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Notice of Intent To Prepare a Joint Environmental Impact Statement and Environmental Impact Report for Lower American River Common Features Project, Mayhew Levee Raise
Document Number: 05-8666
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The action being taken is an Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) to address potential improvements to the existing flood management systems along the American River. This portion of the Lower American River Common Features project is located in Sacramento County. The Corps of Engineers is in the process of completing slurry wall work on approximately 26 miles of levee along the American River. In 1996, Congress authorized the raising of levees along the American River in the Mayhew Drain area under the American River Common Features project. Subsequently, section 366 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1999 authorized the raising of the left bank of the non-Federal levee upstream of the Mayhew Drain for a distance of 4,300 feet and the installation of gates to the existing Mayhew Drain culvert.
Availability of the Final Draft Environmental Assessment for the Construction of a Building Addition To Accommodate the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command Information Dominance Center
Document Number: 05-8284
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The United States Army Intelligence and Security Command has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) of the potential environmental consequences of constructing a new U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command Information Dominance Center (IDC) building addition at a previously developed site on Fort Belvoir, VA. This Environmental Assessment has been prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); the Council on Environmental Quality regulations implementing the NEPA; Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 6050.1; Environmental Effects in the United States of DoD Actions; and instructions implementing NEPA. The U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) has identified a requirement to construct a building addition to accommodate its IDC. Construction and operation of the IDC facility conforms to Fort Belvoir's current Master Planning strategy. HQ INSCOM and Fort Belvoir have thoroughly reviewed the Proposed Action, Action Alternatives, a No Action Alternative to the Proposed Action, and environmental consequences associated with each. Based on this review and consideration of all relevant factors, HQ INSCOM and Fort Belvoir have determined and concluded that the Proposed Action will not have direct, indirect, or cumulatively significant impacts on the surrounding human environment. An Environmental Impact Statement, therefore, is not required and will not be prepared. HQ INSCOM and Fort Belvoir will consider public comment and concerns prior to making a final determination to proceed with the proposed action. INSCOM evaluated six alternatives to meet requirements for an expanded IDC facility. These alternatives included: a no action alternative (status quo); renovation of existing HQ INSCOM facilities; renovation of other government facilities; lease of off-post facilities in the general vicinity of Fort Belvoir; construction of new facilities on Fort Belvoir; and construction of an addition to existing HQ INSCOM facilities on Fort Belvoir. Several possible locations were considered in this evaluation, with each alternative being evaluated for mission support and economic, environmental, and security considerations. It is anticipated that construction will begin in Fiscal Year (FY) 2008. Project completion is anticipated in FY2010.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Brevard County (Mid-Reach) Shore Protection Project Located in Brevard County, FL
Document Number: 05-8283
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, intends to prepare a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) for the Brevard County (Mid-Reach) Shore Protection Feasibility Study. The study will focus on 7.6 miles of developed shoreline, also referred to as the ``Mid-Reach'', from the south end of Patrick Air Force Base to just north of Indialantic. Ongoing erosion problems are endangering the shoreline infrastructure within the study area. In cooperation with Brevard County, the study will evaluate alternative solutions that will maximize shore protection while minimizing environmental impacts.
Publication of Families First Business Rules
Document Number: 05-8282
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC), as the Department of Defense (DOD) Traffic Manager for the Household Goods and Personal Property Program, is announcing the publication of the Families First Business Rules for review and comment. This announcement is being made to afford the public an opportunity to review and comment on the business rules changes before commencing Families First. The business rules will be posted to the SDDC Web site located at http://www.sddc.army.mil, under Families First. The site offers industry access to updates on the business rules and information on the various Phases of the program.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 05-8196
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army is proposing to amend a system of records notice in its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Community Relocation, Newtok, AK
Document Number: C5-7607
Type: Unknown
Date: 2005-04-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Scientific Advisory Board
Document Number: 05-7609
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-18
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
In accordance with 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463) announcement is made of the following open meeting: Name of Committee: Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). Dates of Meeting: May 19-20, 2005. Place: The Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, 14th St. & Alaska Ave., NW., Building 54, Washington, DC 20306-6000. Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. (May 19, 2005). 8 a.m.-12 p.m. (May 20, 2005).
