Notice of Availability and Announcement of Meeting for the Chet Holifield Federal Building Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Laguna Niguel, California, 41046-41047 [2020-14710]

Download as PDF 41046 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 131 / Wednesday, July 8, 2020 / Notices Bancorp, Inc., and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Bank of Ann Arbor, both of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, July 1, 2020. Yao-Chin Chao, Assistant Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2020–14622 Filed 7–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION [Notice–PBS–2020–06; Docket No. 2020– 0002; Sequence No. 23] Notice of Availability and Announcement of Meeting for the Chet Holifield Federal Building Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Laguna Niguel, California Public Buildings Service (PBS), General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Notice of Availability; Announcement of Meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces the availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), which examines the potential impacts of a proposal by the General Services Administration (GSA) to address longterm housing for the tenants of the Chet Holifield Federal Building (CHFB). The building is owned and managed by GSA and is occupied by various federal agency tenants, with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) serving as the largest tenant. The DEIS describes the reason the project is being proposed, the alternatives being considered, the potential impacts of each of the alternatives on the existing environment, and avoidance, minimization, and/or mitigation measures related to those alternatives. GSA is serving as the lead agency in this undertaking, and acting on behalf of its tenants at this facility. DATES: GSA will hold a virtual public meeting for the DEIS on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Pacific Time (PT). Interested parties are encouraged to join and provide comments on the DEIS. The public comment period for the DEIS ends Friday, September 4, 2020. After this date, GSA will prepare the Final EIS. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Comments will be accepted during the meeting, by mail, and by email. Questions or comments concerning the DEIS should be directed to: • Email: osmahn.kadri@gsa.gov. ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Jul 07, 2020 Jkt 250001 • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Potomac-Hudson Engineering, Inc., ATTN: CHFB Draft EIS, 77 Upper Rock Circle Suite 302, Rockville, MD 20850. All comments received written or oral will become public and part of the Administrative Record. Further information, including an electronic copy of the DEIS, may be found online on the following website: https://www.gsa.gov/ChetHNEPA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Osmahn A. 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: The CHFB is located on a 92-acre site in Laguna Niguel, California, between Los Angeles and San Diego, and approximately 4 miles from the Pacific Ocean coastline. Construction of the building was completed in 1971 by the Aerospace and Systems Group of North American Rockwell Corporation, although it was never occupied by them. The building and site were transferred to the Federal Government in March of 1974. Since that time the CHFB has been utilized as office space for government agencies. The USCIS is currently the largest tenant in the CHFB, with 12 other agencies also currently located the building. There are currently approximately 3,000 employees working in the building. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to accommodate the long-term office space requirements for the current tenants located at the CHFB that would meet applicable building code, accessibility, and security standards. The purpose is also to make such accommodations primarily within the Orange County, California market in a cost-effective manner that would minimize personnel relocations and disruptions to the federal tenants and their agency missions. The project is needed because the current working space does not meet GSA’s current federal building, accessibility, and security standards. There have been no modifications to the CHFB since the 1980s, other than some energy-related modifications. Most of the building’s infrastructure is beyond its useful life and deficiencies have been documented in all major mechanical and electrical systems, including lifesafety, fire protection, and fire sprinkler systems. Additionally, numerous issues exist, including the presence of asbestos containing materials and the need to improve the building’s response to future seismic events. PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The DEIS considers two ‘‘action’’ alternatives and one ‘‘no action’’ alternative. One action alternative consists of relocation of current tenants into lease space primarily throughout the Orange County, California market. Some tenants may be relocated outside of Orange County. The existing CHFB and surrounding government property would be reported as excess and turned over to the GSA Real Property Utilization Disposal Division for disposal. The other action alternative consists of construction of a new federal office building directly south of the CHFB on a 27.15-acre portion of the existing 92acre site for the USCIS, and relocating all other tenants into lease space primarily within the Orange County market. The existing building and the remainder of the property not retained for construction of the new federal office building (approximately 64.85 acres) would be turned over to the GSA Real Property Utilization Disposal Division for disposal. Future development of the site is not part of GSA’s Proposed Action, nor would it be within the control of GSA. If the property remains in federal ownership following disposal out of GSA ownership, the appropriate level of NEPA analysis would be required by a future federal proponent. If the property is transferred out of federal ownership, the City of Laguna Niguel would require the new owner to complete the appropriate level of documentation under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and all necessary land use approvals would be issued for any proposed future use of the site. Development of the site and compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations would be the responsibility of the future landowner, not GSA. The ‘‘no action’’ alternative assumes that tenants would remain within the existing CHFB and no new construction or relocation