[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 69 (Tuesday, April 9, 1996)]
[Page 15788]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-8823]


Department of the Air Force

Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for 
the Disposal and Reuse of Reese Air Force Base, Texas

    The United States Air Force (Air Force) is issuing this notice to 
advise the public that the Air Force intends to prepare an 
environmental impact statement (EIS) to assess the potential 
environmental impacts of disposal and reuse at Reese Air Force Base 
(AFB), Texas.
    The EIS will address the potential environmental impact of disposal 
of the property to public or private entities, as well as the potential 
environmental impact of all reasonable reuse alternatives.
    To provide a forum for public officials and the community to 
provide information and comments, a scoping meeting will be held in 
Lubbock, Texas, on May 8, 1996, and the scoping period will extend to 
June 1996. Notice of the time and location of this meeting will be 
provided at a later date, and publicized in the community. The purpose 
of this meeting is to help identify issues that need to be assessed and 
discussed in the EIS. During this meeting, the Air Force will discuss 
the proposal to dispose of Reese AFB, describe the process involved in 
preparing an EIS, and ask for help in identifying alternative uses by 
the Air Force. In soliciting disposal and reuse alternatives, the Air 
Force will consider all reasonable alternative offered by any federal, 
state, or local government agency, and any federally sponsored or 
private entity or individual. The resulting EIS will be considered in 
making disposal decisions that will be documented in the Air Force's 
Final Disposal Plan and Record of Decision.
    To ensure sufficient time to adequately consider public comments 
concerning environmental issues and disposal and reuse alternatives to 
be included in the EIS, the Air Force recommends that comments and 
reuse proposals be presented at the upcoming scoping meeting or 
forwarded to the address listed below at the earliest possible date. 
The Air Force will, however, accept additional comments at any time 
during the environmental impact analysis process.
    Please direct written comments or requests for further information 
concerning the Reese AFB disposal and reuse EIS to: Mr. Robert L. Lopez 
or Mr. Dan Mooney, AFCEE/ECM, 3207 North Road, Brooks AFB, TX 78235-
5363, 210/536-6545 or 210/536-3839.
Patsy J. Conner,
Air Force Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 96-8823 Filed 4-8-96; 8:45 am]