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Prospective Grant of Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 05-13857
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
In accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) hereby given notice that it is contemplating the grant of an exclusive license in the United States to practice the below referenced invention owned by the U.S. Government to TSI Incorporated, 500 Cardigan Road, Shoreview, MN 55126.
Availability for Non-Exclusive, Exclusive, or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Provisional Patent Applications Concerning Inhibitors of Type F Botulinum Neurotoxin Proteinase Activity
Document Number: 05-13856
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
In accordance with 37 CFR 404.6 and 404.7, announcement is made of the availability for licensing of the invention set forth in U.S. Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 60/656,551 entitled ``Inhibitors of Type F Botulinum Neurotoxin Proteinase Activity,'' filed February 17, 2005; as well as the invention set forth in related U.S. Provisional Patent application Serial No. 60/660,024 entitled ``Inhibitors of Type F Botulinum Neurotoxin Proteinase Activity,'' filed February 23, 2005. The United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Army, has rights in this invention.
Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Wyoming Valley Levee Raising Project, Wilkes-Barre, PA
Document Number: 05-13855
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District announces the availability of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the design modifications and recreational enhancements to the Wyoming Valley Levee Raising Project at the Wilkes- Barre, Pennsylvania River Commons. The Final SEIS investigates the potential environmental effects of an array of alternative plans based on the conceptual riverfront plan for Wilkes-Barre. The preferred alternative includes the addition of two portals through the levee, a river landing, fishing platform, and an amphitheater and stage. The Draft SEIS was released on a 45-day review and comment period during August and September 2004, and a Notice of Availability was published in the Federal Register under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on August 13, 2004. Comments received on the Draft SEIS and our responses are included in the Final SEIS (Appendices G and H).
Intent To Prepare a Joint Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for the Coyote Creek Watershed Management Plan Feasibility Study, Orange and Los Angeles Counties, CA
Document Number: 05-13778
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Coyote Creek Watershed Study will integrate and balance the physical and biological systems within the watershed to enhance aquatic and terrestrial habitat, improve water quality, enhance water resources, increase trail connections, enhance passive recreation and open space, reduce sediment and erosion, and aid in flood protection. Additionally, the Watershed Management Plan will encourage greater cooperation between public agencies and private organizations to leverage limited resources and improve quality of life within the watershed. It will be a guidance document for watershed stakeholders to better manage watershed resources and land use. This Plan will identify and prioritize projects for maintaining, constructing, restoring, and enhancing resources that contribute to a healthy and sustainable watershed. Policy and management recommendations will result from this plan that will connect existing public policy and watershed management principles. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the County of Orange, California will cooperate in conducting this feasibility study.
Intent to Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Success Dam Seismic Remediation Project, CA
Document Number: C5-12704
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-12
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
Army Science Board; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 05-13564
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Proposed Collection; Common Request
Document Number: 05-13195
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-06
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of Army, Army Department
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-13194
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-06
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Board of Visitors, United States Military Academy (USMA)
Document Number: 05-13020
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The notice of an open meeting scheduled for July 15, 2005 published in the Federal Register on June 10, 2005 (70 FR 33884) has a new meeting place. The meeting will now be held at the Kimsey Athletic Center, West Conference Room, 4th Floor, West Point, NY.
Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Program Subcommittee
Document Number: 05-13019
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Program Subcommittee meetings scheduled for July 6 and 7, 2005 from 0800-1700 published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 (70 FR 36128) has been cancelled.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Construction and Operation of an Open Pit Copper/Nickel/Cobalt/Precious Metals Mine, an Ore Processing Plant, and Tailings Basin Proposed by PolyMet Mining, Inc. Near Babbitt and Hoyt Lakes in St. Louis County, MN
Document Number: 05-13018
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
PolyMet Mining, Inc., has applied to the St. Paul District, Corps of Engineers (Corps) for a permit to discharge fill material into wetlands to facilitate the construction and operation of an open pit copper/ nickel/cobalt/precious metals mine in the low grade polymetallic disseminated magmatic sulfide NorthMet deposit in northeastern Minnesota, approximately 6 miles south of the town of Babbitt. The mining process would require the construction of waste and product stockpiles near the open pit. Ore processing would be conducted at a currently inactive taconite processing plant (modifications would be necessary), and ore tailings would be disposed of in a currently inactive taconite tailings basin adjacent to the processing plant. The processing plant and tailings basin are located about 8 miles west of the NorthMet deposit and about 5 miles north of the town of Hoyt Lakes. Ore would be transported from the mine to the processing plant via an existing railroad line. Construction of a railroad spur to the mine and a connecting railroad line to the plant site would be required. Project plans call for the mining of up to 32,000 tons of ore per day after overburden and waste rock stripping and stockpiling. Mining operations would be conducted 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, over the 20- year life of the project. Processing the ore would involve crushing, grinding, flotation, and hydrometallurgical processing. Cathode copper (high purity metal) would be produced on-site by solvent extraction and electrowinning. The processing would produce other metals (nickel, cobalt, palladium, platinum, and gold) as precipitates rather than as finished metal. The precipitates would be shipped offsite for further refining. The project would require dredging or discharging fill material into an estimated 1,257 acres of wetlands. While some of the wetlands may be isolated, the majority of the wetlands are adjacent to the Partridge River, which is a tributary to the St. Louis River, which is a navigable water of the United States. A specific compensatory wetland mitigation plan has not yet been developed for the project. PolyMet Mining, Inc., has expressed interest in working with various interested federal and state agencies to develop an acceptable plan that would meet federal and state compensatory mitigation requirements. The discharge of fill material into waters of the United States requires a permit pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The final environmental impact statement will be used as a basis for the permit decision and to ensure compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Availability of Draft General Reevaluation Report and Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Poplar Island Environmental Restoration Project, Talbot County, MD
Document Number: C5-12307
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Department of the Army, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement on an Application for a Department of the Army Permit Under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act by the Angelina & Neches River Authority for the Construction of Lake Columbia, a Proposed 10,000-Surface-Acre Water Supply Reservoir in Smith and Cherokee Counties, TX
Document Number: 05-12705
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Forth Worth District (USACE) has received an application for a Department of the Army permit under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) from the Angelina & Neches River Authority (ANRA) to construct Lake Columbia. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA0 of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the USACE has determined that issuance of such a permit may have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment and, therefore, requires the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The USACE intends to prepare an EIS to assess the environmental, social, and economic effects of issuances of a Department of the Army permit under Section 404 of the CWA for discharges of dredged and fill material into waters of the United States (U.S.) associated with the construction of the proposed water supply reservoir. In the EIS, the USACE will assess potential impacts associated with a range of alternatives.
Intent to Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Success Dam Seismic Remediation Project, CA
Document Number: 05-12704
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District (Corps), intends to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Federal action to remediate seismic dam safety concerns at the Lake Success Project located on the Tule River, near Porterville, CA. The proposed action is being conducted through the Corps' Dam Safety Assurance Program for the evaluation of existing dams.
United States Marine Corps Restricted Area; Broad River and Beaufort River and tributaries, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina
Document Number: 05-12461
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Corps of Engineers is proposing regulations to establish a restricted area around the Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD), Parris Island, South Carolina including areas within the Broad River, the Beaufort River, Battery Creek, Archers Creek, Ballast Creek and Ribbon Creek in the vicinity of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina. The MCRD restricted area will surround Parris Island and Horse Island and the causeways in between. The purpose of these regulations is to provide effective security in the vicinity of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot.
Military Police Investigations
Document Number: 05-12310
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army is publishing our rule concerning military police investigations. The regulation prescribes policies and procedures on types and categories of offenses investigated by Military Police and DA Civilian detectives/ investigators.
Availability of Non-Exclusive, Exclusive License or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Patent Concerning Method and Apparatus for Making Body Heating and Cooling Garments
Document Number: 05-12309
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
In accordance with 37 CFR Part 404.6, announcement is made of the availability for licensing of U.S. Patent No. US 6,901,608 B2 entitled ``Method and Apparatus for Making Body Heating and Cooling Garments'' issued June 7, 2005. This patent has been assigned to the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Army.
