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NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY Department of the Army Draft Finding of No Significant Impact and Final Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Army 2020 Force Restructure Realignment The Department of the Army announces the availability of the draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FNSI) and final Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) for Army force structure realignments that may occur from Fiscal Years (FYs) 2013 020. The Army must achieve force reductions as it transitions from major combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, while reducing spending without sacrificing critical national defense capabilities. The draft FNSI considers a proposed action under which the Army active duty end-strength would be reduced from 562,000 at the end of FY 2012 to 490,000 by FY 2020. The PEA analyzes two action alternatives: Alternative 1: Implement force reductions by inactivating a minimum of eight Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs) and realign other combat, combat support, and service support units between FY 2013 and FY 2020; and Alternative 2: Implement Alternative 1, inactivate additional BCTs, and reorganize remaining BCTs by adding an additional combat maneuver battalion and other units. The PEA also analyzes a No Action alternative under which the Army would not reduce the size of the force. The draft FNSI incorporates the PEA which does not identify any significant environmental impacts associated with either alternative, with the exception of socioeconomic impacts at some installations where a BCT is inactivated and smaller organizations realigned. The draft FNSI concludes that preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is not required. Final decisions as to which installations will see BCTs inactivated or units realigned have not been made. Additional site-specific NEPA analysis may be required at some installations, depending on the size of the force realignment. Members of the public can review the PEA and draft FNSI and submit comments on the draft FNSI until February 19. An electronic version of the PEA and draft FNSI are available for download at: Written comments should be sent to: Public Comments USAEC, Attention: IMPA E (Army 2020 PEA), 2450 Connell Road (Bldg 2264), Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234 664; or by email to For further information contact: (210) 466 590 or email: Pub.Jan.26,27,28,Feb.1,2,3,2013(2500184)

Notice is given that THE CANTRELL FAMILY 1839 GOETCHIUS HOUSE LLC, doing business as 1839 Goetchius House, located at 405 Broadway Columbus, by and through James M. Cantrell its attorney/agent, has applied for a liquor license for the sale if mixed drinks on the premises. Said application will be presented to the Director of Finance for action pursuant to Ordinances of the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia on January 20,2013. Pub:Jan.30,31,Feb.1,2&32013(2500564)