Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Point Mugu Sea Range, 23011 [2020-08681]

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The PMSR Draft EIS/OEIS evaluates the potential environmental consequences associated with conducting military readiness activities within the PMSR, which include testing (research, development, acquisition, testing and evaluation (RDAT&E)) and training activities analyzed in the March 2002 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Apr 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 PMSR Final EIS/OEIS and environmental assessments (EAs) completed since 2002. The Draft EIS/ OEIS also evaluates proposed increases in military testing and training tempo at the PMSR to fully support current, emerging, and foreseeable future RDAT&E and Fleet training requirements. The 45-day public comment period begins April 24, 2020 and ends June 8, 2020. All public comments are due by June 8, 2020. Due to current Federal and State guidance on social distancing in response to COVID–19, the Navy will not hold in-person public meetings during the Draft EIS/OEIS public comment period. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted by mail to the address in the DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section or submitted electronically via the project website at: https:// www.pmsr-eis.com. All comments submitted during the 45-day public comment period will become part of the public record, and substantive comments will be considered in the Final EIS/OEIS. All comments must be postmarked or received online by June 8, 2020, for consideration in the Final EIS/OEIS. Federal, state, and local agencies and officials, American Indian tribal governments, and other interested organizations and individuals are encouraged to provide substantive comments on the Draft EIS/OEIS during the 45-day public comment period. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division Range Sustainability Office, Point Mugu Sea Range, Building 53A, Room 106G, Code EB2R00M, 575 I Avenue, Suite 1, Attn: EIS/OEIS Project Manager, Point Mugu, CA 93042–5049, 888–238–2375, info@pmsr-eis.com, or project website: https://www.pmsreis.com. The DON’s action proponent is Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) Point Mugu and the National Marine Fisheries Service is a cooperating agency. The PMSR is located adjacent to Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties along the Pacific Coast of Southern California and includes 36,000 square miles of controlled sea and airspace designated for testing and training activities. The purpose of the proposed action described in the Draft EIS/OEIS is to provide modern instrumented airspace, sea space, testing and training areas, testing and training facilities, and range infrastructure to fully support current, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23011 emerging, and foreseeable future testing and training requirements; and to ensure the long-term viability of the PMSR. The need for the proposed action is to allow for continued testing and training in support of military readiness and DoD mission requirements as required by Title 10 and to provide combat ready forces. The DON distributed the Draft EIS/ OEIS to federal agencies and federally recognized tribes with which the DON is consulting and to other stakeholders. The DON provided press releases to the local newspapers and distributed letters and postcards to stakeholders, Native American Tribes, and other interested parties. Copies of the Draft EIS/OEIS are available for public review at the following public libraries: 1. Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA 93010–2539. 2. Carpinteria Branch Library, 5141 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013–2048. 3. E.P. Foster Library, 651 E Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001–2814. 4. San Luis Obispo Library, 995 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401– 3218. 5. Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 E Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101–2722. 6. South Oxnard Branch Library, 4300 Saviers Road, Oxnard, CA 93033–7129. 7. Oxnard Downtown Main Library, 251 S A Street, Oxnard, CA 93030–5742. Depending upon COVID–19 conditions regulating access to public facilities, it is recommended to check with the library regarding its hours of operation and the availability of the document. The PMSR Draft EIS/OEIS is also available for electronic viewing or download at https://www.pmsr-eis.com. A compact disc of the Draft EIS/OEIS will be made available upon written request by contacting: Commander, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division Range Sustainability Office, Point Mugu Sea Range, Building 53A, Room 106G, Code EB2R00M, 575 I Avenue, Suite 1, Attn: EIS/OEIS Project Manager, Point Mugu, CA 93042–5049, 888–238–2375, info@pmsr-eis.com, or project website: https://www.pmsreis.com. Dated: April 20, 2020. D.J. Antenucci, Commander, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–08681 Filed 4–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P E:\FR\FM\24APN1.SGM 24APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Navy


Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Point Mugu Sea 
Range

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 12114, the 
Department of the Navy (DON) has prepared and filed the Point Mugu Sea 
Range (PMSR) Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas 
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS) with the United States 
Environmental Protection Agency. The PMSR Draft EIS/OEIS evaluates the 
potential environmental consequences associated with conducting 
military readiness activities within the PMSR, which include testing 
(research, development, acquisition, testing and evaluation (RDAT&E)) 
and training activities analyzed in the March 2002 PMSR Final EIS/OEIS 
and environmental assessments (EAs) completed since 2002. The Draft 
EIS/OEIS also evaluates proposed increases in military testing and 
training tempo at the PMSR to fully support current, emerging, and 
foreseeable future RDAT&E and Fleet training requirements.