Availability for Non-Exclusive, Exclusive, or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Provisional Patent Application Concerning Development of a Biosensor for Anthrax Therapeutics and Diagnostics
Document Number: 05-12308
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
In accordance with 37 CFR 404.6 and 404.7, announcement is made of the availability for licensing of the invention set forth in U.S. Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 60/653,230 entitled ``Development of a Biosensor for Anthrax Therapeutics and Diagnostics, filed February 14, 2005. The United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Army, has rights in this invention.
Availability of Draft General Reevaluation Report and Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Poplar Island Environmental Restoration Project, Talbot County, MD
Document Number: 05-12307
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
In accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District has prepared a Draft General Reevaluation Report (GRR) and Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Poplar Island Environmental Restoration Project (PIERP) to evaluate the vertical and/or lateral expansion of the PIERP, design modifications to the existing project, the addition of recreational/ educational opportunities to the existing project, and the potential to accept dredged material from additional channels not specified in the 1996 EIS for the existing project. The preferred alternative includes a northern lateral expansion consisting of approximately 575 acres, of which 60% will be wetland habitat and 40% upland habitat; construction of a 5-ft vertical raising of the existing upland Cells 2 and 6 at the PIERP; amending the existing project authorization and Project Cooperation Agreement (PCA) to include the placement of dredged material from the southern approach channels to the Chesapeake and Delaware (C&D) Canal and other small Federal navigation projects; incorporation of design modifications required for the completion of the existing project, and development of recreational and educational enhancements for the PIERP. The Corps is making the Draft integrated GRR/SEIS available to the public for a 45- day review and comment period.
Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Program Subcommittee
Document Number: 05-12305
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
In accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C., App. 2), announcement is made of the following Committee meeting:
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-12068
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-12067
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Proposed Collection; Comment request
Document Number: 05-12066
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-12065
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-11894
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Board of Visitors, United States Military Academy (USMA)
Document Number: 05-11500
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
In accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), announcement is made of the following committee meeting: Name of Committee: Board of Visitors, United States Military Academy. Date: Friday, July 15, 2005. Place of Meeting: Superintendent's Conference Room, Taylor Hall, Building 600, West Point, NY. Start Time of Meeting: Approximately 1 p.m.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed River Islands Project, in San Joaquin County, CA
Document Number: 05-11499
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District (Corps), will prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Corps authorization actions for the proposed River Islands project. The overall project purpose is to construct a large-scale, mixed-use project consisting of residential development, a commercial complex, and which may include open space and recreational amenities, located in San Joaquin County or the south delta area. The DEIS will address impacts such as major changes in the operation and maintenance of a Federal flood control project, navigation, hydrology, water quality, wetlands, endangered species, agricultural resources, transportation, cultural resources, and air quality.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Revised General Reevaluation Report/Second Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (RGRR/SEIS) for the Modified Water Deliveries to Everglades National Park, Tamiami Trail Feature
Document Number: 05-11498
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers intends to prepare a Draft Second Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) for the Tamiami Trail feature of the Modified Water Deliveries to Everglades National Park (MWD) project in Miami-Dade County. The study is a cooperative effort between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Everglades National Park (ENP), the Florida Department of Transportation, and the South Florida Water Management District.
Notice of Solicitation for Estuary Habitat Restoration Program
Document Number: 05-11358
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
Congress has appropriated limited funds to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to implement the Estuary Habitat Restoration Program as authorized in Section 104 of the Estuary Restoration Act of 2000, Title I of the Estuaries and Clean Waters Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-457) (accessible at http://restoration.nos.noaa.gov/pdfs/act s835.pdf). On behalf of the Estuary Habitat Restoration Council (Council), the Corps is soliciting proposals for estuary habitat restoration projects. This document describes project criteria and evaluation criteria the Council will use to determine which projects to recommend. Recommended projects must provide ecosystem benefits, have scientific merit, be technically feasible, and be cost-effective. Proposals selected for Estuary Habitat Restoration Program funding will be implemented in accordance with a cost-share agreement with the Corps. This is not a grants program.
