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3806 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No.

17 / Friday, January 26, 2007 / Notices

7. Impacts to public facilities and DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Procedures for the United States Naval
utilities. Academy; USNA GRB 1110/11, 1110/
8. Traffic, including navigation issues, Department of the Navy 12, 1110/14, 1110/15, 1110/91, 1110/92,
and transportation related impacts. [No. USN–2007–0005] and 1531/34; OMB Control Number
9. Environmental justice. Needs and Uses: This collection of
Proposed Collection; Comment
10. Cumulative impacts. Request information is necessary to determine
11. Growth-inducing impacts. the eligibility and evaluate overall
AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD. competitive standing of candidates for
4. Alternatives. Alternatives initially ACTION: Notice. appointment to the United States Naval
being considered for the proposed Academy. An analysis of the
project development include the SUMMARY: In compliance with Section
information collected is made by the
following: 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Admissions Board during the process in
(1) Marine Container Terminal with Reduction Act of 1995, the United order to gauge the qualifications of
Rail Access and Back Channel States Naval Academy announces the individual candidates.
Improvements (Preferred Alternative); proposed extension of a currently Affected Public: Individuals or
approved public information collection households; Federal Government.
(2) Marine Container Terminal with and seeks public comment on the
Rail Access and Reduced Wharf and Annual Burden Hours: 56,000.
provisions thereof. Comments are Number of Respondents: 14,000.
Back Channel Improvements; invited on: (a) Whether the proposed Responses per Respondent: 1.
(3) Multi-Use Storage Facility without collection of information is necessary Average Burden per Response: 4
Wharf and Back Channel Improvements for the proper performance of the hours.
(No Federal Action); and functions of the agency, including Frequency: On occasion.
(4) No Project/No Federal Action whether the information shall have SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
Alternative. practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the
agency’s estimate of the burden of the Summary of Information Collection
5. Scoping Process. The Corps and the proposed information collection; (c) This collection of information is
Port will jointly conduct a scoping ways to enhance the quality, utility, and necessary to determine the eligibility
meeting for the proposed project. clarity of the information to be and evaluate overall competitive
English and Spanish translation services collected; and (d) ways to minimize the standing of candidates for appointment
will be provided at the meeting. The burden of the information collection on to the United States Naval Academy. An
public scoping meeting will be held to respondents, including through the use analysis of the information collected is
receive public comment and assess of automated collection techniques or made by the Admissions Board during
public concerns regarding the other forms of information technology. the process in order to gauge the
appropriate scope of the DEIS/DEIR.
DATES: Consideration will be given to all qualifications of individual candidates.
Participation in the public meeting by
comments received by March 27, 2007. Dated: January 18, 2007.
federal, state, and local agencies and
other interested organizations and ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, Patricia L. Toppings,
persons is encouraged. The Corps will identified by docket number and title, Alternate OSD Federal Register, Liaison
also be consulting with the U.S. Fish by any of the following methods: Officer, Department of Defense.
and Wildlife Service under the • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// [FR Doc. 07–330 Filed 1–25–07; 8:45 am]
Endangered Species Act and Fish and Follow the BILLING CODE 5001–06–M
Wildlife Coordination Act, and with the instructions for submitting comments.
National Marine Fisheries Service under • Mail: Federal Docket Management
the Magnuson-Stevens Act. System Office, 1160 Defense Pentagon, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Additionally, the EIS/EIR will assess the Washington, DC 20301–1160.
consistency of the proposed Action with Instructions: All submissions received Department of the Navy
the Coastal Zone Management Act and must include the agency name, docket
potential water quality impacts number and title for this Federal Notice of Intent To Prepare an
pursuant to Section 401 of the Clean Register document. The general policy Environmental Impact Statement/
Water Act. The public scoping meeting for comments and other submissions Overseas Environmental Impact
for the Draft EIS/EIR will be held at the from members of the public is to make Statement for Navy Atlantic Fleet
City Hall Council Chambers in Long these submissions available for public Training in the Jacksonville Range
Beach on February 22, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. viewing on the Internet at http:// Complex and Notice of Public Scoping
Written comments will be received until as they are Meetings
March 14, 2007. received without change, including any
AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD.
personal identifiers or contact
6. Availability of the DEIS/DEIR. The information. ACTION: Notice.
joint lead agencies expect the DEIS/
DEIR to be published and circulated in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c)
July of 2007. A Public Hearing will be request more information or to obtain a of the National Environmental Policy
held during the public comment period copy of the proposal and associated Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by
for the DEIS/DEIR. collection instruments, write to the the Council on Environmental Quality
Admissions Office, United States Naval Regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500–1508),
Dated: January 10, 2007. Academy, 117 Decatur Road, Annapolis, and Executive Order 12114, the
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David J. Castanon, MD 21402–5017, or contact LCDR Eric Department of the Navy (Navy)
Chief, Regulatory Branch, Los Angeles Brown at telephone number (410) 293– announces its intent to prepare an
District. 1822. Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/
[FR Doc. E7–633 Filed 1–25–07; 8:45 am] Title; Associated Form; and OMB Overseas EIS to evaluate the potential
BILLING CODE 3710–KF–P Number: Candidate Application environmental effects associated with

