Department of Defense July 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Navy Training Operations in the Northwest Training Range Complex and Notice of Public Scoping Meetings
Document Number: E7-14784
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508), and Executive Order 12114, the Department of the Navy (Navy) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Overseas EIS to evaluate the potential environmental effects of maintaining Fleet readiness through the use of the Northwest Training Range Complex (NWTRC) to support current, emerging, and future training activities. The proposed action serves to implement range enhancements to upgrade and modernize range capabilities within the NWTRC thereby ensuring critical Fleet requirements are met. The Navy will invite the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service to be cooperating agencies in preparation of this EIS/OEIS.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License; SurTec International, GmbH
Document Number: E7-14713
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to SurTec International, GmbH, of 9 Skyline Drive, West Orange, NJ 07052 and SurTec International, GmbH, Stuckerstrasse 18, D- 64673, Zwingenberg, Germany, a revocable, nonassignable, exclusive license to practice in Brazil, China, India, Japan, Korea and all member countries of the European Patent Convention, the Government- owned inventions described in U.S. Patent No. 6,669,764: Pretreatment for Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys, Navy Case No. 8,4379.//U.S. Patent Application. Serial No. 11/058,533: Process for Sealing Phosphoric Acid Anodized Aluminums, Navy Case No. 95892.//U.S. Patent. Application Serial No. 11/116,166: Composition and Process for Preparing Chromium- Zirconium Coatings on Metal Substrates, Navy Case No. 96343. //U.S. Patent Application. Serial No. 11/116,165: Composition and Process for Preparing Protective Coatings on Metal Substrates, Navy Case No. 97039 in the field of corrosion prevention.
Naval Restricted Area, Manchester Fuel Depot, WA; and Naval Restricted Areas, Sinclair Inlet, WA
Document Number: E7-14652
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-31
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 to establish a restricted area in the waters of Puget Sound adjacent to the Manchester Fuel Depot near Manchester, Kitsap County, Washington. The Corps is also proposing to amend the existing regulations that established the restricted areas in the waters of Sinclair Inlet, Puget Sound adjacent to Naval Base Kitsap Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington. The proposed amendments will enable the affected units of the United States military to enhance safety and security around active military establishments. The regulations are necessary to safeguard military vessels and United States government facilities from sabotage and other subversive acts, accidents, or incidents of similar nature. The regulations are also necessary to protect the public from potentially hazardous conditions that may exist as a result of military use of the area.
Naval Restricted Area, Port Townsend, Indian Island, Walan Point, WA
Document Number: E7-14650
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-31
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 for the restricted area established in the waters of Port Townsend Bay off Puget Sound adjacent to Naval Magazine Indian Island, Jefferson County, Washington. The amendments will enable the affected units of the United States military to enhance safety and security around an active military establishment. The regulations are necessary to safeguard military vessels and United States government facilities from sabotage and other subversive acts, accidents, or incidents of similar nature. The regulations are also necessary to protect the public from potentially hazardous conditions that may exist as a result of military use of the area.
Expansion of a TRICARE Demonstration Project for the State of Alaska
Document Number: E7-14681
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
This notice is to advise interested parties of an expansion of a Military Health System (MHS) demonstration project entitled TRICARE Provider Reimbursement Demonstration Project for the State of Alaska. The original demonstration notice was published on November 20, 2006 (71 FR 67112-67113) and described a demonstration project to increase reimbursement for individual providers in the State of Alaska. The demonstration project will now also include increased reimbursement for health care services by hospitals that have been designated as Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) in the State of Alaska. TRICARE, under the demonstration project, will reimburse CAHs in a similar manner as they are reimbursed under Medicare. The expansion of the demonstration project will test the effect of this change on CAH provider participation in TRICARE, beneficiary access to care, cost of health care services, military medical readiness, morale and welfare. In particular, the demonstration will test whether the increased costs of provider payments are offset in whole or part by savings in travel costs, lost duty time, and other factors. This demonstration will be conducted under statutory authority provided in 10 U.S.C. 1092.
