Department of Defense August 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Negotiation of a Reciprocal Defense Procurement Memorandum of Understanding With Argentina
Document Number: 05-17348
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-31
Agency: Department of Defense
DoD is commencing negotiation of a Reciprocal Defense Procurement Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Argentina. DoD is soliciting input from U.S. industry that has had experience participating in public defense procurements conducted by or on behalf of the Argentine Ministry of Defense or Armed Forces. The contemplated MOU would involve reciprocal waivers of buy-national laws by each country. This would mean that Argentina would be added to the list of ``qualifying countries'' in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) and that U.S. products and services would be exempt from ``Buy Argentine'' laws applicable to procurements by the Argentine Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces.
Threat Reduction Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-17315
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-31
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Threat Reduction Advisory Committee will meet in closed session on Thursday, November 3, 2005, at the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA), and on Friday, November 4, 2005 in the Pentagon, Washington, DC. The mission of the Committee is to advise the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics) on technology security, combating weapons of mass destruction, chemical and biological defense, transformation of the nuclear weapons stockpile, and other matters related to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency's mission. In accordance with Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix II), it has been determined that this Committee meeting concerns matters listed in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1), and that accordingly the meeting will be closed to the public.
National Security Education Board Group of Advisors Meeting
Document Number: 05-17310
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-31
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
Pursuant to Public Law 92-463, notice is hereby given of a forthcoming meeting of the National Security Education Board Group of Advisors. The purpose of the meeting is to review and make recommendations to the Board concerning requirements established by the David L. Boren National Security Education Act, Title VIII of Public Law 102-183, as amended. The National Security Education Board Group of Advisors meeting is open to the public. The delay of this notice resulted from the short time-frame needed to coordinate the schedules of the various officials whose participation was judged essential to a meaningful public discussion.
TRICARE; Revision of Participating Providers Reimbursement Rate; TRICARE Dental Program (TDP)
Document Number: 05-17299
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-31
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Department is publishing this proposed rule to revise the requirements and procedures for the reimbursement of TRICARE Dental Program participating providers. Participating providers will no longer be reimbursed at the equivalent of a percentile of prevailing charges sufficiently above the 50th percentile of prevailing charges made for similar services in the same locality (region) or state, or the provider's actual charge, whichever is lower, less any cost-share amount due for authorized services. Specifically, the revision will require TRICARE Dental Program participating providers to be reimbursed in accordance with the contractor's network agreements, less any cost- share amount due for authorized services. Public comments are invited and will be considered for possible revisions to the final rule.
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 05-17090
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-29
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: 05-17089
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-29
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.
Defense Science Board
Document Number: 05-17088
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-29
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Science Board Task Force on Organizational Structures for Stabilization Operations will meet in open session September 2, 2005, from 1300-1700 at the Pentagon, Room 3E947, Washington, DC. The task force will address organizational structures necessary to support or conduct stability operations. At this meeting, the Defense Science Board Task Force will focus on: (1) What organizational change is needed within OSD Policy, the Joint Staff and the rest of DoD to manage implementationthat is, to ensure that the designated capabilities are created and the interagency and joint vision are followed at various DoD levels; (2) What organizational change is needed within DoD to improve our ability to conduct or support stability operationsincluding employing and integrating DoD capabilities with those of other Departments and Agencies, NGOs, international organizations and the private sector; (3) What should be the timing and sequence of organization change within DoD; (4) What additional staffing is required for any new or reshaped stability operations entities in DoD; and (5) Who the right people are to staff key positions. Members of the public who wish to attend the meeting must contact LTC Dolgoff no later than August 26, 2005, for further information about admission as seating is limited. Additionally, those who wish to make oral comments or deliver written comments should also request to be scheduled, and submit a written text of the comments by August 26, 2005, to allow time for distribution to Task Force members prior to the meeting. Individual oral comments will be limited to five minutes, with the total oral comment period not exceeding 15 minutes. Due to critical mission requirements and the short timeframe to accomplish this review, there was insufficient time to provide timely notice required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and subsection 102-3.150(b) of the GSA Final Rule on Federal Advisory Committee Management, 41 CFR 102-3.150(b), which further requires publication at least 15 calendar days prior to the meeting.
