Department of Defense February 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Final Supplement to the Environmental Impact Statement To Evaluate Construction of Authorized Improvements to the Gulfport Harbor Federal Navigation Project in Harrison County, MS
Document Number: E9-4203
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
This notice of availability announces the public release of the Final Supplement to the Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to evaluate construction of authorized improvements to the Gulfport Harbor Federal navigation project in Harrison County, MS. The Mobile District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) published in the Federal Register, March 31, 2006, (71 FR 16294) a Notice of Intent to Prepare a Draft SEIS to address the potential impacts associated with construction of authorized improvements to the Federal Gulfport Harbor navigation project in Harrison County, MS. The Corps published in the Federal Register, February 9, 2007, (72 FR 6224) a Notice of Availability of the Draft SEIS. Comments were received and incorporated into the Final SEIS. The Final SEIS will be used as a basis for ensuring compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The Corps' proposed action in the Final SEIS includes widening the Federally authorized Mississippi Sound channel to 300 feet and the Bar channel to 400 feet. In addition, disposal of the associated dredged material would be placed beneficially in water depths of 25 feet or greater east of the Chandeleur Islands and material dredged from within the Ship Island Pass (littoral zone) would be placed in the existing littoral zone disposal area in water depths between 14 feet and 18 feet. Future maintenance material dredged from the navigation channel would be placed in open-water sites within Mississippi Sound utilizing thin-layer disposal methods, the existing littoral zone disposal area, and within the existing Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Sites.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Southwest Coastal Louisiana Feasibility Study
Document Number: E9-4202
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Corps of Engineers (Corps) intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Southwest Coastal Louisiana Feasibility Study for Calcasieu, Cameron and Vermilion Parishes, Louisiana. The Corps will evaluate a full suite of structural, nonstructural and coastal restoration measures to achieve hurricane protection and storm damage risk reduction within Calcasieu, Cameron and Vermilion Parishes in Louisiana. Southwestern Louisiana has been affected by several named storms in the past 50 years. The study area, which is characterized by low, flat terrain, is highly susceptible to flooding from tidal surges associated with hurricanes and tropical storms due to its close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricanes that caused damage include Audrey (1957), Arlene (1959), Debra (1978), Chris (1982), Danny (1985), Juan (1985), Bonnie (1986), Allison (1989), Chantal (1989), Francis (1998), Hermine (1998), Allison (2001), Bertha (2002), Lili (2002), Rita (2005), Gustav (2008) and Ike (2008). As the ground elevation subsides relative to the levels of the Gulf of Mexico, the depth of potential flooding in the future will increase along with an increase in damages to the human and natural environments. Wetlands in the study area are affected by relative sea level rise, subsidence, tides and storm surge created by tropical storms and hurricanes, saltwater intrusion and ponding and reduced organic production. These conditions would continue at an increased rate as the mass of coastal land decreases.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Hawthorne Mill Project, Fairfield, Solano County, CA
Document Number: E9-4201
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), San Francisco District, has received applications for Department of the Army authorizations from Edenbridge, Incorporated (EI) to construct two projects in the City of Fairfield, Solano County, CA. One project, Hawthorne Mill East, is a mixed-residential development project and the second, Hawthorne Mill West, is a residential development project. Development of Hawthorne Mill East will require permanent placement of fill in 37.8 acres of waters of the U.S. Hawthorne Mill West would result in permanent impacts to 0.5 acres of waters of the U.S. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the USACE has determined that the proposed actions may have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment and therefore requires the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Although the two projects are separate projects with independent utility, the USACE and the City have elected to consider these two related projects in a single document to allow for concurrent processing of requested entitlements. A combined Environmental Impact Report (EIR)/EIS will be prepared with the USACE as the Federal lead agency and the City of Fairfield (City) as the local lead agency (under the California Environmental Quality Act, or CEQA). The Hawthorne Mill East project is intended to become an integral part of the City's proposed train station by contributing to the creation of a populated, mixed-use transit hub and complementing the urban development principles as contemplated by the City. The proposed action is intended to: (1) Maximize long-term land use opportunities presented by the rail station by including a mix of land uses within walking distance of the station; (2) maximize pedestrian and bicycle access between residential and commercial development and the train station; (3) meet the City's regional housing needs requirements in a manner that minimizes pressure on regional highway facilities; (4) contribute to the clear identity of the train station as a comfortable, attractive, and vibrant public realm; and (5) provide appropriate protection of sensitive natural resources. The purpose of the Hawthorne Mill West project is to provide residential housing to fulfill the unmet needs of the City of Fairfield and to contribute to regional growth management by locating residential development on an infill site that is contiguous with existing development.