United States Army restricted area, Kuluk Bay, Adak, Alaska
Document Number: E7-14651
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Corps of Engineers is proposing to establish a restricted area within Kuluk Bay, Adak, Alaska. The purpose of this restricted area is to ensure the security and safety of the Sea Based Radar, its crew, and other vessels transiting the area. The proposed restricted area is within an established moorage restriction area for the U.S. Navy. The restricted area will be marked on navigation charts as a restricted area to insure security and safety for the public.
Defense Science Board
Document Number: 07-3701
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Science Board Task Force on Defense Industrial Structure for Transformation will meet in closed session on August 14, 2007, at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), 4001 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA. This meeting will characterize the degree of changed needed in industry due to the changing nature of DoD and the industrial Base. It will also examine the effectiveness of existing mitigation measures and make recommendations to ensure future competition and innovation throughout all tiers of the defense industrial base. The briefing will contain proprietary material and ensuing discussions will be at the collateral secret level. 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 the meeting, the Defense Science Board Task Force will: describe the defense industry required to cope with the international security environment in the 21st century. Additionally, the task force will address the implications for the industrial base of increased DoD acquisition of services, as well as the implications for the financial viability of the defense industrial base as the sector adapts to changing DoD needs for defense-related products and services. The task force's findings and recommendations, pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.140 through 102-3.165, will be presented and discussed by the membership of the Defense Science Board prior to being present to the Government's decisionmaker. Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.120 and 102-3.150, the Designated Federal Officer for the Defense Science Board will determine and announce in the Federal Register when the findings and recommendations of the May 31, 2007 meeting are deliberated by the Defense Science Board. Interested persons may submit a written statement for consideration by the Defense Science Board. Individuals submitting a written statement must submit their statement to the Designated Federal Official at the address detailed below, at any point, however, if a written statement is not received at least 10 calendar days prior to the meeting, which is the subject of this notice, then it may not be provided to or considered by the Defense Science Board. The Designated Federal Official will review all timely submissions with the Defense Science Board Chairperson, and ensure they are provided to members of the Defense Science Board before the meeting that is the subject of this notice.
Defense Science Board
Document Number: 07-3700
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Science Board Task Force on Developmental Test and Evaluation will meet in closed session on August 22-23, 2007 and September 19-20, 2007 at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), 4001 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA. These meetings will examine Test & Evaluation roles and responsibilities, policy and practices, and recommend changes that may contribute to improved success in Initial Operational Test and Evaluation along with quicker delivery of improved capability and sustainability to Warfighters. 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 Defense Science Board Task Force will assess: OSD organization roles and responsibilities for T&E oversight; changes required to establish statutory authority for OSD DT&E oversight, and recommend improvements in the DT&E process to discover sustainability problems earlier, and thus improve likelihood of operational sustainability in IOT&E. The task force's findings and recommendations, pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.140 through 102-3.165, will be presented and discussed by the membership of the Defense Science Board prior to being presented to the Government's decisionmaker. Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.120 and 102-3.150, the Designated Federal Officer for the Defense Science Board will determine and announce in the Federal Register when the findings and recommendations of the May 31, 2007 meeting are deliberated by the Defense Science Board. Interested persons may submit a written statement for consideration by the Defense Science Board. Individuals submitting a written statement must submit their statement to the Designated Federal Official at the address detailed below, at any point, however, if a written statement is not received at least 10 calendar days prior to the meeting, which is the subject of this notice, then it may not be provided to or considered by the Defense Science Board. The Designated Federal Official will review all timely submissions with the Defense Science Board Chairperson, and ensure they are provided to members of the Defense Science Board before the meeting that is the subject of this notice.