Office of the Secretary; Military Compensation Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 05-17007
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-26
Agency: Department of Defense
The Defense Advisory Committee on Military Compensation committee will provide the Secretary of Defense, through the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness), with assistance and advice on matters pertaining to military compensation. The agenda for this meeting will be to discuss various aspects of the military pay and benefits system. Members of the Public may attend but participation in Committee discussions by the Public will not be permitted. Written submissions of data, information, and views may be sent to the Committee contact person at the address shown. Submissions should be received by close of business Monday, September 12th to allow time for distribution to the board members prior to the meeting. Persons attending are advised that the Committee is not responsible for providing access to electrical outlets.
Office of the Secretary; Defense Science Board
Document Number: 05-16911
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-25
Agency: Department of Defense
The Defense Science Board Task Force on Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) will meet in closed session on September 13, 2005, at Strategic Analysis, Inc., 3601 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA. The Task Force will explore methods and techniques to significantly reduce the effects of IEDs on U.S. and coalition forces in operations such as are currently being conducted in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). The Task Force should examine ways to counter the use as well as mitigate the consequences of IEDs. The Task Force should examine ways to counter the use as well as mitigate the consequences of IEDs.
Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Scientific Advisory Board
Document Number: 05-16776
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-24
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
This Notice is published in accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463). The topic of the meeting on September 13 is to review continuing research and development projects requesting Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program funds in excess of $1M. The topic of the meetings on September 14-15 are to review new start research and development projects requesting Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program funds in excess of $1M. This meeting is open to the public. Any interested person may attend, appear before, or file statements with the Scientific Advisory Board at the time and in the manner permitted by the Board.
Privacy Act; Implementation
Document Number: 05-16775
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army is exempting those records contained in A0195-2c USACIDC DoD, entitled ``DoD Criminal Investigation Task Force (CITF) Files'' when the records are compiled in furtherance of activities pertaining to the enforcement of criminal laws.
Defense Threat Reduction Agency; Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records
Document Number: 05-16774
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-24
Agency: Department of Defense
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency is amending a system of records notice to its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 05-16773
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army is proposing to alter an exempt 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: 05-16672
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is deleting a system of records notice from its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Defense Finance and Accounting Service; Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records
Document Number: 05-16671
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-24
Agency: Department of Defense
The Defense Finance and Accounting Service is amending a system of records notice to its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Defense Finance and Accounting Service; Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records
Document Number: 05-16670
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-24
Agency: Department of Defense
The Defense Finance and Accounting Service is amending a system of records notice to its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Defense Finance and Accounting Service; Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records
Document Number: 05-16668
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-24
Agency: Department of Defense
The Defense Finance and Accounting Service is amending a system of records notice to its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Defense Finance and Accounting Service; Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records
Document Number: 05-16667
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-24
Agency: Department of Defense
The Defense Finance and Accounting Service is amending a system of records notice to its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 05-16666
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy proposes to add a system of records to its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Defense Threat Reduction Agency; Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 05-16665
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-24
Agency: Department of Defense
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency proposes 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.