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Little Colorado River at Winslow, a Feasibility Study of a Portion of the Little Colorado River From Chevelon Canyon to the North End of the Winslow Levee, in and Near Winslow, Navajo County, AZ
Document Number: E9-4200
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
Analyses of foreseeable environmental impacts from potential actions along the Little Colorado River in the vicinity of the City of Winslow, Navajo County, AZ, will commence. No explicit plans have been advanced as yet, so contents of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) remain to be determined during the public scoping process. The Little Colorado River at Winslow Study area encompasses the floodplain of the Little Colorado River (LCR) from Chevelon Canyon downstream (northwest) to the north end of the existing Winslow Levee, a distance of about 18 river miles. The study area includes the majority of the City of Winslow, including the Ruby Wash Diversion Levee and the Ruby Wash Levee. The purposes of this Feasibility Study are to develop and evaluate potential non-structural and engineered solutions to address flooding issues within the City of Winslow, and to investigate potential opportunities for ecosystem restoration along the LCR and its tributaries in the vicinity of Winslow. There is also an opportunity to provide much-needed recreational opportunities concurrent with flood risk management and ecosystem restoration. If there are measures and alternatives or plans that could be implemented within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, (USACE) missions, Navajo County has indicated their interest to support and provide necessary cost-sharing and other requirements for the project. Navajo County has identified within this length of the river needs associated with loss of native riparian habitat and the presence of significant cultural resources. Those needs will guide the formulation of plans for this segment of the Little Colorado River. The USACE and Navajo County, AZ, will cooperate in conducting this Feasibility Study.
Intent To Prepare an Integrated Feasibility Report and Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Southwest Florida Feasibility Study/Watershed Plan, Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, Glades, and Monroe Counties, FL
Document Number: E9-4199
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Jacksonville District, intends to prepare an integrated Feasibility Report/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (FR/DEIS) for the Southwest Florida Feasibility Study/Watershed Plan. The study is a cooperative effort between the Corps and the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), which is also a cooperating agency for this DEIS. The goal of the Southwest Florida Feasibility Study is to produce a regional restoration plan that addresses water resources issues within all watersheds in southwest Florida. It is intended that this plan will meet many of the ecological and hydrological restoration needs of southwest Florida. The problems which will be addressed in this study include loss of natural ecosystems and landscape connectivity/ degradation of wildlife habitat, altered, unnatural freshwater flows to wetlands and estuaries (altered surface water hydrology), and water quality degradation in surface waters.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Brazos River Harbor Navigation District's (Port Freeport) Proposed Widening of the Freeport Harbor Ship Channel
Document Number: E9-4197
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD), for the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Port Freeport's proposal to widen the Freeport Harbor Ship Channel. The FEIS was made available for public review and comment on January 11, 2008. Comments received during the FEIS comment period are addressed in the ROD. The ROD discloses the decision to issue a Department of the Army permit for the proposed project.
Notice of Meeting of the Board of Visitors of Marine Corps University
Document Number: E9-4096
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Board of Visitors of the Marine Corps University (BOV MCU) will meet the Marine Corps University Foundation members to create a working relationship in order to further the growth of the Marine Corps University. All sessions of the meeting will be open to the public.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: E9-4095
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-26
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 DEWEY (DDG 105) 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: E9-4094
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-26
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 WAYNE E. MEYER (DDG 108) 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.