Availability of the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Rueter-Hess Reservoir Expansion Project, Parker, CO
Document Number: E7-14524
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Omaha District has prepared a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to analyze the direct, indirect and cumulative effects of enlarging the currently permitted Rueter-Hess Reservoir in Parker, CO. The current project was authorized in February 2004 with Department of the Army Permit No. 199980472 (Section 404 Permit). The basic purpose of the Proposed Action would allow the reservoir to serve as a regional water management facility for multiple water providers in northern Douglas County; enable them to meet peak demands; greatly enhance water management in the region; and help extend the yield of the Denver Basin aquifers, a non-renewable water source and the primary source of water for the South Metro area. Expansion of the reservoir would result in direct impacts to an additional 0.21 acres of wetlands and 4 miles of intermittent stream channel (in addition to the 6.7 acres of wetlands and 5 miles of other waters of the U.S. permitted as part of the 16,200-acre-foot [AF] reservoir). This action requires authorization from the Corps under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The Permittee and Applicant is the Parker Water and Sanitation District (PWSD). The Draft SEIS was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, and the Corps' regulations for NEPA implementation (33 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 230 and 325, Appendices B and C). The Corps, Omaha District, Regulatory Branch is the lead federal agency responsible for the Draft SEIS and information contained in the SEIS serves as the basis for a decision regarding issuance of a Section 404 Permit modification. It also provides information for local and state agencies having jurisdictional responsibility for affected resources.
Notice of Funding Availability for Special Assistance to Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) in the Vicinity of a United States Service Academy
Document Number: E7-14520
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
This notice announces the availability of $5 million in assistance of Local Educational Agencies (LEAs). The Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) is authorized by section 3310 of Pub. L. 110-28, to provide up to $5 million in assistance to LEAs. Awards of up to $1.5 million per Applicant may be provided under this Notice to assist LEAs in the vicinity of a United States Service Academy (Service Academy), primarily where the loss of local revenue base, due to Federal property not being taxable, constrains an applicant's operating expenses and the ability to maintain educational programs. Assistance may be provided to a LEA, or a State or local government on behalf of one or more LEAs, depending on the scope of the proposal. Funds provided under this Notice may not be used to replace or supplant Impact Aid assistance available from the Department of Defense (DoD) or the U.S. Department of Education (ED).
Intent To Grant an Exclusive License of a U.S. Government-Owned Patent
Document Number: 07-3673
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The notice of an intent to grant an exclusive license for U.S. Patent application 11/229,425, filed September 16, 2005 entitled ``Artillery Rocket Trajectory Correction Kit'' was originally published in the Federal Register on July 20, 2007 (72 FR 39801). The following information was published in error: ``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. Patent application * * *.'' The following information is the correction; In accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7(b)(12)(i), announcement is made of the intent to grant an exclusive, royalty-bearing, revocable license for all the geographic area excluding the United States of America and its territories and possessions for any patents or patent applications claiming priority to U.S. Patent application.
Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records
Document Number: C7-3558
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Office of the Secretary, Department of the Treasury, Defense Logistics Agency
Department of Defense Task Force on the Future of Military Health Care
Document Number: 07-3622
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-24
Agency: Department of Defense
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended) and 41 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 102-3.140 through 160, the Department of Defense announces the following location change to a committee meeting: Name of Committee: Department of Defense Task Force on the Future of Military Health Care, a duly established subcommittee of the Defense Health Board. Date of Meeting: July 25, 2007. Time of Meeting: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Place of Meeting: Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22209. Purpose of Meeting: To obtain, review, and evaluate information related to the Task Force's congressionally-directed mission to examine matters relating to the future of military health care. The Task Force members will receive briefings on topics related to the delivery of military health care during the public meeting. Agenda: Discussion topic will be Acquisition and Procurement issues related to the military healthcare system. Prior to the public meeting the Task Force will conduct a Preparatory Work Meeting from 8 a.m.-8:25 a.m. to solely analyze relevant issues and facts in preparation for the Task Force's next public meeting. In addition, the Task Force, following its public meeting, will conduct an additional Preparatory Work Meeting from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. to analyze relevant issues and facts in preparation for the Task Force's next public meeting. Both Preparatory Meetings will be held at the Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22209, and pursuant to 41 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 102- 3.160(a), both Preparatory Work Meetings are closed to the public. Additional information and meeting registration is available online at the Task Force Web site: http://www.DoDfuturehealthcare.net.
Submission for OMB Review; Prospective Subcontractor Requests for Bonds
Document Number: 07-3563
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-23
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 Subcontractor Payments. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 72 FR 19187, April 17, 2007. 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 07-3561
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is amending a system of records notice in 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: 07-3560
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is amending a system of records notice in its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
United States Marine Corps; Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 07-3559
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-23
Agency: Department of Defense
The U.S. Marine Corps is deleting three systems of records notices from its inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a).
Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records
Document Number: 07-3558
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary, Defense Logistics Agency
The Defense Logistics Agency is deleting 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.
United States Marine Corps; Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 07-3557
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-23
Agency: Department of Defense
The U.S. Marine Corps is deleting a system of records notice from its inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a).
Notice of Availability and Notice of Public Meeting of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Development of the Westside of Marine Corps Base Quantico, Including the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Action at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia
Document Number: E7-14126
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
In accordance with Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C)), as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500- 1508), the Department of the Navy (DON), and Marine Corps Base Quantico (MCBQ) announces the availability of the DEIS, which evaluates the environmental effects of development of the Westside of MCBQ to accommodate approximately 3,000 personnel directed to MCBQ by the 2005 BRAC law, and potential development within the Westside to accommodate up to 2,000 additional personnel, or 5,000 personnel total including BRAC, to support other Marine Corps requirements.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (DEIS/EIR) for the San Jacinto River, Riverside County, CA
Document Number: 07-3539
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The purpose of the study is to evaluate approximately a 2-mile reach of the San Jacinto River located in Riverside County in the City of San Jacinto, CA. The focus will be on watershed improvements by developing alternatives for ecosystem restoration and incorporating conjunctive uses for groundwater recharge, water quality and water conservation from a mile up from Main Street to a mile past the end of San Jacinto Street. The restoration project will focus on revitalization of the riparian vegetation community; establish environmental corridor to benefit wildlife and sensitive species; increasing recharge of the San Jacinto groundwater basins; and restoring the habitat for the endangered San Bernardino Kangaroo Rat. The San Jacinto River is located about 20 miles southeast of the City of Riverside and is entirely within Riverside County, CA.
Environmental Protection and Enhancement
Document Number: 07-3538
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
This action removes 32 CFR part 650, Environmental Protection and Enhancement, published in the Federal Register, December 29, 1977 (42 FR 65026). The rule is being removed because it is now obsolete and does not affect the general public.
Intent To Grant an Exclusive License of a U.S. Government-Owned Patent
Document Number: 07-3537
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-20
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. Patent application 11/229,425, filed September 16, 2005 entitled ``Artillery Rocket Trajectory Correction Kit,'' to Diehl BGT Defense GmbH & Co. KG with its principal place of business at Massberg Facility Alte Nussdorfer Strausse 13 88662 Uberlingen, Germany.
Public Hearing and Notice of Availability for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Matagorda Ship Channel Improvement Project, Calhoun County and Matagorda County, TX
Document Number: 07-3536
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Notice of Availability for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) published in the Federal Register on Friday, May 18, 2007 (72 FR 28032), required comments be submitted on or before July 2, 2007. An editorial correction of the Notice document was published in the Federal Register on Thursday, June 2, 2007 (72 FR 31660). The comment period has been extended to September 4, 2007. Additionally, the June 5, 2007, Public Hearing on the proposed project has been rescheduled to August 9, 2007, at the Bauer Community Center, 2300 North Highway 35, Port Lavaca, TX 77979. Poster presentations will be available for viewing and project team members will be present to discuss the DEIS at a Workshop that will precede the Public Hearing. The Workshop will be conducted from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. and the formal Public Hearing will comment at 7 p.m.
Base Closure and Realignment
Document Number: 07-3535
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-20
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
This Notice is provided pursuant to section 2905(b)(7)(B)(ii) of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990. It provides a partial list of military installations closing or realigning pursuant to the 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC) Report. It also provides a corresponding listing of the Local Redevelopment Authorities (LRAs) recognized by the Secretary of Defense, acting through the Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA), as well as the points of contact, addresses, and telephone numbers for the LRAs for those installations. Representatives of state and local governments, homeless providers, and other parties interested in the redevelopment of an installation should contact the person or organization listed. The following information will also be published simultaneously in a newspaper of general circulation in the area of each installation. There will be additional Notices providing this same information about LRAs for other closing or realigning installations where surplus government property is available as those LRAs are recognized by the OEA.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 07-3534
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is deleting a system of records in its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-3532
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-20
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service announces the proposed extension of a public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Permanent Stationing of the 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT)
Document Number: 07-3530
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army announces the availability of a DEIS for the permanent stationing of the 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (2/25th) SBCT. Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Department of the Army has prepared this DEIS to disclose potential impacts to the natural, physical, and human environment resulting from the permanent stationing of the 2/25th SBCT. Potential impacts have been analyzed at installations which are capable of meeting the SBCTs training, operational, Soldier and Family quality of life, and strategic deployment requirements.
