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Federal Register / Vol. 71, No.

53 / Monday, March 20, 2006 / Notices 13969

telecommunications device for the deaf outcomes of volunteer service. This Washington, DC 20301–4000, telephone
(TTY-TDD) may call (202) 606–3472 information is to be used by the (703) 697–9271.
between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Corporation in preparing its Annual SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is
time, Monday through Friday. Performance Reports as well as for being given less than 15 days prior to
ADDRESSES: Comments may be responding to ad hoc requests from the Committee meeting because of an
submitted, identified by the title of the Congress and other interested parties. unavoidable delay in the development
information collection activity, to Office Type of Review: Revision to an of the agenda. Persons desiring to make
of Information and Regulatory Affairs, existing data collection. oral presentations or submit written
Attn: Ms. Rachel Potter, OMB Desk Agency: Corporation for National and statements for consideration at the
Officer for the Corporation for National Community Service. Committee meeting must contact Dr.
and Community Service, by any of the Title: Volunteer and Service Recipient Jane M. Arabian at the address or
following two methods within 30 days Survey Components of the Senior Corps telephone number above no later than
from the date of publication in this Performance Surveys. March 20, 2006.
Federal Register: OMB Number: 3045–0098.
Agency Number: None. Dated: March 14, 2006.
(a) By fax to: (202) 395–6974,
Affected Public: Foster Grandparent L.M. Bynum,
Attention: Ms. Rachel Potter, OMB Desk
Officer for the Corporation for National Program, Senior Companion Program, Alternate OSF Federal Register Liaison
and RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Officer, Department of Defense.
and Community Service; and
(b) Electronically by e-mail to: Program) volunteers. [FR Doc. 06–2628 Filed 3–17–06; 8:45 am] Type of Respondents: Senior Corps BILLING CODE 5001–06–M
volunteers and service recipients.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OMB Total Respondents: 4,500.
is particularly interested in comments Frequency: On occasion. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
which: Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,567
• Evaluate whether the proposed Department of the Army
hours total for all respondents.
collection of information is necessary Total Burden Cost (capital/startup):
for the proper performance of the Notice of Availability for the Record of
functions of the Corporation, including Decision (ROD) for the Supplemental
Total Burden Cost (operating/
whether the information will have Final Environmental Impact Statement
maintenance): None.
practical utility; (SFEIS) for the Proposed Addition of
• Evaluate the accuracy of the Dated: March 14, 2006. Maneuver Training Land at Fort Irwin,
Corporation’s estimate of the burden of Robert T. Grimm, Jr., California
the proposed collection of information, Director, Office of Research and Policy
including the validity of the Development. AGENCY: U.S. National Training Center
methodology and assumptions used; [FR Doc. E6–3970 Filed 3–17–06; 8:45 am] and Fort Irwin, Department of the Army,
• Propose ways to enhance the BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P
quality, utility and clarity of the ACTION: Notice of availability.
information to be collected; and
• Propose ways to minimize the DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SUMMARY: The Department of the Army
burden of the collection of information announces the availability of its ROD for
on those who are to respond, including Office of the Secretary the Proposed Addition of Maneuver
the use of appropriate automated, Training Land at Fort Irwin, California.
electronic, mechanical, or other Defense Advisory Committee on On 20 January 2006, the Army
technological collection techniques or Military Personnel Testing published a notice of availability of its
other forms of information technology, SFEIS. The SFEIS reviewed the
AGENCY: Under Secretary of Defense for
e.g., permitting electronic submissions environmental, cultural, and
Personnel and Readiness, DoD.
of responses. socioeconomic impacts of five action
Comments: A 60-day public comment ACTION: Notice. alternatives associated with the addition
Notice, regarding all the component SUMMARY: Pursuant to Public Law 92–
of maneuver training land at Fort Irwin,
surveys of the Senior Corps Performance 463, notice is hereby given that a as well as a No Action (status quo)
Surveys was published in the Federal meeting of the Defense Advisory alternative. Based on the SFEIS, the
Register on November 25, 2005. This Committee on Military Personnel Army has demised to implement
comment period ended on January 24, Testing is scheduled to be held. The Alternative I, the East/West Alternative.
2006. No public comments were purpose of the meeting is to review Under this alternative, additional lands
received from this notice. planned changes and progress in totaling approximately 150,510 acres
Description: The Corporation for developing computerized and paper- would be added to the available training
National and Community Service and-pencil enlistment tests. lands. The decision includes training in
(CNCS) is requesting comments on new areas to the east and west of the
DATES: March 23, 2006, from 8 a.m. to
plans to conduct the Volunteer and existing Fort Irwin, and in a portion of
Service Recipient Survey Components 5 p.m., and March 24, 2006, from 8 a.m. southern Fort Irwin previously off-limits
of the Senior Corps Performance to 5 p.m. to training. Expansion of the maneuver
Surveys for the three major programs, ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at area of the National Training Center
Foster Grandparent Program, Senior the Menger Hotel, 204 Alamo Plaza, San (FTC) provides an extended battle space
Companion Program, and RSVP (Retired Antonio, Texas 78205. (land and air) for training Army brigade-
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and Senior Volunteer Program). This FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. sized units according to the Army’s
study is being conducted under contract Jane M. Arabian, Assistant Director, training and combat operations. Today’s
with Westat, Inc. (#CNCSHQC03003, Accession Policy, Office of the Under Army can drive faster, shoot farther, and
Task Order #WES03T001) to collect Secretary of Defense (Personnel and operate over wider ranges than the
information about local project Readiness), Room 2B271, The Pentagon, Army of 1981, when the FTC opened.

