Notice of Availability of a Novel Fiberglass Technology for Exclusive, Partially Exclusive or Non-Exclusive Licenses, 50959 [E9-23767]

Download as PDF pwalker on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 190 / Friday, October 2, 2009 / Notices habitat elements, increasing shoreform diversity, establishing areas of estuarine habitat, increasing floodplain habitat and connectivity, restoring small lagoons and estuaries, increasing the amount of submerged, emergent, and riparian vegetation, replenishing and protecting beach sediments, and improving tidal exchange. If the proposed action were approved, initial construction could begin in 2014. 2. Restoration Alternatives: Three programmatic restoration alternatives are currently being considered and evaluated in the environmental impact statement. The No Action alternative, as required by NEPA and SEPA, would include various agencies and groups continuing to implement small-scale restoration projects within existing frameworks without the implementation of this Corps of Engineers and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife project. Continued implementation of restoration projects would focus on reconnecting isolated habitat elements, localized shoreline revegetation, restoration of estuary features and other discrete projects as real estate and funding allows. The second alternative is to pursue restoration of Puget Sound nearshore ecosystem processes using physical actions to remove or mitigate barriers to habitat forming processes and/or create habitats that have been lost as a result of those barriers. Under this alternative, plans may be formulated, including strategic restoration, which uses change analysis data comparing current and historic conditions as a means to identify candidate restoration sites based on criteria established by an interdisciplinary team, as well as stakeholders. The third alternative focuses on non-structural means to restore nearshore processes in Puget Sound. This non-structural alternative would include actions such as education, regulation, and changes in land-use policy. These three alternatives are not final and may not be analyzed in the final EIS, as they may change and/or new alternatives may develop during the scoping and NEPA process. 3. Scoping and Public Involvement: Public involvement will be sought during the study in accordance with NEPA and SEPA procedures. Public meetings will be held at the beginning of the NEPA process to scope the efforts that will be undertaken to prepare the draft PEIS. The objectives of the public meetings will be to clarify issues of major concern, identify information that might be needed to analyze and evaluate impacts, obtain public input on the range and acceptability of approaches and provide further definition of VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:40 Oct 01, 2009 Jkt 220001 alternatives. This notice of intent formally commences the joint scoping process under NEPA and SEPA. As part of the scoping process, all affected Federal, state, and local agencies, Native American tribes, and interested private organizations, including environmental interest groups, are invited to comment on the scope of the draft PEIS. Comments are requested concerning project alternatives, mitigation measures, probable significant environmental impacts, and permits or other approvals that may be required. To date, the following impact areas have been identified and will be analyzed in depth in the draft PEIS: (1) Marine mammals, fish, and invertebrates and their habitat, (2) sediment supply, (3) wetlands and estuaries, (4) submerged, emergent, and riparian vegetation, (5) wildlife, (6) land use, (7) public safety, and (8) hydrologic connectivity. The environmental review process will be comprehensive and will integrate and satisfy the requirements of NEPA (Federal), SEPA (Washington State), and other relevant Federal, state, and local environmental laws. The public scoping period will commence on October 26, 2009 in conjunction with the first scoping meeting and will extend throughout the development of the joint NEPA/SEPA PEIS. Four scoping meetings will be held throughout the Puget Sound region from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The meeting dates and locations are as follows: October 26: Highline Community College, 2400 S. 240th St., Des Moines, WA 98198. October 28: The chapel at Fort Worden State Park, 200 Battery Way, Port Townsend, WA 98368. November 3: Lacey Community Center, 6729 Pacific Avenue SE., in the Woodland Creek Community Park, Lacey, WA 98503. November 10: Skagit Station, 105 E. Kincaid, Mount Vernon, WA 98273. All Federal, State, and local agencies, Native American Tribes, other interested private organizations, and the general public are invited to participate. Public comments will be considered in development of the draft PEIS. The formal public comment period will extend until December 10, 2009. 4. Other Environmental Review, Coordination, and Permit Requirements: Other environmental review, coordination, and permit requirements include preparation of a Clean Water Act, Section 404(b)(1) evaluation by the Corps, and consultation among the Corps, State of Washington, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration per Section 7 of the PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50959 Endangered Species Act. Coordination will be continued with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to meet the requirements of the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act and initiated with Washington Department of Ecology for Clean Water Act compliance, and with the Washington Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation for compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. 5. Availability of the Draft PEIS: The draft PEIS is scheduled for release during the summer of 2012 and the final PEIS is scheduled for release during the winter of 2012. Anthony O. Wright, Colonel, Corps of Engineers, District Engineer. [FR Doc. E9–23765 Filed 10–1–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Notice of Availability of a Novel Fiberglass Technology for Exclusive, Partially Exclusive or Non-Exclusive Licenses Department of the Army, DoD. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of the Army announces the general availability of exclusive, partially exclusive or nonexclusive licenses relative to a novel fiberglass technology (e-glass; s-glass, etc.) as described in U.S. Patent Application 11/639,221 filed on 12/15/ 06; entitled ‘‘Nano-Textured Solid Surfaces and Methods for Producing Same’’; Jensen and McKnight. Any license shall comply with 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR part 404. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael D. Rausa, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Technology Applications, ATTN: RDRL–DB/Bldg. 434, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005–5425, Telephone: (410) 278–5028. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: None. Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E9–23767 Filed 10–1–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–08–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Department of Defense Historical Advisory Committee; Meeting AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM Department of the Army, DoD. 02OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army


Notice of Availability of a Novel Fiberglass Technology for 
Exclusive, Partially Exclusive or Non-Exclusive Licenses

AGENCY: Department of the Army, DoD.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Army announces the general availability 
of exclusive, partially exclusive or non-exclusive licenses relative to 
a novel fiberglass technology (e-glass; s-glass, etc.) as described in 
U.S. Patent Application 11/639,221 filed on 12/15/06; entitled ``Nano-
Textured Solid Surfaces and Methods for Producing Same''; Jensen and 
McKnight. Any license shall comply with 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR part 
404.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael D. Rausa, U.S. Army Research 
Laboratory, Office of Research and Technology Applications, ATTN: RDRL-
DB/Bldg. 434, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005-5425, Telephone: (410) 
278-5028.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: None.

Brenda S. Bowen,
Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. E9-23767 Filed 10-1-09; 8:45 am]
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