Availability for Non-Exclusive, Exclusive, or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Patent Application Concerning Prophylactic and Therapeutic Monoclonal Antibodies
Document Number: 05-7608
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-18
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 U.S. Patent Application No. 10/987,533 entitled ``Prophylactic and Therapeutic Monoclonal Antibodies,'' filed November 12, 2004. Foreign rights are also available (PCT/US04/38480). The United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Army, has rights in this invention.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Community Relocation, Newtok, AK
Document Number: 05-7607
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-18
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Engineer District, Alaska, intends to prepare a Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) to evaluate the feasibility of erosion protection measures for the community of Newtok, Alaska. Newtok, population 284 (2000 census), is a coastal community situated on the west bank of the Newtok River, just north of the Ninglick River and approximately 9 miles northwest of Nelson island, The Ninglick River connects the Bering Sea with the Baird Inlet, located farther upstream from Newtok. The village is located 94 miles northwest of Bethel, in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region of Western Alaska. The north, east, and south boundaries of the community are contiguous with the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge. The Newtok community is approximately 735 feet to the south of the encroaching Ninglick River, which is eroding toward the village at an average rate of 64 feet per year. Thermal degradation of the riverbank is causing shoreline sloughing. A typical soil profile has deep-frozen silts layered with peat at the surface. Permafrost continuously underlies a 2-foot active layer (sometimes thicker when a greater layer of peat is present). The shoreline is highly vulnerable to flooding, especially during spring ice jams in the river or during severe westerly windstorms on the Bering Sea. The programmatic DEIS will determine whether Federal action is warranted and will define alternative actions for Congressional consideration. Site specific alternatives will be addressed in more detail in a second tier of the EIS process.
Motor Vehicle Traffic Supervision
Document Number: 05-7165
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-12
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army is publishing our rule concerning motor vehicle traffic supervision. The regulation prescribes policies and procedures on motor vehicle traffic supervision on military installations in the continental United States and overseas areas, including registration of privately owned vehicles; granting, suspending, or revoking the privilege to operate a privately owned vehicle on a military installation; administration of the vehicle registration program; driver improvement programs; police traffic supervision; and off-installation traffic activities.
Personal Check Cashing Control and Abuse Prevention
Document Number: 05-7164
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
This action removes 32 CFR Part 527, Personnel Check Cashing Control and Abuse Prevention, published in the Federal Register, May 27, 1988 (53 FR 19286). The rule is being removed because it is obsolete and no longer governs policies to control and prevent abuse of check-chasing privileges on Army installations. The program responsibility has been transferred to the Office of the Comptroller of the Department of Defense.