Increase in Rates Payable Under the Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve and Other Miscellaneous Issues
Document Number: 07-3466
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs
This document amends Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations to increase the monthly rates of basic educational assistance payable under the Montgomery GI BillSelected Reserve (MGIB-SR) program for fiscal years 2005 and 2006 in accordance with statutory requirements, increase the percentage of basic educational assistance payable to reservists pursuing apprenticeship or other on- the-job training in accordance with the Veterans Benefits Act of 2004, and remove obsolete education break-pay provisions.
United States Navy Restricted Area, Naval Support Activity, Panama City, FL
Document Number: E7-13933
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-18
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 establish ten restricted areas at Naval Support Activity (NSA), Panama City (PC), Florida. NSA, Panama City, and its major tenant command, the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), have been recognized as one of the lead research, development, test and evaluation laboratories of the U.S. Navy. In addition, the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center (NDSTC) relocated from the Washington Navy Yard to NSA PC and now hosts a consolidated training for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Coast Guard, the Navy's satellite dive schools, the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Air Force. As such, a large majority of military dive training is now concentrated at NSA, PC. The proposed restricted areas in Panama City waters meet strict military training parameters that cannot be duplicated elsewhere. Military training in and around St. Andrews Bay has existed in harmony with local boat traffic and development since 1945. NSA, PC requests to formalize these ongoing activities within the waters of St. Andrews Bay in efforts to maximize public safety and to preserve current military training vital to the Global War on Terror and to all service military readiness.
Draft Legislative Environmental Impact Statement (LEIS) for the Limestone Hills Training Area Land Withdrawal, Montana Army National Guard (MTARNG)
Document Number: 07-3472
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
This LEIS has been prepared by NGB (lead agency) and the Department of the Interior's (DOIs) Bureau of Land Management (BLM) (cooperating agency). The LEIS analyzes the proposed withdrawal of 18,644 acres of federal land within the Limestone Hills Training Area (LHTA) from BLM administration. The LEIS proposes that the DOI and Congress transfer administrative responsibility of all federal land within the LHTA to the Army for military training use by the MTARNG. No new facilities are proposed in this LEIS.
United States Marine Corps; Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E7-13710
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-16
Agency: Department of Defense
The U.S. Marine Corps is adding a system of records notice from its inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-3451
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-16
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: E7-13645
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
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. U.S. Patent No. 7,072,560: Twist free method of optical fiber stowage and payout, Navy Case No. 84610//U.S. Patent No. 7,166,664: Limonene, pinene, or other terpenes and their alcohols, aldehydes and ketones, as polymer solvents for conducting polymers in aqueous and non-aqueous coating formulations and their uses, Navy Case No. 96100.
Air Force Academy Preparatory School
Document Number: E7-13250
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-12
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
This proposed rule tells how to apply for the Air Force Academy Preparatory School. It also explains the procedures for selection, disenrollment, and assignment. This rule has been updated to identify USAFA's revised mission statement and the authority, add responsibilities, new selection criteria, and updates of associated Air Force Instructions.
Availability for Non-Exclusive, Exclusive, or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Patent Concerning Optical Data Storage
Document Number: 07-3396
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-12
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
In accordance with 37 CFR 404.6 and 404.7, announcement is made of the availability for licensing of the invention set forth in U.S. Patent No. 7,016,292 entitled ``Geometry for Optical Data Storage,'' issued on March 21, 2006. The United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Army, has rights in this invention.
