Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees, 70575-70576 [E7-24059]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 12, 2007 / Notices 70575 3 Landing Locations Within Port Group – Southeast Alaska: Angoon, Baranof Warm Springs, Craig, Edna Bay, Elfin Cove, Excursion Inlet, Gustavus, Haines, Hollis, Hoonah, Hyder, Auke Bay, Douglas, Tee Harbor, Juneau, Kake, Ketchikan, Klawock, Metlakatla, Pelican, Petersburg, Portage Bay, Port Alexander, Port Graham, Port Protection, Point Baker, Sitka, Skagway, Tenakee Springs, Thorne Bay, Wrangell, Yakutat 4 Landing Locations Within Port Group – All: FOR ALASKA: All landing locations included in 1, 2, and 3. FOR CALIFORNIA: Eureka, Fort Bragg, Other California. FOR OREGON: Astoria, Aurora, Lincoln City, Newport, Warrenton, Other Oregon. FOR WASHINGTON: Anacortes, Bellevue, Bellingham, Nagai Island, Edmonds, Everett, Granite Falls, Ilwaco, La Conner, Port Angeles, Port Orchard, Port Townsend, Rainier, Fox Island, Mercer Island, Seattle, Standwood, Other Washington. FOR CANADA: Port Hardy, Port Edward, Prince Rupert, Vancouver, Haines Junction, Other Canada Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: December 5, 2007. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E7–24078 Filed 12–11–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Publication of North American Datum of 1983 State Plane Coordinates in Feet in Maine National Geodetic Survey (NGS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The National Geodetic Survey (NGS) will publish North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83) State Plane Coordinate (SPC) grid values in both meters and U.S. Survey Feet (1 ft = 1200/3937 m) in Maine, for all well defined geodetic survey control monuments maintained by NGS in the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) and computed from various geodetic positioning utilities. The adoption of this standard is implemented in accordance with NGS policy and a request from the Maine Department of Transportation, the Maine Society of Land Surveyors, and the Maine GIS Stakeholders. DATES: Individuals or organizations wishing to submit comments on the Publication of North American Datum of 1983 State Plan Coordinates in feet in Maine, should do by January 11, 2008. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to the attention of David Doyle, Chief Geodetic Surveyor, Office of the National Geodetic Survey, National Ocean Service (N/NGS2) 1315 East-West Highway, Silvery Spring, Maryland, 20910, fax 301–713–4324, or via e-mail Dave.Doyle@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to David Doyle, Chief Geodetic Surveyor, National Geodetic Survey (N/NGS2), 1315 East-West VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:36 Dec 11, 2007 Jkt 214001 Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910; Phone: (301) 713–3178. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Abstract IN 1991, NGS adopted a policy that defines the conditions under which NAD 83 State Plane Coordinates (SPCs) would be published in feet in addition to meters. As outlined in that policy, each state or territory must adopt NAD 83 legislation (typically referenced as Codes, Laws or Statutes), which specifically defines a conversion to either U.S. Survey or International Feet as defined by the U.S. Bureau of Standards in Federal Register Notice 59–5442. To date, 48 states have adopted the NAD 83 legislation however, for various reasons, only 33 included a specific definition of the relationship between meters and feet. This lack of uniformity has led to confusion and misuse of SPCs as provided in various NGS products, services and tools, and created errors in mapping, charting and surveying programs in numerous states due to inconsistent coordinate conversions. Dated: December 3, 2007. David B. Zilkoski, Director, Office of National Geodetic Survey, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 07–6026 Filed 12–11–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary of Defense Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees DoD. Renewal of Federal Advisory Committee. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, (5 U.S.C. Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102–3.65, the Department of Defense gives notice that it is renewing the charter for the Defense Business Board (hereafter referred to as the Board). PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Board is a discretionary Federal advisory committee established by the Secretary of Defense to provide the Department of Defense independent advice and recommendations on effective strategies for the implementation of best business practices of interest to the Department of Defense. The ultimate objective of this advice is to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of organizational support to the nation’s warfighters. The Board shall be composed of approximately twenty members, who are eminent authorities in the fields of management, production, logistics, personnel leadership and defense industrial base. The chairpersons of the Defense Policy Advisory Board and the Defense Science Board shall be appointed as non-voting ex-officio members of the Defense Business Board and their appointment shall not count toward the Board’s total membership. Board Members appointed by the Secretary of Defense, who are not Federal officers or employees, shall serve as Special Government Employees under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109. Board Members shall be appointed on an annual basis by the Secretary of Defense, and with the exception of travel and per diem for official travel, they shall serve without compensation. The Secretary of Defense may invite other distinguished Government officers to serve as non-voting Observers of the Board, and appoint consultants, with special expertise, to assist the Board on an ad hoc basis. The Board shall be authorized to establish subcommittees, as necessary and consistent with its mission, and these subcommittees or working groups shall operate under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and other appropriate Federal regulations. Such subcommittees or workgroups shall not work independently of the chartered Board, and shall report all their recommendations and advice to the Board for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees or workgroups have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the chartered Board nor can they report directly to the Department of Defense or any Federal E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 70576 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 12, 2007 / Notices officers or employees who are not Board Members. