Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for a Submarine Dry Dock and Waterfront Production Facility at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Oahu, Hawaii, and To Announce the Public Scoping Meeting, 57194-57196 [2020-19961]

Download as PDF 57194 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 179 / Tuesday, September 15, 2020 / Notices CFR 351.216(b), 351.221(b) and 351.221(c)(3). Dated: September 9, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2020–20317 Filed 9–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA488] Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting (online). AGENCY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council, Council) will hold an online meeting of its Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT) to discuss coastal pelagic species (CPS) stock assessment priorities and other CPS-related topics. This meeting is open to the public. DATES: The online meeting will be held Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, or until business for the day has been completed. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held online. Specific meeting information, including directions on how to join the meeting and system requirements will be provided in the meeting announcement on the Pacific Council’s website (see www.pcouncil.org). You may send an email to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt (kris.kleinschmidt@ noaa.gov) or contact him at (503) 820– 2412 for technical assistance. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220–1384. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kerry Griffin, Pacific Council; telephone: (503) 820–2409. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The CPSMT will be developing recommendations regarding CPS stock assessments to be conducted in 2022 and 2023 as guided by the Council’s stock assessment prioritization process. The Council is scheduled to establish stock assessment priorities for 2022 and 2023 at its November 2020 meeting. The CPSMT may discuss a proposed CPS Fishery Management Plan amendment jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 Sep 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 to address stock categories, as well as topics on the Council’s November 2020 agenda, including the CPS methodology review process and workload planning. Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any issues arising after publication of this document that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to take final action to address the emergency. the Commission’s website at https:// www.cftc.gov. Instructions for public access to the live audio feed of the meeting will also be posted on the Commission’s website. In the event that the time, date, or place of this meeting changes, an announcement of the change, along with the new time, date, or place of the meeting, will be posted on the Commission’s website. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission, 202–418–5964. Special Accommodations Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt (kris.kleinschmidt@ noaa.gov; (503) 820–2412) at least ten days prior to the meeting date. [FR Doc. 2020–20367 Filed 9–11–20; 11:15 am] Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 9, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–20272 Filed 9–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: September 10, 2020. Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission. BILLING CODE 6351–01–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for a Submarine Dry Dock and Waterfront Production Facility at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Oahu, Hawaii, and To Announce the Public Scoping Meeting Department of the Navy, Defense (DoD). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations, the Department of the Navy (Navy) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential environmental effects associated with construction and operation of a submarine dry dock (DD) replacement and waterfront production facility (WPF) at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF) at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), Oahu, Hawaii. PHNSY & IMF is situated on the eastern shore of Pearl Harbor on the south side of the island of Oahu. The DD and WPF will provide required capability to perform depot-level maintenance on current and future classes of fast-attack submarines and improve operational readiness. An EIS is considered the appropriate document for comprehensively analyzing the proposed action, which is to demolish existing facilities and construct new facilities, utilities, and infrastructure at PHNSY & IMF. SUMMARY: 10:00 a.m. EDT, Thursday, September 17, 2020. PLACE: Conference call. STATUS: Open. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘‘Commission’’ or ‘‘CFTC’’) will hold this meeting to consider the following matters: • Final Rule: Registration with Alternative Compliance for Non-U.S. Derivatives Clearing Organizations; • Final Rule: Amendments to RealTime Public Reporting Requirements (Part 43); • Final Rule: Amendments to Swap Data Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements (Part 45); • Final Rule: Amendments to the CFTC’s Regulations Relating to Certain Swap Data Repository and Data Reporting Requirements (43, 45, and 49 Verification); and • Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Part 190 Bankruptcy Regulations. The agenda for this meeting will be available to the public and posted on TIME AND DATE: Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552b. E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 179 / Tuesday, September 15, 2020 / Notices The Navy is initiating a 32-day public scoping process beginning on September 11, 2020 and extending through October 13, 2020. The purpose of the public scoping process is to identify community interests and to receive comments on the scope of the EIS and the project’s potential to affect historic properties pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. This public scoping process starts with the publication of this Notice of Intent. The Navy is providing two web-based platforms for the public to learn about the Proposed Action and provide scoping comments. All