would occur. Minor repairs would occur as needed and maintenance and operation of the existing facilities would continue. Public Comments: GSA will host a virtual public meeting during the public comment period as listed under DATES to solicit public comment. The purpose of the meeting is to collect public comments on the DEIS. The virtual public meeting will begin with presentations on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process and the proposed project. A copy of the presentation slideshow will be made available prior to the meeting at https://www.gsa.gov/ChetHNEPA. E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 131 / Wednesday, July 8, 2020 / Notices Following the presentations, there will be a moderated session during which members of the public can provide oral comments on the DEIS. Commenters will be allowed three minutes to provide comments. Comments will be recorded. Refer to the end of this notice for instructions on how to access the online public meeting. Virtual Public Meeting Information: Members of the public may join the DEIS public meeting by entering the following information—Meeting ID: 986 1911 2163; Password: CHFBEIS, using any of the below methods. Note that the meeting is best viewed through the Zoom app, and attendees are encouraged to download the app at the Zoom website (https://zoom.us) or on their mobile device, and test their connection prior to the meeting to ensure best results. • From their personal computer by launching the Zoom app (if already installed), and clicking ‘Join a Meeting’ and entering the above Meeting ID and Password. Attendees should follow the prompts to input their name and email address to access the meeting. • From their personal computer, by going to the Zoom website at http:// zoom.us/join, entering the Meeting ID and Password, and following the prompts to download and install the Zoom app. • From their mobile device through the Zoom mobile app, by entering the above Meeting ID and Password. • For attendees who do not have the Zoom app or do not wish to download the app, visit http://zoom.us/join using your computer’s browser, enter the Meeting ID, and click the ‘Join from your browser’ link that is displayed on the landing page. Then, follow the prompts to enter your name and the meeting Password. Whether joining through the Zoom app or web browser, attendees should follow the prompts to connect their computer audio. Attendees are encouraged to connect through the ‘Computer Audio’ tab and click ‘Join Audio by Computer’ under the ‘Join Audio’ button on the bottom of their screen. Users who do not have a computer microphone and wish to provide public comment during the meeting may connect by following the prompts under the ‘Phone Call’ tab under the ‘Join Audio’ button. For members of the public who do not have access to a personal computer, they may join the meeting audio by dialing the following number: 669–900– 9128. When prompted, enter the following information: Meeting ID—986 1911 2163, followed by the pound (#) VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Jul 07, 2020 Jkt 250001 key; press pound (#) again when prompted for a participant ID; then enter Password—629071 followed by the pound (#) key. Note, dialing in to the meeting is only necessary if you are not accessing the meeting through your computer or mobile app, or if you would like to provide oral comments during the meeting but do not have a computer microphone. The public meeting will be recorded, and all comments provided will become part of the formal record. Jared Bradley, Director, Portfolio Management Division, Pacific Rim Region, Public Buildings Service. [FR Doc. 2020–14710 Filed 7–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–YF–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier CMS–R–153] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS’ intention to collect information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information (including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information) and to allow 60 days for public comment on the proposed action. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding our burden estimates or any other aspect of this collection of information, including the necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions, the accuracy of the estimated burden, ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. DATES: Comments must be received by September 8, 2020. ADDRESSES: When commenting, please reference the document identifier or OMB control number. To be assured consideration, comments and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41047 recommendations must be submitted in any one of the following ways: 1. Electronically. You may send your comments electronically to http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for ‘‘Comment or Submission’’ or ‘‘More Search Options’’ to find the information collection document(s) that are accepting comments. 2. By regular mail. You may mail written comments to the following address: CMS, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Division of Regulations Development, Attention: Document Identifier/OMB Control Number lllll, Room C4– 26–05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244–1850. To obtain copies of a supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed collection(s) summarized in this notice, you may make your request using one of following: 1. Access CMS’ website address at website address at https://www.cms.gov/ Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/ PaperworkReductionActof1995/PRAListing.html. 2. Email your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and CMS document identifier, to Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov. 3. Call the Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786–1326. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William N. Parham at (410) 786–4669. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Contents This notice sets out a summary of the use and burden associated with the following information collections. More detailed information can be found in each collection’s supporting statement and associated materials (see ADDRESSES). CMS–R–153 Medicaid Drug Use Review (DUR) Program Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520), federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. The term ‘‘collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) and includes agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. 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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