DATES: The 45-day public comment period begins April 24, 2020 and ends 
June 8, 2020. All public comments are due by June 8, 2020. Due to 
current Federal and State guidance on social distancing in response to 
COVID-19, the Navy will not hold in-person public meetings during the 
Draft EIS/OEIS public comment period.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted by mail to the address in 
the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section or submitted electronically 
via the project website at: https://www.pmsr-eis.com. All comments 
submitted during the 45-day public comment period will become part of 
the public record, and substantive comments will be considered in the 
Final EIS/OEIS. All comments must be postmarked or received online by 
June 8, 2020, for consideration in the Final EIS/OEIS. Federal, state, 
and local agencies and officials, American Indian tribal governments, 
and other interested organizations and individuals are encouraged to 
provide substantive comments on the Draft EIS/OEIS during the 45-day 
public comment period.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons 
Division Range Sustainability Office, Point Mugu Sea Range, Building 
53A, Room 106G, Code EB2R00M, 575 I Avenue, Suite 1, Attn: EIS/OEIS 
Project Manager, Point Mugu, CA 93042-5049, 888-238-2375, eis.com">[email protected]eis.com, or project website: https://www.pmsr-eis.com.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The DON's action proponent is Naval Air 
Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) Point Mugu and the National 
Marine Fisheries Service is a cooperating agency. The PMSR is located 
adjacent to Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo 
counties along the Pacific Coast of Southern California and includes 
36,000 square miles of controlled sea and airspace designated for 
testing and training activities.
    The purpose of the proposed action described in the Draft EIS/OEIS 
is to provide modern instrumented airspace, sea space, testing and 
training areas, testing and training facilities, and range 
infrastructure to fully support current, emerging, and foreseeable 
future testing and training requirements; and to ensure the long-term 
viability of the PMSR. The need for the proposed action is to allow for 
continued testing and training in support of military readiness and DoD 
mission requirements as required by Title 10 and to provide combat 
ready forces.
    The DON distributed the Draft EIS/OEIS to federal agencies and 
federally recognized tribes with which the DON is consulting and to 
other stakeholders. The DON provided press releases to the local 
newspapers and distributed letters and postcards to stakeholders, 
Native American Tribes, and other interested parties. Copies of the 
Draft EIS/OEIS are available for public review at the following public 
libraries:
    1. Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA 
93010-2539.
    2. Carpinteria Branch Library, 5141 Carpinteria Avenue, 
Carpinteria, CA 93013-2048.
    3. E.P. Foster Library, 651 E Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001-2814.
    4. San Luis Obispo Library, 995 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 
93401-3218.
    5. Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 E Anapamu Street, Santa 
Barbara, CA 93101-2722.
    6. South Oxnard Branch Library, 4300 Saviers Road, Oxnard, CA 
93033-7129.
    7. Oxnard Downtown Main Library, 251 S A Street, Oxnard, CA 93030-
5742.
    Depending upon COVID-19 conditions regulating access to public 
facilities, it is recommended to check with the library regarding its 
hours of operation and the availability of the document. The PMSR Draft 
EIS/OEIS is also available for electronic viewing or download at 
https://www.pmsr-eis.com. A compact disc of the Draft EIS/OEIS will be 
made available upon written request by contacting: Commander, Naval Air 
Warfare Center Weapons Division Range Sustainability Office, Point Mugu 
Sea Range, Building 53A, Room 106G, Code EB2R00M, 575 I Avenue, Suite 
1, Attn: EIS/OEIS Project Manager, Point Mugu, CA 93042-5049, 888-238-
2375, eis.com">[email protected]eis.com, or project website: https://www.pmsr-eis.com.

    Dated: April 20, 2020.
D.J. Antenucci,
Commander, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register 
Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-08681 Filed 4-23-20; 8:45 am]
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