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Federal Register / Vol. 72, No.

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exercises, small craft interdiction Overseas Environmental Impact address above. A copy of the draft EA
operations, maritime interdiction Statement is not required. is also available for public review at the
operations, mine exercises, missile Dated: June 13, 2007. http://www.snfshippingcontainer.us
exercises, combat search and rescue L.R. Almand, web site.
exercises and anti-submarine warfare, Office of the Judge Advocate General, U.S.
The draft EA may also be reviewed at
including use of mid-frequency active Navy, Administrative Law Division, Federal the following locations: United States
(MFA) sonar. Register Liaison Officer. Department of Energy Public Reading
The FONSI is based on analysis [FR Doc. E7–12026 Filed 6–20–07; 8:45 am] Room, Idaho Falls, ID; Boise State
contained in a Comprehensive BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P
University, Boise, ID; and Newport
Environmental Assessment (EA) News Public Library Main Street
addressing environmental impacts Branch, Newport News, VA.
associated with land-based training for DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The
Major Atlantic Fleet Training Exercises Environmental Assessment (EA)
on the East and Gulf Coasts of the U.S. Department of the Navy evaluates the potential environmental
The FONSH is based on analysis impacts of using a proposed new longer,
contained in a Comprehensive Overseas Notice of Availability (NOA) of a Draft more efficient shipping container
Environmental Assessment (OEA) and Environmental Assessment for the Use system, designated the M–290 shipping
Supplement to the Comprehensive OEA of a More Efficient Shipping Container
container, for transport of naval spent
(SOEA) for environmental impacts System for Spent Nuclear Fuel From
nuclear fuel from nuclear-powered
associated with Navy’s conduct of major Naval Aircraft Carriers
aircraft carriers. Use of the M–290
exercise training in offshore operating AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD. shipping container would provide
areas along the East and Gulf Coasts of ACTION: Notice. improved support for aircraft carrier
the U.S. Environmental concerns defueling and refueling schedules to
addressed in the EA included land use, SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National meet the operational needs of the U.S.
community facilities, coastal zone Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of Navy fleet, while continuing to provide
management, socioeconomics, cultural 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et for public safety and environmental
resources, airspace, air quality, noise, seq.), the Council on Environmental protection. The Navy manages naval
geology, soils, water resources, Quality Regulations for Implementing spent nuclear fuel consistent with
biological resources, munitions and the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 ‘‘Department of Energy (DOE)
hazardous materials management, and CFR parts 1500–1508), and the Chief of Programmatic Spent Nuclear Fuel
safety. The OEAs addressed potential Naval Operations Environmental and Management and Idaho National
impacts to the ocean physical Natural Resources Program Manual Engineering Laboratory Environmental
environment, fish and Essential Fish (OPNAV Instruction 5090.1B), the Restoration and Waste Management
Habitat; sea turtles and marine Department of the Navy, Naval Nuclear Programs Final Environmental Impact
mammals; seabirds and migratory birds; Propulsion Program, announces the Statement (60 FR 20979, Apr. 28,
endangered and threatened species; availability of a draft Environmental 1995)’’; and the 1995 Settlement
socioeconomics; and cultural resources. Assessment (EA) on the potential Agreement/Consent Order among the
The SOEA included an updated analysis environmental impacts associated with State of Idaho, the DOE, and the Navy
of MFA sonar use and the potential for using a more efficient shipping concerning the management of naval
gunnery use associated with Combined container system for spent nuclear fuel spent nuclear fuel. The potential
CSG COMPTUEX/JTFEX (Jul/Aug 2007). to support defueling and refueling U.S. environmental impacts associated with
Gunnery events using live ordnance Navy nuclear-powered aircraft carriers the Proposed Action are similar to those
were initially scheduled but are not at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry addressed in previous Environmental
currently proposed as part of the Dock Company (NNS) in Virginia, and Impact Statements associated with the
exercise. Endangered Species Act the associated rail shipment of this use of existing shipping container
Section 7 consultation between the spent nuclear fuel to the Naval Reactors systems, which concluded that impacts
Navy and National Marine Fisheries Facility (NRF) in Idaho for temporary upon the environment would be small.
Service (NMFS) resulted in a biological storage. Public comments to this EA must be
opinion from NMFS concluding that the DATES: Interested parties are invited to received by July 24,2007 to ensure their
proposed exercise is not likely to provide comments on environmental consideration in the preparation of the
jeopardize the continued existence of issues and concerns relative to this draft final EA and determination of whether
any threatened or endangered species EA, on or before July 24, 2007, to ensure a Finding of No Significant Impact is
nor to adversely modify or destroy any full consideration during the appropriate.
designated critical habitat. completion of the EA. Dated: June 18, 2007.
This action includes mitigation ADDRESSES: All comments should L.R. Almand,
measures to reduce impacts to a level include name, organization, and mailing Office of the Judge Advocate General, U.S.
that is less than significant. Based on address. Written comments should be Navy, Administrative Law Division, Federal
information gathered during preparation addressed to Mr. Alan Denko (08U– Register Liaison Officer.
of the Major Atlantic Fleet Training Naval Reactors), Naval Sea Systems [FR Doc. E7–12032 Filed 6–20–07; 8:45 am]
Exercise EA and OEA and the SOEA, Command, 1240 Isaac Hull Ave SE. Stop BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P
consultation with NMFS, and the 8036, Washington Navy Yard, DC
evaluation of the nature, scope and 20376–8036. Comments provided by E-
intensity of the proposed action, the Mail should use the following address:
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Navy finds that the conduct of the DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


snfshippingcontainer@bettis.gov.
Combined CSG COMPTUEX/JTFEX (Jul/ Comments provided via phone should Notice of Proposed Information
Aug 2007) will not significantly impact use this number: 1–866–369–4802. Collection Requests
or harm the environment and, therefore, Copies of the draft EA are available by
an Environmental Impact Statement or submitting a written request to the AGENCY: Department of Education.

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