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Notice of Public Meeting for the Draft Supplemental Revised Final Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed United States Penitentiary and Federal Prison Camp in Letcher County, Kentucky
Document Number: 2017-05784
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons
The U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) is announcing a public meeting for the Draft Supplemental Revised Final Environmental Impact Statement (RFEIS) for the proposed United States Penitentiary (USP) and Federal Prison Camp (FPC) in Letcher County, Kentucky. A 45-day public comment period on the Draft Supplemental RFEIS was initiated with the publication of the Notice of Availability of the Draft Supplemental RFEIS in the Federal Register on March 24, 2017, and will end on May 8, 2017. During the 45-day public comment period, the Bureau will conduct a public meeting to receive oral and written comments on the Draft Supplemental RFEIS. This notice announces the date, time, and location of the public meeting and provides supplementary information about the environmental planning effort.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Revised Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed United States Penitentiary and Federal Prison Camp in Letcher County, Kentucky
Document Number: 2016-27148
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-18
Agency: Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality regulations, the Federal Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) announces its intent to prepare a Supplement to the March 2016 Revised Final Environmental Impact Statement (RFEIS) for ``Proposed United States Penitentiary and Federal Prison Camp Letcher County, Kentucky.''
Notice of Availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact Concerning a Proposal To Award a Contract for New Low Security Beds to One Private Contractor To House Approximately 2,000 Federal, Low-Security, Adult Male, Non-US Citizen, Criminal Aliens at a Contractor-Owned, Contractor-Operated Correctional Facility Under the CAR 15, Requirement A Initiative
Document Number: 2014-22616
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-26
Agency: Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons
The U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) announces the availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) concerning the Criminal Alien Requirement 15, Requirement A Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposal to award one contract to house up to 2,000 federal, low-security, adult males, non-US citizen, criminal aliens within one existing contractor owned, contractor operated facility.
Notice of the Availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact Concerning a Proposal To Award a Contract to House Federal, Low-Security, Criminal Aliens in a Contractor-Owned/Contractor-Operated Correctional Facility
Document Number: 2011-13486
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-01
Agency: Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
The U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) announces the availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) concerning the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposal to award one or more contracts to house 900 to approximately 3,000 federal, low-security, adult male, non-U.S. citizen, criminal aliens within one or more existing contractor-owned and operated correctional facilities.
Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Short Term Sentences Acquisition Procurement
Document Number: 2011-10751
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-02
Agency: Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons
The U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) announces the availability of the Environmental Assessment (EA) prepared for the proposed contract to secure additional inmate bed space for the BOP's growing inmate population. As part of this action, known as the Short Term Sentences Acquisition procurement, the BOP has identified a specific requirement to confine an aggregate population of approximately 3,000 low-security adult male inmates (with one year or less remaining to serve) that are primarily criminal aliens. The BOP is seeking to accommodate the growing federal inmate population by requesting additional contract beds. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the Council of Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and the Department of Justice procedures for implementing NEPA (28 CFR 61), the BOP published an EA on January 28, 2011 which described the potential environmental and other impacts associated with the proposed action to award a contract to one or more private correctional contractors to house a population of approximately 3,000 federal, low-security, adult male inmates that are primarily criminal aliens with one year or less to serve on their sentences. Copies of the EA were distributed to federal, state, regional and local officials, agencies, organizations and the public. Publication of the EA initiated a public comment period lasting no less than 30 days and during that comment period, which ended on February 28, 2011, comments were received from several government agencies and a member of the public. With the passage of time since the EA was first published, and following a thorough review of all public comments and environmental documentation amassed in support of the proposed action, the BOP determined that it was appropriate and in the best interests of the public to prepare a new EA. This new EA incorporates additional information prepared in response to public comments received by the BOP along with the most current information regarding the alternative facilities. The BOP's EA evaluates the potential environmental consequences of three action alternatives and the No Action Alternative. Natural, cultural, and socioeconomic resource impacts associated with the implementation of the proposed action at each of the alternative locations were analyzed to determine how these resources may be affected by the proposed action. The alternatives considered in the EA include the use of the following privately-owned and operated facilities: Diamondback Correctional Center, Watonga, Oklahoma; Great Plains Correctional Facility, Hinton, Oklahoma; and Willacy County Processing Center, Raymondville, Texas. The EA also includes information concerning the BOP's preferred alternative. Inmates housed in one or more of these facilities would be primarily criminal aliens who have less than one year remaining to serve of their sentences.
Finding of No Significant Impact; Notice of Availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) Concerning a Proposal To Award a Contract for New Low Security Beds to One Private Contractor To House Approximately 1,000 Federal, Low-Security, Adult Male, Non-US Citizen, Criminal Aliens at a Contractor-Owned, Contractor-Operated Correctional Facility
Document Number: 2011-6819
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-25
Agency: Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons
The U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) announces the availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) concerning the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposal to award one or more contracts to house approximately, 1,000 federal, low-security, adult males, criminal aliens within one existing contractor owned, contractor operated facility.
Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Short Term Sentences Acquisition
Document Number: 2011-1817
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-01
Agency: Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons
The U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) announces the availability of the Environmental Assessment (EA) prepared for the proposed contract to secure additional inmate bed space for the BOP's growing inmate population. As part of an initiative known as the Criminal Alien Requirement, the BOP has identified a specific requirement to confine a population of approximately 3,000 low-security adult male inmates (with one year or less remaining to serve) that are primarily criminal aliens. The BOP is seeking to reduce prison overcrowding by requesting additional contract beds. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the Council of Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and the Department of Justice procedures for implementing NEPA (28 CFR part 61), the BOP has prepared an EA to evaluate the proposed action of contracting with one or more private contractors to house approximately 3,000 federal, low-security, adult male, criminal aliens at one or more privately owned and operated correctional facility(s). The BOP's EA evaluates the potential environmental consequences of three action alternatives and the No Action Alternative. Natural, cultural, and socioeconomic resource impacts associated with the implementation of the proposed action at each of the proposed alternative locations were analyzed to determine how these resources may be affected by the proposed action. The alternatives considered in the EA include the use of the following privately-owned and operated facilities: Diamondback Correctional Center, Watonga, Oklahoma; Great Plains Correctional Facility, Hinton, Oklahoma; and Willacy County Processing Center, Raymondville, Texas. Inmates housed in these facilities would be criminal aliens who have less than one year remaining to serve of their sentences.
Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for New Low Security Beds
Document Number: 2011-1371
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-28
Agency: Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons
The U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) announces the availability of the Environmental Assessment (EA) prepared for the proposed contract to secure additional inmate bed space for the BOP's growing inmate population. As part of an initiative (known as the Criminal Alien Requirement), the BOP has identified a specific requirement to confine a population of approximately 1,000 low-security adult male inmates that are primarily criminal aliens. The BOP is seeking to reduce prison overcrowding by requesting additional contract beds for low-security male criminal aliens. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the Council of Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and the Department of Justice procedures for implementing NEPA (28 CFR part 61), the BOP has prepared an EA to evaluate the proposed action of contracting with one private contractor to house approximately 1,000 Federal, low-security, adult male, non-U.S. citizen, criminal aliens at a contractor-owned, contractor-operated correctional facility. The BOP's EA evaluates the potential environmental consequences of five action alternatives and the No Action Alternative. Natural, cultural, and socioeconomic resource impacts associated with the implementation of the proposed action at each of the proposed alternative locations were analyzed to determine how these resources may be affected by contracting for an existing correctional facility to house BOP inmates. The alternatives considered for this proposed action include: Lee Adjustment Center, Beattyville, Kentucky; Limestone County Detention Center, Groesbeck, Texas; Jackson Parish Correctional Center, Jonesboro, Louisiana; Pine Prairie Correctional Center, Pine Prairie, Louisiana; or the Jack Harwell Detention Facility, Waco, Texas. Inmates housed in these facilities would be aliens from any number of countries who have committed crimes within the U.S. and are being held for trial, or who have been convicted and sentenced to serve time within the Federal prison system. Upon completion of their sentences, these inmates would be deported to their country of origin. Request for Comments: The BOP invites your participation and is soliciting comments on the EA. The EA will be the subject of a 30-day comment period which begins January 28 and ends February 28, 2011. Comments concerning the EA and the proposed action must be received during this time to be assured consideration. All written comments received during this review period will be taken into consideration by the BOP. Copies of the EA are available for public viewing at: County of Lee Public Library, 123 Center Street, Beattyville, KY. Groesbeck Public Library (Maffet Memorial Library), 601 W. Yeagua Street, Groesbeck, TX. Jackson Parish Library, 614 S Polk Avenue, Jonesboro, LA. Evangeline Parish Library: Pine Prairie Branch, 1111 Walnut Street, Pine Prairie, LA. South Waco Library, 2737 S 18th Street, Waco, TX. East Waco Library, 901 Elm Avenue, Waco, TX. The EA is available upon request. To request a copy of the EA, please contact: Richard A. Cohn, Chief, or Issac J. Gaston, Site Selection Specialist, Capacity Planning and Site Selection Branch, Federal Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street, NW., Washington, DC 20534 Tel: 202-514-6470, Fax: 202-616-6024/E-mail: rcohn@bop.gov or igaston@bop.gov.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Housing Approximately 1,750 Low-Security, Adult Male Inmates, That Are Predominantly Criminal Aliens at a Privately-Owned and Operated Institution in Either Hinton, OK; McRae, GA; Baldwin, MI; or Scott County, MS
Document Number: 2011-294
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-21
Agency: Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500-1508), the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) intends to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and conduct Public Scoping Meetings for the proposed housing of inmates under the Criminal Alien Requirement 12 (CAR 12) solicitation, at a facility located in either Hinton, Oklahoma; McRae, Georgia; Baldwin, Michigan; or Scott County, Mississippi.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2010-32317