Availability for Non-Exclusive, Exclusive, or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Provisional Patent Application Concerning System and Method for Evaluating Data Sets Over a Communications Network
Document Number: 05-11357
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
In accordance with 37 CFR 404.6 and 404.7, announcement is made of the availability for licensing of the invention set forth in U.S. Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 60/634,987 entitled ``System and Method for Evaluating Data Sets Over a Communications Network,'' filed December 13, 2004. The United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Army, has rights in this invention.
Chief of Engineers Environmental Advisory Board Meeting
Document Number: 05-10836
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-01
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
In accordance with 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), announcement is made of the forthcoming meeting. The meeting is open to the public. Name of Committee: Chief of Engineers Environmental Advisory Board (EAB). Date: June 17, 2005. Location: Radisson Hotel Old Town Alexandria, 901 N. Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-1501, (703) 683-6000. Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement Titled: Alexandria, LA, to the Gulf of Mexico Flood Control Improvements in the Chatlan Lake Canal Basin
Document Number: 05-10544
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, is initiating this study authorized by a July 23, 1997 resolution of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the U.S. House of Representatives. The resolution reads: ``Resolved by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the U.S. House of Representatives, that the Secretary of the Army is required to review the report of the Chief of Engineers on the Mississippi River and Tributaries Project, published as House Document 308, Eighty-eighth Congress, Second Session, and other pertinent reports, to determine whether modifications of the recommendations contained therein are advisable at the present time in the interest of flood control, navigation, wetlands, conservation restoration, wildlife habitat, commercial and recreational fishing, saltwater intrusion, freshwater and sediment diversion, and other purposes in the area drained by the West Atchafalaya Basin Protection Levee, from Alexandria, Louisiana, to the Gulf of Mexico.''
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Construction of a Proposed Disposal Site for Dredged material in the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River, at Masonville, Baltimore City/Application for a Corps Section 10/404 Individual Permit
Document Number: 05-10543
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Baltimore District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) expects receipt of an application in January 2006 from the State of Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland Port Administration (MPA) for a Section 10/404 individual permit for the construction of a disposal site for dredged material in the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River, at Masonville, Baltimore City, MD. Based on preliminary discussions with the MPA, the Corps has determined that an environmental impact statement (EIS) is required for this proposed project. The applicant's stated purpose of the proposed project is to provide a disposal site to accommodate dredged material generated by dredging projects occurring over the next 5 to 10 years in the Baltimore Harbor area. The EIS will focus on the 5-10 year dredging needs within Baltimore Harbor and upland containment and beneficial use of dredged materials from the Port of Baltimore channel system in the Patapsco River and its tributaries. As part of this study, in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, an EIS will be prepared to document the plan formulation process and recommendations of this study.
Navigation Regulations
Document Number: 05-10432
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-05-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Corps of Engineers, Department of the Army, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is proposing to establish a procedure for modifying scheduled operational hours at the Lake Washington Ship Canal, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Seattle, Washington. This procedure would allow the district engineer to change the scheduled operational hours of the locks after issuing a public notice and providing a 30-day comment period for any proposed change. Corrections are also made to two citations.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA)-Louisiana, Caminada Headland and Shell Island Restoration Feasibility Study
Document Number: 05-9997
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
This notice of intent (NOI) for the Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA)Louisiana, Caminada Headland and Shell Island Restoration Feasibility Study (LCA Caminada-Shell Island Study) supersedes the notices of intent for the Barrier Shoreline Restoration in Lafourche, Jefferson, and Plaquemines Parishes, Louisiana, a Component of the Louisiana Coastal Area, LouisianaEcosystem Restoration, Barrier Island Restoration, Marsh Creation, and River Diversion, Barataria Basin Feasibility Study (Barrier Shoreline Restoration Study); and the Wetland Restoration and/or Creation in the Barataria Basin, Louisiana, a Component of the Louisiana Coastal Area, LouisianaEcosystem Restoration, Barrier Island Restoration, Marsh Creation, and River Diversion, Barataria Basin Feasibility Study (LCA Wetland Restoration Study). This notice of intent addresses the Caminada Headland and Shell Island reaches of the Barataria barrier shoreline that is presently addressed in the NOI for the Barrier Shoreline Restoration Study and also addresses the Chenier Unit marsh creation feature that is presently addressed in the NOI for the Wetland Restoration Study.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes Portion of the Kissimmee River Restoration Project
Document Number: 05-9996
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, intends to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes (KCOL) portion of the Kissimmee River Restoration (KRR) project. This project involves the establishment of a coordinated schedule of water level drawdowns throughout the seventeen lakes comprising the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes (KCOL), for the ultimate purpose of facilitating environmental restoration throughout those water bodies. The local sponsor is the South Florida Water Management District.