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board shall meet at the call of the committee’s Designated Federal Officer, in consultation with the Chairperson. The Designated Federal Officer, pursuant to DoD policy, shall be a full-time or permanent part-time DoD employee, and shall be appointed in accordance with established DoD policies and procedures. The Designated Federal Officer or duly appointed Alternate Designated Federal Officer shall attend all committee meetings and subcommittee meetings. Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.105(j) and 102–3.140, the public or interested organizations may submit written statements to the Defense Business Board membership about the Board’s mission and functions. Written statements may be submitted at any time or in response to the stated agenda of planned meeting of the Defense Business Board. All written statements shall be submitted to the Designated Federal Officer for the Defense Business Board, and this individual will ensure that the written statements are provided to the membership for their consideration. Contact information for the Defense Business Board Designated Federal Officer can be obtained from the GSA’s FACA Database—https://www.fido.gov/ facadatabase/public.asp. The Designated Federal Officer, pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.150, will announce planned meetings of the Defense Business Board. The Designated Federal Officer, at that time, may provide additional guidance on the submission of written statements that are in response to the stated agenda for the planned meeting in question. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Jim Freeman, Deputy Committee Management Officer for the Department of Defense, 703–601–2554, extension 128. Dated: December 6, 2007. L.M. Bynum, Alternate OSD Federal Register, Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. E7–24059 Filed 12–11–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force Intent To Grant an Exclusive Patent License AGENCY: Department of the Air Force, DOD. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:54 Dec 11, 2007 Jkt 214001 ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of Part 404 of Title 37, Code of Federal Regulations, which implements Public Law 96–517, the Department of the Air Force announces its intention to grant Idaho Technology, Inc., a corporation of the State of Idaho, an exclusive license under the following pending patent application, claiming the benefit of provisional Patent Application Serial No. 60/877017, filed November 28, 2006: Applicant: McAvin. Filed: November 21, 2007. Title: Rapid Detection of Dengue Virus. The license described above will be granted unless an objection thereto, together with a request for an opportunity to be heard, if desired, is received in writing by the addressee set forth below, within fifteen (15) days from the date of publication of this Notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: All communications concerning this Notice should be sent to Paul D. Heydon, Patent Attorney, Commercial Law Division, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, 311th Human Systems Wing, Air Force Materiel Command, 8010 Chennault Path, Brooks City-Base, TX 78235, (210) 536–5359. Bao-Anh Trinh, Air Force Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E7–24046 Filed 12–11–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–05–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Notice of Availability of a Record of Decision (ROD) for the Implementation of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) 2005 and Transformation Actions at Fort Benning, GA Department of the Army, DoD. Record of Decision. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of the Army announces the availability of the ROD, which summarizes the decision for implementing BRAC actions as directed by the 2005 Base Closure and Realignment Commission and DoD Transformation Actions at Fort Benning, Georgia. ADDRESSES: To obtain a copy of the ROD, contact Mr. John Brent, Fort Benning Directorate of Public Works, Environmental Management Division, Bldg #6 (Meloy Hall), Room 310, Fort Benning, GA 31905; via e-mail at john.brent@benning.army.mil; or via PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Web site at http://www.hqda.army.mil/ acsim/brac/nepa_eis_docs.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John Brent at (706) 545–2180. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Army has decided to proceed with implementing the Preferred Alternative (Alternative B) of the Proposed Action consistent with the analysis in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) (dated October 2007) and supporting studies and comments provided during formal comment and review periods. The Proposed Action includes the construction activities, personnel increases, and training activities associated with the BRAC Commission recommendations, the Global Defense Posture Realignment (GDPR) overseas restationing actions, Army Modular Force (AMF) initiatives, and other discretionary stationing activities at Fort Benning. As a result of the proposed action, Fort Benning will be receiving personnel, equipment, and missions from various realignment and closure actions. To implement the BRAC Commission recommended initiatives, the Army will provide the necessary facilities, infrastructure, training ranges and maneuver areas to support the changes. Permanent facilities will be constructed to house the Armor Center and School as well as several other minor unit relocations. Construction activities include administrative, supply/storage, maintenance, barracks, commercial services, community facilities, medical and dental, and recreation facilities focused on the cantonment areas. A combination of redevelopment (e.g., renovation), development, and expansion would occur at the four major cantonment areas: Main Post, Kelley Hill, Sand Hill, and Harmony Church. Activities to occur in the ranges and maneuver areas include construction of small- and largecaliber weapons ranges, heavy maneuver areas and corridors, a drivers’ training course, off-road driver’s training area, and vehicle recovery area to support the training range requirements. The largest-scale transformation activity is the BRAC action to relocate the Armor Center and School from Fort Knox, Kentucky, to Fort Benning. Once relocated to Fort Benning, the Armor Center and School would be combined with the existing Infantry Center and School to create a Maneuver Center of Excellence for ground forces training and doctrine development. Fort Benning also proposes to implement other transformation actions as the Army undergoes restructuring to meet the demands of the 21st century. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 238 (Wednesday, December 12, 2007)]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary of Defense


Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees

AGENCY: DoD.

ACTION: Renewal of Federal Advisory Committee.

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SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 
1972, (5 U.S.C. Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government 
Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.65, the 
Department of Defense gives notice that it is renewing the charter for 
the Defense Business Board (hereafter referred to as the Board).
    The Board is a discretionary Federal advisory committee established 
by the Secretary of Defense to provide the Department of Defense 
independent advice and recommendations on effective strategies for the 
implementation of best business practices of interest to the Department 
of Defense. The ultimate objective of this advice is to enhance the 
efficiency and effectiveness of organizational support to the nation's 
warfighters.
    The Board shall be composed of approximately twenty members, who 
are eminent authorities in the fields of management, production, 
logistics, personnel leadership and defense industrial base. The 
chairpersons of the Defense Policy Advisory Board and the Defense 
Science Board shall be appointed as non-voting ex-officio members of 
the Defense Business Board and their appointment shall not count toward 
the Board's total membership.
    Board Members appointed by the Secretary of Defense, who are not 
Federal officers or employees, shall serve as Special Government 
Employees under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109. Board Members shall be 
appointed on an annual basis by the Secretary of Defense, and with the 
exception of travel and per diem for official travel, they shall serve 
without compensation.
    The Secretary of Defense may invite other distinguished Government 
officers to serve as non-voting Observers of the Board, and appoint 
consultants, with special expertise, to assist the Board on an ad hoc 
basis.
    The Board shall be authorized to establish subcommittees, as 
necessary and consistent with its mission, and these subcommittees or 
working groups shall operate under the provisions of the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the 
Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 
other appropriate Federal regulations.
    Such subcommittees or workgroups shall not work independently of 
the chartered Board, and shall report all their recommendations and 
advice to the Board for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees 
or workgroups have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the 
chartered Board nor can they report directly to the Department of 
Defense or any Federal

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officers or employees who are not Board Members.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board shall meet at the call of the 
committee's Designated Federal Officer, in consultation with the 
Chairperson. The Designated Federal Officer, pursuant to DoD policy, 
shall be a full-time or permanent part-time DoD employee, and shall be 
appointed in accordance with established DoD policies and procedures. 
The Designated Federal Officer or duly appointed Alternate Designated 
Federal Officer shall attend all committee meetings and subcommittee 
meetings.
    Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.105(j) and 102-3.140, the public or 
interested organizations may submit written statements to the Defense 
Business Board membership about the Board's mission and functions. 
Written statements may be submitted at any time or in response to the 
stated agenda of planned meeting of the Defense Business Board.
    All written statements shall be submitted to the Designated Federal 
Officer for the Defense Business Board, and this individual will ensure 
that the written statements are provided to the membership for their 
consideration. Contact information for the Defense Business Board 
Designated Federal Officer can be obtained from the GSA's FACA 
Database--https://www.fido.gov/facadatabase/public.asp.
    The Designated Federal Officer, pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.150, will 
announce planned meetings of the Defense Business Board. The Designated 
Federal Officer, at that time, may provide additional guidance on the 
submission of written statements that are in response to the stated 
agenda for the planned meeting in question.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Jim Freeman, Deputy Committee 
Management Officer for the Department of Defense, 703-601-2554, 
extension 128.

    Dated: December 6, 2007.
L.M. Bynum,
Alternate OSD Federal Register, Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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