Availability for Non-Exclusive, Exclusive, or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Patent Concerning a Real-Time Imaging Spectropolarimeter Based on an Optical Modulator
Document Number: 07-3395
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-12
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
In accordance with 37 CFR 404.6 and 404.7, announcement is made of the availability for licensing of the invention set forth in U.S. Patent No. 7,023,546 entitled ``A Real-Time Imaging Spectropolarimeter Based on an Optical Modulator,'' issued on April 4, 2006. The United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Army, has rights in this invention.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement To Evaluate Construction of Authorized Improvements to the Federal Pascagoula Harbor Navigation Project in Jackson County, MS
Document Number: 07-3393
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-12
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Army Department
This notice of availability announces the public release of the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) to evaluate construction of authorized improvements to the Federal Pascagoula Harbor Navigation Project in Jackson County, MS. The Mobile District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) published in the Federal Register, June 14, 2006, (71 FR 34320) a Notice of Intent to Prepare a DSEIS to address the potential impacts associated with construction of authorized improvements to the Federal Pascagoula Harbor Navigation Project in Jackson County, MS. The DSIES was used as a basis to ensure compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and for evaluating the following two alternative plans: ``No Action'' and deepening the federally authorized project from 38 feet to 42 feet deep in the Upper Pascagoula channel, deepening the Horn Island Impoundment Basin from 44 feet to 56 feet, and widening the Gulf Entrance Channel from 450 feet to 550 feet wide. Pascagoula Harbor is authorized to (a) An entrance channel 44 deep and 550 feet wide from the Gulf of Mexico to Horn Island Pass, a channel 44 feet deep and 600 feet wide through Horn Island Pass, including a sediment trap situated on the east side of the channel 1,500 feet long, 56 feet deep, and 175 feet wide; (b) A channel 42 feet deep and 350 feet wide in Mississippi Sound and the Pascagoula River to the railroad bridge at Pascagoula, including a turning basin 2,000 feet long and 950 feet wide (including the channel area) on the west side of the river below the railroad bridge; (c) A channel 42 feet deep throughout and 350 feet wide from the ship channel in Mississippi Sound to the 1,150-foot turning basin at the mouth of Bayou Casotte, then 350 feet wide for about one mile to the northern turning basin, 900 feet wide and 1,750 feet long; (d) A channel 22 feet deep and 150 feet wide up Pascagoula River from the railroad bridge to the mouth of Escatawpa River (Dog River), thence up the Escatawpa River to the Highway 613 Bridge; (e) A channel 12 feet deep and 125 feet wide from the Highway 613 Bridge, via Robertson and Bounds Lakes to mile 6.0 on the Escatawpa River; and (f) A channel 12 feet deep by 80 feet extending from deep water in the Pascagoula River to a turning basin in Krebs Lake a distance of about 1,500 feet, then along the south bank of the lake a channel 10 feet deep and 60 feet wide, terminating at a second turning basin, a distance of 2,700 feet from the first. The tentatively recommended alternative includes construction of the authorized project dimensions.
Board of Visitors, United States Military Academy (USMA)
Document Number: 07-3392
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-12
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The notice of an open meeting scheduled for July 14, 2007 published in the Federal Register on June 19, 2007 (72 FR 33743) has a new meeting location and start time. The meeting will now be held in Room 406A, Kimsey Athletic Center, West Point, New York. The new start time for the meeting is approximately 10:30 a.m.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for Base Realignment and Closure Actions at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Document Number: 07-3386
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-12
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army announces the availability of the FEIS that evaluates the potential environmental impacts associated with realignment actions directed by the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a Permit Application for Compartments B and C, Palm Beach and Hendry Counties, FL
Document Number: E7-13401
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Jacksonville District, will be receiving a permit application for a Department of the Army permit under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act from the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) to construct Stormwater Treatment Areas (STAs) on parcels of land identified as Compartments B and C of the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) (Proposed Action). As part of the permit process, the Corps is evaluating the environmental effects associated with construction of STAs on these parcels in order to provide additional treatment to assist the existing STAs in the overall goal of improving the quality of water delivered and to be delivered to the Everglades Protection Area (EPA) in order to prevent further environmental degradation. The primary federal involvement associated with the Proposed Action is the discharge of fill material (including permanent inundation) within federal jurisdictional areas and Waters of the United States. In addition, the Proposed Action could have potential significant effects on the human environment. Therefore, the Corps will prepare an EIS in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to render a final decision on the SFWMD's permit application. The Corps' decision will be to either issue or deny a Department of the Army permit for the Proposed Action. The Draft EIS is intended to be sufficient in scope to address federal, state, and local requirements and environmental issues concerning the Proposed Action and permit reviews.