DoD Grant and Agreement Regulations
Document Number: 05-16417
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Department of Defense (DoD) is revising the DoD Grant and Agreement Regulations (DoDGARs) to implement four Office of Management and Budget (OMB) policy directives, to conform the DoDGARs with several statutory and regulatory revisions, and to make other administrative changes. The four OMB directives that are being implemented: require Federal agencies to use a new standard format for announcements of funding opportunities; require Federal agencies to electronically post synopses of those announcements at a Governmentwide Internet site; require Governmentwide use of the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number as the universal identifier for recipient organizations; and amend OMB Circular A-B3 to raise the threshold of Federal funding at which recipients must obtain single audits. The statutory and regulatory changes with which the DoDGARs are being conformed concern matters such as nonprocurement debarment and suspension, drug-free workplace requirements for grants, and campus access for military recruiters and Reserve Officer Training Corps.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Permits, Authorities, or Franchises Certification
Document Number: 05-16545
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning permits, authorities, or franchises certification. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 70 FR 29288 on May 20, 2005. No comments were received. The clearance currently expires on October 31, 2005. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Notice of Availability of a Novel Composite Solder Technology for Exclusive, Partially Exclusive or Non-exclusive Licenses
Document Number: 05-16540
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army announces the general availability of exclusive, partially exclusive or non-exclusive licenses relative to a novel Composite Solder technology as described in U.S. Patent No. 5,520,752; entitled ``Composite Solders''; May 28, 1996; Lucey, et al. Any license shall comply with 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR part 404.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Montauk Point Storm Damage Reduction Project, Suffolk County, NY
Document Number: 05-16539
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
This announces the availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) which assesses the potential environmental impacts of the proposed reinforcement of an existing stone revetment wall at Montauk Point, Suffolk County, NY. The DEIS has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) regulations for implementing NEPA.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Hudson-Raritan Estuary, Liberty State Park Ecosystem Restoration Study, Hudson County, NJ
Document Number: 05-16538
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
This announces the availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) which assesses the potential environmental impacts of the proposed ecosystem restoration at Liberty State Park, Hudson County, NJ. This DEIS has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) regulations for implementing NEPA.
Board of Visitors Meeting
Document Number: 05-16508
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The next meeting of the DAU BoV will be held at DAU Mid-West Region in Kettering, Ohio. The purpose of this meeting is to report back to the BoV on continuing items of interest.
Defense Science Board; Correction
Document Number: 05-16507
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
On Friday, May 20, 2005 (70 FR 29290) the Department of Defense announced open meetings of the Defense Science Board (DSB) Task Force on Manufacturing Technology. The September 2005 meeting dates have been revised from September 21-22, 2005 to September 22, 2005 only. The task force will meet in closed session. The meeting will be held at Strategic Analysis Inc., 3601 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 600, Arlington, VA.
Notice; Meeting of the Independent Review Panel To Study the Relationships Between Military Department General Counsels and Judge Advocates General-Open Meeting
Document Number: 05-16505
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-19
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 96-463, notice is hereby given that the Independent Review Panel to Study the Relationships between Military Department General Counsels and Judge Advocates General will hold an open meeting at the Hilton Crystal City, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202, on August 29, 2005, if needed, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Notice of the Defense Acquisition Performance Assessment Project-Open Meeting; Correction
Document Number: 05-16447
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-18
Agency: Department of Defense
The Defense Acquisition Performance Assessment Project published a notice of meetings in the Federal Register/Vol. 70, No. 148/Wednesday, August 3, 2005. The meeting times for the August 17, 2005 Public Meeting have been changed and the address and phone numbers for LTC Bergeron are no longer current and should be removed.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Payment by Electronic Fund Transfer
Document Number: 05-16255
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-17
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning payment by electronic fund transfer. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 70 FR 34104, June 13, 2005. No comments were received. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Construction and Operation of an Open Pit Taconite Mine, an Ore Concentrator, a Pellet Plant, a Direct Reduced Iron Plant, a Steel Mill, and a Tailings Basin Proposed by Minnesota Steel Industries, LLC Near Nashwauk in Itasca County, MN
Document Number: 05-16109
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
