Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Utah Test and Training Range Military Operations Area
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508), and Air Force policy and procedures (32 CFR Part 989), the U.S. Air Force is issuing this notice to advise the public of its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to assess the potential environmental impacts of creating a new military operations area (MOA) west of the Utah Test and Training Range (UTTR). The Air Force proposal would expand the current UTTR airspace in Nevada in order to provide training opportunities not consistently available in existing UTTR airspace. This expansion is needed due to the scheduling limitations caused by other activities including large footprint weapons system tests. The MOA would underlay an established Air Traffic Control Assigned Airspace (ATCAA) unit and would not extend below 14,000 feet mean sea level. The Air Force proposal includes use of chaff and flares in the MOA and authorization of supersonic flight in the ATCAA. Dates and Addresses: The Air Force will host a series of scoping meetings to receive public input on environmental concerns that should be addressed in the EIS. The schedule and location of the public scoping open house meetings are below. All meetings will last from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, 18 December 2007: Ely, Nevada, Bristlecone Pine Convention Center, 150 Sixth Street, Ely, NV 89301. Wednesday, 19 December 2007: Elko, Nevada, Elko Convention Center 700 Moren Way, Elko, NV 89801. Thursday, 20 December 2007: West Wendover, Nevada, West Wendover Branch Library, 590 Camper Dr., West Wendover, NV 89883. Comments will be accepted at any time during the environmental impact analysis process. However, to ensure the Air Force has sufficient time to consider public input in the preparation of the Draft EIS, comments should be submitted to the address below by January 7, 2008.
Announcement of IS-GPS-800 Interface Control Working Group (ICWG) Follow-On Meeting
This notice informs the public that the Global Positioning Systems Wing will be hosting a follow-on meeting to the Public ICWG that occurred on 25 Sept 2007 at the ION GNSS Conference in Ft. Worth, TX. The meeting will take place on 19 Nov 2007 at the SAIC Facility in El Segundo and will address the action item to review a ``tracked changes'' version of the IS-GPS-800. The meeting will consist of a line-by-line review and discussion of all L1 MBOC spreading codes and L1 bandwidth augmentation changes within the document. A tracked change ``was/is'' version of the document can be found at the following address for review: http://www.losangeles.af.mil/library/factsheets/ factsheet.asp?id=9364. To make additional comments, please open the ``Comment Form Draft IS-GPS-800'' on the Web site and e-mail comments to Thomas Davis and Capt Garrett Knowlan by 5 Nov 2007 (contact info below). For those who would like to attend and participate in this meeting, you are requested to register by 14 November 2007. Please send the registration to email@example.com and provide your name, organization, telephone number, address, and country of citizenship. Foreign nationals must have their passports available on the day of the meeting or admittance will be denied. The parking lot can be entered via Sepulveda Blvd or Grand Ave. The outside parking lot is available for all cars, but the underground parking structure is only for those with monthly parking passes. Parking validation is provided.
Air Force Performance Review Boards
Notice is hereby given of the appointment of members of the Air Force Performance Review Boards.