comments are due by October 13, 2020. ADDRESSES: The two web-based platforms include the following: 1. A virtual Open House. The virtual Open House will be available at www.PearlHarborDryDockEISOpen House.org from 12:00 a.m. Hawaii Standard Time (HST) on September 11, 2020, to 11:59 p.m. (HST) on October 13, 2020. The virtual Open House will present an overview of the Proposed Action, preliminary alternatives, and the NEPA process, and will allow the public to electronically submit comments on the scope of the EIS and to identify specific environmental concerns or topics for consideration in the document. Additionally, the public will have the opportunity to participate in the Section 106 process through the virtual Open House. The public will be able to electronically submit comments on the project’s potential to affect historic properties pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA), and the Navy’s ongoing development of a Nationwide Programmatic Agreement for the Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program. The public is invited to visit https:// www.navalshipyards-nhpa.com to find out more about the Section 106 consultation. 2. A virtual Public Scoping Meeting. The virtual Public Scoping Meeting will be held on September 29, 2020, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. (HST) as an additional means to learn about the Proposed Action through a live presentation and question and answer session held by Navy representatives. Additionally, resource-specific breakout sessions are planned for 6:00–7:00 p.m. HST. Information concerning the virtual Public Scoping Meeting and resourcespecific breakout sessions time and web location is available on the EIS website at: www.PearlHarborDryDockEIS.org. The Navy will also announce the virtual Public Scoping Meeting date, time, and jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 Sep 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 location in the local newspaper. The virtual Public Scoping Meeting provides another opportunity for the public to participate in the NEPA and NHPA Section 106 processes and electronically submit comments. If the virtual Scoping Meeting cannot be held on September 29, 2020, due to an unforeseen challenge, please check the EIS website at www.PearlHarbor DryDockEIS.org for information on the rescheduled meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andre´a M. Von Burg Hall, Navy PHNSY DD/WPF EIS Project Manager, by telephone (808–472–1425), email (andrea.vonburg-hall@navy.mil), or by mail at Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific, Attn: PHNSY DD/ WPF EIS Project Manager, 258 Makalapa Drive, Suite 100, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI 96860–3134. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Depot maintenance for PHNSY & IMF requires four DDs capable of docking current and future classes of submarines. In addition, to accommodate future submarine maintenance demands at PHNSY & IMF and improve operational readiness, the time spent servicing each submarine at the DD must be reduced. Infrastructure improvements and rearrangement of functions at PHNSY are, therefore, needed to ensure adequate capacity and operational efficiency. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to provide appropriate DD capacity at PHNSY & IMF to meet depot maintenance requirements and to provide a properly sized and configured WPF to enable efficient submarine maintenance. The Navy proposes DD replacement at PHNSY & IMF capable of performing depot-level maintenance on current and future fast-attack submarines. To meet the purpose and need, the Navy’s Proposed Action is to construct and operate a graving DD replacement and WPF at PHNSY & IMF, including permanent ancillary facilities such as new power and utilities. A graving or excavated DD is one that is constructed on land near the shore, using concrete. Other construction-related actions would include dredging, upgrade or replacement of new in-water structures, demolition of existing upland structures, and construction of new upland facilities. The Navy has identified four preliminary action alternatives to carry forward for analysis in the EIS along with the No Action alternative. These alternatives will be further refined based on input received from the public and resource agencies during scoping. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57195 Alternative 1 (No Action Alternative) would be no change from the status quo. A submarine DD replacement and WPF would not be built, and PHNSY & IMF would continue to service submarines using its existing infrastructure. Following the phasing out of the Los Angeles Class submarine in 2022, DD 3 would no longer be capable of servicing any active submarines due to size limitations. Alternative 2 would consist of a covered graving DD replacement and bridge crane. A new WPF would be located east of the DD, servicing both the replacement DD and DD #2. Alternative 3 would consist of a covered graving DD replacement and bridge crane. A new WPF would be located west of the DD and would service only the replacement DD. Alternative 4 would consist of an uncovered graving DD replacement, operated using a portal or gantry crane. A new WPF would be located east of the DD, servicing both the DD replacement and DD #2. Alternative 5 would consist of an uncovered graving DD replacement, operated using a portal or gantry crane. A new WPF would be located west of the DD and would service only the DD replacement. Environmental issues and resource areas to be examined in the EIS include, but are not limited to the following: Cultural Resources, Visual Resources, Public Health and Safety, Land Use, Socioeconomics, Environmental Justice, Soils, Water Quality, Topography and Geology, Air Quality, Terrestrial Biology, Marine Biology, Traffic, Marine Navigation, Noise, Utilities, and Hazardous Materials. The EIS will also analyze measures that would avoid, minimize, or mitigate environmental effects. Additionally, the Navy will conduct all coordination and consultation activities required by the National Historic Preservation Act, the Endangered Species Act, the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Clean Water Act, the Coastal