[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 177 (Tuesday, September 13, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Page 56407]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-23306]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Navy


Notice of Availability of a Draft Supplemental Environmental 
Impact Statement/Supplemental Overseas Environmental Impact Statement 
for the Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active 
Sonar

AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102(2) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969 as implemented by the Council on Environmental 
Quality regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508) and Executive Order 12114 
(Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions), the Department 
of the Navy (DoN) has prepared and filed with the U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency (USEPA) a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact 
Statement/Supplemental Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (Draft 
SEIS/SOEIS) to provide supplemental analyses for the DoN's employment 
of Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active (SURTASS 
LFA) sonar systems. USEPA published their notice of availability of the 
SURTASS LFA sonar draft supplement on August 19, 2011 (EIS No. 
20110269).

DATES: Public comment period will end on October 17, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Written comments on the SURTASS LFA Sonar Draft SEIS/SOEIS 
should be addressed to: Chief of Naval Operations, Code N2/N6F24, c/o 
SURTASS LFA Sonar SEIS/SOEIS Program Manager, 4100 Fairfax Drive, Suite 
730, Arlington, Virginia 22203; or e-mail: [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chief of Naval Operations, Code N2/
N6F24, c/o SURTASS LFA Sonar SEIS/SOEIS Program Manager, 4100 Fairfax 
Drive, Suite 730, Arlington, Virginia 22203; or e-mail: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed action is the DoN's employment 
of up to four SURTASS LFA sonar systems in the oceanic areas of the 
Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans, and the Mediterranean Sea. The 
Draft SEIS/SOEIS has been distributed to various Federal, state, and 
local agencies, as well as other interested individuals and 
organizations. In addition, copies of the Draft SEIS/SOEIS have been 
distributed to the following regional libraries for public review:
    1. Los Angeles Public Library, Malabar Branch, 2801 Wabash Ave, Los 
Angeles, CA 90033.
    2. San Diego Public Library, 820 E St., San Diego, CA 92101-6478.
    3. California State Library, Sutro Library, 480 Winston Drive, San 
Francisco, CA 94132.
    4. San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. (at Grove), San 
Francisco, CA 94102.
    5. Hawaii Documents Center, Hawaii State Library, 478 South King 
St., Honolulu, HI 96813.
    6. Kaneohe Public Library, 45-829 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, HI 
96744.
    7. Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI 96720.
    8. Wailuku Public Library, 251 High St., Wailuku, HI 96793.
    9. Lihue Public Library, 4344 Hardy St., Lihue, HI 96766.
    10. Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St., Copley Square, Boston, 
MA 02116.
    11. Norfolk Public Library, Kirn Memorial Library, 301 East City 
Hall Ave., Norfolk, VA 23510.
    12. Virginia Beach Public Library, 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd., 
Virginia Beach, VA 23452.
    13. Seattle Public Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104.
    14. Martin Luther King Memorial Library, 901 G St., NW., 
Washington, DC 20001.
    An electronic copy of the Draft SEIS/SOEIS is available for public 
viewing and download at: http://www.surtass-lfa-eis.com/. Single CDs 
and copies of the Draft SEIS/SOEIS and Executive Summary are available 
upon request by contacting: SURTASS LFA Sonar EIS Program Manager, 4100 
Fairfax Drive, Suite 730, Arlington, VA 22203; or e-mail: 
[email protected].
    Federal, State, and local agencies and interested parties are 
invited and urged to provide written comments, which can be submitted 
by mail to: SURTASS LFA Sonar EIS Program Manager, 4100 Fairfax Drive, 
Ste 730, Arlington, VA 22203; or e-mail: [email protected]. All 
written comments must be postmarked by Monday, October 17, 2011, to 
ensure that they become part of the official record. No public hearings 
or meetings are planned. All timely comments will be addressed in the 
Final SEIS/SOEIS.

    Dated: September 6, 2011.
L. M. Senay,
Lieutenant, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Navy, Alternate 
Federal Register Liaison Officer.
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