Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License; Emerald Coast Technology Group, LLC, 1709-1710 [07-115]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 9 / Tuesday, January 16, 2007 / Notices project should be addressed to CAPT Colleen Petullo, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/U.S. Public Health Service, OSWER/ERT, PO Box 93478, Las Vegas, NV 89193–3478, (702) 784– 8004. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: MARSAME provides information on planning, conducting, evaluating, and documenting environmental radiological surveys for demonstrating compliance with measurable action levels applied to materials and equipment. MARSAME, when finalized, will be a multi-agency consensus document and a supplement to the Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual (MARSSIM). MARSAME was developed collaboratively over the past five years by the technical staffs of the four Federal agencies having authority for control of radioactive materials: DoD, DOE, EPA, and NRC (60 FR 12555; March 7, 1995). 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SUMMARY: The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to Emerald Coast Technology Group, LLC, a revocable, non-assignable, exclusive license to practice in the United States, the Government-owned invention described in U.S. Patent No. 6,893,540: HIGH TEMPERATURE PELTIER EFFECT WATER DISTILLER issued May 17, 2005, Navy Case No. 82,363. Anyone wishing to object to the grant of this license has fifteen (15) days from the date of this notice to file written objections along with supporting evidence, if any. DATES: Written objections are to be filed with Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City, 110 Vernon Avenue, Code CP0L, Panama City, FL 32407–7001. ADDRESSES: Mr. James Shepherd, Patent Counsel, Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City, 110 Vernon Avenue, Panama City, FL 32407–7001, telephone james.t.shepherd@navy.mil. 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AGENCY: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces the availability for public comment of a Supplement to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Gilberton Coal-toClean Fuels and Power Project (DOE/ EIS–0357D–S1), prepared in response to comments on the original Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) issued in December 2005. This Supplement corrects information regarding carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the proposed Gilberton plant, provides information on the feasibility of carbon sequestration for the CO2 emissions from the Gilberton plant, and presents additional information regarding CO2-related cumulative impacts. It should be noted that the Supplement contains only those sections affected by comments related to CO2 emissions and sequestration, and DOE is inviting comments only on those sections. Comments on the original Draft EIS need not be resubmitted. 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The demonstration plant would use a gasifier to convert coal waste to synthesis gas, which would be conveyed to Fischer-Tropsch (F–T) liquefaction facilities for production of liquid fuels and to a combined-cycle power plant. The demonstration facilities, to be constructed in Gilberton, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, would process up to 4,700 tons per day of coal waste (anthracite culm). The potential environmental impacts of this action are evaluated in the Draft EIS. The Draft EIS also analyzed the No Action Alternative, PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 under which DOE would not provide cost-shared funding to demonstrate the commercial-scale integration of coal gasification and F–T synthesis technology to produce electricity, steam and liquid fuels. Under the No-Action Alternative, it is reasonably foreseeable that no new activity would occur. 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In considering the comments received on the Draft EIS, DOE determined that the annual rate of CO2 emissions reported in the Draft EIS included only the quantity of CO2 that would be emitted directly. The reported quantity did not include a larger quantity of CO2 in a concentrated stream exiting the gas cleanup system. While it was previously anticipated that the concentrated CO2 stream would be sold as a byproduct, the industrial participant has informed DOE that the commercial sale of the CO2 would not occur in the foreseeable future. Therefore, all of the CO2 would be emitted to the atmosphere. DOE has prepared the Supplement to clarify the total emissions rate accordingly. DOE has also enhanced the discussion of cumulative impacts and the feasibility of carbon sequestration. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 9 (Tuesday, January 16, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1709-1710]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 07-115]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Navy


Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License; Emerald Coast 
Technology Group, LLC

AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent 
to grant to Emerald Coast Technology Group, LLC, a revocable, non-
assignable, exclusive license to practice in the United States, the 
Government-owned invention described in U.S. Patent No. 6,893,540: HIGH 
TEMPERATURE PELTIER EFFECT WATER DISTILLER issued May 17, 2005, Navy 
Case No. 82,363.

DATES: Anyone wishing to object to the grant of this license has 
fifteen (15) days from the date of this notice to file written 
objections along with supporting evidence, if any.

ADDRESSES: Written objections are to be filed with Naval Surface 
Warfare Center Panama City, 110 Vernon Avenue, Code CP0L, Panama City, 
FL 32407-7001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. James Shepherd, Patent Counsel, 
Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City, 110 Vernon Avenue, Panama 
City, FL 32407-7001, telephone james.t.shepherd@navy.mil.

(Authority: 35 U.S.C. 207, 37 CFR Part 404)


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    Dated: December 19, 2006.
M. A. Harvison,
Lieutenant Commander, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Navy, 
Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 07-115 Filed 1-12-07; 8:45 am]
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