Minnesota Steel Industries, LLC (Minnesota Steel) 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 taconite mine at the former Butler Taconite site near Nashwauk, Minnesota, and the construction of new facilitiesa crusher, a concentrator, a pellet plant, a plant for producing direct reduced iron (DRI), and a steel mill consisting of two electric arc furnaces, two idle furnaces, two thin slab casters, and a sheet rolling mill. the former Butler Taconite Stage 1 tailings basin would be reactivated for the disposal of concentrator tailings. The mining process would require the construction of overburden, waste rock, and lean ore stockpiles just north of the proposed mine site. Ore would be hauled via truck from the mine to the adjacent ore concentrator. Concentrating the ore would involve crushing, grinding, magnetic separation, and flotation processes. Concentrator tailings would be pumped as slurry to the former Butler Taconite Stage 1 tailings basin approximately two miles southeast of the proposed mine site. The concentrate would be mixed with a binder and limestone, and converted to unfired pellets in balling drums or disks. The unfired pellets would be hardened in an indurating furnace. The DRI plant would convert the iron oxide pellets to nearly pure iron pellets (DRI pellets) in a 300- to 425-foot-high vertical shaft reactor. The DRI pellets would be fed to steel mill, which would produce hot rolled sheet steel. Project plans call for the mining of approximately 12.8 million long tons of crude ore per year at a stripping ratio of approximately 0.50:1. Approximately 2.4 million short tons per year of hot rolled sheet steel would be produced. The project would employ approximately 700 people for production, support, and administration. Economic feasibility of the project is based on a 20-year project life. Minnesota Steel at this time cannot predict whether investments for further operations would be economically desirable. Therefore, mine planning and detailed design are being prepared for 20 years of operation and environmental permits are being requested for a 20-year project life. If the project is permitted, and if Minnesota Steel proposes to extend the project life beyond the 20- year period, then modifications to the Section 404 permit and supplemental environmental review would be required. The project would require dredging or discharging fill material into approximately 1,014 acres of wetlands. While some of the wetlands may be isolated, the majority of the wetlands are adjacent to Oxhide Creek, Snowball Creek, Pickerel Creek, or O'Brien Creek, which are tributaries to the Swan River, or they are adjacent to an unnamed tributary to the Prairie River or to an unnamed tributary to Sucker Brook, which is a tributary to the Prairie River. The Swan River and the Prairie River are tributaries to the Mississippi River, which is a navigable water of the United States. A specific compensatory wetland mitigation plan has not been developed for the project. Minnesota Steel intends to work with interested Federal and state agencies to develop an acceptable plan that would meet Federal and state compensatory mitigation requirements. The discharge of dredged or fill material into waters of the United States requires a permit issued by the Corps under 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).
Armed Forces Epidemiological Board; Meeting
Document Number: 05-15988
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-12
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, 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: September 20, 2005 (open meeting). September 21, 2005 (open meeting). Times: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (September 20, 2005). 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (September 21, 2005). Location: The U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO 80840- 4475. 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.
Board of Visitors, United States Military Academy (USMA)
Document Number: 05-15987
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-12
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, September 16, 2005. Place of Meeting: Superintendent's Conference Room, Taylor Hall, 2nd floor, Bldg 600, West Point, NY. Start Time of Meeting: Approximately 1 p.m.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Maintenance and Creation of Emergent Sandbar Habitat on the Upper Missouri River
Document Number: 05-15986
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-12
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), DoD, Omaha District will prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The EIS will evaluate potential effects to the natural, physical, and human environment that may result from implementation of a program for the mechanical maintenance and creation of emergent sandbar nesting habitat within the free-flowing reaches of the upper Missouri River from Fort Peck, MT downstream to near Sioux City, IA. The emergent sandbar habitat maintenance and creation program proceeds from a defined regulatory process wherein the Corps formally consulted with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), which provided a Biological Opinion (BiOp) on how the Corps may avoid placing populations of federally-listed shorebirds, the interior least tern (Sterna antillarum) and piping plover (Charadrius melodus), in jeopardy of extinction. Scientific opinion asserts that the areal extent of emergent sandbar habitat directly controls the nesting opportunities and thus the reproductive success for the Missouri River populations of these species. The implementation of this programmatic habitat management action is the Corps' response to, and demonstration of, compliance with the findings of the BiOp stemming from a formal Section 7 consultation with the Service under the Endangered Species Act. Through the findings and recommendations contained within the 2000 BiOp as amended (2003), the Service identified mechanical habitat manipulation as part of a Reasonable and Prudent Alternative (RPA) that the Corps could implement to avoid jeopardy to these two listed species. This Programmatic EIS will tier from the Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir System Master Water Control Manual Final EIS (Master Manual, March 2004), incorporating by reference the general discussions and the affected environment and will evaluate the mechanical maintenance and creation of nesting habitat for the piping plover and interior least tern. Within the Master Manual Final EIS, the Corps acknowledged the need to implement actions to ensure protection of interior least tern and piping plover, but deferred detailed discussions of how these protective measures would be implemented to a future NEPA document. This programmatic EIS is that lower tiered document.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Leadership in Environmental Management (E.O. 13148)