Air University Board of Visitors Meeting
Document Number: E9-4091
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.150, the Department of Defense announces that the Air University Board of Visitors' meeting will take place on Monday, April 19th, 2009, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Tuesday, April 20th, 2009, from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Air University Commander's Conference Room located in building 836. Please contact Dr. Dorothy Reed, 334-953-5159 for further details of the meeting location. The purpose of this meeting is to provide independent advice and recommendations on matters pertaining to the educational, doctrinal, and research policies and activities of Air University. The agenda will include topics relating to the policies, programs, and initiatives of Air University educational programs. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 41 CFR 102-3.155 all sessions of the Air University Board of Visitors' meeting will be open to the public. Any member of the public wishing to provide input to the Air University Board of Visitors should submit a written statement in accordance with 41 CFR 102-3.140(c) and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the procedures described in this paragraph. Written statements can be submitted to the Designated Federal Officer at the address detailed below at any time. Statements being submitted in response to the agenda mentioned in this notice must be received by the Designated Federal Officer at the address listed below at least five calendar days prior to the meeting which is the subject of this notice. Written statements received after this date may not be provided to or considered by the Air University Board of Visitors until its next meeting. The Designated Federal Officer will review all timely submissions with the Air University Board of Visitors' Board Chairperson and ensure they are provided to members of the Board before the meeting that is the subject of this notice. Additionally, any member of the public wishing to attend this meeting should contact either person listed below at least five calendar days prior to the meeting for information on base entry passes.
Notice of Additional Public Hearing and Extension of Comment Period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for the Northwest Training Range Complex
Document Number: E9-4042
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
A notice of availability (NOA) was published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the Federal Register (73 FR 79473) on December 29, 2008, for the Northwest Training Range Complex (NWTRC) Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS). A notice of public hearing dates and locations was published in the Federal Register (73 FR 79856) on December 30, 2008. This notice announces an additional public hearing in Oregon and extension of the public comment period until March 11, 2009. The comment period was previously extended from February 11, 2009 to February 18, 2009 [notice published February 11, 2009 (74 FR 6859); amended NOA published February 13, 2009 (74 FR 7230)]. Dates and Addresses: A public hearing has been scheduled for February 26, 2009, at the Tillamook County Fairgrounds Auditorium, 4603 East 3rd Street, Tillamook, Oregon, to receive oral and written comments on the Draft EIS/OEIS. The meeting will start with an open house session from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by a presentation and formal public comment period from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The open house session will allow interested individuals to review information presented in the Draft EIS/OEIS. Navy representatives will be available during the open house session to clarify information related to the Draft EIS/OEIS.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-4040
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-25
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-4019
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-4015
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-25
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-4014
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Inland Waterways Users Board; Request for Nominations
Document Number: E9-3893
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Section 302 of Public Law 99-662 established the Inland Waterways Users Board. The Board is an independent Federal advisory committee. The Secretary of the Army appoints its 11 members. This notice is to solicit nominations for five (5) appointments or reappointments to two-year terms that will begin after August 15, 2009.
Army Science Board 2009 March Plenary Meeting
Document Number: E9-3891
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (U.S.C. Sec. 552b, as amended) and 41 Code of the Federal Regulations (CFR Sec. Sec. 102-3. 140 through 160, the Department of the Army announces the following committee meeting: Name of Committee: Army Science Board (ASB). Date(s) of March Plenary Meeting: March 24-25, 2009. Time(s) of Meeting: 0800-1700, March 24, 2009. 0800-1700, March 25, 2009. Place of Meeting: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Federal Acquisition and Community Right-To-Know
Document Number: E9-3889
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-24
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 will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning Federal acquisition and community right-to-know. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 73 FR 56561, September 29, 2008. 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.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Residential, Commercial, and Marine Development Along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Foley Land Cut, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Baldwin County, AL
Document Number: E9-3887
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
This notice of availability announces the public release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for evaluation of 15 separate permit applications under the authority of Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, for proposed mixed-use waterfront development along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) in Baldwin County, AL, specifically the stretch known as the ``Foley Land Cut'' (FLC). The Mobile District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) published in the Federal Register, May 26, 2006, (71 FR 30393) a Notice of Intent to Prepare a Draft EIS to evaluate the full range of direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts of the proposed development activities along the shoreline of the FLC. The EIS will be used as a basis for ensuring compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Individual Requests for Access or Amendment of CID Reports of Investigation
Document Number: E9-3883
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army is amending its rule on Individual Requests for Access or Amendment of CID Reports of Investigation to correct the mailing address. The address for submitting requests for access to, or amendment of, USACIDC investigative reports has changed.
