Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Supplemental Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS/SOEIS) for Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System (SURTASS) Low Frequency Active (LFA) Sonar

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 157 (Wednesday, August 14, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 157 (Wednesday, August 14, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Page 40397]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-17427]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Department of the Navy
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Final
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Supplemental Overseas
Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS/SOEIS) for Surveillance Towed
Array Sensor System (SURTASS) Low Frequency Active (LFA) Sonar
AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD.
ACTION: Notice.
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SUMMARY: The United States Department of the Navy (DoN), announces its
decision to continue utilizing SURTASS LFA and Compact LFA sonar
systems (LFA hereafter inclusive of both systems) onboard United States
Navy surveillance ships for training and testing activities conducted
under the authority of the Secretary of the Navy in the western and
central North Pacific and eastern Indian Oceans, including certain
geographical restrictions, as described in Alternative 2 of the June
2019 Final SEIS/SOEIS for SURTASS LFA Sonar. Under Alternative 2, the
DoN will be able to meet current and future DoN training and testing
requirements.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Alternative 2 is the DoN's preferred
alternative, and provides for additional training and testing capacity
for vessels to participate in at-sea exercises, to conduct acoustic
research testing, and to conduct new SURTASS LFA sonar system testing.
The complete text of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the June 2019
Final SEIS/SOEIS for SURTASS LFA Sonar is available on the project
website at http://www.surtass-lfa-eis.com/, along with the June 2019
Final SEIS/SOEIS for SURTASS LFA Sonar and supporting documents. Single
copies of the ROD are available upon request by contacting: Chief of
Naval Operations Energy and Environmental Readiness Division, Attn:
SURTASS LFA SONAR SEIS/SOEIS Project Manager, 2000 Navy Pentagon Rm.
2D253, Washington DC, 20350-2000.
    Dated: August 9, 2019.
D.J. Antenucci,
Commander, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register
Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-17427 Filed 8-13-19; 8:45 am]
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