Notice of Virtual Public Meetings for the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Gulf of Alaska Navy Training Activities, 80076-80077 [2020-26950]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 80076 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 239 / Friday, December 11, 2020 / Notices route to target. It is designed to kill hard, medium-hardened, soft and area type targets. The extended range over the baseline was obtained by going from a turbo jet to a turbo-fan engine and by reconfiguring the fuel tanks for added capacity. Classification of the technical data and information on the AGM-158’s performance, capabilities, systems, subsystems, operations, and maintenance will range from UNCLASSIFIED to SECRET. a. The AGM-158B Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) software-inthe-Loop (SIL) testing assets are required for software development, integration, and test in the lab environment as well as ground mount operations before STV or Live Fire assets can be loaded on the aircraft to execute Airworthiness, Flight Test, and Live Fire events. These assets are for testing in the contiguous United States and will not be exported. Software development will be to the extent necessary to produce Engineering Releases needed to conduct airworthiness, integration and live fire testing. Testing equipment is CLASSIFIED. b. The AGM-158B-2 JASSM Separation Test Vehicle (STV) is equipped with Intelligent Test Instrumentation Kit (iTIK). These assets will be used as part of the airworthiness data collection process to ensure safe separation of the munition from the aircraft. These missiles will be handled and stored in custom individual containers. These two (2) missiles are for testing in the contiguous United States and will not be exported. Software development will be to the extent necessary to produce Engineering Releases needed to conduct airworthiness, integration and live fire testing. c. The AGM-158B-2 (JASSM) Instrumented Test Vehicle (ITV) is equipped with iTIK. This asset will be utilized to capture flight data information in a ‘‘Captive Carry‘‘ configuration. The information collected will ensure the munition can be safely carried and is required as part of the airworthiness process prior to launch of the STV, JTV, and the Live Fire asset. These missiles will be handled and stored in custom individual containers. This missile is for testing in the contiguous United States and will not be exported. Software development will be to the extent necessary to produce Engineering Releases needed to conduct airworthiness, integration and live fire testing. d. The AGM-158B-2 JASSM Jettison Test Vehicle (JTV) is not equipped with an iTIK. These assets will be used as VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:25 Dec 10, 2020 Jkt 253001 part of the airworthiness data collection process to ensure safe jettison of the munition from the aircraft. These missiles will be handled and stored in custom individual containers. These two (2) missiles are for testing in the contiguous United States and will not be exported. Software development will be to the extent necessary to produce Engineering Releases needed to conduct airworthiness, integration and live fire testing. e. The AGM-158B-2 JASSM Maintenance Training Missile (DATM) is a missile for maintenance (Weapon Load Crew) training with container. 5. The GBU-31 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) is a 2,000-lb Internal Navigation System/Global Positioning System (INS/GPS) guided precision airto-ground munition. The GBU-31 consists of a KMU-556 warhead specific tail kit, and MK-84 bomb body. 6. The GBU-38 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) is a 500-lb Internal Navigation System/Global Positioning System (INS/GPS) guided precision airto-ground munition. The GBU-38 consists of a KMU-572 warhead specific tail kit, and MK-82 bomb body. 7. The GBU-54 Laser Joint Direct Attack Munition (LJDAM) is a 500-lb JDAM which incorporates all the capabilities of the JDAM guidance tail it and adds a precision laser guidance set. The LJDAM gives the weapon system an optional semi-active laser guidance in addition to the Internal Navigation System/Global Positioning System (INS/ GPS) guidance. This provides the optional capability to strike moving targets. The GBU-54 consists of a laser guidance set, KMU-572 warhead specific tail kit, and MK-82 bomb body. 8. The AGM-154 JSOW is used by Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force, and allows aircraft to attack well-defended targets in day, night, and adverse weather conditions. The JSOW C and C1 utilize GPS/INS guidance and an uncooled imaging infrared seeker for terminal guidance, Autonomous Acquisition, and provides a precision targeting, 500-lb-class tandem warhead that is the Navy’s primary standoff weapon against hardened targets. The JSOW C-1 added the Link-16 datalink enabling a robust and flexible capability against high-value stationary land targets and moving maritime target capability. JSOW C-1 can fly via two dimensional and three dimensional waypoints to the target, offering the optimal path around Integrated Air Defense Systems (IADS). The JSOW incorporates components, software, and technical design information that are considered sensitive. The following JSOW-C PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 components being conveyed by the proposed sale include the GPS/INS, IIR seeker, INS OFP software and missile operational characteristics and performance data. These elements are essential to the ability of the JSOW-C missile to selectively engage hostile targets under a wide range of operational, tactical, and environmental conditions. 