Appendix 32: Amended Environmental Impact Statement Filing System Guidance for Implementing 1506.9 and 1506.10 of the CEQ Regulations Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA

AuthorNicholas C. Yost
Amended Environmental Impact Statement Filing System Guidance Page 567
Federal Register/ Vol. 77, No. 165 / Friday, August 24, 2012 /Notices
statements, both oral and written, will
become part of the public record on the
Draft EIS and will be responded to in
the Final EIS. Equal weight will be
given to both oral and written
statements. In the interest of available
time, and to ensure all who wish to give
an oral statement have the opportunity
to do so, each speaker’s comments will
be limited to two (2) minutes. If a long
statement is to be presented, it should
be summarized at the public hearing
with the full text submitted either in
writing at the hearing, or mailed, faxed,
or emailed to Commander, Naval
Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren
Division, 6149 Welsh Road, Suite 203,
Dahlgren, VA 22448–5130, Attn: Code
C6 (NSWCDD PAO), Fax: 1–540–653–
4679, or Email: DLGR_NSWC_EIS@navy.
mil during the comment period. All
written comments must be postmarked
or received by October 01, 2012 to
ensure they become part of the official
record. All comments will be addressed
in the Final EIS.
Dated: August 20, 2012.
C.K. Chiappetta,
Lieutenant Commander, Judge Advocate
General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register
Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012–20937 Filed 8–23–12; 8:45 am]
Proposed Agency Information
: U.S. Department of Energy.
: Notice and request for OMB
review and comment.
: The Department of Energy
(DOE) has submitted to the Office of
Management and Budget (OMB) for
clearance a proposal for collection of
information under the provisions of the
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The
proposed collection will enable DOE to
have current knowledge of Federal
employees and contractors conducting
foreign travel to a non U.S. territory on
the behalf of DOE. Information gathered
will include dates of travel, destination,
purpose, and after-hour contact
information in case of emergency.
: Comments regarding this
collection must be received on or before
30 days after date of publication in the
Federal Register. If you anticipate that
you will be submitting comments, but
find it difficult to do so within the
period of time allowed by this notice,
please advise the DOE Desk Officer at
OMB of your intention to make a
submission as soon as possible. The
Desk Officer may be telephoned at 202–
: Written comments should
be sent to the DOE Desk Officer, Office
of Information and Regulatory Affairs,
Office of Management and Budget, New
Executive Office Building, Room 10102,
735 17th Street NW., Washington, DC
20503, and to Julie Squires by fax at
(202) 586–0406 or by email at
Requests for additional information or
copies of the information collection
instrument and instructions should be
directed to Julie Squires at
: This
information collection request contains:
(1) OMB No. 1910–5144.
(2) Information Collection Request
Title: records, and secures approval of
all foreign travel conducted by DOE
federal employees and contractors. The
system allows DOE to have full
accountability of all travel and in cases
of emergency DOE is able to quickly
retrieve information as to who is
traveling, where the individual is
traveling, and the dates of travel.
Information gathered is listed under
three categories: (1) Traveler
Information which requests traveler’s
name, passport information, site,
position, and contact information, (2)
General Trip Information which consists
of estimated travel costs, and (3) Trip
Itinerary Information which consists of
destination, dates of travel, and
(3) Type of Respondents: DOE Federal
employees and contractors traveling on
behalf of DOE.
(4) Estimated Annual Number of
Respondents 8,313.
(5) Estimated Annual Number of
Burden Hours: 4,228.
(6) Estimated Annual Cost Burden:
Authority: DOE Order 551.1D (April 2,
2012), regarding ‘‘Official Foreign Travel.’’
Issued in Washington, DC, on August 14,
Umeki G. Thorne,
Director, Office of Management, Office of
International Travel and Exchange Visitor
[FR Doc. 2012–20840 Filed 8–23–12; 8:45 am]
Amended Environmental Impact
Statement Filing System Guidance for
Implementing 40 CFR 1506.9 and
1506.10 of the Council on
Environmental Quality’s Regulations
Implementing the National
Environmental Policy Act
1. Introduction
On October 7, 1977, the Council of
Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
signed a Memorandum of Agreement
(MOA) that allocated the
responsibilities of the two agencies for
assuring the government-wide
implementation of the National
Environmental Policy Act of 1969
(NEPA). Specifically, the MOA
transferred to EPA the administrative
aspects of the environmental impact
statement (ElS) filing process. Within
EPA, the Office of Federal Activities has
been designated the official recipient in
EPA of all EISs. These responsibilities
have been codified in CEQ’s NEPA
Implementing Regulations (40 CFR Parts
1500–1508), and are totally separate
from the substantive EPA reviews
performed pursuant to both NEPA and
Section 309 of the Clean Air Act.
Under 40 CFR 1506.9, EPA can issue
guidelines to implement its EIS filing
responsibilities. The purpose of the EPA
Filing System Guidelines is to provide
guidance to Federal agencies on filing
EISs, including draft, final, and
supplemental EISs. Information is
provided on: (1) How to file EISs; (2) the
steps to follow when a Federal agency
is adopting an EIS, or when an EIS is
withdrawn, delayed or reopened; (3)
public review periods; (4) issuance of
notices of availability in the Federal
Register; and (5) retention of filed EISs.
The guidelines published today
update the previous guidelines, which
were first published in the Federal
Register on March 7, 1989. These
updated guidelines have been modified
to incorporate changes necessary to
implement the e-NEPA electronic filing
2. Purpose
Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9 and
1506.10, EPA is responsible for
administering the EIS filing process, and
can issue guidelines to implement those
responsibilities. The process of EIS
filing includes the following: (1)
Receiving and recording of the EISs, so
that information in them can be
incorporated into EPA’s computerized

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