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ACTION:Notice of intent to prepare a of responding to the release (by cleaning will be examined in detail, and save
programmatic environmental impact up, containing or otherwise remediating time by ensuring that draft documents
statement and restoration plan; request the release) and for damages arising adequately address relevant issues. The
for comments; notice of public scoping from injuries to publicly owned or scoping process reduces paperwork and
meetings. managed natural resources resulting delay by ensuring that important issues
from the release. Natural resource are addressed early.
SUMMARY: The NOAA, U.S. Fish and damage assessment (NRDA) is the In compliance with 15 CFR 990.45,
Wildlife Service, Washington State’s process of assessing the nature and Trustees will prepare an Administrative
Department of Ecology and the extent of the resulting injury, Record (Record). The Record will
Department of Fish and Wildlife, destruction or loss of natural resources include documents that the Trustees
Suquamish Tribe of Indians, and the services they provide. NRDA relied upon during the development of
Muckleshoot Tribe of Indians (all also includes the process of determining the RP and PEIS. After preparation, the
agencies and Indian Tribes are the compensation required to make the Record will be on file at the NOAA
collectively referred to as the public whole for such injuries, Damage Assessment Center in Seattle,
‘‘Trustees’’) are providing notice of their destruction or loss. CERCLA authorizes WA, and duplicate copies will be
efforts to plan restoration projects to certain federal and state agencies and maintained at the following website:
compensate for injuries to natural Indian tribes to be designated as http://www.darp.noaa.gov/.
resources in the Lower Duwamish River Trustees for affected natural resources. A draft PEIS document will be
(River). The Trustees seek damages from Under CERCLA these agencies and released for public comment by Fall/
potentially responsible parties (PRPs) to tribes are authorized to assess natural Winter, 2007. Specific dates and times
restore, rehabilitate, replace or acquire resource injuries and to seek for future events will be publicized
the equivalent of natural resources and compensation from responsible parties, when scheduled.
services injured by the release of including the costs of performing the
hazardous substances. The Trustees will Dated: May 21, 2007.
damage assessment. The Trustees are
prepare a programmatic environmental required to use recovered damages only Patricia A. Montanio
impact statement (PEIS) to identify and to restore, replace or acquire the Director, Office of Habitat Conservation,
address the environmental impacts of equivalent of the injured or lost National Marine Fisheries Service.
the injuries, and they seek public resources. [FR Doc. E7–10141 Filed 5–24–07; 8:45 am]
involvement in development of a Draft Scientific literature and studies BILLING CODE 3510–22–S
Restoration Plan (RP). This notice conducted by the Trustees elsewhere in
explains the scoping process the Puget Sound have documented injuries
Trustees will use to gather input from from contaminants found in the DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
the public. Comments on what the Duwamish Waterway. Contractors for
Trustees should consider in the PEIS PRPs as part of the EPA-led remediation National Oceanic and Atmospheric
and RP may be submitted in written process have documented large Administration
form or verbally at a public scoping quantities of hazardous substances that
meeting. have contaminated extensive areas of RIN 0648–XA56

DATES: Preliminary public scoping


the Duwamish Waterway. The Trustees’
Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee;
meeting dates and times are scheduled studies have demonstrated how the
Public Meetings
as follows: contamination has harmed both the
1. June 6, 2007, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 organisms that inhabit the estuarine AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries
p.m. in Seattle, WA. sediments, as well as fish and wildlife Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and
2. June 7, 2007, from 10 a.m. to 12 that come into contact with the Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),
p.m. in Tukwila, WA. contaminated sediments or that eat Commerce.
Written comments must be received contaminated prey items. ACTION: Notice of open public meetings.
by August 1, 2007. As restoration planning proceeds, the
Trustees will take advantage of SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of
ADDRESSES: Written comments on
opportunities to settle natural resource meetings of the Marine Fisheries
suggested alternatives and potential
damage claims with willing parties. By Advisory Committee (MAFAC). This
impacts should be sent to John Kern,
identifying criteria and guidance to be will be the first of two possible meetings
NOAA Restoration Center, 7600 Sand used in selecting feasible restoration
Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115. to be held in fiscal year 2007 to review
projects, the plan will provide an and advise NOAA on management
The public scoping meetings will be
ecological framework to maximize the policies for living marine resources.
held at the following locations:
1. June 6, 2007 -- South Park benefits of specific restoration projects Agenda topics are provided under the
to the affected resources in the defined SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of
Community Center, 8319 8th Ave. S,
areas of the River. this notice. All full Committee sessions
Seattle, WA 98108. The National Environmental Policy
2. June 7, 2007 -- Tukwila Center, will be open to the public.
Act (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq., and
12424 42nd Ave. S, Tukwila, WA 98168. DATES: The meetings will be held June
the Council on Environmental Quality
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John regulations implementing NEPA under 4, 2007, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 5,
Kern at 206–526–6029 or e-mail at 40 CFR chapter V apply to restoration 2007, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and June
john.kern@noaa.gov. actions by federal trustees. The purpose 6, 2007, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the of the scoping process is to identify the ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held
Comprehensive Environmental concerns of the affected public and in the Springwood meeting room at the
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Response, Compensation and Liability federal agencies, states, and Indian Washington Court Hotel, 525 New
Act (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq., tribes, involve the public early in the Jersey Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20001;
parties responsible for releasing decision making process, facilitate an (202) 628–2100.
hazardous substances into the efficient EA/EIS preparation process, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
environment are liable both for the costs define the issues and alternatives that Laurel Bryant, MAFAC Executive