[Notice-PBS-2020-06; Docket No. 2020-0002; Sequence No. 23]


Notice of Availability and Announcement of Meeting for the Chet 
Holifield Federal Building Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Laguna 
Niguel, California

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

ACTION: Notice of Availability; Announcement of Meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of the Draft 
Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), which examines the potential 
impacts of a proposal by the General Services Administration (GSA) to 
address long-term housing for the tenants of the Chet Holifield Federal 
Building (CHFB). The building is owned and managed by GSA and is 
occupied by various federal agency tenants, with the United States 
Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) serving as the largest 
tenant. The DEIS describes the reason the project is being proposed, 
the alternatives being considered, the potential impacts of each of the 
alternatives on the existing environment, and avoidance, minimization, 
and/or mitigation measures related to those alternatives. GSA is 
serving as the lead agency in this undertaking, and acting on behalf of 
its tenants at this facility.

DATES: GSA will hold a virtual public meeting for the DEIS on Tuesday, 
August 4, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Pacific Time (PT). 
Interested parties are encouraged to join and provide comments on the 
DEIS. The public comment period for the DEIS ends Friday, September 4, 
2020. After this date, GSA will prepare the Final EIS.

ADDRESSES: Comments will be accepted during the meeting, by mail, and 
by email. Questions or comments concerning the DEIS should be directed 
to:
     Email: [email protected].
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Potomac-Hudson 
Engineering, Inc., ATTN: CHFB Draft EIS, 77 Upper Rock Circle Suite 
302, Rockville, MD 20850.
All comments received written or oral will become public and part of 
the Administrative Record.
    Further information, including an electronic copy of the DEIS, may 
be found online on the following website: https://www.gsa.gov/ChetHNEPA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Osmahn A. 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: The CHFB is located on a 92-acre site in 
Laguna Niguel, California, between Los Angeles and San Diego, and 
approximately 4 miles from the Pacific Ocean coastline. Construction of 
the building was completed in 1971 by the Aerospace and Systems Group 
of North American Rockwell Corporation, although it was never occupied 
by them. The building and site were transferred to the Federal 
Government in March of 1974. Since that time the CHFB has been utilized 
as office space for government agencies. The USCIS is currently the 
largest tenant in the CHFB, with 12 other agencies also currently 
located the building. There are currently approximately 3,000 employees 
working in the building.
    The purpose of the Proposed Action is to accommodate the long-term 
office space requirements for the current tenants located at the CHFB 
that would meet applicable building code, accessibility, and security 
standards. The purpose is also to make such accommodations primarily 
within the Orange County, California market in a cost-effective manner 
that would minimize personnel relocations and disruptions to the 
federal tenants and their agency missions.
    The project is needed because the current working space does not 
meet GSA's current federal building, accessibility, and security 
standards. There have been no modifications to the CHFB since the 
1980s, other than some energy-related modifications. Most of the 
building's infrastructure is beyond its useful life and deficiencies 
have been documented in all major mechanical and electrical systems, 
including life-safety, fire protection, and fire sprinkler systems. 
Additionally, numerous issues exist, including the presence of asbestos 
containing materials and the need to improve the building's response to 
future seismic events.
    The DEIS considers two ``action'' alternatives and one ``no 
action'' alternative. One action alternative consists of relocation of 
current tenants into lease space primarily throughout the Orange 
County, California market. Some tenants may be relocated outside of 
Orange County. The existing CHFB and surrounding government property 
would be reported as excess and turned over to the GSA Real Property 
Utilization Disposal Division for disposal.
    The other action alternative consists of construction of a new 
federal office building directly south of the CHFB on a 27.15-acre 
portion of the existing 92-acre site for the USCIS, and relocating all 
other tenants into lease space primarily within the Orange County 
market. The existing building and the remainder of the property not 
retained for construction of the new federal office building 
(approximately 64.85 acres) would be turned over to the GSA Real 
Property Utilization Disposal Division for disposal.
    Future development of the site is not part of GSA's Proposed 
Action, nor would it be within the control of GSA. If the property 
remains in federal ownership following disposal out of GSA ownership, 
the appropriate level of NEPA analysis would be required by a future 
federal proponent. If the property is transferred out of federal 
ownership, the City of Laguna Niguel would require the new owner to 
complete the appropriate level of documentation under the California 
Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and all necessary land use approvals 
would be issued for any proposed future use of the site. Development of 
the site and compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and 
regulations would be the responsibility of the future landowner, not 
GSA.
    The ``no action'' alternative assumes that tenants would remain 
within the existing CHFB and no new construction or relocation would 
occur. Minor repairs would occur as needed and maintenance and 
operation of the existing facilities would continue.
    Public Comments: GSA will host a virtual public meeting during the 
public comment period as listed under DATES to solicit public comment. 
The purpose of the meeting is to collect public comments on the DEIS. 
The virtual public meeting will begin with presentations on the 
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process and the proposed 
project. A copy of the presentation slideshow will be made available 
prior to the meeting at https://www.gsa.gov/ChetHNEPA.

