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18262 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No.

65 / Thursday, April 3, 2008 / Notices

Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE environmental impacts associated with


Commerce. implementation of these realignment
Department of the Navy actions at NNMC in Bethesda, MD.
ACTION:Notice of a public committee The FEIS addresses three alternatives:
meeting. Notice of Availability for Final Two alternatives that implement the
Environmental Impact Statement for BRAC-directed actions and a No Action
SUMMARY: The North Pacific Fishery the Activities To Implement 2005 Base Alternative. Both BRAC implementation
Management Council’s (Council) Crab Realignment and Closure Actions at alternatives provide the same facilities
Committee will meet. National Naval Medical Center, with some facility site changes and
Bethesda, MD differences between new construction
DATES: The meeting will be held on
and renovation to obtain required
April 29, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD.
facilities. The environmental impacts
p.m. ACTION: Notice. between the two BRAC alternatives are
ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section
similar.
the Swedish Culture Center, 1920 The Navy’s Preferred Alternative
(102)(2)(C) of the National
Dexter Avenue North, Seattle, WA would add approximately 1,144,000
Environmental Policy Act of 1969
98109. square feet (SF) of new building
(NEPA), the regulations implemented by
construction, provide approximately
Council address: North Pacific the Council on Environmental Quality
508,000 SF of renovation to existing
Fishery Management Council, 605 W. (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), and the
building space at NNMC, and provide
4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK Department of the Navy (DON) NEPA
approximately 824,000 SF of new
99501–2252. regulation (32 CFR part 775), DON parking facilities. It would
announces the availability of the Final accommodate approximately 2,500
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)
Mark Fina, North Pacific Fishery additional staff and an estimated 1,862
for potential environmental impacts patients and visitors each weekday.
Management Council; telephone: (907) associated with implementing actions The new construction or
271–2809. directed by the Defense Base Closure improvements to existing facilities
and Realignment (BRAC) Act of 1990, would provide medical care and
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The
Public Law 101–510, as amended in administration additions and
Committee will have discussions on the
2005 (BRAC Law), at the National Naval alterations, a National Intrepid Center of
following items: purpose and need
Medical Center (NNMC) in Bethesda, Excellence for traumatic brain injury
statement; potential elements and MD.
options; crew proposal and alternatives and psychological health care,
to those proposals; data issues; DATES: The Wait Period (No Action permanent and temporary lodging
community protections; possible Period) for the FEIS will end 30 days facilities (Bachelor Enlisted Quarters
emergency relief from regionalization; after publication of an NOA in the and Fisher HousesTM), a new physical
Federal Register by the U.S. fitness center, additional parking, and
arbitration issues.
Environmental Protection Agency. road and utility improvements on the
Although non-emergency issues not installation as needed to support the
ADDRESSES: Officer in Charge—BRAC,
contained in this agenda may come new facilities.
National Naval Medical Center, 8901
before this group for discussion, those Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20889 The FEIS finds that the Preferred
issues may not be the subject of formal and Telephone: 301–319–4561. Alternative would have minimal
action during this meeting. Action will impacts to soil, water, or biological
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
be restricted to those issues specifically resources because the new facilities
Officer in Charge—BRAC, National would be constructed on either existing
identified in this notice and any issues
Naval Medical Center, 8901 Wisconsin development such as parking lots or on
arising after publication of this notice Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20889 and
that require emergency action under landscaped areas with only a small
Telephone: 301–319–4561. increase in impervious surfaces. No
section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the effects to rare, threatened, and
Fishery Conservation and Management
BRAC law, the Walter Reed Army endangered species would be expected
Act, provided the public has been
Medical Center (WRAMC) will realign under the Preferred Alternative.
notified of the Council’s intent to take all tertiary and complex health care Emissions of air pollutants from
final action to address the emergency. services to the NNMC campus in construction and operations of the
Special Accommodations Bethesda. The transfer and integration Preferred Alternative would not exceed
of these services with existing functions de minimis levels or ambient standards
This meeting is physically accessible at NNMC will result by law in creation established by the U.S. Environmental
to people with disabilities. Requests for of a new premier military health care Protection Agency for protection of the
sign language interpretation or other center to be named the Walter Reed airshed and thus air quality impacts
auxiliary aids should be directed to Gail National Military Medical Center would not be significant. A short-term
Bendixen, (907) 271–2809, at least 5 (WRNMMC) at Bethesda, MD, and is to increase in noise levels would occur
working days prior to the meeting date. be accomplished by 15 September 2011. during construction that is typical of
The BRAC-directed realignment will construction activities. Utility
Dated: March 31, 2008.
bring additional patients and visitors expansions would be required, but
Tracey L. Thompson, requiring additional staff and facilities major issues are not anticipated.
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable to be provided at NNMC. The FEIS The Navy is pursuing formal Section
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Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. provides information on the proposed 106 consultation under the National
[FR Doc. E8–6881 Filed 4–2–08; 8:45 am] new construction and facility Historic Preservation Act to resolve all
BILLING CODE 3510–22–S alterations, current estimates of the adverse effects to historic properties.
additional staff that will be needed, and The Preferred Alternative will add
an assessment of the potential traffic to an area already experiencing

