Inland Waterways Users Board
In Accordance with 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), announcement is made of the forthcoming meeting. Name of Committee: Inland Waterways Users Board (Board). Date: October 13, 2005. Location: Heathman Lodge, 7801 NE Greenwood Drive, Vancouver, Washington 98662, (1-360-254-3100). Time: Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting is scheduled to adjourn at 12 p.m. Agenda: The Board will hear briefings on the status of both the funding for inland navigation projects and studies, and the Inland Waterways Trust Fund. The Board will also consider its priorities for the next fiscal year.
Notice of Availability (NOA) for the Record of Decision (ROD) for Activities Associated With Future Programs at the U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground (DPG), Utah
The Department of the Army announces the availability of its Record of Decision (ROD) for Activities Associated with Future Programs at the U.S. Army DPG. The ROD describes the Army's decisions with respect to the Proposed Action (implementation of DPG's planned mission for a 7-year time frame) and alternatives considered in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and its rationale for the decision. Based on the EIS and other relevant factors, the Army has decided to implement its Proposed Action. The Proposed Action is the alternative that best fulfills DPG's statutory mission and responsibilities, giving consideration to economic, environmental, technical, and other factors. DPG will continue to implement its existing mitigation measures as well as measures described in the ROD to mitigate potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts caused by the Proposed Action.
Transfer of Jurisdiction of a Portion of Joliet Army Ammunition Plant to the Department of Agriculture for the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
On 02 September 2005, in accordance with PL 104-106, Title XXIX, Subtitle A, entitled ``Illinois Land Conservation Act of 1995'', the Department of the Army signed a Secretariat Memorandum to transfer approximately 2,640 Acres of land at Joliet Army Ammunition Plant, Illinois to the Department of Agriculture for use by the Forest Service as the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. The purpose of this notice is to effect that transfer pursuant to the provisions of Section 2912(e)(2) of PL 104-106. This is a partial transfer of the entire acreage contemplated by the statute. Additional transfers will be made in the future. A map entitled ``2004 USDA Assignment Parcel Locator Map'' and legal descriptions of the MFG area revised 18 January 2005 and of the LAP area revised 11 August 2005 of the property which is the subject of the partial transfer are on file with the U.S. Army Engineer District, Corps of Engineers, Louisville, Kentucky and the Office of the Regional Forester, USDA, Forest Service.