Meeting of the President's Commission on Care for America's Returning Wounded Warriors
Document Number: 07-3390
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-11
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended) and 41 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 102-3.140 through 160, the Department of Defense announces the cancellation of the public meeting referenced below: Name of Commission: President's Commission on Care for America's Returning Wounded Warriors (hereafter referred to as the Commission). Date of Meeting: July 16, 2007. Time of Meeting: 10 a.m. to (To Be Determined). Place of Meeting: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004.
Meeting of the President's Commission on Care for America's Returning Wounded Warriors
Document Number: 07-3389
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-11
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 ( 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended) and 41 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 102-3.140 thorough 160, the Department of Defense announces the forthcoming public meeting: Name of Commission: President's Commission on Care for America's Returning Wounded Warriors (hereafter referred to as the Commission). Date of Meeting: July 25, 2007. Time of Meeting: 11 a.m. to (To Be Determined). Place of Meeting: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004. Purpose of Meeting: Review and evaluate the Commission's report and the findings and recommendations related to the Commission's mission to examine the care provided to wounded service members. Subject to seating availability this meeting is open to the public. The Commission will discuss its report and recommendations; consequently there will be no oral public forum. Any person desiring to make a written submission must provide the point of contact listed below with one copy of the written submission by 18 July 2007 5 p.m. Point of Contact is Major Teresa Barnes or Leslie Smith. Telephone number is toll free (877) 588-2035 or Fax (703) 588-2046.
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 07-3335
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-10
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.
Availability of Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Atlantic Coast of Maryland Shoreline Protection Project-General Reevaluation Study: Borrow Sources for 2010-2044, Worcester County, MD
Document Number: 07-3287
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
In accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Baltimore District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), has prepared a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Atlantic Coast of Maryland Shoreline Protection Project (Atlantic Coast Project) evaluating new borrow sources to provide sand for routine periodic beach nourishment of Ocean City, MD for the years 2010-2044. Existing borrow sources in state waters are anticipated to be exhausted in about 2010. Between 6,800,000 and 15,000,000 cubic yards of sand would be needed through 2044, depending on future storm frequency and intensity. Three offshore shoals in Federal waters are proposed as sand sources: Weaver, Isle of Wight, and ``A.'' Sand may also be dredged from Shoal ``B,'' also known as Bass Grounds or First Lump, in the future, but only if its value as a fishing ground declines substantially. Guidelines to minimize long-term impacts to the offshore shoals were formulated in coordination with resource agency personnel and academic experts. Dredging would be conducted in accordance with these guidelines. Specific dredging plans would be developed in coordination with resource agencies prior to each beach nourishment cycle. We are making the Draft SEIS available to the public for a 45-day review and comment period.
Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records
Document Number: E7-13268
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-09
Agency: Office of Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) is proposing to add a system of records notice to its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Program
Document Number: E7-13266
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-09
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
Subsection (e)(12) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a), requires agencies to publish advanced notices of any proposed or revised computer matching program by the matching agency for public comment. The Department of Defense (DoD), Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC), as the matching agency under the Privacy Act, is hereby giving notice to the record subjects of a computer matching program between Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General (VA OIG) and the Department of Defense (DoD) that their records are being matched by computer. The purpose of the computer matching program is to attempt to verify eligibility for VA Compensation and Pension (C&P) benefits by matching veteran's record of those benefits with the military service record of veterans eligible for those benefits for themselves or their beneficiaries.
Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records
Document Number: E7-13264
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-09
Agency: Office of Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency is proposing 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records
Document Number: E7-13261
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-09
Agency: Office of Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency is proposing 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records
Document Number: E7-13254
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-09
Agency: Office of Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) is proposing to add a system of records notice to its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.