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    Following the presentations, there will be a moderated session 
during which members of the public can provide oral comments on the 
DEIS. Commenters will be allowed three minutes to provide comments. 
Comments will be recorded. Refer to the end of this notice for 
instructions on how to access the online public meeting.
    Virtual Public Meeting Information: Members of the public may join 
the DEIS public meeting by entering the following information--Meeting 
ID: 986 1911 2163; Password: CHFBEIS, using any of the below methods. 
Note that the meeting is best viewed through the Zoom app, and 
attendees are encouraged to download the app at the Zoom website 
(https://zoom.us) or on their mobile device, and test their connection 
prior to the meeting to ensure best results.
     From their personal computer by launching the Zoom app (if 
already installed), and clicking `Join a Meeting' and entering the 
above Meeting ID and Password. Attendees should follow the prompts to 
input their name and email address to access the meeting.
     From their personal computer, by going to the Zoom website 
at http://zoom.us/join, entering the Meeting ID and Password, and 
following the prompts to download and install the Zoom app.
     From their mobile device through the Zoom mobile app, by 
entering the above Meeting ID and Password.
     For attendees who do not have the Zoom app or do not wish 
to download the app, visit http://zoom.us/join using your computer's 
browser, enter the Meeting ID, and click the `Join from your browser' 
link that is displayed on the landing page. Then, follow the prompts to 
enter your name and the meeting Password.
    Whether joining through the Zoom app or web browser, attendees 
should follow the prompts to connect their computer audio. Attendees 
are encouraged to connect through the `Computer Audio' tab and click 
`Join Audio by Computer' under the `Join Audio' button on the bottom of 
their screen. Users who do not have a computer microphone and wish to 
provide public comment during the meeting may connect by following the 
prompts under the `Phone Call' tab under the `Join Audio' button.
    For members of the public who do not have access to a personal 
computer, they may join the meeting audio by dialing the following 
number: 669-900-9128. When prompted, enter the following information: 
Meeting ID--986 1911 2163, followed by the pound (#) key; press pound 
(#) again when prompted for a participant ID; then enter Password--
629071 followed by the pound (#) key. Note, dialing in to the meeting 
is only necessary if you are not accessing the meeting through your 
computer or mobile app, or if you would like to provide oral comments 
during the meeting but do not have a computer microphone. The public 
meeting will be recorded, and all comments provided will become part of 
the formal record.

Jared Bradley,
Director, Portfolio Management Division, Pacific Rim Region, Public 
Buildings Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-14710 Filed 7-7-20; 8:45 am]
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