Department of Defense August 13, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Industry Meeting
Document Number: 2014-19181
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
DoD announces a meeting open to representatives of athletic shoe manufacturers to address DoD policy with regard to applicability of the Berry Amendment to athletic shoes for recruits at basic training.
Termination of Environmental Impact Statement for Baryonyx Corporation, Inc.'s Proposed Wind Farm, Offshore, Willacy and Cameron Counties, TX
Document Number: 2014-19127
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, Regulatory Branch is notifying interested parties that it has terminated the process to develop an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and has withdrawn the Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 U.S.C. 403) and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1344) permit application for the proposed Baryonyx Corporation, Inc. 300-turbine offshore wind farm located in the Gulf of Mexico state waters, offshore Willacy and Cameron Counties in state tracts: 1068, 1069, 1085, 1086, 1087, 1088, 1089, 1090, 1126, 1127, 1129, 1130 and 1131. The original Notice of Intent to Prepare and EIS was published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 (77 FR 15088).
Record of Decision for the Second Main Operating Base KC-46A Beddown at Alternative Air National Guard Installations
Document Number: 2014-19126
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
On August 5, 2014, the United States Air Force signed the ROD for the Second Main Operating (MOB-2) Base KC-46A Beddown at Alternative Air National Guard (ANG) Installations Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). The ROD states the Air Force decision to implement the Preffered Alternative to beddown up to twelve (12) KC-46A Primary aircraft authorized (PAA) under the National Guard Bureau for MOB-2 at Pease Air National Guard Station. The decision was based on matters discussed in the FEIS, inputs from the public and regulatory agencies, and other relevant factors. The FEIS was made available to the public on June 20, 2014 through a NOA in the Federal Register (Volume 79, Number 119, Page 35347) with a wait period that ended on July 20, 2014. The ROD documents only the decision of the Air Force with respect to the proposed Air Force actions analyzed in the FEIS. Authority: This NOA is published pursuant to the regulations (40 CFR 1506.6) implementing the provisions of the NEPA of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.) and the Air Force's Environmental Impact Analysis Process (EIAP) (32 CFR 989.21(b) and 989.24(b)(7)).
Record of Decision for the Implementation of Energy, Water, and Solid Waste Sustainability Initiatives at Fort Bliss, TX and NM
Document Number: 2014-19125
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
The Department of the Army and Fort Bliss announce the decision to proceed with the Preferred Alternative identified in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Implementation of Energy, Water, and Solid Waste Sustainability Initiatives, which allows Fort Bliss to implement Net Zero initiatives, comply with federal and Army energy mandates, and meet the Army's energy and water security objectives. The Record of Decision (ROD) explains the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts associated with the proposed action, which consists of multiple, related, and interconnected projects with the goal of conserving energy and water, and reducing waste production. The selected alternative provides the proper balance of initiatives for the protection of environmental and mission- essential actions. The ROD also identifies mitigation that will reduce or eliminate adverse impacts.