Defense Health Board (DHB) Meeting
Document Number: E9-3767
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
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 CFR 102-3.150, and in accordance with section 10(a)(2) of Public Law, the following meeting of the Defense Health Board (DHB) is announced.
Notice of Closed Meeting of the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Executive Panel
Document Number: E9-3754
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The CNO Executive Panel will report on the findings and recommendations of the Piracy Subcommittee to the Chief of Naval Operations. The executive session of this meeting will consist of discussions of current and national and Naval strategies, plans, and policies as they relate to counter-piracy efforts from a U.S. Navy perspective, both as an independent entity and as a member of a coalition task force. The discussion of such information would be exempt from public disclosure as set forth in sections 552b(c)(5), (6), and (7) of title 5, United States Code. For this reason the executive session of this meeting will be closed to the public.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: E9-3751
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The invention listed below is assigned to the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Navy. U.S. Patent No. 5,693,794: Caged Polynitramine Compound, Navy Case No. 70631.
2005 Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC) Recommendations for the Joint Strike Fighter Initial Joint Training Site at Eglin Air Force Base, FL
Document Number: E9-3714
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
On February 5, 2009, the United States Air Force signed the ROD for the implementation of the BRAC 2005 recommendations for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Initial Joint Training Site (IJTS) at Eglin Air Force Base (AFB), Florida. The ROD states the Air Force decision to implement portions of the Alternative 1 cantonment and Alternative 1 flight training action alternatives, by allowing delivery of 59 aircraft, associated cantonment construction, and limiting flight training operations until a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is completed. The decision was based on matters discussed in the Final EIS, inputs from the public and regulatory agencies, and other relevant factors. On October 17, 2008 the Final EIS Notice of Availability was published in the Federal Register (Volume 73, Number 202, Page 61859) with the waiting period for signing the ROD ending on November 17, 2008.
Analysis of National Security Issues Associated With Specialty Metals
Document Number: E9-3708
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
Specialty metals are not ``critical materials.'' There is no national security reason for the Department to take action to ensure a long term domestic supply of specialty metals.
Office of the Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs)/TRICARE Management Activity
Document Number: E9-3706
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
This notice is to advise interested parties of the extension of a Military Health System (MHS) demonstration project entitled ``TRICARE Demonstration Project for the State of Alaska.'' The original demonstration notice was published on May 18, 2004 (69 FR 28124-28125) and described a demonstration project to exempt from the TRICARE managed care support contract for the Western Region the underwriting provisions for the cost of civilian health care in the State of Alaska. The demonstration was to be conducted for up to five years after the start of health care delivery under the contract and therefore is scheduled to end on March 31, 2009. The demonstration project will now be extended for one additional year (March 31, 2010).
Publication of Housing Price Inflation Adjustment Under 50 U.S.C. App. 531
Document Number: E9-3703
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, as codified at 50 U.S.C. App. 531, prohibits a landlord from evicting a Service member (or the Service member's family) from a residence during a period of military service except by court order. The law as originally passed by Congress applied to dwellings with monthly rents of $2400 or less. The law requires the Department of Defense to adjust this amount annually to reflect inflation, and to publish the new amount in the Federal Register. We have applied the inflation index required by the statute. The maximum monthly rental amount for 50 U.S.C. App. 531(a)(1)(A)(ii) as of January 1, 2009, will be $2,932.31.
Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records
Document Number: E9-3700
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) is proposing to amend a system of records notice in 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: E9-3699
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) is proposing to amend a system of records notice in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Suspension of the Price Evaluation Adjustment for Small Disadvantaged Businesses
Document Number: E9-3518
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-19
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
The Director of Defense Procurement has suspended the use of the price evaluation adjustment, as required by 10 U.S.C. 2323(e)(3)(B), because DoD exceeded its 5 percent goal described in 10 U.S.C. 2323(a) in fiscal year 2008. The suspension will be in effect for 1 year and will be reevaluated in fiscal year 2009 based on the level of DoD contract awards established in 10 U.S.C. 2323(a).
