Federal Bureau of Prisons 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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.