9. The highest level of classification of defense articles, components, and services included in this potential sale is SECRET. 10. If a technologically advanced adversary were to obtain knowledge of the specific hardware or software elements, the information could be used to develop countermeasures that might reduce weapon system effectiveness or be used in the development of a system with similar or advanced capabilities. 11. A determination has been made that Finland can provide substantially the same degree of protection for the sensitive technology being released as the U.S. Government. This sale is necessary in furtherance of the U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives outlined in the Policy Justification. 12. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal have been authorized for release and export to Finland. [FR Doc. 2020–27295 Filed 12–10–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Notice of Virtual Public Meetings for the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Gulf of Alaska Navy Training Activities Department of the Navy, Department of Defense. ACTION: Notice of availability; notice of public meeting. AGENCY: Pursuant 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 with the United States Environmental Protection Agency a draft supplement to the 2011 Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Navy Training Activities Final Environmental Impact Statement/ Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS) (referred to as the 2011 GOA Final EIS/OEIS) and the 2016 GOA Navy Training Activities Final SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 239 / Friday, December 11, 2020 / Notices Supplemental EIS/OEIS (referred to as the 2016 GOA Final Supplemental EIS/ OEIS). In the 2020 Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS, the DON assesses the potential environmental effects associated with continuing periodic military readiness activities in the GOA Temporary Maritime Activities Area (TMAA). This notice announces the public review and comment period and the dates of the virtual public meetings, includes information about how the public can review and comment on the document, and provides supplementary information about the environmental planning effort. DATES: All comments must be postmarked or received online by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on February 16, 2021, for consideration in the development of the Final Supplemental EIS/OEIS. Federal agencies and officials, Alaska Native Tribes, state and local agencies and officials, and interested organizations and individuals are encouraged to provide comments on the 2020 Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS during the public review and comment period. Due to COVID–19 travel and public event restrictions, the DON is holding virtual public meetings, consisting of a presentation and question and answer sessions, to discuss the Proposed Action and the draft environmental impact analysis. Visit www.GOAEIS.com/VPM to learn more about and attend a virtual public meeting. An audio-only option will also be available. Meetings will occur as follows: 1. Tuesday, January 19, 2021, from 3 to 4 p.m. Alaska Standard Time 2. Wednesday, February 3, 2021, from 5 to 6 p.m. Alaska Standard Time Substantive questions for discussion with Navy representatives at the virtual public meetings can be submitted between January 11 and 18, 2021, for the January 19, 2021, meeting, and between January 26 and February 2, 2021, for the February 3, 2021, meeting. Email questions to projectmanager@ goaeis.com or complete the form at www.GOAEIS.com. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be mailed to Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest, Attention: GOA Supplemental EIS/OEIS Project Manager, 1101 Tautog Circle, Suite 203, Silverdale, WA 98315–1101, or submitted electronically via the project website at www.GOAEIS.com. