Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for Department of the Navy Real Estate Actions in Support of the Boardman to Hemmingway Transmission Line Project, at Naval Weapons Systems Training Facility Boardman, OR, 52488 [2019-21341]

Download as PDF 52488 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 191 / Wednesday, October 2, 2019 / Notices prepared an EA and analyzed the potential impacts to marine mammals that would result from the project. A FONSI was signed in May 2019. A copy of the EA and FONSI is available at: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/ national/marine-mammal-protection/ incidental-take-authorizations-otherenergy-activities-renewable. Endangered Species Act Section 7(a)(2) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) requires that each Federal agency insure that any action it authorizes, funds, or carries out is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any endangered or threatened species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of designated critical habitat. To ensure ESA compliance for the issuance of IHAs, NMFS consults internally, in this case with the Greater Atlantic Regional Field Office (GARFO), whenever we propose to authorize take for endangered or threatened species. The NMFS Office of Protected Resources is authorizing the incidental take fin, sei, sperm, and North Atlantic right whales which are listed under the ESA. Under section 7 of the ESA, BOEM consulted with NMFS GARFO on commercial wind lease issuance and site assessment activities on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey Wind Energy Areas. NMFS GARFO issued a Biological Opinion concluding that these activities may adversely affect but are not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of fin, sei, sperm, and North Atlantic right whales. 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[FR Doc. 2019–21458 Filed 10–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:42 Oct 01, 2019 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for Department of the Navy Real Estate Actions in Support of the Boardman to Hemmingway Transmission Line Project, at Naval Weapons Systems Training Facility Boardman, OR Department of the Navy, DoD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The United States (U.S.) Department of the Navy (DoN), after participating as a cooperating agency in the development and evaluation of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line Project (B2H Project), and carefully weighing the strategic, operational, and environmental consequences of the proposed action, announces its decision to adopt the Final EIS and implement real estate actions as set out in the selected alternative, identified as the Agency Preferred Alternative in the Final EIS dated November 2016. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DoN real estate actions would grant a 7.1 mile by 90-foot right of way easement to the Idaho Power Company to allow for construction and operation of a portion of the B2H project on Naval Weapons Systems Training Facility (NWSTF) Boardman, Oregon in exchange for the termination of an existing land use agreement and removal of transmission infrastructure held by Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) that occupies the same right-of-way. The Agency Preferred Alternative route exits the proposed Longhorn Substation to the south, crossing the boundary of NWSTF Boardman at the northeastern corner and parallels the eastern boundary of NWSTF Boardman along the west side of Bombing Range Road for approximately 7.1 miles. At that point, the route crosses over Bombing Range Road to the east and exits Federal property. The route will avoid the Resource Natural Area B, a Washington ground squirrel Resource Management Area, and traditional cultural properties on NWSTF Boardman. The complete text of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the DoN’s real estate action is available at: https:// navfac.navy.mil/NWNEPA, along with the November 2016 Final EIS for the Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line Project. Single copies of the ROD are available upon request by SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 contacting: Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest, Attn: Jackie Queen (Environmental Planner), 3730 Charles Porter Avenue, Oak Harbor, WA 98278–5000. Approved: September 26, 2019. D.J. Antenucci, Commander, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Navy


Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for Department 
of the Navy Real Estate Actions in Support of the Boardman to 
Hemmingway Transmission Line Project, at Naval Weapons Systems Training 
Facility Boardman, OR

AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The United States (U.S.) Department of the Navy (DoN), after 
participating as a cooperating agency in the development and evaluation 
of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's Final Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS) for the Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line Project 
(B2H Project), and carefully weighing the strategic, operational, and 
environmental consequences of the proposed action, announces its 
decision to adopt the Final EIS and implement real estate actions as 
set out in the selected alternative, identified as the Agency Preferred 
Alternative in the Final EIS dated November 2016.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DoN real estate actions would grant a 7.1 
mile by 90-foot right of way easement to the Idaho Power Company to 
allow for construction and operation of a portion of the B2H project on 
Naval Weapons Systems Training Facility (NWSTF) Boardman, Oregon in 
exchange for the termination of an existing land use agreement and 
removal of transmission infrastructure held by Bonneville Power 
Administration (BPA) that occupies the same right-of-way.
    The Agency Preferred Alternative route exits the proposed Longhorn 
Substation to the south, crossing the boundary of NWSTF Boardman at the 
northeastern corner and parallels the eastern boundary of NWSTF 
Boardman along the west side of Bombing Range Road for approximately 
7.1 miles. At that point, the route crosses over Bombing Range Road to 
the east and exits Federal property. The route will avoid the Resource 
Natural Area B, a Washington ground squirrel Resource Management Area, 
and traditional cultural properties on NWSTF Boardman.
    The complete text of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the DoN's 
real estate action is available at: https://navfac.navy.mil/NWNEPA, 
along with the November 2016 Final EIS for the Boardman to Hemingway 
Transmission Line Project. Single copies of the ROD are available upon 
request by contacting: Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest, 
Attn: Jackie Queen (Environmental Planner), 3730 Charles Porter Avenue, 
Oak Harbor, WA 98278-5000.

    Approved: September 26, 2019.
D.J. Antenucci,
Commander, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register 
Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-21341 Filed 10-1-19; 8:45 am]
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