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E9-3513
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army is proposing to alter a system of records 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; Systems of Records
Document Number: E9-3511
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-19
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) is proposing to alter a system of records notice subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Advisory Council on Dependents' Education
Document Number: E9-3510
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-19
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.150, the Department of Defense announces that the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the Advisory Council on Dependents' Education will take place:
Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records
Document Number: E9-3509
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-19
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) is proposing to amend a systems of records notice in its 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: E9-3508
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy 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.
Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Scientific Advisory Board
Document Number: E9-3506
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-19
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 March 11-12, 2009 is to review new start and continuing 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.
Notice of Partially Closed Meeting of the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Executive Panel
Document Number: E9-3387
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The CNO Executive Panel will report on the findings and recommendations to the Chief of Naval Operations of the Subcommittee on Naval Support to the Global War on Terror (GWOT). The executive session of this meeting will include discussions of the Navy force structure to support Global War or Terrorism/Irregular Warfare (IW); Navy strategies to implement current/future GWOT tasking; Navy strategies to support Combatant Commanders; and a conclusion/summary on the discussion. The executive session of this meeting will be closed to the public.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E9-3372
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army is proposing to add a system of records 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: E9-3371
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The U.S. Marine Corps is proposing to amend 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: E9-3368
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
The Department of the Air Force 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.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: E9-3362
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-17
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 Application Number 11/220,189 filed on September 01, 2005, Navy Case Number 76519 entitled ``Method for Reducing Hazards''; U.S. Patent Application Number 12/136,427 filed on June 10, 2008, Navy Case Number 83687 entitled ``System Analysis Modeling Apparatus and Method''; U.S. Patent Application Number 11/543,277 filed on October 06, 2006, Navy Case Number 84818 entitled ``Method for Dyeing High Density Polyethylene Fiber Fabric''; U.S. Patent Application Number 11/499,977 filed on August 03, 2006, Navy Case Number 84935 entitled ``Cleaning Device for Fiber Optic Connector''; U.S. Patent Application Number 11/805,263 filed on June 15, 2007, Navy Case Number 84998 entitled ``Moveable Deck to Mitigate Effects of Shock''; U.S. Patent Application Number 11/264,336 filed on October 27, 2005, Navy Case Number 95904 entitled ``Oleaginous Corrosion Resistant Composition''; U.S. Patent Application Number 11/586,750 filed October 05, 2006, Navy Case Number 96330 entitled ``Gesture Recognition Apparatus and Method''; U.S. Patent Application Number 11/845,684 filed January 26, 2006, Navy Case Number 96334 entitled ``Radially Compressive Rope Assembly''; U.S. Patent Application Number 11/973,986 filed October 15, 2007, Navy Case Number 97027 entitled ``System for Isolating Faults between Electrical Equipment''; U.S. Patent Application Number 11/151,170 filed June 10, 2005, Navy Case Number 97040 entitled ``Composition and Process for Removing and Preventing Mildew and Fungal Growth''; U.S. Patent Application Number 11/325,283 filed December 20, 2005, Navy Case Number 97473 entitled ``Oleaginous Corrosion and Mildew-Inhibiting Composition''; U.S. Patent Application Number 11/345,686 filed January 26, 2006, Navy Case Number 97567 entitled ``Corrosion Inhibiting Mildew Remover Kit''; U.S. Patent Application Number 11/900,143 filed on September 05, 2007, Navy Case Number 97946 entitled ``Optical Bench Fiber Optic Transmitter''; U.S. Patent Application Number 12/185,985 filed on August 05, 2008, Navy Case Number 98005 entitled ``Environmentally Assisted Processor in Sonar''; U.S. Patent Application Number 12/056,707 filed on March 28, 2008, Navy Case Number PAX03 entitled ``Parachute Opening Shock Emulator (POSE)''; U.S. Patent Application Number 12/111,434 filed on April 30, 2008, Navy Case Number PAX04 entitled ``Counter Measure Expendable Load Simulator''; U.S. Patent