[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 168 (Wednesday, August 29, 2012)]
[Page 52317]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-21324]



Department of the Navy

Record of Decision for Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low 
Frequency Active Sonar

AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD.

ACTION: Notice of decision and availability.


SUMMARY: The Department of the Navy, after carefully weighing the 
operational, scientific, technical, and environmental implications of 
the alternatives considered, announces its decision to employ up to 
four Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active 
(SURTASS LFA) sonar systems with certain geographical restrictions and 
monitoring mitigation designed to reduce potential adverse effects on 
the marine environment. This decision, which pertains to the employment 
of up to four SURTASS LFA sonar systems (as originally analyzed in the 
2001 Final Overseas Environmental Impact Statement and Environmental 
Impact Statement [FOEIS/EIS] for SURTASS LFA Sonar) initially augmented 
in the 2007 Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement [FSEIS]), 
and further augmented on the 2012 Final Supplemental Environmental 
Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS/SOEIS) 
implements the preferred alternative, Alternative 2, identified in the 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The full text of the Record of Decision 
(ROD) is available for public viewing and download at http://www.surtass-lfa-eis.com/. Single copies of the ROD will be made 
available upon request by contacting the SURTASS LFA Sonar SEIS/SOEIS 
Team, 4100 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 730, Arlington, VA 22203, or email: 

    Dated: August 17, 2012.
C.K. Chiappetta,
Lieutenant Commander, Office of the Judge Advocate General, U.S. Navy, 
Administrative Law Division, Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-21324 Filed 8-28-12; 8:45 am]