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons
Notice of Intent to Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for development of a Federal Correctional Institution and Federal Prison Camp by the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). Land under consideration for development consists of areas located on BOP-owned property comprising the U.S. Penitentiary (USP) in Leavenworth, Kansas.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for Proposed Contract Award to House District of Columbia-Sentenced Felons and Criminal Aliens Within a Contractor-Owned/Contractor-Operated Correctional Facility
Document Number: 2010-14743
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-21
Agency: Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons
The U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) concerning the proposed award of a contract to house approximately 1,380 federal, low-security, adult male District of Columbia (DC)- sentenced felons and criminal aliens within a Contractor-Owned/ Contractor-Operated correctional facility. Background Information
Notice of Cancellation of the Environmental Impact Statement for the Criminal Alien Requirement 9
Document Number: 2010-5939
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-19
Agency: Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
The Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), announces that it is has decided to discontinue preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Criminal Alien Requirement 9 project (CAR 9). This notice briefly describes the history of the CAR 9 EIS.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Criminal Alien Requirement 9
Document Number: E9-26727
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-06
Agency: Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
The U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) announces the availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed contract to secure additional inmate bed space for the Bureau's growing inmate population.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Housing Approximately 1,380 Low-Security, Adult Male Inmates, That Are Predominantly District of Columbia Sentenced Felons and Criminal Aliens at a Privately Owned Institution in Winton, NC or Princess Anne, MD
Document Number: E9-19023
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-07
Agency: Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] parts 1500-1508), the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) intends to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and conduct Public Scoping Meetings for the proposed housing of inmates under the District of Columbia (DC) III solicitation, at a facility in Winton, North Carolina or Princess Anne, Maryland.
Availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact for the Criminal Alien Requirement VIII
Document Number: E9-3934
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-27
Agency: Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
The U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) announces the availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) concerning the Criminal Alien Requirement VIII (CAR VIII). The BOP is seeking flexibility in managing its current shortage of beds by contracting for those services with non-federal facilities to house federal inmates. This approach provides the BOP with flexibility to meet population capacity needs in a timely fashion, conform with federal law, and maintain fiscal responsibility, while successfully attaining the mission of the BOP. The BOP proposed to contract with a public and private corporation to house up to 3000 federal, low-security, adult male inmates, that are primarily non-U.S. citizen, criminal aliens in existing Contractor-Owned/Contractor- Operated facilities. The award would be granted to a responsible offeror whose offer is found to be most advantageous to the Government. One existing facility has been offered in response to the BOP's solicitation for services. The one response provided a total of 2,567 beds. Environmental impacts of the facility were evaluated in a Environmental Assessment (EA). The EA evaluated the full effects of the available 2,567 inmate beds. Environmental impacts of this facility have been evaluated in an EA provided by the Offeror.
Notice of the Availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact for the Proposed Federal Correctional Institution-Hazelton, WV
Document Number: E8-11123
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-23
Agency: Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
The U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) announces the availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the proposed development of a Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) to be located in Hazelton, Preston County, West Virginia. The BOP is seeking to expand the facilities that currently exist at BOP's USP Hazelton facility due to a growing population of federal inmates and an increased demand in the Mid-Atlantic region for facilities to house the growing inmate population.
Notice of the Availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Federal Correctional Institution-Hazelton, WV
Document Number: E8-3680
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-29
Agency: Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
The U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) announces the availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed development of a Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) to be located in Hazelton, Preston County, West Virginia. The BOP is seeking to expand the facilities that currently exist at BOP's USP Hazelton facility due to a growing population of federal inmates and an increased demand in the Mid-Atlantic Region for facilities to house the growing inmate population.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)
Document Number: E7-2143
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-09
Agency: Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
Notice of Intent to Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for development of a Federal correctional complex by the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons. The area under consideration for correctional facility development includes sites in the Aliceville area in Alabama.