Application Number 12/114,063 filed on May 02, 2008, Navy Case Number PAX05 entitled ``Variable Intensity LED Illumination System''; U.S. Patent Application Number 12/ 113,387 filed on May 01, 2008, Navy Case Number PAX08 entitled ``Method and System for Alerting Aircrew to Unsafe Vibration Levels''; U.S. Patent Application Number 12/364,540 filed on February 03, 2009, Navy Case Number PAX12 entitled ``Metal Rich Coatings Composition''; U.S. Patent Application Number 12/261,457 filed on October 30, 2008, Navy Case Number PAX16 entitled ``Method of redundant Data Transmission for Reducing the Bill Error Rate''; U.S. Patent Number 5,721,632 entitled ``Excited State Polarization Altering Optical Filter'', issued February 24, 1998; U.S. Patent Number 5,822,047 entitled ``Modulator LIDAR System'', issued October 13, 1998; U.S. Patent Number 6,411,450 entitled ``Method of Assessing the Effectiveness of a Laser Eye Protection Device'', issued June 25, 2002; U.S. Patent Number 6,557,570 entitled ``Portable Apparatus for Cleaning a Conduit and Method for Cleaning a Conduit'', issued May 06, 2003''; U.S. Patent Number 7,430,152 entitled ``System and Method of Operation thereof for Increasing Acoustic Bandwidth of Transmitting Device'', issued September 30, 2008; U.S. Patent Number 7,464,413 entitled ``Rapid Release Mechanism for Textile Apparel Pockets (Receptacles) and Packs (Stowage Receptacles)'' issued December 16, 2008.
U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E9-3360
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
Pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 9355, the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) Board of Visitors (BoV) will meet in Harmon Hall, 2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 3300 at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO on 6-7 March 2009. The meeting session will begin at 9 a.m. on 6 March. The purpose of this meeting is to review morale and discipline, social climate, curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, academic methods, and other matters relating to the Academy. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 41 CFR 102-3.155, the Administrative Assistant to Secretary of the Air Force has determined that portions of this meeting shall be closed to the public. The Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, in consultation with the Office of the Air Force General Counsel, has determined in writing that the public interest requires that two portions of this meeting be closed to the public because they will involve matters covered by subsection (c)(6) of 5 U.S.C. 552b. Public attendance at the open portions of this USAFA BoV meeting shall be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis up to the reasonable and safe capacity of the meeting room. In addition, any member of the public wishing to provide input to the USAFA BoV should submit a written statement in accordance with 41 CFR 102-3.140(c) and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and the procedures described in this paragraph. Written statements must address the following details: the issue, discussion, and a recommended course of action. Supporting documentation may also be included as needed to establish the appropriate historical context and provide any necessary background information. Written statements can be submitted to the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) at the Air Force Pentagon address detailed below at any time. However, if a written statement is not received at least 10 days before the first day of the meeting which is the subject of this notice, then it may not be provided to, or considered by, the BoV until its next open meeting. The DFO will review all timely submissions with the BoV Chairperson and ensure they are provided to members of the BoV before the meeting that is the subject of this notice. For the benefit of the public, rosters that list the names of BoV members and any releasable materials presented during open portions of this BoV meeting shall be made available upon request. If, after review of timely submitted written comments, the BoV Chairperson and DFO deem appropriate, they may choose to invite the submitter of the written comments to orally present their issue during an open portion of the BoV meeting that is the subject of this notice. Members of the BoV may also petition the Chairperson to allow specific persons to make oral presentations before the BoV. Any oral presentations before the BoV shall be in accordance with 41 CFR 102- 3.140(d), section 10(a)(3) of the FACA, and this paragraph. The DFO and BoV Chairperson may, if desired, allot a specific amount of time for members of the public to present their issues for BoV review and discussion. Direct questioning of BoV members or meeting participants by the public is not permitted except with the approval of the DFO and Chairperson. For further information or to attend this BoV meeting, contact Mr. Richard Engle, USAFA Programs Manager, Directorate of Force Development, Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower and Personnel, AF/A1DOA, 2221 S. Clark St., Ste. 500, Arlington, VA 22202, (703) 602-5075. If members of the public would like to attend, please contact the USAFA Public Affairs Office, (719) 333-7731 for information on access to the Academy meeting site.