NAF Contracting Regulation, AR 215-4
Document Number: C5-5925
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-01
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Intent To Prepare a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report/Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the American River Watershed, California, Folsom Bridge Project, Sacramento County, CA
Document Number: 05-6486
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-01
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Policy Act (CEQA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Sacramento District, and City of Folsom (City) are preparing a draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIS/SEIR) to support a project for the construction of a permanent bridge spanning the American River near Folsom Dam, California. The permanent bridge is part of the American River Watershed Project and was authorized by Congress in the energy and Water Development Appropriations Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108-137). The basic study authority for the American River Watershed study was provided under the Flood Control Act of 1962.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (DPEIS) for the Onondaga Lake Watershed Management Plan (OLWMP), Feasibility Study, City of Syracuse, Onondaga County, Central New York State, and Onondaga Nation
Document Number: 05-6485
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-01
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Onondaga Lake Watershed Management Plan (OLWMP) project has been initiated through the Onondaga Lake Partnership (OLP) to help coordinate and implement various improvement projects in the watershed to benefit the public. The project entails developing a multi-purpose/ multi-objective evaluation of the Onondaga Lake watershed to (1) integrate existing projects/plans/studies; (2) assess program/project progress; and (3) plan future lake and watershed revitalization programs and projects into a comprehensive Onondaga Lake Watershed Management Plan. The final product will be used as a tool for the OLP to move toward the rehabilitation of the Onondaga Lake watershed. Projects shall be consistent with the 1993 Onondaga Lake Management Plan and comply with the Amended Consent Judgment (ACJ) and the Project Labor Agreement (PLA) for the environmental restoration, conservation, and management of Onondaga Lake. Within the framework of the OLWMP project, an integrated rehabilitation approach will be applied to recognize Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and National Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) activities within the lake and watershed. While CERCLA and NRDA are pursued under those authorities (Superfund) and are not subject to NEPA, per se, processes are similar. The Onondaga Lake Watershed Management Plan reports will discuss and provide an overview of all pertinent on-going watershed programs and projects in appropriate relative detail. Study efforts will include: Identification of various study/project authorities; identification of existing and anticipated lake and watershed conditions (including completed and ongoing projects); identification of lake and watershed water resources problems, needs, goals, and objectives; identification of considered alternatives; assessment of impacts of considered alternatives; evaluation (trade-off analyses) of alternatives and associated impacts (including required planning and environmental coordination and compliance, and consideration of agency and public views); and selection and pursuit of appropriate lake and watershed water resources alternatives/projects. Studies shall also provide tools, as appropriate, for continued study/ project development, management, and monitoring purposes.
Availability of Non-Exclusive, Exclusive License or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Patent Concerning Combined In-Plane Shear and Multi-Axial Tension or Compression Testing Apparatus
Document Number: 05-5926
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
In accordance with 37 CFR 404.6, announcement is made of the availability for licensing of U.S. Patent No. US 6,860,156 B1 entitled ``Combined In-Plane Shear and Multi-Axial Tension or Compression Testing Apparatus'' issued March 1, 2005. This patent has been assigned to the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Navy.
NAF Contracting Regulation, AR 215-4
Document Number: 05-5925
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
This publication was last published October 10, 1990. It has been updated and revised to include best value acquisition practices, acquisition streamlining, participation in the government/ nonappropriated fund (NAF) purchase card program, implementation of a NAF automated procurement system, and reassignment of signature authority in keeping with the Army's recent restructuring that resulted in the establishment of the new Installation Management Agency (IMA). The public was not and will not be invited to comment on AR 215-4, NAF Contracting Regulation. Although the policy contained in this regulation affects the public as defined in Title 44, this regulation will not be codified. This notice is being published for the purpose of notifying the public as to how Nonapproporiated Fund Contracting activities will conduct its business.
Command and General Staff College Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-5924
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-25
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. 463) announcement is made of the following committee meeting: Name of Committee: U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Advisory Committee. Date of Meeting: April 18-20, 2005. Place of Meeting: Bell Hall, Room 113, Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027- 1352. Time of Meeting: 3 p.m.-5 p.m. (April 18, 2005); 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (April 19, 2005); and 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (April 20, 2005). Proposed Agenda: Review of CGSC educational program and Executive Session and Report to Commandant (10 a.m.-12 p.m., April 20, 2005).
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Dam Safety Assurance Program Evaluation Report for Harlan County Lake Located in Harlan County, Nebraska Near the Cities of Alma and Republican City, NE
Document Number: 05-5923
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, intends to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and Dam Safety Assurance Program (DSAP) Evaluation Report for Harlan County Lake. Harlan County Lake is located near the cities of Alma and Republican City, Nebraska, immediately north of the Nebraska-Kansas border. The dam provides irrigation water supply to areas on both sides of the state line and flood control for the Republican River Basin between Harlan County, Nebraska and Milford Lake located in east central Kansas near Junction City, in Clay and Geary counties. The DEIS study will analyze the economic, environmental, and social impacts that may occur as a result of the various alternatives solutions being considered in the DSAP Report for Harlan County Lake, The DSAP Report will analyze both structural and non-structural solutions for Harlan County Dam's current tainter gate operational issues, the dam's overall hydrologic adequacy, spillway stability and the interdependence of all these factors on the performance of the dam.
