS/OEIS will be made available upon written request by 
contacting: Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific, Attention: 
MITT Supplemental EIS/OEIS Project Manager, 258 Makalapa Drive, Suite 
100, Pearl Harbor, HI 96860-3134.

    Dated: January 25, 2019.
M.S. Werner,
Commander, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register 
Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-00368 Filed 1-30-19; 8:45 am]
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