Department of Defense May 17, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-11818
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-11815
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
Notice of Intent (NOI) To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Proposed Establishment and Expansion of Military Airspace in Support of the Oregon Air National Guard (ORANG), Portland International Airport, Portland, and Kingsley Field, Klamath Falls, OR
Document Number: 2013-11800
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-17
Agency: Department of Defense
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and Air Force policy and procedures (32 CFR part 989), the Air Force is issuing this notice to advise the public of its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed establishment and expansion of Special Use Airspace over portions of Oregon and a small area over northwestern Nevada and southwestern Washington. The proposal would provide adequately sized and configured airspace within close proximity to ORANG flying units to support advanced 21st-century air-to-air tactical fighter technologies and current and evolving training mission requirements and ensure efficient and realistic mission-oriented training. The training would take place Monday through Friday and during one weekend per month. In support of the ORANG's 142d and 173d Fighter Wings, the Air Force and the National Guard Bureau (NGB) are proposing (Alternative A) to expand, modify, and establish air-to-air training airspace areas in four locations around the state: (1) Proposed expansion of Warning Area 570 (W-570) to the west over the Pacific Ocean; (2) proposed establishment of the Eel Military Operations Area (MOA) directly underneath the existing Eel Air Traffic Control Assigned Area which is aligned north/south along the Oregon coast from approximately Astoria to Lincoln City and adjacent to W-570; (3) proposed establishment of the Redhawk MOA in north central Oregon roughly bounded by Highway 97/ 197 on the west, the towns of Wasco and Lexington on the north, US Highway 395 on the east, and US Highway 26 on the south; and (4) proposed expansion of the existing Juniper/Hart MOA Complex to the east approximately 20 miles which would extend from approximately Burns to Frenchglen in Oregon and to Big Mountain in northwestern Nevada. Four alternatives and the No-Action Alternative will be analyzed. Alternative B includes the majority of airspace changes proposed for Alternative A; however, the Eel MOA would not be established. Alternative C includes the airspace changes proposed under Alternative A but the Redhawk MOA would not be established. Alternative D includes the airspace changes under Alternative A but would not include the eastward expansion of Juniper/Hart MOA Complex. Reasonable alternatives, which satisfy the underlying purpose and need for the proposed action, that are identified during the scoping process will also be assessed. Information: NGB will conduct public scoping meetings to solicit input concerning the proposal. The scoping process assists in determining the scope of issues to be addressed and to help identify significant environmental issues to be analyzed in depth in the EIS. Comments will be accepted at any time during the environmental impact analysis process; however, to ensure that NGB has sufficient time to consider public feedback in the preparation of the Draft EIS, scoping comments should be submitted to the address below no later than 60 days from the date of this notice. Scoping meetings will be held in the following Oregon communities: Tillamook (June 17), Astoria (June 18), Condon (June 19), Burns (June 20), and Prineville (June 21). Specific meeting times and locations will be provided in notices that will appear in The Oregonian and regional media outlets. Additional information will be made available at www.142fw.ang.af.mil and www.173fw.ang.af.mil.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Main Operating Base 2 (MOB-2) for the Beddown of KC-46A Tanker Aircraft
Document Number: 2013-11799
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-17
Agency: Department of Defense
The National Guard Bureau (NGB) is issuing this notice to advise the public of their intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Main Operating Base 2 (MOB-2) for the beddown of KC-46A tanker aircraft. The EIS will assess the potential environmental consequences of various alternatives of bedding down KC- 46A tanker aircraft, associated infrastructure, and personnel in support of the MOB-2 at existing Air National Guard (ANG) installations within the continental United States. The MOB-2 squadron would consist of 12 KC-46A that would replace an existing fleet of KC-135R aircraft. The KC-46A would continue supporting the mission of providing worldwide refueling, cargo, and aeromedical evacuation support. The proposed basing alternatives for MOB-2 include:
Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Scientific Advisory Board; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-11785
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
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 an open meeting of the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). This notice is published in accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463).
Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors
Document Number: 2013-11782
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The United States 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 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on June 3, 2013, will include discussions of disciplinary matters and personnel issues at the Naval Academy; the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. For this reason, the executive session of this meeting will be closed to the public.
Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Scientific Advisory Board; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-11763
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
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 an open meeting of the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). This notice is published in accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463).
Individual Requests for Access or Amendment of CID Reports of Investigation
Document Number: 2013-11734
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
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 in its regulations. The address for submitting requests for access to, or amendment of, USACIDC investigative reports has changed. This rule also replaces the obsolete ``Release of Information Records from Army Files'' publication with the ``Freedom of Information Act'' publication.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Implementation of Energy, Water, and Solid Waste Sustainability Initiatives at Fort Bliss, Texas and New Mexico
Document Number: 2013-11732
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
The Department of the Army proposes to implement Net Zero energy, water and waste initiatives by 2020 at Fort Bliss to meet mandates for renewable energy production and greenhouse gas emissions reductions. In doing so, the Army will increase Fort Bliss' energy and water security, supporting the military mission into the future. Fort Bliss would not lose any training capability as a result of Net Zero project implementation. The Proposed Action consists of multiple, related, and interconnected projects to achieve Net Zero goals, comply with federal and Army energy mandates, and meet the Army's energy and water security objectives. The Army's proposed energy, water, and waste initiatives that could reasonably be expected to move forward in the next three to eight years consist of implementation of conservation policies and procedures (Alternative 2); construction of a water reclamation pipeline (Alternative 3); construction and operation of a waste-to-energy plant (Alternative 4); construction and operation of a geothermal energy facility (Alternative 5); and, construction of dry-cooled concentrating solar power technology (Alternative 6). Alternative 7 proposes implementation of other renewable energy technologies and projects that are compatible with installation planning criteria and address potential future renewable energy, water, and waste technology actions at a programmatic level. If implemented, Alternative 7 actions may require further National Environmental Policy Act analysis. The Proposed Action initiatives (Alternatives 2 through 7) would work to enhance the overall sustainability and security of Fort Bliss.