Intent To Grant an Exclusive License of a U.S. Government-Owned Patent
Document Number: 05-5922
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
In accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i), announcement is made of the intent to grant an exclusive, royalty- bearing, revocable license within the geographic area of the United States of America and its territories and possessions to U.S. Provisional Patent S.N. 60/533,375, filed April 13, 2004 entitled ``Marburg Virus-Like Particles as a Vaccine for Prevention of Lethal Marburg Virus Disease,'' U.S. Patent application 10/289,839, filed November 7, 2002 entitled ``Generation of Virus-like Particles and Demonstration of Lipid Rafts as Sites of Filovirus Entry and Budding,'' and U.S. Patent application 10/066,506, filed January 31, 2002 entitled, ``Chimeric Filovirus Glycoprotein,'' for the specific claims and use related to the virus-like particle technology described therein, to be limited to the field of use of developing and commercializing prophylactic (preventative) vaccines and immunotherapties (active and passive) against the Ebola and Marburg filoviruses, individually or jointly to Virionics Corporation with its principal place of business at 19108 Barksdale Court, Germantown, MD 20874-1526.
Restricted Areas and Danger Zone at Multiple Military Sites Within the State of Florida
Document Number: 05-5905
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-03-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is proposing to amend its regulations by modifying seven existing restricted areas and one danger zone to incorporate changes to the types of restriction, the area affected by the restriction, and/or the administration of the restricted area and to disestablish one existing restricted area. Additionally, the Corps is proposing to establish two new restricted areas. The restricted areas and danger zone are located within the State of Florida. The proposed regulations will enable the affected units of the U.S. Military to enhance safety and security around active military establishments. These regulations are necessary to safeguard military vessels and United States Government facilities from sabotage and other subversive acts, accidents, or incidents of similar nature. These regulations are also necessary to protect the public from potentially hazardous conditions that may exist as a result of military use of the area.
United States Army Danger Zone; Salt River, Rolling Fork River, and Otter Creek; U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Knox Military Reservation; Fort Knox, KY
Document Number: 05-5904
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Corps of Engineers is amending its regulations to establish a danger zone on navigable portions of the Salt River and the Rolling Fork River and the non-navigable portions of Otter Creek, within the installation boundaries of the Fort Knox Military Reservation. These regulations will enable the Army to prohibit public access to the area and enhance safety and security within active military impact and training areas. The Salt River passes through an active military area. Unexploded ordnance (UXO) from military weapons firing is located within the areas along the river and a multi-purpose digital training range is under construction in this area. The Salt River is also used for river training activities. Training and military weapons firing activities occur approximately 320 days per year in this area. The Rolling Fork River passes through the center of the Yano Multi-purpose Training Range. Weapons firing from artillery, M1A2 Abrams Tanks, Bradley Fighting Vehicles, helicopters, and other weapons systems occur approximately 320 days of each year. Otter Creek runs through the installation. Otter Creek travels through Training Areas 8, 9, and 10. These areas are used to train soldiers for combat operation training on M1A2 Abrams Tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles. Artillery simulators and other explosive devices are used for these training activities, presenting a risk to civilians entering the area. These regulations are necessary to protect the public from potentially hazardous conditions that may exist as a result of Army use and security of the area. The regulations will also safeguard government personnel and property from sabotage and other subversive acts, accidents, or incidents of similar nature.
Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for the San Luis Obispo Creek Watershed Waterway Management Plan, City and County of San Luis Obispo, CA
Document Number: 05-5903
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is issuing this notice to advise the public that a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) has been prepared for the San Luis Obispo Creek Watershed Waterway Management Plan within the City and County of San Luis Obispo, California and is available for review and comment.