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naval training in the Jacksonville (JAX) February 23, 2007 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. changes including training resulting
Range Complex. The Navy proposes to at The Sea Turtle Inn, Atlantic Beach in from the introduction of new vessels,
support current and emerging training Jacksonville, FL. aircraft, and weapons systems, and the
operations and research, development, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John implementation of enhancements to
testing, and evaluation (RDT&E) Conway, Naval Facilities Engineering range infrastructure; and (3) Alternative
activities at the JAX Range Complex by: Command Southeast, 904–542–6159. 2, comprised of Alternative 1 plus
(1) Maintaining baseline operations at SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The additional increases in training, and
current levels; (2) increasing training Navy’s mission is to maintain, train, and implementation of enhancements that
operations from current levels as equip combat-ready naval forces capable will optimize training throughput in
necessary to support the Fleet Readiness of winning wars, deterring aggression, support of future contingencies. The
Training Plan (FRTP); (3) and maintaining freedom of the seas. EIS/OEIS will evaluate the
accommodating mission requirements For that reason, 10 U.S.C. 5062 directs environmental effects associated with:
associated with force structure changes; the Chief of Naval Operations to train all Airspace; noise; range safety; natural
and (4) implementing enhanced range naval forces for combat. The Chief of land resources; water resources; air
complex capabilities. The EIS/OEIS Naval Operations meets that direction, quality; biological resources, including
study area is the JAX Range Complex in part, by conducting at-sea training threatened and endangered species;
which consists of targets and exercises and ensuring naval forces have land use; socioeconomic resources;
instrumented areas, airspace, surface access to ranges, OPAREAs, and infrastructure; and cultural resources.
and subsurface operations areas airspace where they can develop and The analysis will include an evaluation
(OPAREAs), and land range facilities. maintain skills for wartime missions of direct and indirect impacts, and will
Together the JAX Range Complex and conduct RDT&E of naval weapons account for cumulative impacts from
encompasses: 27 square miles of land systems. As such, Navy ranges, other Navy activities in the Range
area; 62,596 nm2 of special use airspace OPAREAs, and airspace must be Complex. No decision will be made to
(SUA); and 50,090 nm2 of sea space. maintained and/or enhanced to implement any alternative until the EIS/
The scope of actions to be analyzed in accommodate necessary training and OEIS process is completed and a Record
this EIS/OEIS includes current and testing activities in support of national of Decision is signed by the Assistant
proposed future Navy training, and security objectives. Secretary of the Navy (Installations and
RDT&E activities, within Navy- The purpose of the proposed action is Environment).
controlled operating areas, airspace, and to: Achieve and maintain Fleet The Navy is initiating the scoping
ranges. It also includes proposed Navy- readiness using the JAX Range Complex process to identify community concerns
funded range capabilities to support current, emerging, and future and local issues to be addressed in the
enhancements, including infrastructure training operations and RDT&E EIS/OEIS. Federal agencies, state
improvements that support range operations; expand warfare missions; agencies, local agencies, and interested
complex training and RDT&E activities. and upgrade/modernize existing range persons are encouraged to provide oral
Training activities that involve the use capabilities to enhance and sustain and/or written comments to the Navy to
of active sonar are conducted in the JAX Navy training and testing. identify specific issues or topics of
Range Complex; however, those The need for the proposed action is to environmental concern that should be
potential effects are being analyzed in provide combat capable forces ready to addressed in the EIS/OEIS. Written
detail in a separate document, the deploy worldwide in accordance with comments must be postmarked by
Atlantic Fleet Active Sonar Training 10 U.S.C. 5062. Specifically, maintain March 13, 2007 and should be mailed
EIS/OEIS. This separate sonar EIS/OEIS current levels of military readiness by to: Naval Facilities Engineering
addresses active sonar use as a whole by training in the JAX Range Complex; Command, Southeast, Building 135, PO
the Atlantic Fleet in the eastern Atlantic accommodate future increases in Box 151, Ajax Street, Jacksonville, FL
Ocean (including waters that are part of operational training tempo in the JAX 32212–0151, Attention: Mr. John D.
the JAX Range Complex), and in the Range Complex and support the rapid Conway, PG.
Gulf of Mexico. The results of this sonar deployment of naval units or strike
EIS/OEIS will be incorporated into the Dated: January 18, 2007.
groups; achieve and sustain readiness in
JAX Range Complex EIS/OEIS to M.A. Harivson,
ships and squadrons so that the Navy
account for active sonar effects that can quickly deploy significant combat Lieutenant Commander, Judge Advocate
could occur within the geographic area power to multiple areas around the General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register
of the JAX Range Complex. Liaison Officer.
world at the same time in the event of
Dates and Addresses: Public scoping a national crisis or contingency [FR Doc. E7–1120 Filed 1–25–07; 8:45 am]
meetings will be held to receive oral and operation and consistent with the FRTP; BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P

written comments on environmental support the testing and training needed

concerns that should be addressed in for new vessels, aircraft, and weapons
the EIS/OEIS in the following cities: systems; and maintain the long-term
Charleston, South Carolina; Beaufort, viability of the JAX Range Complex DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
South Carolina; Savannah, Georgia; and while protecting human health and the
Jacksonville, Florida. Public scoping Notice of Proposed Information
open houses will be held at the Three alternatives will be evaluated in Collection Requests
following dates, times, and locations: the EIS/OEIS including: (1) The No
AGENCY: Department of Education.
February 20, 2007, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Action Alternative comprised of
at the Embassy Suites in Charleston, SC; baseline operations and support of SUMMARY: The IC Clearance Official,
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February 21, 2007, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. existing range capabilities; (2) Regulatory Information Management
at the U.S. Army National Guard Alternative 1 comprised of the No Services, Office of Management, invites
Armory in Beaufort, SC; February 22, Action Alternative plus additional comments on the proposed information
2007 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Coastal operations, expanded warfare missions, collection requests as required by the
Georgia Center in Savannah, GA; and accommodation of force structure Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

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