Notice of Public Hearing of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the West Coast Basing of the MV-22
Document Number: E9-3260
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-17
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 (NEPA), and regulations implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508), Department of Navy (DoN) NEPA regulations (32 CFR Part 775), and U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) NEPA directives (Marine Corps Order P5090.2A, change 1), DON and USMC have prepared and filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). The USMC is initiating the public period and has scheduled three public comment meetings. Federal, state and local agencies and interested parties are encouraged to provide comments in person at any of the public comment meetings or anytime during the public comment period. The USMC and DON will address these comments in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
Board on Coastal Engineering Research
Document Number: E9-3253
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
In accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), announcement is made of the following committee meeting: Name of Committee: Board on Coastal Engineering Research. Date of Meeting: March 4-5, 2009. Place: Duke of Gloucester Room, Maryland Inn, 16 Church Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (March 4, 2009). 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (March 5, 2009).
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning Project, Honolulu, O'ahu, Hawai'i, Department of the Army Regulatory File Number POH-2004-1141
Document Number: E9-3251
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning, LLC proposes to construct a seawater air conditioning system (SWAC) at Kaka'ako on the south shore of O'ahu in order to provide a renewable-energy air conditioning system for downtown Honolulu buildings. The applicants propose to construct intake and return pipelines in adjacent coastal waters to utilize available deep, offshore cold seawater for their planned onshore cooling plant. The proposed pipeline staging and installation sites are located within the navigable waters of the United States and the proposed activity is subject to the regulatory jurisdiction of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Availability for Non-Exclusive, Exclusive, or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Patent Concerning Polarization Correlation Signal Processing for Ladars and Radars
Document Number: E9-3250
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-17
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. 6,967,617 entitled ``Polarization Correlation Signal Processing for Ladars and Radars,'' issued on November 22, 2005. The United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Army, has rights in this invention.
Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Northern Integrated Supply Project in Northeastern Colorado
Document Number: E9-3249
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) is preparing a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) to further analyze the direct, indirect and cumulative effects of the Northern Integrated Supply Project (NISP). Construction of the proposed Project will result in temporary and permanent impacts to jurisdictional waters of the United States, thereby requiring a Clean Water Act Section 404 permit. The COE released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for NISP April 30, 2008. Significant comments were received during three public hearings held for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) as well as submitted during the comment period. The COE has determined that substantial additional analysis is required and that the purposes of the National Environmental Policy Act would be furthered through the preparation of the SDEIS.
Notice of Partially Closed Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors
Document Number: E9-3001
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-12
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors will meet to make such inquiry, as the Board shall deem necessary into the state of morale and discipline, the curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, and academic methods of the Naval Academy. The executive session of this meeting will include discussions of the personnel issues at the Naval Academy, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. The executive session of this meeting will be closed to the public. The discussion of such information would be exempt from public disclosure as set forth in section 552b(c)(5), (6), and (7) of title 5, United States Code. For this reason, the executive session of this meeting will be closed to the public.
Notice of Extension of Comment Period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for the Northwest Training Range Complex
Document Number: E9-2932
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
A notice of availability was published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the Federal Register (73 FR 79473) on December 29, 2008 for the Northwest Training Range Complex (NWTRC) Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS). The public review period ends on February 11, 2009. This notice announces a seven-day extension of the public comment period until February 18, 2009.
Notice of Closed Meeting of the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Executive Panel
Document Number: E9-2919
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The CNO Executive Panel will report on the findings and recommendations of the Northeast Asia Subcommittee to the Chief of Naval Operations. The meeting will consist of presentations, briefs, and discussions of the following topics that have been classified at the SECRET Level: Current and future Navy strategy; plans, and policies in support of U.S. deterrence planning crisis management and conflict escalation and control in Northeast Asia. The executive session of this meeting will be closed to the public. The discussion of such information would be exempt from public disclosure as set forth in section 552b(c)(5), (6), and (7) of title 5, United States Code. For this reason, the executive session of this meeting will be closed to the public.