Notice of the Availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact for the Criminal Alien Requirement VI
Document Number: E7-1624
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-02
Agency: Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
The U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) announces the availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) concerning the Criminal Alien Requirement VI (CAR VI). The BOP is seeking flexibility in managing its current shortage of beds by contracting for those services with non-federal facilities to house federal inmates. This approach provides the BOP with flexibility to meet population capacity needs in a timely fashion, conform with federal law, and maintain fiscal responsibility, while successfully attaining the mission of the BOP. Initially, the BOP proposed to contract with multiple public and private corporations to house approximately 7,000 Federal, low-security, adult male, non-U.S. citizen, criminal aliens in existing Contractor-Owned/Contractor- Operated facilities located in Arizona, California, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, or Texas. The awards would be granted to the responsible offerors whose offers are found to be most advantageous to the Government. Five existing facilities, have been offered in response to the BOP's solicitation for services. The five responses provided a combined total of 10,243 beds. Environmental impacts of each facility have been evaluated in a combined Environmental Assessment (EA) based primarily on information provided by the Offerors. The EA evaluated the full effects of the potentially available of 10,243 inmate beds.
Notice of the Availability of the Record of Decision for Proposed Federal Correctional Institution-Berlin, NH
Document Number: E6-18039
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-27
Agency: Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
The U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) concerning the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed development of a Federal Correctional Institution to be located in Berlin, Coos County, New Hampshire. Background Information: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Council of Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508), BOP has prepared Draft and Final EISs for the development of a medium-security Federal Correctional Institution to house approximately 1,230 adult male inmates, a satellite work camp to house approximately 128 minimum- security inmates, staff training facilities, and ancillary facilities in Berlin, New Hampshire. Project Information: The BOP is responsible for carrying out judgements of the Federal courts whenever a period of confinement is ordered. Subsequently, the mission of the BOP is to protect society by confining offenders in the controlled environments of prisons and community-based facilities that are safe, humane, cost-efficient, and appropriately secure, and that provide work and other self-improvement opportunities to assist offenders in becoming law-abiding citizens. Approximately 162,200 inmates are currently housed within the 114 federal correctional institutions that have levels of security ranging from minimum to maximum; a number exceeding the combined rated capacities of all federal correctional facilities. Measures being taken to manage the growth of the federal inmate population include construction of new institutions, acquisition and adaptation of facilities originally intended for other purposes, expansion and improvement of existing correctional facilities, and expanded use of contract beds. Adding capacity through these various means allows the BOP to work toward the long-term goal of reduced system-wide crowding. The proposed action in Berlin, New Hampshire, is part of the BOP's comprehensive expansion effort and would consist of construction and operation of a medium-security Federal Correctional Institution, a satellite work camp to house minimum-security inmates, staff training facilities, along with ancillary facilities. The principal function of the correctional facility would be to provide a safe, secure and humane environment for the care and custody of federal inmates, primarily from the Northeast region of the country. Upon activation, the facility would have a staff of approximately 300 to 350 full-time employees who would provide 24-hour supervision. Development of the proposed facility will necessitate the acquisition of approximately 700 acres of land by the BOP exclusive of lands which may be acquired for mitigation purposes. The BOP evaluated alternatives as part of the EIS including the No Action Alternative, development of the proposed project at alternative locations nationwide, development of the proposed project at alternative locations within the Northeast United States, and development of the proposed project at one of four alternative sites located in Berlin, New Hampshire. Each of the four alternative sites located in Berlin, New Hampshire, is examined in detail in the Draft and Final EISs with development of the proposed project at Site A1 located northeast of downtown Berlin identified by the Draft and Final EISs as the Preferred Alternative. The BOP issued a Draft EIS in March 2006 with publication of the Notice of Availability (NOA) in the Federal Register on March 24, 2006. The NOA provided for a 45-day public comment period which began on March 24, 2006, and ended on May 8, 2006. During the public comment period, the BOP held a public hearing concerning the proposed action and the Draft EIS on April 19, 2006. Approximately 200 individuals attended the public hearing which was held in Berlin, New Hampshire. The Final EIS addressed comments received on the Draft EIS and publication of the NOA in the Federal Register concerning the Final EIS occurred on August 11, 2006. The 30-day review period for receipt of public comments concerning the Final EIS ended on September 11, 2006. Approximately 500 comment letters, post cards, and other forms of communication were received by the BOP during the Final EIS public review period. The comment letters received on the Final EIS are similar to comments received by the BOP on the Draft EIS and were considered in the decision presented in the ROD. BOP provided written notices of the availability of the Draft EIS and Final EIS in the Federal Register, two newspapers with local and regional circulations, and through three local public libraries. The BOP also distributed approximately 175 copies (each) of the Draft EIS and Final EIS to federal and state agencies, state and local governments, elected officials, interested organizations, and individuals. Availability of Record of Decision: The Record of Decision and other information regarding this project are available upon request. To request a copy of the Record of Decision, please contact: Pamela J. Chandler, Chief, or Issac J. Gaston, Site Selection Specialist, Site Selection and Environmental Review Branch, Federal Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street, NW., Washington, DC 20534 Tel: 202-514-6470 Fax: 202- 616-6024 / E-mail: pchandler@bop.govigaston@bop.gov