Document Number: 05-55509
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-11
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Contract Closeout
Document Number: 05-15933
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-11
Agency: Department of Defense
The Acting Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) is sponsoring a public meeting to discuss potential opportunities to streamline the contract closeout process for DoD contracts. The Acting Director of DPAP would like to hear the views of interested parties as to potential areas for facilitating the contract closeout process.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Export-Controlled Information and Technology
Document Number: 05-15930
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-11
Agency: Department of Defense
DoD is extending the comment period for the proposed rule published at 70 FR 39976 on July 12, 2005. The proposed rule contains requirements for preventing unauthorized disclosure of export- controlled information and technology under DoD contracts. The comment period is extended to accommodate significant interest expressed with regard to the proposed rule.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: 05-15903
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is amending its certifications and exemptions under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), to reflect that the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Admiralty and Maritime Law) has determined that USS NITZE (DDG 94) is a vessel of the Navy which, due to its special construction and purpose, cannot fully comply with certain provisions of the 72 COLREGS without interfering with its special function as a naval ship. The intended effect of this rule is to warn mariners in waters where 72 COLREGS apply.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: 05-15902
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is amending its certifications and exemptions under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), to reflect that the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Admiralty and Maritime Law) has determined that USS SAN ANTONIO (LPD 17) is a vessel of the Navy which, due to its special construction and purpose, cannot fully comply with certain provisions of the 72 COLREGS without interfering with its special function as a naval ship. The intended effect of this rule is to warn mariners in waters where 72 COLREGS apply.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: 05-15901
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is amending its certifications and exemptions under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), to reflect that the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Admiralty and Maritime Law) has determined that USS HALSEY (DDG 97) is a vessel of the Navy which, due to its special construction and purpose, cannot fully comply with certain provisions of the 72 COLREGS without interfering with its special function as a naval ship. The intended effect of this rule is to warn mariners in waters where 72 COLREGS apply.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: 05-15900
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is amending its certifications and exemptions under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), to reflect that the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General of the Navy (Admiralty and Maritime Law) has determined that Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) is a vessel of the Navy which, due to its special construction and purpose, cannot fully comply with certain provisions of the 72 COLREGS without interfering with its special function as a Naval ship. The intended effect of this rule is to warn mariners in waters where 72 COLREGS apply.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: 05-15899
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is amending its certifications and exemptions under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), to reflect that the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Admiralty and Maritime Law) has determined that USS FORREST SHERMAN (DDG 98) is a vessel of the Navy which, due to its special construction and purpose, cannot fully comply with certain provisions of the 72 COLREGS without interfering with its special function as a naval ship. The intended effect of this rule is to warn mariners in waters where 72 COLREGS apply.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: 05-15898
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is amending its certifications and exemptions under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), to reflect that the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Admiralty and Maritime Law) has determined that USS BAINBRIDGE (DDG 96) is a vessel of the Navy which, due to its special construction and purpose, cannot fully comply with certain provisions of the 72 COLREGS without interfering with its special function as a naval ship. The intended effect of this rule is to warn mariners in waters where 72 COLREGS apply.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: 05-15897
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is amending its certifications and exemptions under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), to reflect that the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Admiralty and Maritime Law) has determined that USS JIMMY CARTER (SSN 23) is a vessel of the Navy which, due to its special construction and purpose, cannot fully comply with certain provisions of the 72 COLREGS without interfering with its special function as a naval ship. The intended effect of this rule is to warn mariners in waters where 72 COLREGS apply.