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heavy traffic congestion. The FEIS Dated: March 28, 2008. IAEA Safeguards Agreement
provides a number of recommended T.M. Cruz, (‘‘Additional Protocol’’), and Collection
improvements both on and off Base to Lieutenant, Judge Advocate Generals Corps, of Information by the Department of
address the effects of the traffic U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. Energy; (3) Type of Review: New; (4)
generated by the Preferred Alternative. [FR Doc. E8–6891 Filed 4–2–08; 8:45 am] Purpose: Develop Information for
The Navy is programming funds for BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P Inclusion by the Department of Energy
improvements at gates and on Base and in the United States Declaration to the
is submitting a request for Defense International Atomic Energy Agency
Access Road Program approval for some DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (IAEA) under the Additional Protocol to
of these improvements off Base. the U.S.-IAEA International Safeguards
The FEIS finds all direct effects to Proposed Agency Information Agreement.
land use to be within NNMC and Collection This proposed collection of
consistent with NNMC plans; all actions information is pursuant to
U.S. Department of Energy.
AGENCY: implementing the provisions of the
take place within the NNMC
boundaries. Off Base, the BRAC actions Notice and request for
ACTION: Protocol Additional to the Agreement
increase traffic on roads already comments. Between the United States of America
experiencing traffic congestion. and the IAEA for the Application of
SUMMARY: The Department of Energy
Community planners believe that the Safeguards in the United States of
(DOE) invites public comment on a
traffic congestion in the region could America (the ‘‘Additional Protocol’’ or
proposed collection of information that
cause land development plans to be ‘‘AP’’). The Additional Protocol is a
DOE is developing for submission to the
altered and the BRAC traffic volumes supplement to the existing U.S.-IAEA
Office of Management and Budget
contribute to the congestion with Safeguards Agreement, which entered
(OMB) pursuant to the Paperwork
heavier volumes than previously into force in 1980; once the U.S. AP
Reduction Act of 1995. Comments are
anticipated in their plans. enters into force, it will become part of
invited on: (a) Whether the proposed
Economic impacts to the surrounding the Safeguards Agreement. The United
collection of information is necessary
economy from the large investment in States signed the U.S. AP in 1998,
for the proper performance of the
construction and renovation of facilities President Bush submitted it to the
functions of the agency, including
under the Preferred Alternative would Senate on May 9, 2002 for the Senate’s
whether the information shall have
be beneficial. Personnel relocating from advice and consent to ratification, and
practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the
the Senate approved a resolution
WRAMC are not expected to change agency’s estimate of the burden of the
providing such advice and consent on
their off base residences and lodging proposed collection of information,
March 31, 2004. Legislation to
being added for the increase in staff, including the validity of the
implement the U.S. AP was enacted on
patients and visitors is considered methodology and assumptions used; (c)
December 18, 2006. Entry into force of
adequate; impacts to local housing, ways to enhance the quality, utility, and
the U.S. AP will take place when the
schools, or community services are clarity of the information to be
President deposits the instrument of
expected to be minimal. Impacts to collected; and (d) ways to minimize the ratification with the IAEA.
human health and safety are not burden of the collection of information The Department of Energy is the Lead
expected. on respondents, including through the Agency for implementing the
The FEIS has been distributed to use of automated collection techniques Additional Protocol at locations owned,
various federal, state, and local or other forms of information operated, or leased by or for DOE,
agencies, elected officials, special technology. including Nuclear Regulatory
interest groups, and interested parties. DATES: Comments regarding this Commission (NRC)-licensed or certified
The FEIS is also available at the proposed information collection must activities on DOE installations, and, in
following local libraries and public be received on or before June 2, 2008. coordination with the Department of
facilities: Bethesda Library, 7400 If you anticipate difficulty in submitting Defense, non-military locations on
Arlington Road, Bethesda, MD, 20814; comments within that period, contact installations that store or process naval
Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut the person listed in ADDRESSES as soon reactor fuel (collectively known as
Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD, 20815; Davis as possible. ‘‘DOE Locations’’). This collection of
Library, 6400 Democracy Boulevard, ADDRESSES: Written comments may be information affects only those persons
Bethesda, MD, 20817; Kensington Park sent to JoAnna Sellen, Office of performing activities at DOE Locations
Library, 4201 Knowles Avenue, International Regimes and Agreements that would be declarable to the IAEA
Kensington, MD, 20895; Rockville (NA–243), National Nuclear Security under the U.S. AP. The NRC is the Lead
Library, 21 Maryland Avenue, Administration, 1000 Independence Agency for locations that are subject to
Rockville, MD 20850; Bethesda-Chevy Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20585 or by the regulatory authority of the NRC,
Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 fax at 202–586–1348, or by e-mail at pursuant to the NRC’s regulatory
Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, MD, 20814; Joanna.Sellen@nnsa.doe.gov. jurisdiction under the Atomic Energy
Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc., 7700 Act of 1954, as amended (42 U.S.C. 2011
Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
et seq.), with the exception of those
20814; and Bethesda-Chevy Chase Requests for additional information or NRC-licensed or certified activities at
Chamber of Commerce, 7910 Woodmont copies of the information collection DOE Locations. The Department of
Avenue, Suite 1204, Bethesda, MD, instrument and instructions should be Commerce (DOC) is the Lead Agency for
20814. directed to the person listed in all other locations in the United States,
The FEIS is also available at the ADDRESSES. except U. S. Government locations and
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following Web sites: http:// SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This those locations for which the NRC is the
www.bethesda.med.navy.mil/ package contains: (1) OMB No. {enter Lead Agency. All persons, including
Professional/Public_Affairs/BRAC/; and ‘‘New}; (2) Information Collection DOE contractors performing declarable
http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/ Request Title: U.S. Declaration under activities at locations other than those
brac. the Protocol Additional to the U.S.- for which DOE is the Lead Agency,

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