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest, Attention: Ms. Kimberly Kler, GOA Supplemental EIS/OEIS Project Manager, 1101 Tautog Circle, Suite 203, Silverdale, WA 98315–1101, VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:25 Dec 10, 2020 Jkt 253001 360–315–5103, projectmanager@ goaeis.com. The DON’s Proposed Action is to continue periodic military training activities within the GOA TMAA. Proposed training activities are similar to those that have occurred in the GOA TMAA for decades. The geographic extent of the GOA TMAA and Proposed Action, including the location, number, and frequency of major training exercises, remain unchanged from the 2016 Final Supplemental EIS/OEIS. Although the types of activities and number of events in the Proposed Action are the same as in previous documents (Alternative 1 in both the 2011 and 2016 impact analyses), there have been changes in the platforms and systems used in those activities. For example, the EA–6B aircraft and frigate, and their associated systems, have been replaced by the EA– 18G aircraft, Littoral Combat Ship, and Destroyer. The 2020 Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS includes the analysis of at-sea training activities projected to meet readiness requirements beyond 2022 and into the reasonably foreseeable future, and reflects the most up-to-date compilation of training activities deemed necessary to accomplish military readiness during that time period. The 2020 Draft Supplemental EIS/ OEIS also updates the 2011 and 2016 impact analyses with new information and analytical methods the DON developed and has used since 2016. New information includes an updated acoustic effects model, updated marine mammal density data and sea turtle hearing criteria, and other emergent best available science. The DON is preparing a Supplemental EIS/OEIS to renew required federal regulatory permits and authorizations under the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act. The DON will consult with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and United States Fish and Wildlife Service to renew these permits and authorizations. Additionally, NMFS is a cooperating agency for this Supplemental EIS/OEIS. The 2020 Draft Supplemental EIS/ OEIS is available for electronic viewing or download at www.GOAEIS.com. The 2020 Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS was distributed to federal agencies and federally recognized Alaska Native Tribes with which the DON is consulting. All comments submitted during the public review and comment period from December 11, 2020, to February 16, 2021, will become part of the public record, and substantive comments will SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 80077 be addressed in the Final Supplemental EIS/OEIS. The DON is committed to providing the public an accessible version of the 2020 Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS during COVID–19 conditions. If you need assistance accessing the document or attending the virtual public meetings, please contact Ms. Julianne Stanford, Navy Region Northwest Public Affairs Office, at julianne.stanford@navy.mil or 360–867–8525. For all other queries or if you require additional information about the project, please contact Ms. Kimberly Kler, GOA Supplemental EIS/ OEIS Project Manager, at projectmanager@goaeis.com. Individuals interested in receiving electronic project updates can subscribe on the project website to receive notifications via email for key milestones throughout the environmental planning process. Dated: December 3, 2020. K. R. Callan, 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 Virtual Public Meetings for the Draft Supplemental 
Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement 
for Gulf of Alaska Navy Training Activities

AGENCY: Department of the Navy, Department of Defense.

ACTION: Notice of availability; notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant 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 with the United States Environmental Protection 
Agency a draft supplement to the 2011 Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Navy 
Training Activities Final Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas 
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS) (referred to as the 2011 GOA 
Final EIS/OEIS) and the 2016 GOA Navy Training Activities Final

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Supplemental EIS/OEIS (referred to as the 2016 GOA Final Supplemental 
EIS/OEIS). In the 2020 Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS, the DON assesses 
the potential environmental effects associated with continuing periodic 
military readiness activities in the GOA Temporary Maritime Activities 
Area (TMAA). This notice announces the public review and comment period 
and the dates of the virtual public meetings, includes information 
about how the public can review and comment on the document, and 
provides supplementary information about the environmental planning 
effort.

DATES: All comments must be postmarked or received online by 11:59 p.m. 
Pacific Standard Time on February 16, 2021, for consideration in the 
development of the Final Supplemental EIS/OEIS. Federal agencies and 
officials, Alaska Native Tribes, state and local agencies and 
officials, and interested organizations and individuals are encouraged 
to provide comments on the 2020 Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS during the 
public review and comment period.