Availability for Non-Exclusive, Exclusive, or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Patent Concerning Trifluoromethylepinephrine Compounds and Methods of Making and Using Thereof
Document Number: 05-5328
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-18
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 U.S. Patent No. 6,825,382 entitled ``Trifluoromethylepinephrine Compounds and Methods of Making and Using Thereof,'' issued November 30, 2004. Foreign rights are also available (PCT/US03/05976). The United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Army, has rights in this invention.
Board of Visitors, United States Military Academy (USMA)
Document Number: 05-5329
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-17
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 meeting: Name of Committee: Board of Visitors, United States Military Academy. Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2005. Place of Meeting: Veterans Affairs Conference room, Room 418, Senate Russell Building, Washington, DC. Start Time of Meeting: Approximately 9 a.m.
Inland Waterways Users Board; Request for Nominations
Document Number: 05-5327
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Section 302 of Pub. L. 99-662 established the Inland Waterways Users Board. The Board is an independent Federal advisory committee. The Secretary of the Army appoints its 11 members. This notice is to solicit nominations for six (6) appointments or reappointments to two- year terms that will begin after June 14, 2005.
Record of Decision for the Proposed Leasing of Lands at Fort Bliss, Texas for the Proposed Siting, Construction, and Operation by the City of El Paso of a Brackish Water Desalination Plant and Support Facilities
Document Number: 05-5326
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army announces the execution of a Record of Decision (ROD) to grant an easement to the City of El Paso, El Paso Water Utilities (EPWU), for land in the South Training Areas of Fort Bliss for construction and operation of a desalination plant and support facilities, including wells, pipelines, and disposal sites for the residual brine, referred to as concentrate, resulting from the desalination process. The ROD was signed on March 7, 2005, pursuant to the completion of a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) dated December 2004.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a Permit Application for the Proposed Timber Branch Subdivision Phase II, Near Covington, St. Tammany Parish, LA
Document Number: 05-5123
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-16
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 the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act in compliance with a judicial order. The Environmental Impact Statement is for a Department of the Army permit issued under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act to install the infrastructure necessary to implement an approximately 82-acre residential development to provide single and multi-family residential lots in the vicinity of LA Hwy 1085 and Bricker Road, near Covington, Louisiana, some of the property containing regulated wetlands. The permit was subsequently enjoined by the United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana. Information obtained from preparation of this EIS will be utilized in the re-evaluation of the enjoined permit decision.
Intent to Prepare a Joint Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Supplemental Environmental Impact Report for the San Luis Rey River Flood Control Project, Operations and Maintenance Plan; San Diego County, CA
Document Number: C5-4177
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions, Department of the Treasury, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
Army Educational Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-4820
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-11
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. I), announcement is made of the following committee meeting: Name of Committee: U.S. Army War College Subcommittee of the Army Education Advisory Committee. Dates of Meeting: April 28, 2005, and April 29, 2005. Place of Meeting: U.S. Army War College, 122 Forbes Avenue, Carlisle, PA, Command Conference Room, Root Hall, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania 17013. Time of Meeting: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Proposed Agenda: Receive information briefings; conduct discussions with the Commandant and staff and faculty; table and examine online College issues; assess resident and distance education programs, self- study techniques, assemble a working group for the concentrated review of institutional policies and a working group to address committee membership and charter issues; propose strategies and recommendations that will continue the momentum of Federal accreditation success and guarantee compliance with regional accreditation standards.
Withdrawal of Notice for Preparation of a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to the July 2002 Final Dredged Material Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, McNary Reservoir and Lower Snake River Reservoirs, in the States of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho
Document Number: 05-4819
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Walla Walla District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is withdrawing its intent to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to the July 2002 Final Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS): McNary Reservoir and Lower Snake River Reservoirs (DMMP/EIS). The Notice of Intent was for the SEIS published in the Federal Register on June 5, 2003 (68 FR 33684). The Corps is now re-evaluating channel maintenance needs and has determined that an SIES is not appropriate at this time.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 05-4786
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army is proposing to alter a system of records notice in its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records; correction
Document Number: 05-4373
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of Defense published a document in the Federal Register of February 25, 2005, the Department of the Army is proposing to amend the Preamble to its Compilation of Privacy Act systems of records notices by updating the telephone number of the Point of Contact. The point of contact and phone number is incorrect.
Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for Issuance of an Incidental Take Permit Associated With a Habitat Conservation Plan for Western Placer County, CA
Document Number: 05-4316
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Defense, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are issuing this notice to advise the public that we intend to gather information necessary to prepare, in cooperation with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed Placer County Conservation Plan (PCCP). The Service is the lead agency for this EIS, and NOAA and the Corps are cooperating agencies. Placer County Planning Department, the Resource Conservation District, the City of Lincoln, the Placer County Water Agency, and the South Placer Regional Transportation Authority (Applicants) intend to apply to the Service and NOAA for 50-year Endangered Species Act (ESA) permits. The permits are needed to authorize the incidental take of species that could occur as a result of implementation activities proposed to be covered under the PCCP. The Service, in cooperation with NOAA and the Corps, provides this notice to: (1) Describe the proposed action and possible alternatives; (2) advise other Federal and State agencies, affected Tribes, and the public of our intent to prepare an EIS/EIR; (3) announce the initiation of a public scoping period; and (4) obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues and alternatives to be included in the EIS/EIR.
Cancellation of the Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Acme Basin B Discharge Project
Document Number: 05-4178
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-04
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hereby cancels its Notice of Intent to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Acme Basin B Discharge Project, as published in Federal Register on Friday, May 24, 2002 (67 FR 36577). The notice is canceled because, during scoping for this project and development of alternatives, it appeared that each of the alternatives would affect the same 410 acres of agricultural lands, converting sugar cane into functional wetlands, resulting in discharge of cleaner water into Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge (WCA-1), increasing the spatial extent of Everglades wetlands and reducing freshwater flows into Lake Worth Lagoon. While all of these effects are environmentally beneficial, the relative magnitude of the impacts in the context of greater Everglades's restoration was determined not to be significant. There are not expected to be any adverse impacts on public health and safety; the affected area (Acme Basin B) is not environmentally unique; the significant WCA-1 wetlands will benefit by a relatively small increment, as will Lake Worth Lagoon. No public controversy related to the proposed alternatives developed during scoping for this project, nor are there high levels of uncertainty, unique or unknown risks associated with the study, nor have surveys revealed the presence of any significant wildlife, cultural resource elements or contaminants. An environmental Assessment will be prepared and coordinated for the proposed action. This document is expected to be available in August 2005.
Intent To Prepare a Joint Supplemental Environment Impact Statement/Supplemental Environmental Impact Report for the San Luis Rey River Flood Control Project, Operations and Maintenance Plan; San Diego County, CA
Document Number: 05-4177
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-04
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and City of Oceanside amends the notice published in the Federal Register on June 8, 1999 (64 FR 30496), which announced the Corps' intent to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed reauthorization study of the on-going flood control project on the San Luis Rey River, City of Oceanside, San Diego County, California. This amendment to the notice revises the June 8, 1999, notice to announce the Corps' intent to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (SEIS/EIR) to address changes to the operation and maintenance (O&M) plan for the on-going flood control project on the San Luis Rey River. The study area is located in the City of Oceanside, in the northwest portion of San Diego County, California. The study area is comprised of the lower 7.2 miles of the river, from the Pacific Ocean to the College Boulevard Bridge. The original Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) was dated September 25, 1970.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 05-4031
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army is proposing to alter a system of records notice in its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. The Department of the Army is proposing to alter the existing system of records by adding a new purpose, i.e., to support the families of service members, and two new routine uses as follows: Information from these records may be disclosed to the Department of Veterans Affairs, and other Federal agencies in connection with eligibility, notification and assistance in obtaining benefits due. `Information from these records may be released to family members of injury or killed DoD personnel to aid in the settlement of the member's estate or other affairs.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a Permit Application for the Proposed Hemet/San Jacinto Integrated Recharge and Recovery Program in San Jacinto, Riverside County, CA
Document Number: 05-3975
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Corps of Engineers, Department of the Army, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Los Angeles District, Regulatory Branch is considering an application from the Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) for a Department of the Army permit under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act to construct a groundwater recharge and storage facility in and adjacent to the San Jacinto River. The proposed project would consist of up to fifteen recharge basins (six in proposed Phase 1 and nine in proposed Phase 2) on approximately 100- acres in the San Jacinto River Channel, upgrades to two existing pump stations, a new approximately 7.7-mile-long water supply pipeline, up to ten extraction wells located west of the San Jacinto River, and up to six monitoring wells located near the western edge of the proposed recharge basins. The Federal action involved in the project is the discharge of dredge and/or fill materials within waters of the United States. The Corps has determined that the potential impacts on the human environment from such activities may be adverse and significant. Therefore, in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Corps will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) prior to rendering a final decision on EMWD's permit application. The Corps may ultimately make a determination to grant or deny the permit or conditionally grant the permit. The Draft EIS is intended to be sufficient in scope to address the Federal and environmental issues concerning the proposed Federal permit action.
