Notice of Extension of Public Comment Period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Laurelwood Housing Area Access, Naval Weapons Station Earle, Colts Neck, NJ
Under the National Environmental Policy Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published a notice of availability on November 28, 2008 in the Federal Register (73 FR 72477) for the Department of the Navy's Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) for the Laurelwood Housing Area Access, Naval Weapons Station Earle, Colts Neck, New Jersey (EIS No. 20080480). This notice announces the extension of the public comment period from January 12, 2009 to January 23, 2009.
Notice of Public Hearings for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for the Northwest Training Range Complex
Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 1500-1508), and Executive Order 12114, Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions, the Department of the Navy (Navy) has prepared and filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS) for public release on December 29, 2008. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is a Cooperating Agency for the EIS/OEIS. The Draft EIS/OEIS evaluates the potential environmental effects of maintaining Fleet readiness through the use of the Northwest Training Range Complex (NWTRC) to support current, emerging, and future training activities. The proposed action serves to implement range enhancements to upgrade and modernize range capabilities within the NWTRC, thereby ensuring critical Fleet requirements are met. A Notice of Intent for this Draft EIS/OEIS was published in the Federal Register on July 31, 2007 (72 FR 41712). The Navy will conduct five public hearings to receive oral and written comments on the Draft EIS/OEIS. Federal agencies, State agencies, and local agencies and interested individuals are invited to be present or represented at the public hearings. This notice announces the dates and locations of the public hearings for this Draft EIS/OEIS. An open house session will precede the scheduled public hearing at each of the locations listed below, and will allow individuals to review the information presented in the Draft EIS/OEIS. Navy representatives will be available during the open house sessions to clarify information related to the Draft EIS/OEIS.