    Due to COVID-19 travel and public event restrictions, the DON is 
holding virtual public meetings, consisting of a presentation and 
question and answer sessions, to discuss the Proposed Action and the 
draft environmental impact analysis. Visit www.GOAEIS.com/VPM to learn 
more about and attend a virtual public meeting. An audio-only option 
will also be available. Meetings will occur as follows:
    1. Tuesday, January 19, 2021, from 3 to 4 p.m. Alaska Standard Time
    2. Wednesday, February 3, 2021, from 5 to 6 p.m. Alaska Standard 
Time
    Substantive questions for discussion with Navy representatives at 
the virtual public meetings can be submitted between January 11 and 18, 
2021, for the January 19, 2021, meeting, and between January 26 and 
February 2, 2021, for the February 3, 2021, meeting. Email questions to 
[email protected] or complete the form at www.GOAEIS.com.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be mailed to Naval Facilities 
Engineering Command Northwest, Attention: GOA Supplemental EIS/OEIS 
Project Manager, 1101 Tautog Circle, Suite 203, Silverdale, WA 98315-
1101, or submitted electronically via the project website at 
www.GOAEIS.com.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Naval Facilities Engineering Command 
Northwest, Attention: Ms. Kimberly Kler, GOA Supplemental EIS/OEIS 
Project Manager, 1101 Tautog Circle, Suite 203, Silverdale, WA 98315-
1101, 360-315-5103, [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The DON's Proposed Action is to continue 
periodic military training activities within the GOA TMAA. Proposed 
training activities are similar to those that have occurred in the GOA 
TMAA for decades. The geographic extent of the GOA TMAA and Proposed 
Action, including the location, number, and frequency of major training 
exercises, remain unchanged from the 2016 Final Supplemental EIS/OEIS. 
Although the types of activities and number of events in the Proposed 
Action are the same as in previous documents (Alternative 1 in both the 
2011 and 2016 impact analyses), there have been changes in the 
platforms and systems used in those activities. For example, the EA-6B 
aircraft and frigate, and their associated systems, have been replaced 
by the EA-18G aircraft, Littoral Combat Ship, and Destroyer. The 2020 
Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS includes the analysis of at-sea training 
activities projected to meet readiness requirements beyond 2022 and 
into the reasonably foreseeable future, and reflects the most up-to-
date compilation of training activities deemed necessary to accomplish 
military readiness during that time period.
    The 2020 Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS also updates the 2011 and 2016 
impact analyses with new information and analytical methods the DON 
developed and has used since 2016. New information includes an updated 
acoustic effects model, updated marine mammal density data and sea 
turtle hearing criteria, and other emergent best available science. The 
DON is preparing a Supplemental EIS/OEIS to renew required federal 
regulatory permits and authorizations under the Marine Mammal 
Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act. The DON will consult 
with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and United States 
Fish and Wildlife Service to renew these permits and authorizations. 
Additionally, NMFS is a cooperating agency for this Supplemental EIS/
OEIS.
    The 2020 Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS is available for electronic 
viewing or download at www.GOAEIS.com. The 2020 Draft Supplemental EIS/
OEIS was distributed to federal agencies and federally recognized 
Alaska Native Tribes with which the DON is consulting.
    All comments submitted during the public review and comment period 
from December 11, 2020, to February 16, 2021, will become part of the 
public record, and substantive comments will be addressed in the Final 
Supplemental EIS/OEIS.
    The DON is committed to providing the public an accessible version 
of the 2020 Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS during COVID-19 conditions. If 
you need assistance accessing the document or attending the virtual 
public meetings, please contact Ms. Julianne Stanford, Navy Region 
Northwest Public Affairs Office, at [email protected] or 360-
867-8525. For all other queries or if you require additional 
information about the project, please contact Ms. Kimberly Kler, GOA 
Supplemental EIS/OEIS Project Manager, at [email protected].
    Individuals interested in receiving electronic project updates can 
subscribe on the project website to receive notifications via email for 
key milestones throughout the environmental planning process.

    Dated: December 3, 2020.
K. R. Callan,
Commander, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register 
Liaison Officer.
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