Intent to Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Nourishment of 7.25 Miles of Beach, the Repositioning of the New River Inlet Channel, and the Implementation of an Inlet Management Plan, in North Topsail Beach, Onslow County, NC
Document Number: 05-9995
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE), Wilmington District, Wilmington Regulatory Field Office has received a request for Department of the Army authorization, pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbor Act, from the Town of North Topsail Beach to nourish approximately 7.25 miles of beachfront to protect residential homes and town infrastructures, and to implement an inlet management plan with the New River Inlet to control the positioning of the inlet channel. The new channel will be centrally located perpendicular to the adjacent shorelines of North Topsail Beach and Onslow Beach. The proposed source of the material for the nourishment will be dredged from offshore borrow area(s) and from the repositioning of the inlet. The placement of beach fill along the Town's shoreline would result in the initial widening of the beach by 50 to 100 feet. The widened beach would be maintained through a program of undefined periodic beach nourishment events with the material extracted primarily from the New River Inlet. The ocean shoreline in the Town of North Topsail Beach encompasses approximately 11.1 miles along the northern end of Topsail Island. Currently, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is developing a Federal shoreline protection plan for parts of North Topsail Beach. This Federal plan will only cover 3.85 miles of the southern part of the beach. The remaining 7.25-miles of North Topsail Beach, with the exception of two small areas, is located within the Coastal Barrier Resource System (CBRS), which prohibits the expenditure of Federal funds that would encourage development. Therefore, the Town is pursuing to develop this non-Federal shoreline protection plan that will preserve existing development and infrastructure along the 7.25 miles of shoreline. The channel through New River Inlet has been maintained by the COE for commercial and recreational boating interest for over 55 years. The COE is authorized to maintain the channel in the inlet to a depth of 6 feet mean low water (mlw) over a width of 90 feet.
Intent to Prepare a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Boston Harbor Inner Harbor Maintenance Dredging Project
Document Number: C5-9316
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement in Conjunction With Proposed Sediment Management and Restoration Measures on the Grand Calumet River and non-Federal Portions of the Indiana Harbor Canal in Lake County, IN
Document Number: 05-9584
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The study involves sediment management and restoration measures on the Grand Calumet River and non-Federal portions of the Indiana Harbor Canal. Potential alternatives to be evaluated are type and extent of dredging, possibility of capping areas, disposal options and restoration measures. The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) is expected to be released for public review in June 2006. As part of the scoping process, written comments will be accepted for a 60-day period, starting from the date of this notice. Comments should be submitted to Mr. Keith Ryder (see ADDRESSES).
Availability of Draft Integrated Feasibility Report & Environmental Impact Statement for the Flood Damage Reduction Project, Bloomsburg, PA
Document Number: 05-9583
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
In accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District has prepared a Draft Integrated Feasibility Report & Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the flood damage reduction project for the Town of Bloomsburg, in Columbia County, PA. The integrated report investigates the potential environmental effects of an array of alternative plans based on reducing flood damages in Bloomsburg. The preferred alternative includes 16,555 linear feet of levee/floodwall systems with fourteen drainage structures, and nine closure structures, six of which incorporate limited road raisings. We are making the integrated report and EIS available to the public for a 45-day review and comment period.
