[Federal Register: July 16, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 136)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

 
Environmental Planning Program

AGENCY: Department of Homeland Security.

ACTION: Reopening of comment period for Draft Environmental Directive.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is issuing this 
notice to advise the public that DHS is reopening the comment period 
for the draft directive containing policy and procedures for 
implementing the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as 
amended, Executive Order 11514, as amended, Executive Order 12114, and 
Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations for implementing the 
procedural provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500-1508).

DATES: Comments and related material must be received by August 16, 
2004.

ADDRESSES: Please submit your comments by only one of the following 
means:
    (1) By mail to: Environmental Planning, Office of Safety and 
Environmental Programs, Management Directorate, Department of Homeland 
Security, Washington, DC 20528.
    (2) By hand delivery to: Environmental Planning, Office of Safety 
and Environmental Programs, Management Directorate, Department of 
Homeland Security, Anacostia Naval Annex, Building 410, 245 Murray 
Lane, SW., Washington, DC 20528.
    (3) By Fax to: 202-772-9749.
    (4) By e-mail to: [email protected]

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    In choosing among these means, please give due regard to 
difficulties and delays associated with delivery of mail through the 
U.S. Postal Service.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
    (1) By telephone: David Reese, Office of Safety and Environmental 
Programs, Department of Homeland Security, 202-692-4224.
    (2) By internet: A complete copy of the June 14, 2004 Federal 
Register notice, all comments received before the close of the comment 
period, and a summary and details of the support for the proposed 
categorical exclusions can be accessed at the following URL: http://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/interapp/editorial/editorial_0468.xml.


SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Request for Comments

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) encourages interested 
persons to submit written data, views, or comments. Persons submitting 
comments should please include their name, address, and other 
appropriate contact information. You may submit your comments and 
material by one of the means listed under ADDRESSES. If you submit them 
by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger 
than 8\1/2\ x 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If 
you submit them by mail and would like to know that they were received, 
please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. DHS will 
consider all comments received during the comment period.
    On June 14, 2004, DHS issued a notice in the Federal Register 
seeking public comment on its draft directive that would implement 
procedures for complying with the National Environmental Policy Act 
(NEPA). The comment period expired on July 14, 2004. DHS received 
several requests to reopen the public comment period and to make 
available to commenters additional information relating to the 
directive.
    Additional material supporting the draft Categorical Exclusions in 
the DHS directive is now available for comment. This material can be 
reviewed on the internet at the following URL: http://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/interapp/editorial/editorial_0468.xml.

    In order to give the public the opportunity to review and comment 
on this additional information, DHS has decided to reopen the public 
comment period for another thirty days, until August 16, 2004.

Janet Hale,
Under Secretary for Management.
[FR Doc. 04-16354 Filed 7-15-04; 8:45 am]

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