Notice of Availability and Announcement of Public Meeting for the Final Environmental Assessment for the Edward J. Schwartz Federal Building Structural Enhancements Project in San Diego, California, 36927-36928 [2019-16134]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 146 / Tuesday, July 30, 2019 / Notices 0083, Qualification Requirements. Comments received generally will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided. To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check www.regulations.gov, approximately two-to-three days after submission to verify posting (except allow 30 days for posting of comments submitted by mail). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Camara Francis, Procurement Analyst, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, GSA, 202–550–0935, or camara.francis@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: July 24, 2019. William F. Clark, Director, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2019–16196 Filed 7–29–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P A. OMB Number, Title, and Any Associated Form(s) 9000–0083, Qualification Requirements. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION B. Needs and Uses Notice of Availability and Announcement of Public Meeting for the Final Environmental Assessment for the Edward J. Schwartz Federal Building Structural Enhancements Project in San Diego, California FAR subpart 9.2 and the associated clause at FAR 52.209–1, implement the statutory requirements of 10 U.S.C. 2319 and 41 U.S.C. 3311, which allow an agency to establish a qualification requirement for testing or other quality assurance demonstration that must be completed by an offeror before award of a contract. Under the qualification requirements, an end item, or a component thereof, may be required to be prequalified. The clause at FAR 52.209–1, Qualification Requirements, requires offerors who have met the qualification requirements to identify the offeror’s name, the manufacturer’s name, source’s name, the item name, service identification, and test number (to the extent known). This eliminates the need for an offeror to provide new information when the offeror, manufacturer, source, product or service covered by qualification requirement has already met the standards specified by an agency in a solicitation. The contracting officer uses the information to determine eligibility for award when the clause at 52.209–1 is included in the solicitation. Alternatively, items not yet listed may be considered for award upon the submission of evidence of qualification with the offer. C. Annual Reporting Burden jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES April 12, 2019. No comments were received. Obtaining Copies: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, telephone 202–501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0083, Qualification Requirements, in all correspondances. Respondents: 13,470. Total Annual Responses: 13,470. Total Burden Hours: 13,470. D. Public Comment A 60 day notice was published in the Federal Register at 84 FR 14944, on VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:42 Jul 29, 2019 Jkt 247001 Public Building Service (PBS), General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Notice of availability; announcement of public meeting. This notice announces the availability of the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed structural enhancement improvements to the existing Edward J. Schwartz Federal Building and United States Courthouse located at 880 Front Street in San Diego, California (Project). The Final EA describes the reason the Project is being proposed; the alternatives that were evaluated; the potential impacts of each of the alternatives on the existing environment; and the proposed avoidance, minimization, and/or mitigation measures related to those alternatives. Based on its finding of no significant impacts, GSA has determined that an Environmental Impact Statement need not be prepared. DATES: A public meeting to solicit comments and provide information about the Final EA will be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time. Interested parties are encouraged to attend. The availability period for the Final EA ends on August 28th, 2019. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at Union Cowork East Village, 704 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101. Further information, including an electronic copy of the Final EA, may be found PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 online on the following website: https:// www.gsa.gov/about-us/regions/ welcome-to-the-pacific-rim-region-9/ buildings-and-facilities/california/ edward-j-schwartz-federal-officebuilding#CurrentProjects. Questions or comments concerning the Final EA should be directed to: Osmahn Kadri, Regional Environmental Quality Advisor/NEPA Project Manager, 50 United Nations Plaza, 3345, Mailbox #9, San Francisco, CA, 94102, or via email to osmahn.kadri@gsa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Osmahn Kadri, Regional Environmental Quality Advisor/NEPA Project Manager, GSA, at 415–522–3617. Please also call this number if special assistance is needed to attend and participate in the public meeting. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background AGENCY: SUMMARY: 36927 The Project is proposed in order to improve structural safety for the public traveling underneath the building and for the tenants occupying the building above the Front Street underpass, located at 880 Front Street in San Diego, California. The portion of Front Street that extends below the building is referred to as the Front Street underpass. The existing building has five stories of federal office building space spanning above the roadway and two levels of parking structure beneath the roadway. The Final EA addresses the Proposed Action Alternative and the No Action Alternative. The Action Alternative consists of structural enhancement improvements to the portion of the existing Edward J. Schwartz Federal Building over Front Street between E and F streets. Existing columns and beams supporting the building at the Front Street underpass would be reinforced with new steel beams and column support structures and pre-cast concrete paneling. Construction would require full and partial closure of Front Street between Broadway and F Street. Street closure options during construction of the Action Alternative are being considered and a comprehensive Traffic Control Plan will be prepared in coordination with the City of San Diego to address the street closure. The No Action Alternative assumes that structural enhancements to the