Department of Defense July 1, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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).
Defense Science Board Meeting
Document Number: 05-13007
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Science Board Task Force on Roles and Authorities of the Director of Defense Research and Engineering will meet in closed session on July 28, 2005, at SAI, 3601 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA. The Task Force will examine the past and current roles and authorities for the Director of Defense Research and Engineering (DDR&E). The mission of the Defense Science Board is to advise the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics on scientific and technical matters as they affect the perceived needs of the Department of Defense. At these meetings, the Task Force will review and evaluate concepts to determine appropriate future roles and authorities of the DDR&E including an analysis of the relationship of the Director to other senior science and technology (S&T) and acquisition officials of the military departments and the Defense Agencies; the relationship of the Director to the performance of the following functions: planning, programming, and budgeting of the S&T programs of the DoD; management of DoD laboratories and technical centers; promotion of the rapid transition of technologies to acquisition programs within the DoD; promotion of the transfer of technologies into and from the commercial sector; the coordination of DoD S&T activities with organizations outside the DoD; technical review of DoD acquisition programs and policies; training and education activities for the national scientific and technical workforce; development of science and technology policies and programs relating to the maintenance of the national technology and industrial base; and the development of new technologies in support of the transformation of the Armed Forces. The Task Force will also examine the duties of the Director as the Chief Technology Office of the DoD.
Meeting of the Board of Regents of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Document Number: 05-13006
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
The actions that will take place are the approval of the minutes from the Board of Regents meetings on May 19-20, 2005; departmental reports; and degrees from the USU School of Medicine. The President, USU; Dean, USU School of Medicine; and Dean, USU Graduate School of Nursing will also present reports. These actions are necessary in order to remain an accredited medical school and to pursue our mission, which is to provide trained medical personnel to our uniformed services. This meeting is in Harrisburg, PA to allow observation of a medical field exercise.
36(b) (91) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 05-13005
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Pub. L. 104-164 dated 21 July 1996.
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 05-13004
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104-164 dated 21 July 1996.
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 05-13003
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104-164 dated 21 July 1996.
Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records
Document Number: 05-13000
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Defense Security Service, Department of Defense
The Defense Security Service (DSS) is proposing to alter an existing exempt system of records. The system of records (F031 DOD A, entitled Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS)) is being transferred from the Department of the Air Force's inventory to the DSS inventory of systems of records, and is being altered to expand the category of records covered and to expand an existing routine use to permit release to the Department of Homeland Security for purposes of determining access to National Security information pursuant to Executive Order 12968.
Privacy Act; Implementation
Document Number: 05-12999
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Defense Security Service, Department of Defense
The Defense Security Service (DSS) is adding an exemption rule for the system of records V5-05, entitled `Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS)'. The system of records is being transferred from the Department of the Air Force's inventory (F031 DoD A, entitled `Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS)') to the DSS inventory of records. The exemption rule (32 CFR part 806b) for the Air Force system is being transferred and published as an exemption rule (32 CFR part 321.13) for the DSS system. The rule was published as a final rule on May 9, 2003 at 68 FR 24881.