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 05-15848
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-11
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 July 21, 1996.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-15847
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-11
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: 05-15807
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of Navy, Navy Department
The inventions listed below are assigned to the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Navy and are available for licensing by the Department of the Navy. Navy Case Number 73962 entitled ``Lightweight Thermal Heat Transfer Apparatus'', Inventors Thoman et al., U.S. Application Number 10/056,812 filed on January 24, 2002. Navy Case Number 82261 entitled ``Global Visualization Process (GVP) and System for Implementing a GVP'', Inventors Dunn et al., U.S. Application Number 10/255,413 filed on September 26, 2004. Navy Case Number 97040 entitled ``Composition and Process for Removing and Preventing Mildew and Fungal Growth'', Inventors Arafat et al., U.S. Application Number 11/115,170 filed on June 10, 2005. Navy Case Number 82987 entitled ``Hybrid Lidar Radar for Medical Diagnostics'', Inventors Mullen et al., U.S. Application Number 10/207,642 filed on July 29, 2002. Navy Case Number 83683 entitled ``Method for Comparing Tabular Data'', Inventors Spodaryk et al., U.S. Application Number 10/956,522 filed on September 23, 2004. Navy Case Number 83822 entitled ``Helicopter Messenger Cable Illumination'', Inventor Kaolliopoulos, U.S. Application Number 10/834,154 filed on April 23, 2004. Navy Case Number 84051 entitled ``Rapid Release Mechanism for Textile Apparel Pockets (receptacles) and Packs (stowage receptacles)'', Inventor Todd, U.S. Application Number 11/001,599 filed on November 30, 2004. Navy Case Number 84380 entitled ``Spray Array Apparatus'', Inventors Foianini et al., U.S. Application Number 10/ 956,525 filed on September 23, 2004.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: 05-15805
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The inventions listed below are assigned to the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Navy and are available for licensing by the Department of the Navy. U.S. Patent No. 6,731,922: Optical Image Reject Down Converter, Navy Case No. 82,545.// U.S. Patent No. 6,733,838: Robust Nontoxic Antifouling Elastomers, Navy Case No. 83,029.//U.S. Patent No. 6,734,043: Pressure-bonded Heat Sink Method, Navy Case No. 83,954.//U.S. Patent No. 6,737,793: Apparatus for Emitting Electrons Comprising a Subsurface Emitter Structure, Navy Case No. 80,023.//U.S. Patent No. 6,744,035: Passive, Temperature Compensated Techniques for Tunable Filter Calibration in Bragg-grating Interrogation Systems, Navy Case No. 82,373.//U.S. Patent No. 6,744,947: High Power, Low Noise, Fluorescent Device and Methods Related Thereto, Navy Case No. 79,056.//U.S. Patent No. 6,744,986: Tunable Wavelength Add/Drop Multiplexer Based on Integrated Optic Devices, Navy Case No. 82,310.//U.S. Patent No. 6,746,510: Processing of Nanocrystalline Metallic Powders and Coatings Using the Polyol Process, Navy Case No. 82,810.//U.S. Patent No. 6,750,031: Displacement Assay on a Porous Membrane, Navy Case No. 77,298.//U.S. Patent No. 6,756,470: Oligomeric Hydroxy Arylether Phthalonitiles and Synthesis Thereof, Navy Case No. 83,013.//U.S. Patent No. 6,763,271: Tracking Sustained Chaos, Navy Case No. 80,021.//U.S. Patent No. 6,764,561: Palladium-boron Alloys and Methods for Making and Using Such Alloys, Navy Case No. 79,391.//U.S. Patent No. 6,764,860: Ultrasonic Force Differentiation Assay, Navy Case No. 79,227.//U.S. Patent No. 6,764,861: Method of Making High Efficiency Magnetic Sensor for Magnetic Particles, Navy Case No. 79,585.