Zone Management Act, and other laws and regulations determined to be applicable to the project. The Navy encourages federal, state, and local agencies, and interested persons to provide comments concerning the alternatives proposed for study and environmental issues for analysis in the EIS, as well as to identify specific environmental resources that the Navy should consider when developing the Draft EIS. The Navy will prepare the Draft EIS, including analysis of potential effects to those resources, which the Navy and the commenting public has identified. All comments E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1 57196 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 179 / Tuesday, September 15, 2020 / Notices received during the public scoping period will receive consideration during EIS preparation. Written comments on the scope of the EIS or the project’s potential to affect historic properties pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 can be mailed or submitted electronically via the virtual Open House. To receive consideration, comments submitted by mail must be postmarked no later than October 13, 2020. Comments may be mailed to the following address: Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific, Attn: PHNSY DD/WPF EIS Project Manager, 258 Makalapa Drive, Suite 100, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI 96860–3134. Comments may also be submitted electronically through the EIS website at www.PearlHarborDryDockEIS.org or the virtual Open House website, online at www.PearlHarborDryDockEISOpen House.org. Comments must be posted by 11:59pm HST on October 13, 2020. Dated: September 3, 2020. D.J. Antenucci, Commander, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–19961 Filed 9–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Applications for New Awards; Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education—Open Textbooks Pilot Program Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2020 for the Open Textbooks Pilot program conducted under the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.116T. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1894–0006. DATES: Applications available: September 15, 2020. Deadline for transmittal of applications: November 16, 2020. ADDRESSES: For the addresses for obtaining and submitting an application, please refer to our Common Instructions for Applicants to Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs, published in the Federal Register on February 12, 2018 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 Sep 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 (83 FR 6003) and available at www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-02-12/ pdf/2018-02558.pdf. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stacey Slijepcevic, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, room 268–34, Washington, DC 20202. Telephone: (202) 453–6150. Email: stacey.slijepcevic@ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1–800–877– 8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Full Text of Announcement I. Funding Opportunity Description Purpose of Program: The Open Textbooks Pilot program supports projects at eligible institutions of higher education (IHEs) that create new open textbooks (as defined in this notice) and expand the use of open textbooks in courses that are part of a degree-granting program, particularly those with high enrollments. Applicants are encouraged to develop projects that demonstrate the greatest potential to achieve the highest level of savings for students through sustainable, expanded use of open textbooks in high-enrollment courses (as defined in this notice) or in programs that prepare individuals for in-demand fields. Priorities: These priorities are from the notice of final priorities, requirements, and definitions (NFP) for this program published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register. Absolute Priorities: For FY 2020 and any subsequent year in which we make awards from the list of unfunded applications from this competition, these priorities are absolute priorities. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3), we consider only applications that meet each of these priorities. These priorities are: Absolute Priority 1—Improving Collaboration and Dissemination. To meet this priority, an eligible applicant must propose to lead and carry out projects that involve a consortia of institutions, instructors, and subject matter experts, including no less than three IHEs, along with relevant employers, workforce stakeholders (as defined in this notice), and/or trade or professional associations (as defined in this notice). Applicants must explain how the members of the consortium will work together to develop and implement open textbooks that: (a) Reduce the cost of college for large numbers of students through a variety of cost saving measures; and (b) contain instructional content and ancillary PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 instructional materials that align student learning objectives with the skills or knowledge required by large numbers of students (at a given institution or nationally), or in the case of a career and technical postsecondary program, meet industry standards in indemand industry sectors or in-demand occupations (as defined in this notice). Absolute Priority 2—Addressing Gaps in the Open Textbook Marketplace and Bringing Solutions to Scale. To meet this priority, an applicant must identify the gaps in the open textbook marketplace in courses that are part of a degree-granting program that it seeks to address and propose how to close such gaps. An applicant must propose a comprehensive plan to: (a) Identify and assess existing open educational resources in the proposed subject area before creating new ones, such as by identifying any existing open textbooks that could potentially be used as models for the design of the project or ancillary learning resources that would support the development of courses that use open textbooks; (b) focus on the creation and expansion of education and training materials that can be scaled, within and beyond the participating consortium members, to reach a broad range of students participating