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Director; telephone: (301) 713–2379 June 6, 2007 designed to defeat enemy military
x171. The Subcommittees will meet from 9 assets, including hardened and
a.m. to 1 p.m. The full Committee will reinforced structures. These enemy
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As military assets can house WMD and
required by section 10(a)(2) of the reconvene from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. to
receive, discuss, and take any final pose a significant threat to international
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 stability and peaceful coexistence
actions and votes.
U.S.C. App. 2, notice is hereby given of
within and among nations. The military
meetings of MAFAC. MAFAC was Special Accommodations
structures and equipment of the United
established by the Secretary of These meetings are physically States and its allies must also be refined
Commerce (Secretary) on February 17, accessible to people with disabilities.
1971, to advise the Secretary on all to better withstand attack by enemy
Requests for sign language weapons systems to reduce collateral
living marine resource matters that are interpretation or other auxiliary aids
the responsibility of the Department of damage.
should be directed to Laurel Bryant,
Commerce. This committee advises and MAFAC Executive Director; telephone: The Record of Decision briefly
reviews the adequacy of living marine (301) 713–2379 x171 by 5pm, May 30, summarizes the determination of the
resource policies and programs to meet 2007. WSMR PEIS and announces DTRA’s
the needs of commercial and intended course of action with respect
Dated: May 21, 2007.
recreational fisheries, and to the proposed alternatives and
John Oliver
environmental, state, consumer, environmental mitigation measures
Deputy Assistant Administrator for
academic, tribal, governmental and presented in the WSMR PEIS.
Operations, National Marine Fisheries
other national interests. The complete Service.
charter and summaries of former ADDRESSES: The final PEIS and Record
[FR Doc. E7–10149 Filed 5–24–07; 8:45 am] of Decision are available for public
meetings are located online at
www.nmfs.noaa.gov/ocs/mafac/
BILLING CODE 3510–22–S viewing on the DTRA Web site:
index.htm. www.dtra.mil and at the following
public libraries: Albuquerque Public
Matters to be Considered DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Library, 501 Copper Ave., Northwest,
June 4, 2007 Albuquerque, NM; Socorro Public
Office of the Secretary
Library, 401 Park Street, Socorro, NM;
The meeting will begin with opening Record of Decision for the Final Alamogordo Public Library, 920 Oregon
remarks and introductions from Dr. Programmatic Environmental Impact Ave., Alamogordo, NW; Branigan
William T. Hogarth, Assistant Statement for Defense Threat Memorial Library, 200 East Picacho
Administrator for Fisheries. MAFAC Reduction Agency (DTRA) Activities Ave., Las Cruces, NM; Consolidated
subcommittee chairs will provide an on White Sands Missile Range, NM Library, Building 464, White Sands
overview of what their respective Missile Range, NM; Holloman Air Force
subcommittees will address during the AGENCY: Department of Defense; Defense
Base Library, 596 4th Street, Holloman
meeting. A brief review and discussion Threat Reduction Agency.
Air Force Base, NM; and El Paso Public
of advisory committee administrative ACTION: Notice of Availability of Record
Library, 501 North Oregon Street, El
policies and procedures will also be of Decision for White Sands Missile
Paso, TX.
provided, with the remainder of the day Range Programmatic Environmental
dedicated to reviews and discussions of Impact Statement. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The
the agency’s FishWatch web page DTRA Public Affairs Office: (800) 701–
SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National
project and updates and details of the 5096 or (703) 767–5870.
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of
implementation of the Magnuson- SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A draft
1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et
Stevens Fishery Conservation and
seq.), and the Council on Environmental PEIS was released on Jan. 27, 2006 (71
Management Reauthorization Act of
Quality Regulations for Implementing FR 4571) for a 60-day public review and
2006.
the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 comment period that ended March 28,
June 5, 2007 CFR parts 1500–1508), the Defense 2006. Public hearings were held Feb. 28,
Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has 2006 in Alamogordo, March 1, 2006 in
The full Committee will reconvene prepared and issued a Record of Las Cruces, and March 2, 2006 in
from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. to continue Decision for the proposed testing Socorro, NM. All comments received
discussions for a Vision 2020 project, activities on White Sands Missile Range were addressed and incorporated into
outlining a roadmap of issues to be (WSMR) proposed in the WSMR the final PEIS, which was released for
addressed in the next 20 years. At the Programmatic Environmental Impact public review on March 15, 2007. An
conclusion of the discussion, and as Statement (PEIS). The PEIS addresses
determined by the members, the full announcement of the PEIS’s public
the potential environmental impacts availability was published in the
Committee will break into associated with implementing the
Subcommittees and working groups to Federal Register on March 15, 2007 (72
proposed action, alternative, and no
allow time for in depth discussions and FR 12167).
action alternative over a 10-year period.
work on the issues pending before the The purpose of the proposed action is Dated: May 18, 2007.
Committee, including Magnuson- to provide adequate test areas and L.M. Bynum,
Stevens reauthorization, aquaculture facilities to evaluate the lethality Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison
legislation, recreational fishing data effectiveness of weapon systems used Officer, DoD.
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improvement plans and Vision 2020. against simulated enemy ground targets [FR Doc. 07–2595 Filed 5–24–07; 8:45 am]
The work of the Subcommittees will be producing, storing, or controlling
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presented and discussed in-depth at the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD).
full Committee level the following There is a need to improve the U.S.
afternoon. Military’s weapon systems that are

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