//U.S. Patent No. 6,766,070: High Power Fiber Optic Modulator System and Method, Navy Case No. 80,245.//U.S. Patent No. 6,767,749: Method for Making Piezoelectric Resonator and Surface Acoustic Wave Device Using Hydrogen Implant Layer Splitting, Navy Case No. 79,598.//U.S. Patent No. 6,767,981: Thermoset and Ceramic Containing Silicon and Boron, Navy Case No. 77,642.//U.S. Patent No. 6,770,583: Transistion Metal Containing Ceramic with Metal Nanoparticles, Navy Case No. 77,712.//U.S. Patent No. 6,771,201: Hybrid Photonic Analog to Digital Converter using Superconducting Electronics, Navy Case No. 83,865.//U.S. Patent No. 6,771,798: Hyperspectral Visualization Extensible Workbench, Navy Case No. 79,087.//U.S. Patent No. 6,772,182: Signal Processing Method for Improving the Signal-to- noise Ratio of a Noise-dominated Channel and a Matched-phase Noise Filter for Implementing the Same, Navy Case No. 76,854.//U.S. Patent No. 6,773,865: Anti-charging Layer for Beam Lithography and Mask Fabrication, Navy Case No. 82,897.//U.S. Patent No. 6,777,753: CMOS Devices Hardened against Total Dose Radiation Effects, Navy Case No. 79,812.//U.S. Patent No. 6,777,835: Electrical Power Cooling Technique, Navy Case No. 78,465.//U.S. Patent No. 6,777,937: Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance Method and Apparatus, Navy Case No. 82,481.//U.S. Patent No. 6,780,307: Ion Selective Electrodes for Direct Organic Drug Analysis in Saliva, Sweat, and Surface Wipes, Navy Case No. 83,326.//U.S. Patent No. 6,784,259: High Temperature Elastomers from Linear Poly (silarylene-siloxane-acetylene), Navy Case No. 84,545.//U.S. Patent No. 6,784,270: Polymer Containing Borate and Alkynyl Groups, Navy Case No. 77,641.//U.S. Patent No. 6,787,615: Synthesis of Oligomeric Poly(silarylene-siloxane-acetylene)'s and their Conversion to High Temperature Plastics, Elastomers, and Coatings, Navy Case No. 82,942.// U.S. Patent No. 6,787,882: Semiconductor Varactor Diode with Doped Heterojunction, Navy Case No. 80,070.//U.S. Patent No. 6,787,885: Low Temperature Hydrophobic Direct Wafer Bonding, Navy Case No. 83,684.// U.S. Patent No. 6,787,972: Piezoelectric Rotary Pump, Navy Case No. 82,332.//U.S. Patent No. 6,788,794: Thin, Lightweight Acoustic Actuator Tile, Navy Case No. 83,842.//U.S. Patent No. 6,800,913: Hybrid Hall Vector Magnetometer, Navy Case No. 80,025.//U.S. Patent No. 6,802,907: Removing Radar Absorbing Coatings, Navy Case No. 83,976.//U.S. Patent No. 6,803,208: Automated Epifluorescence Microscopy for Detection of Bacterial Contamination in Platelets, Navy Case No. 80,218.//U.S. Patent No. 6,803,598: Si-based Resonant Interband Tunneling Diodes and Method of Making Interband Tunneling Diodes, Navy Case No. 79,496.// U.S. Patent No. 6,805,918: Laser Forward Transfer of Rheological Systems, Navy Case No. 79,702.//U.S. Patent No. 6,806,721: Digital Envelope Detector, Navy Case No. 82,540.//U.S. Patent No. 6,807,343: Reconfigurable Optical Beamformer for Simplified Time Steered Arrays, Navy Case No. 82,546.//U.S. Patent No. 6,809,506: Corrosion Sensor Loudspeaker for Active Noise Control, Navy Case No. 79,597.//U.S. Patent No. 6,818,924: Pulsed Laser Deposition of Transparent Conducting Thin Films on Flexible Substrates, Navy Case No.80,122.//U.S. Patent No. 6,819,984: LOST 2A Positioning System for Under Water Vessels, Navy Case No. 83,099.//U.S. Patent No. 6,820,230: Self Synchronous Scrambler Apparatus and Method for Use in Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing, Navy Case No. 82,350.//U.S. Patent No. 6,824,776: Silica Mesoporous Aerogels Having Three-dimensional Nanoarchitecture with Colloidal Gold-protein Superstructures Nanoglued Therein, Navy Case No. 84,500.//U.S. Patent No. 6,826,223: Surface-emitting Photonic Crystal Distributed Feedback Laser Systems and Methods, Navy Case No. 84,107.