in high-enrollment courses or preparing for in-demand industry sectors or in-demand occupations (as defined in this notice); (c) create and disseminate protocols to review any open textbooks created or adapted through the project for accuracy, rigor, and accessibility for students with disabilities; (d) disseminate information about the results of the project to other IHEs, including promoting the adoption of any open textbooks created or adapted through the project, or adopting open standard protocols and processes that support the interoperability for any digital assets created; (e) include professional development to build capacity of faculty, instructors, and other staff to adapt and use open textbooks; and (f) describe the courses for which open textbooks and ancillary materials are being developed. Absolute Priority 3—Promoting Student Success. To meet this priority, an applicant must propose to build upon existing open textbook materials and/or develop new open textbooks for high-enrollment courses or high-enrollment programs in order to achieve the highest level of savings for students. Additionally, this priority requires the applicant to include plans for: (a) Promoting and tracking the use of open textbooks in postsecondary courses across participating members of the E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Navy


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for 
a Submarine Dry Dock and Waterfront Production Facility at the Pearl 
Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Oahu, 
Hawaii, and To Announce the Public Scoping Meeting

AGENCY: Department of the Navy, Defense (DoD).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 
1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality 
Regulations, the Department of the Navy (Navy) announces its intent to 
prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the 
potential environmental effects associated with construction and 
operation of a submarine dry dock (DD) replacement and waterfront 
production facility (WPF) at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and 
Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF) at Joint Base Pearl 
Harbor[hyphen]Hickam (JBPHH), Oahu, Hawaii. PHNSY & IMF is situated on 
the eastern shore of Pearl Harbor on the south side of the island of 
Oahu. The DD and WPF will provide required capability to perform depot-
level maintenance on current and future classes of fast-attack 
submarines and improve operational readiness. An EIS is considered the 
appropriate document for comprehensively analyzing the proposed action, 
which is to demolish existing facilities and construct new facilities, 
utilities, and infrastructure at PHNSY & IMF.

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DATES: The Navy is initiating a 32-day public scoping process beginning 
on September 11, 2020 and extending through October 13, 2020. The 
purpose of the public scoping process is to identify community 
interests and to receive comments on the scope of the EIS and the 
project's potential to affect historic properties pursuant to Section 
106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. This public 
scoping process starts with the publication of this Notice of Intent. 
The Navy is providing two web-based platforms for the public to learn 
about the Proposed Action and provide scoping comments. All comments 
are due by October 13, 2020.

ADDRESSES: The two web-based platforms include the following:
    1. A virtual Open House. The virtual Open House will be available 
at www.PearlHarborDryDockEISOpenHouse.org from 12:00 a.m. Hawaii 
Standard Time (HST) on September 11, 2020, to 11:59 p.m. (HST) on 
October 13, 2020. The virtual Open House will present an overview of 
the Proposed Action, preliminary alternatives, and the NEPA process, 
and will allow the public to electronically submit comments on the 
scope of the EIS and to identify specific environmental concerns or 
topics for consideration in the document. Additionally, the public will 
have the opportunity to participate in the Section 106 process through 
the virtual Open House. The public will be able to electronically 
submit comments on the project's potential to affect historic 
properties pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic 
Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA), and the Navy's ongoing development of 
a Nationwide Programmatic Agreement for the Shipyard Infrastructure 
Optimization Program. The public is invited to visit https://www.navalshipyards-nhpa.com to find out more about the Section 106 
consultation.
    2. A virtual Public Scoping Meeting. The virtual Public Scoping 
Meeting will be held on September 29, 2020, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. 
(HST) as an additional means to learn about the Proposed Action through 
a live presentation and question and answer session held by Navy 
representatives. Additionally, resource-specific breakout sessions are 
planned for 6:00-7:00 p.m. HST. Information concerning the virtual 
Public Scoping Meeting and resource-specific breakout sessions time and 
web location is available on the EIS website at: 
www.PearlHarborDryDockEIS.org. The Navy will also announce the virtual 
Public Scoping Meeting date, time, and location in the local newspaper. 
The virtual Public Scoping Meeting provides another opportunity for the 
public to participate in the NEPA and NHPA Section 106 processes and 
electronically submit comments.
    If the virtual Scoping Meeting cannot be held on September 29, 
2020, due to an unforeseen challenge, please check the EIS website at 
www.PearlHarborDryDockEIS.org for information on the rescheduled 
meeting.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andr[eacute]a M. Von Burg Hall, Navy 
PHNSY DD/WPF EIS Project Manager, by telephone (808-472-1425), email 
([email protected]), or by mail at Naval Facilities 
Engineering Command Pacific, Attn: PHNSY DD/WPF EIS Project Manager, 
258 Makalapa Drive, Suite 100, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI 
96860-3134.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Depot maintenance for PHNSY & IMF requires 
four DDs capable of docking current and future classes of submarines. 