existing building would not occur. The Draft EA was made publicly available on November 16, 2018 for a 30-day period. The public review period closed on December 17, 2018. The Notice of Availability for the Draft EA was published in the Federal Register at 83 E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1 36928 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 146 / Tuesday, July 30, 2019 / Notices FR 58252 on November 19, 2018. A public meeting took place on November 28, 2018 in the Downtown San Diego community. In preparing this Final EA, GSA considered public comments received regarding the Draft EA during the public review period. After careful consideration of the environmental analysis and associated environmental effects of the Proposed Action Alternative and No Action Alternative, the purpose and need for the Project, and comments received on the Draft EA, GSA will be implementing the Proposed Action Alternative. Finding Basis for Finding The environmental impacts of constructing the proposed structural enhancements were considered in the Final EA pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the CEQ regulations implementing NEPA. No significant impacts on the environment would occur with implementation of best management practices and avoidance, minimization, and mitigation measures identified in the Final EA. The Final EA is available for review at the San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101. The Final EA and FONSI can also be viewed on the GSA website at https:// www.gsa.gov/real-estate/environmentalprograms/gsa-nepa-implementation/ nepa-library. The Finding of No Significant Impact will be signed thirty (30) days after the publication of this notice, provided that no information leading to a contrary finding is received or comes to light during this period. jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity: 2020 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS), Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Administrative Data Matching (OMB #0970–0486) Office of Community Services; Administration for Children and Families; HHS. ACTION: Request for Public Comment. AGENCY: The Office of Community Services (OCS) is requesting an extension for the collection and reporting of 2020 administrative household data for state LIHEAP grantees’ LIHEAP recipients. OMB approved the original collection under #0970–0486. DATES: Comments due within 60 days of publication. In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. ADDRESSES: Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by emailing infocollection@ acf.hhs.gov. Alternatively, copies can also be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20201, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All requests, emailed or written, should be identified by the title of the information collection. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: The purpose of this information collection is to provide data that will allow OCS to identify LIHEAP recipients that respond to the upcoming Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS), which The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is planning to conduct in 2020. The EIA conducts the RECS survey to provide periodic national and regional data on residential energy use in the United States. OCS uses RECS data to furnish Congress and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) with important national and regional descriptive data on the energy needs of low-income households. In 2015, state LIHEAP grantees provided household-level recipient data to identify LIHEAP recipients that participated in the 2015 RECS. ACF is SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provision of GSA Order ADM 1095.1F, the PBS NEPA Desk Guide, and the regulations issued by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ; 40 CFR parts 1500 to 1508), this notice advises the public of our finding that the Proposed Action will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment. Dated: July 24, 2019. Jared Bradley, Director, Portfolio Management Division, Pacific Rim Region, Public Buildings Service. [FR Doc. 2019–16134 Filed 7–29–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–YF–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 16:42 Jul 29, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 requesting no changes in the type of data or the form of data collection for the 2020 extension of the project. The administrative household data already is collected by State grantees and used to complete the annual LIHEAP Household Report (OMB Control No. 0970–0060) and the annual LIHEAP Performance Data Form (OMB Control No. 0970–0449). The LIHEAP data collected for this effort will be used by OCS to study the impact of LIHEAP on income eligible and recipient households in accordance with 42 U.S.C. 8629(b)(2). The information is being collected for use in development of the Department’s annual LIHEAP Report to Congress and the annual LIHEAP Home Energy Notebook. The collection of this data is authorized by the LIHEAP statute, which requires the Secretary, following consultation with the Secretary of Energy, to provide for the collection of specific information on the characteristics of LIHEAP recipient and LIHEAP eligible households within each State. This includes collecting information that is reasonably necessary to carry out the provisions of the LIHEAP statute if that information is not collected by any other agency of the Federal Government. State LIHEAP grantees will be asked to furnish data for LIHEAP recipient households that reside in areas included in the RECS sample. The following are the specific data items grantees will report for each household: • Name • Address (including ZIP code) • Gross Income • Household or Client ID • Household Size • Heating assistance awarded • Amount of heating assistance • Date of heating assistance • Cooling assistance awarded • Amount of cooling assistance • Date of cooling assistance • Crisis Assistance awarded • Amount of crisis assistance • Date of crisis assistance • Other Assistance awarded • Amount of other assistance • Date of other assistance • Presence of children 5 or younger • Presence of adult 60 or older • Presence of disabled The following are optional data items that grantees can provide if the data are available in your database: • Tenancy (i.e., own or rent) • Type(s) of fuel used • Heat included in rent State LIHEAP grantees can provide the data elements in the selected format of their choosing. E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 146 (Tuesday, July 30, 2019)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-16134]