Armed Forces Epidemiological Board; Meeting
Document Number: 05-9582
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of Pub. L. 92-463, The Federal Advisory Committee Act, announcement is made of the following meeting: Name of Committee: Armed Forces Epidemiological Board (AFEB). Dates: June 21, 2005 (Open meeting). June 22, 2005 (Open meeting). Times: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (June 21, 2005). 8 a.m.-4:15 p.m. (June 22, 2005). Location: The Hope Hotel and Conference Center, Building 823, Area A, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio 45433-5000. Agenda: The purpose of the meeting is to address pending and new Board issues, provide briefings for Board members on topics related to ongoing and new Board issues, conduct subcommittee meetings, and conduct an executive working session.
Coastal Engineering Research Board (CERB)
Document Number: 05-9581
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
In accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), announcement is made of the following committee meeting: Name of Committee: Coastal Engineering Research Board (CERB). Date of Meeting: June 7-9, 2005. Place: William A. Egan Civic and Convention Center, 555 West 5th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501. Times:
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Preparation of a Special Area Management Plan and Associated 404 Permit Actions for the San Juan Creek and Western San Mateo Creek Watersheds, Orange County, CA
Document Number: 05-9465
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-12
Agency: Department of Defense, Corps of Engineers, Department of the Army, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Corps of Engineers (Corps) published a Notice of Intent to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) in the Federal Register (Vol. 66, No. 76, pages 20135-20136) on April 19, 2001, for a Special Area Management Plan (SAMP) within the San Juan Creek and western San Mateo Creek Watersheds. The Notice of Intent stated that the eventual document would be a joint state and federal document in coordination with the California Department of Fish and Game (Department). The Department intended to prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act for the Department's proposed Master Streambed Alteration Agreement (MSAA), a proposed state program analogous to the SAMP. It is now necessary to revise the Notice of Intent to reflect that the doucment will now be a federal document and not a joint federal and state document. Scoping commenced on April 19, 2001 with the publication of the original Notice of Intent in the Federal Register. In addition, the Corps issued a special public notice on the SAMP dated April 18, 2001, to the general public. A public scoping meeting was held on May 8, 2001, in San Juan Capistrano, California. All comments received during the special public notice comment period between April 19, 2001, and May 18, 2001, and during the public meetings are being considered in this process. A new scoping period is not being started with the revised NOI.
Intent to Prepare a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Boston Harbor Inner Harbor Maintenance Dredging Project
Document Number: 05-9316
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District is preparing a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to maintenance dredge the federal navigation channels landward of Spectacle Island in Boston Harbor, MA. Maintenance dredging of the navigation channels landward of Spectacle Island is needed to remove shoals and restore the navigation channels to their authorized depths. Ships are currently experiencing tidal delays and potential damage from grounding. Material dredged from the federal channels will either be disposed at the Massachusetts Bay Disposal Site (if the material is suitable for ocean disposal) or, if the material is not suitable for ocean disposal, in confined aquatic disposal (CAD) cell(s). Major navigation channel improvements (depending) were made in 1999 through 2001 in the Reserved Channel, the Mystic River, Inner Confluence and the Chelsa River. A final EIS was prepared for this previous navigation improvement project in June of 1995 in which the use of CAD cells in the Mystic River, Inner Confluence, and Chelsea River were investigated. CAD cells not used during the construction of the previous navigation improvement project will be investigated for acceptability during the preparation of this SEIS.
Availability of Non-Exclusive, Exclusive License or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Patent Concerning Electrospun Fibers and an Apparatus Therefor
Document Number: 05-9311
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
In accordance with 37 CFR part 404.6, announcement is made of the availability for licensing of U.S. Patent No. US 6,860,156 B1 entitled ``Electrospun Fibers and an Apparatus Therefor'' issued June 22, 2004. This patent has been assigned to the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Navy.
Guidance Memoranda for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan
Document Number: 05-9046
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-06
Agency: Department of Defense, United States Army Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management District have developed the six guidance memoranda required by the programmatic regulations for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan for approval by the Secretary of the Army. The public is invited to review and comment on the final draft of the guidance memoranda prepared by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management District.