In addition, to accommodate future submarine maintenance demands at 
PHNSY & IMF and improve operational readiness, the time spent servicing 
each submarine at the DD must be reduced. Infrastructure improvements 
and rearrangement of functions at PHNSY are, therefore, needed to 
ensure adequate capacity and operational efficiency.
    The purpose of the Proposed Action is to provide appropriate DD 
capacity at PHNSY & IMF to meet depot maintenance requirements and to 
provide a properly sized and configured WPF to enable efficient 
submarine maintenance.
    The Navy proposes DD replacement at PHNSY & IMF capable of 
performing depot[hyphen]level maintenance on current and future fast-
attack submarines. To meet the purpose and need, the Navy's Proposed 
Action is to construct and operate a graving DD replacement and WPF at 
PHNSY & IMF, including permanent ancillary facilities such as new power 
and utilities. A graving or excavated DD is one that is constructed on 
land near the shore, using concrete. Other construction[hyphen]related 
actions would include dredging, upgrade or replacement of new in-water 
structures, demolition of existing upland structures, and construction 
of new upland facilities.
    The Navy has identified four preliminary action alternatives to 
carry forward for analysis in the EIS along with the No Action 
alternative. These alternatives will be further refined based on input 
received from the public and resource agencies during scoping.
    Alternative 1 (No Action Alternative) would be no change from the 
status quo. A submarine DD replacement and WPF would not be built, and 
PHNSY & IMF would continue to service submarines using its existing 
infrastructure. Following the phasing out of the Los Angeles Class 
submarine in 2022, DD 3 would no longer be capable of servicing any 
active submarines due to size limitations.
    Alternative 2 would consist of a covered graving DD replacement and 
bridge crane. A new WPF would be located east of the DD, servicing both 
the replacement DD and DD #2.
    Alternative 3 would consist of a covered graving DD replacement and 
bridge crane. A new WPF would be located west of the DD and would 
service only the replacement DD.
    Alternative 4 would consist of an uncovered graving DD replacement, 
operated using a portal or gantry crane. A new WPF would be located 
east of the DD, servicing both the DD replacement and DD #2.
    Alternative 5 would consist of an uncovered graving DD replacement, 
operated using a portal or gantry crane. A new WPF would be located 
west of the DD and would service only the DD replacement.
    Environmental issues and resource areas to be examined in the EIS 
include, but are not limited to the following: Cultural Resources, 
Visual Resources, Public Health and Safety, Land Use, Socioeconomics, 
Environmental Justice, Soils, Water Quality, Topography and Geology, 
Air Quality, Terrestrial Biology, Marine Biology, Traffic, Marine 
Navigation, Noise, Utilities, and Hazardous Materials. The EIS will 
also analyze measures that would avoid, minimize, or mitigate 
environmental effects. Additionally, the Navy will conduct all 
coordination and consultation activities required by the National 
Historic Preservation Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Magnuson-
Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Clean Water Act, 
the Coastal Zone Management Act, and other laws and regulations 
determined to be applicable to the project.
    The Navy encourages federal, state, and local agencies, and 
interested persons to provide comments concerning the alternatives 
proposed for study and environmental issues for analysis in the EIS, as 
well as to identify specific environmental resources that the Navy 
should consider when developing the Draft EIS. The Navy will prepare 
the Draft EIS, including analysis of potential effects to those 
resources, which the Navy and the commenting public has identified. All 
comments

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received during the public scoping period will receive consideration 
during EIS preparation.
    Written comments on the scope of the EIS or the project's potential 
to affect historic properties pursuant to Section 106 of the National 
Historic Preservation Act of 1966 can be mailed or submitted 
electronically via the virtual Open House. To receive consideration, 
comments submitted by mail must be postmarked no later than October 13, 
2020. Comments may be mailed to the following address: Naval Facilities 
Engineering Command Pacific, Attn: PHNSY DD/WPF EIS Project Manager, 
258 Makalapa Drive, Suite 100, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI 
96860-3134.
    Comments may also be submitted electronically through the EIS 
website at www.PearlHarborDryDockEIS.org or the virtual Open House 
website, online at www.PearlHarborDryDockEISOpenHouse.org. Comments 
must be posted by 11:59pm HST on October 13, 2020.

    Dated: September 3, 2020.
D.J. Antenucci,
Commander, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register 
Liaison Officer.
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