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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION


Notice of Availability and Announcement of Public Meeting for the 
Final Environmental Assessment for the Edward J. Schwartz Federal 
Building Structural Enhancements Project in San Diego, California

AGENCY: Public Building Service (PBS), General Services Administration 
(GSA).

ACTION: Notice of availability; announcement of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of the Final 
Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed structural enhancement 
improvements to the existing Edward J. Schwartz Federal Building and 
United States Courthouse located at 880 Front Street in San Diego, 
California (Project). The Final EA describes the reason the Project is 
being proposed; the alternatives that were evaluated; the potential 
impacts of each of the alternatives on the existing environment; and 
the proposed avoidance, minimization, and/or mitigation measures 
related to those alternatives. Based on its finding of no significant 
impacts, GSA has determined that an Environmental Impact Statement need 
not be prepared.

DATES: A public meeting to solicit comments and provide information 
about the Final EA will be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from 4:00 
p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time. Interested parties are 
encouraged to attend. The availability period for the Final EA ends on 
August 28th, 2019.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at Union Cowork East 
Village, 704 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101. Further information, 
including an electronic copy of the Final EA, may be found online on 
the following website: https://www.gsa.gov/about-us/regions/welcome-to-the-pacific-rim-region-9/buildings-and-facilities/california/edward-j-schwartz-federal-office-building#CurrentProjects.
    Questions or comments concerning the Final EA should be directed 
to: Osmahn Kadri, Regional Environmental Quality Advisor/NEPA Project 
Manager, 50 United Nations Plaza, 3345, Mailbox #9, San Francisco, CA, 
94102, or via email to [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Osmahn Kadri, Regional Environmental 
Quality Advisor/NEPA Project Manager, GSA, at 415-522-3617. Please also 
call this number if special assistance is needed to attend and 
participate in the public meeting.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The Project is proposed in order to improve structural safety for 
the public traveling underneath the building and for the tenants 
occupying the building above the Front Street underpass, located at 880 
Front Street in San Diego, California. The portion of Front Street that 
extends below the building is referred to as the Front Street 
underpass. The existing building has five stories of federal office 
building space spanning above the roadway and two levels of parking 
structure beneath the roadway.
    The Final EA addresses the Proposed Action Alternative and the No 
Action Alternative. The Action Alternative consists of structural 
enhancement improvements to the portion of the existing Edward J. 
Schwartz Federal Building over Front Street between E and F streets. 
Existing columns and beams supporting the building at the Front Street 
underpass would be reinforced with new steel beams and column support 
structures and pre-cast concrete paneling. Construction would require 
full and partial closure of Front Street between Broadway and F Street. 
Street closure options during construction of the Action Alternative 
are being considered and a comprehensive Traffic Control Plan will be 
prepared in coordination with the City of San Diego to address the 
street closure.
    The No Action Alternative assumes that structural enhancements to 
the existing building would not occur. The Draft EA was made publicly 
available on November 16, 2018 for a 30-day period. The public review 
period closed on December 17, 2018. The Notice of Availability for the 
Draft EA was published in the Federal Register at 83

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FR 58252 on November 19, 2018. A public meeting took place on November 
28, 2018 in the Downtown San Diego community. In preparing this Final 
EA, GSA considered public comments received regarding the Draft EA 
during the public review period.
    After careful consideration of the environmental analysis and 
associated environmental effects of the Proposed Action Alternative and 
No Action Alternative, the purpose and need for the Project, and 
comments received on the Draft EA, GSA will be implementing the 
Proposed Action Alternative.

Finding

    Pursuant to the provision of GSA Order ADM 1095.1F, the PBS NEPA 
Desk Guide, and the regulations issued by the Council on Environmental 
Quality (CEQ; 40 CFR parts 1500 to 1508), this notice advises the 
public of our finding that the Proposed Action will not significantly 
affect the quality of the human environment.

Basis for Finding

    The environmental impacts of constructing the proposed structural 
enhancements were considered in the Final EA pursuant to the National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the CEQ regulations implementing 
NEPA. No significant impacts on the environment would occur with 
implementation of best management practices and avoidance, 
minimization, and mitigation measures identified in the Final EA.
    The Final EA is available for review at the San Diego Central 
Library, 330 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101. The Final EA and 
FONSI can also be viewed on the GSA website at https://www.gsa.gov/real-estate/environmental-programs/gsa-nepa-implementation/nepa-library.
    The Finding of No Significant Impact will be signed thirty (30) 
days after the publication of this notice, provided that no information 
leading to a contrary finding is received or comes to light during this 
period.

    Dated: July 24, 2019.
Jared Bradley,
Director, Portfolio Management Division, Pacific Rim Region, Public 
Buildings Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-16134 Filed 7-29-19; 8:45 am]
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