//U.S. Patent No. 6,826,480: Similarity Transformation Method for Data Processing and Visualization, Navy Case No. 82,482.// U.S. Patent No. 6,830,728: Device and Method for Pneumatic Gas Sampling for Gas Sensors, Navy Case No. 82,338.//U.S. Patent No. 6,833,019: Microwave Assisted Continuous Synthesis of Nanocrystalline Powders and Coatings Using the Polyol Process, Navy Case No. 83,975.//U.S. Patent No. 6,833,027: Method of Manufacturing High Voltage Schottky Diamond Diodes with Low Boron Doping, Navy Case No. 83,260.//U.S. Patent No. 6,846,345: Synthesis of Metal Nanoparticle Compositions from Metallic and Ethynyl Compounds, Navy Case No. 83,778.//U.S. Patent No. 6,847,446: Chemical Analysis and Detection by Selective Adsorbent Sampling and Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, Navy Case No. 83,965.//U.S. Patent No. 6,847,449: Method and Apparatus for Reducing Speckle in Optical Coherence Tomography Images, Navy Case No. 83,094.// U.S. Patent No. 6,852,289: Methods and Apparatus for Determining Analytes in Various Matrices, Navy Case No. 82,575.//U.S. Patent No. 6,854,058: Low-interference Communications Device using Chaotic Signals, Navy Case No. 82,613.//U.S. Patent No. 6,856,520: Double Sided IGBT Phase Leg Architecture and Clocking Method for Reduced Turn on Loss, Navy Case No. 83,914.//U.S. Patent No. 6,858,372: Resist Composition With Enhanced X-ray and Electron Sensitivity, Navy Case No. 82,940.//U.S. Patent No. 6,861,914: Monolithic Vibration Isolation and an Ultra-High Q Mechanical Resonator, Navy Case No. 83,287.//U.S. Patent No. 6,862,387: Low-loss Compact Reflective Turns in Optical Waveguides, Navy Case No. 83,158.//U.S. Patent No. 6,867,281: Highly Conducting and Transparent Thin Films Formed from New Fluorinated Derivatives of 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene, Navy Case No. 84,103.//U.S. Patent No. 6,867,444: Semiconductor Substrate Incorporating a Neutron Conversion Layer, Navy Case No. 84,785.//U.S. Patent No. 6,868,107: Method for Designing Photonic-crystal Distributed-feedback and Distributed Bragg-reflector Lasers, Navy Case No. 84,592.//U.S. Patent No. 6,869,784: Passivation of Nerve Agents by Surface Modified Enzymes Stabilized by Non-covalent Immobilization on Robust, Stable Particles, Navy Case No. 79,212.//U.S. Patent No. 6,873,893: Missile Warning and Protection System for Aircraft Platforms, Navy Case No. 82,499.//U.S. Patent No. 6,884,861: Metal Nanoparticle Thermoset and Carbon Compositions from Mixtures of Metallocene-aromatic-acetylene Compounds, Navy Case No. 82,591.//U.S. Patent No. 6,888,660: Magnetic Organic Light Emitting Device and Method for Modulating Electroluminescence Intensity, Navy Case No. 84,307.//U.S. Patent No. 6,890,233: Method of Making Low Gate Current Multilayer Emitter with Vertical Thin-film-edge Multilayer Emitter, Navy Case No. 79,853.//U.S. Patent No. 6,890,504: Polymeric and Carbon Compositions with Metal Nanoparticles, Navy Case No. 82,460.//U.S. Patent No. 6,900,633: Substance Detection by Nuclear Quardrupole Resonance using at Least Two Different Excitation Frequencies, Navy Case No. 82,977.//U.S. Patent No. 6,904,444: Pseudo- median Cascaded Canceller, Navy Case No. 82,774.//U.S. Patent No. 6,904,722: Elongated Truss Boom Structures for Space Applications, Navy Case No. 80,124 and any continuations, continuations-in-part divisionals or re-issues thereof.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 05-15789
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency is deleting a system of records notice from 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: 05-15788
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-10
Agency: Defense Contract Audit Agency, Department of Defense
The Defense Contract Audit Agency proposes 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.