Availability for Non-Exclusive, Exclusive, or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Patent Concerning Multi-Purpose Self-Erecting Structure Having Advanced Insect Protection and Storage Characteristics
Document Number: 05-3903
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-01
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 U.S. Patent No. 6,672,323 entitled ``Multi-Purpose Self-Erecting Structure Having Advanced Insect Protection and Storage Characteristics,'' issued January 6, 2004. The United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Army, has rights in this invention.
Armed Forces Epidemiological Board; Meeting
Document Number: 05-3902
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-01
Agency: Department of Defense, Army Department
In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of Public Law 92-463. The Federal Advisory Committee Act, announcement is made of the following meeting: Name of Committee: Armed Forces Epidemiological Board (AFEB). Dates: March 22, 2005 (Partially-closed meeting). March 23, 2005 (Open meeting). Times: 8 a.m.-6:10 p.m. (March 22, 2005). 7:30 a.m.-4:20 p.m. (March 23, 2005). Location: Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center, 1607 Porter Avenue, Fort Detrick, MD (March 22, 2005, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.) and U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, 1425 Porter Street, Fort Detrick, MD 21702-5011 (March 23, 2005, see above). 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.
Army Science Board; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 05-3790
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 05-3669
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army is proposing to amend the Preamble to its Compilation of Privacy Act systems of records notices by updating the telephone number of the POINT OF CONTACT.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 05-3667
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army is proposing to amend a system of records notice in its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 05-3664
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army is proposing to add an exempt system of records to its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. The exemption ((j)(2)) will increase the value of the system of records for criminal law enforcement purposes.
Privacy Act; Implementation
Document Number: 05-3663
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army is proposing to add an exemption rule for the system of records A0195-2c USACIDC, entitled `DoD Criminal Investigation Task Force Files'. The exemption ((j)(2)) will increase the value of the system of records for criminal law enforcement purposes.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 05-3659
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of the Army, Department of the Defense, Army Department, Department of Defense
The Department of the Army is proposing to alter a system of records notice in its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement to Fully Integrate the Overhills Property Into the Fort Bragg Training Program, Fort Bragg, NC
Document Number: 05-2697
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army announces the availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) to fully integrate the Overhills property into the Fort Bragg Training Program, Fort Bragg, Cumberland and Harnett Counties, North Carolina. Presently, realistic training in Fort Bragg's Northern Training Area (NTA), one of Fort Bragg's largest training areas, is hampered by the two sets of training rules that govern training in the units. Although no physical barriers separate the Overhills training units, NTA V-VII, from NTA units I-IV, the Overhills Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) limits the number of personnel and types of activities during training exercises, effectively creating a training barrier. Applying the same training regulation to the Overhills that governs training on the rest of the installation's training program, and maximize training possibilities through the NTA.