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These advances in technology are the Fish and Wildlife Service on the effects ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at
driving factor for this expansion. of the proposed action on both the the Naval Postgraduate School,
Alternative I was chosen because it Desert Tortoise and another threatened Herrmann Hall, 1 University Circle,
best meets the Army’s need for or endangered species, the Lane Monterey, CA.
additional training land. There are Mountain Milk Vetch. The SFEIS also FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jaye
impacts to many natural resources includes a Supplemental Biological Panza, Naval Postgraduate School,
expected as part of the proposed action. Assessment prepared by the Army that Monterey, CA 93943–5000, telephone
Mitigation has been proposed to offset addresses the crucial habitat of the number 831–656–2514.
the impacts identified in the SFEIS. Desert Tortoise.
Dated: March 9, 2006.
Even taking into account this mitigation, Copies of the SFEIS ROD can be
however, there will still be significant found at the following libraries for Eric Mcdonald,
impacts to threatened and endangered public reading: Library of Congress; Lieutenant Commander, Judge Advocate
species, loss of vegetation cover, loss Riverside Main Library; San Diego Generals Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register
Liaison Officer.
and disruption of soil surfaces, and loss County Library; San Bernardino County
of wilderness characteristics to adjacent Libraries at the following locations— [FR Doc. E6–3979 Filed 3–17–06; 8:45 am]
wideness areas. Hesperia, San Bernardino, Apple Valley, BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P
The decision also restates the army’s Trona, Barstow, Big Bear, Lucerne
continuing commitment to Valley, Victorville, Wrightwood, and
environmental stewardship by Yucca Valley. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
implementing mitigation and The Record of Decision is also posted [OE Docket No. PP–304]
monitoring measurers to offset potential at the land Expansion Web site http://
reverse environmental impacts Application for Presidential Permit;
associated with the preferred Dated: March 14, 2006. Generadora del Desierto SA de C.V.
alternative, as identified in the SFEIS Addison D. Davis, IV,
and the ROD. AGENCY: Office of Electricity Delivery
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army, and Energy Reliability, DOE.
ADDRESSES: Requests for copies of the (Environment, Safety and Occupational
Army’s ROD may be made to: Health), OASA(I&E). ACTION: Notice of Application.
Ms.Jennifer Barry, NTC Land Expansion [FR Doc. 06–2625 Filed 3–17–06; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: Generadora del Desierto SA
Program, ATTN: AFZJ–ST, Strategic BILLING CODE 3710–08–M de C.V. (GDD) has applied for a
Planning Division, P.O. 105004, Fort
Presidential permit to construct,
Irwin, California, 93210, or by calling
operate, maintain, and connect an
(760) 380-6174, or by sending an e-mail DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE electric transmission line across the U.S.
border with Mexico.
DATES: Comments, protests, or requests
Please contact Ms. Jennifer Barry, or
Meeting of the Board of Advisors to intervene must be submitted on or
Mrs. Nicole Lileikis, AFZJ–SP Strategic
(BOA) to The President, Naval before April 19, 2006.
Planning Division, P.O. 10309, Fort
Irwin, CA 92311. Interested parties may Postgraduate School (NPS) ADDRESSES: Comments, protests, or
also call (760) 380–6174. requests to intervene should be
AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DOD.
addressed as follows: Office of
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ACTION: Notice of open meeting. Electricity Delivery and Energy
project involves acquisition of
SUMMARY: The purpose of the meeting is Reliability (OE–20), U.S. Department of
approximately 127,000 new acres on the
to elicit the advice of the board on the Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue,
east and southwest sides of the existing
Naval Service’s Postgraduate Education SW., Washington, DC 20585–0350.
NTC and the return to training use of
approximately 23,000 acres in the south Program and the collaborative exchange FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
that are currently restricted from and partnership between NPS and the Ellen Russell (Program Office) 202–586–
military training. Implementation of the Air Force Institute of Technology 9624 or Michael T. Skinker (Program
Preferred Alternative as outlined in the (AFIT). The board examines the Attorney) 202–586–2793.
SFEIS will occur in a phased approach. effectiveness with which the NPS is SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The
Training will occur in the Eastgate accomplishing its mission. To this end, construction, operation, maintenance,
parcel first, followed by the UTM 90 the board will inquire into the curricula; and connection of facilities at the
(the southern edge of Fort Irwin), and instruction; physical equipment; international border of the United States
the last area on which training will administration; state of morale of the for the transmission of electric energy
begin will be the western area. student body, faculty, and staff; fiscal between the United States and a foreign
The Preferred alternative best meets affairs; and any other matters relating to country is prohibited in the absence of
the purpose and need for training at Fort the operation of the NPS as the board a Presidential permit issued pursuant to
Irwin and is crucial to achieving a considers pertinent. This meeting will Executive Order (EO) 10485, as
trained military to provide for the be open to the public. amended by EO 12038.
current and future national security of DATES: The meeting will be held on On September 23, 2005, GDD, a
the country. Tuesday, April 18, 2006, from 8 a.m. to Mexican corporation and wholly-owned
The selected alternative has 4 p.m. and on Wednesday, April 19, affiliate of North Branch Holding, LLC,
significant impacts, which are described 2006, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. All written filed an application with the Office of
in the SFEIS. Among these are impacts comments regarding the NPS BOA Electricity Delivery and Energy
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to the Desert Tortoise. The action also should be received by April 7, 2006, and Reliability (OE) of the Department of
includes mitigation measures that will be directed to President, Naval Energy (DOE) for a Presidential permit.
support conservation and management Postgraduate School (Attn: Jaye Panza), GDD proposes to construct a double-
of the tortoise. The SFEIS discusses a 1 University Circle, Monterey, CA circuit 500-kilovolt (500-kV) electric
Biological Opinion issued by the U.S. 93943–5000 or by FAX 831–656–3145. transmission line across the U.S.-

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