Department of Defense August 3, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Record of Decision for Activities and Operations at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona
Document Number: 2016-18364
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-03
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
The Department of the Army announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for implementation of activities and operations at Yuma Proving Ground (YPG), AZ. Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Department of the Army prepared a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) that evaluated the potential environmental and socioeconomic effects of proposed construction and demolition of facilities and infrastructure, and proposed changes to current types and levels of testing and training at YPG. The Army selected the Preferred Alternative identified in the Final PEIS. The ROD explains that the Army will proceed with its Preferred Alternative to implement 296 proposed activities, including construction and demolition of facilities and infrastructure, changes to current types and levels of testing and training, and activities conducted under private industry partnerships.
Notice of Intent To Return Human Remains: National Museum of Health and Medicine, Defense Health Agency, Silver Spring, MD
Document Number: 2016-18363
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-03
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM), in consultation with appropriate descendant and memorial organizations, shall release the human remains of an unidentified child's skull, aged 6-10 years, for burial alongside other victim remains of the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre, interred by the U.S. Army in 1859. Next-of- kin, or representatives of any organizations who believe they have a legitimate claim to the remains of victims of the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre, who wish to assert a legitimate claim for these remains or otherwise direct their disposition should submit a written request to the NMHM. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of possession of the human remains to the aforementioned descendant and memorial organizations stated in this notice may proceed.