2 July 2002
Source: http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/aces/fr-cont.html


[Federal Register: July 2, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 127)]
[Page 44428]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Department of the Army

Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement (DEIS) for Activities Associated With Future Programs at the 
U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, Utah

AGENCY: Department of the Army, DoD.

ACTION: Notice of availability.


SUMMARY: This announces the availability of the DEIS for Activities 
Associated with Future Programs at the U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground 
(DPG). The DEIS provides information on potential effects to the human 
and physical environment resulting from present and reasonably 
foreseeable future activities that have been or may be undertaken by 
the various units and organizations at DPG. Mitigation of these 
potential effects is also considered in the DEIS.

DATES: The public comment period for the DEIS will end 45 days after 
publication of the notice of availability in the Federal Register by 
Environmental Protection Agency.

ADDRESSES: Written comments on the DEIS should be forwarded to: 
Commander, U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, Attn: STEDPPA (Draft EIS), 
Dugway, UT 84022-5000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Paula Nicholson at (435) 831-3409, 
or by e-mail at nicholsn@dpg.army.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Proposed Action (preferred alternative) 
for the DEIS includes continuation of existing DPG activities 
(including chemical and biological defensive testing, other testing 
programs, training, real property management, and environmental 
management) with future increases in most testing and training 
operating areas. Additionally, the Proposed Action includes 
diversification of DPG operations and implementation of a Summary 
Development Plan identifying real property planning recommendations for 
    The DEIS considers two action alternatives to the Proposed Action 
and a No Action alternative. The two action alternatives are: (1) 
Decreased mission with a major reduction in operations at DPG and (2) a 
maximum expanded mission with major increases in most operating areas 
compared to current DPG operations.
    The No Action alternative represents the status quo and assumes 
that existing DPG operations would continue at approximately their 
current rates into the foreseeable future. All existing actions 
currently the subject of environmental documentation, associated 
mitigation measures and mitigative planning strategies would continue 
to be implemented under the No Action alternative.
    The DEIS is being produced as both a full volume (approximately 
1000 pages) and as an Executive Summary (approximately 100 pages). Both 
the DEIS and Executive Summary are available on Compact Disc in Adobe 
PDF format.
    Public meetings on the DEIS will be held in English Village (on 
DPG), Tooele, and Salt Lake City, UT. Exact dates and locations will be 
advertised in the local media and announced on the EIS website (http://
www.dugway.army.mil) at least 15 days prior to the meetings. Additional 
information on the public meetings can also be obtained from the DPG 
Public Affairs Office at (435) 831-3409.
    Anyone wishing to receive a copy of the DEIS or the Executive 
Summary may write to: U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, ATTN: CSTE-DTC-
DP-PA (Paula Nicholson), Dugway, UT 84022-5000. A copy of either 
document may also be requested through the EIS website 
    The full DEIS and Executive Summary will be available at the 
following rooms: Whitmore Library, 2197 East 7000 South, Salt Lake 
City; University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library, Special 
Collections--Western Americana (5th floor), 15th East and South Campus 
Drive, Salt Lake City; Dugway Public Library, 5124 Kister Avenue, 
Dugway; Tooele City Public Library, 47 East Vine Street, Tooele. Copies 
at the public reading rooms are for review purposes only, and extra 
copies of the documents will not be available at these locations.

    Dated: June 27, 2002.
Raymond J. Fatz,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Environment, Safety and 
Occupational Health) OASA(I&E).
[FR Doc. 02-16648 Filed 7-1-02; 8:45 am]