Availability of Draft Tiered Environmental Impact Statement for the Baltimore Harbor and Channels Dredged Material Plan, MD
Document Number: 05-2483
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-09
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, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District has prepared a Draft Tiered Environmental Impact statement (TEIS) and Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) to analyze dredged material placement for the Port of Baltimore for 20 years of maintenance and new work dredging. USACE is making the document available to the public for review and comment through a Notice of Availability published in the Federal Register. The overall goal of the DMMP is to develop a plan to maintain, in an economically and environmentally sound manner, channels necessary for navigation for the Port of Baltimore, conduct dredged material placement in the most environmentally sound manner, and maximize the use of dredged material as a beneficial resource. The recommendations which will provide a minimum of 20 years of dredged material placement capacity for the Port of Baltimore are: Continued use of open water placement in Virginia (Dam Neck Open Water Placement; Rappahannock Shoal Deep Alternate Open Water Placement; and Wolf Trap Alternate Open Water Placement). Optimized use of existing dredged material management sites in Maryland, including Pooles Island Open Water Site, Hart-Miller Island Dredged Material Containment Facility, Cox Creek Confined Disposal Facility and Poplar Island Environmental Restoration Project (PIERP). Multiple confined disposal facilities for harbor material in Patapsco River. Large Island Restoration-Middle Chesapeake Bay. PIERP Expansion. Wetland Restoration-Dorchester County. We are making the Draft TEIS available to the public for a 45-day review and comment period.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for an Environmental Dredging Project on the Mahoning River in Ohio
Document Number: 05-2265
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
This notice advises the public that pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, the Pittsburgh District (District), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, intends to develop a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Draft EIS will consider Federal actions associated with the District's proposal to restore the aquatic ecosystem of the lower Mahoning River in Ohio through (1) Dredging contaminated sediments lining the river; (2) bioremediating sediments in the bank and river where applicable; (3) capping contaminants in the bank; and (4) removing low-head dams along the river; or a combination of all four actions. The lower Mahoning River's ecosystem has been severely impacted by contamination from industries that once lined the valley and by several low-head dams that disrupt the river's natural hydrology. The proposed project will improve the lower Mahoning River's ecosystem to a level found at a model reach located just upstream of the project area.
Board of Visitors, United States Military Academy (USMA)
Document Number: 05-2054
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-03
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: Wednesday, March 2, 2005. Place of Meeting: Veterans Affairs Conference room, Room 418, Senate Russell Building, Washington, DC. Start Time of Meeting: Approximately 10 a.m.
Mandatory Use of US Bank's Power Track System by Department of Defense Personal Property Transportation Service Providers (TSPs)
Document Number: 05-2052
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-03
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC), as the Traffic Manager for Department of Defense (DOD) Personal Property Program, is informing the TSP community of SDDC's mandatory requirement to use US Bank's PowerTrack System as the transaction and payment system for all DOD TSP's handling personal property. Furthermore, the use of SDDC's Centralized Web Application (CWA) will also be mandatory. This mandatory usage is effective 30 days from publication of this notice beginning with all TSP's who have a Letter of Intent (LOI) on file with participating sites. Each time a new site is added to Phase I, TSPs not participating in Phase I will have 30 days to execute a Trading Partner Agreement with USBank and be PowerTrack certified. Implementation of PowerTrack at all Military Services and Coast Guard installations is the goal of Families First, which is the first step in moving toward the reengineered Personal Property Program of the future. This announcement is a follow-on to Federal Register notices published on June 5, 2003 (68 FR 33683) and September 29, 2003 (68 FR 55947) proposing mandatory use of US Bank's Power Track System by Department of Defense Personal Property Transportation Service Providers. Effective 30 days from publication of this notice, they are required to have a Trading Partner Agreement with US Bank and be PowerTrack certified in order to participate in the DoD Personal Property Program. This notice affords TSP's ample time to plan for the use of PowerTrack. The Electronic Billing and Payment portion of the Families First Web site is located at http://www.sddc.army.mil, under Personal Property Program. This site offers industry access to updates on the Business Rules, Concept of Operations (CONOPS), System Interface Specifications and the latest information.