Department of Defense June 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Public Meetings for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Navy Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing
Document Number: 2017-13790
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 and regulations implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality, the Department of the Navy (DoN) has prepared and filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Overseas EIS (OEIS) for public release on June 30, 2017, to evaluate the potential environmental effects from training and testing activities conducted within the Navy's Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing (AFTT) Study Area. The Study Area is in the western Atlantic Ocean and encompasses the waters along the east coast of North America, the Gulf of Mexico, portions of the Caribbean Sea, Navy pierside locations and port transit channels, waters near civilian ports, and inland waters (e.g., lower Chesapeake Bay). The Study Area covers approximately 2.6 million square nautical miles of ocean area and includes designated Navy operating areas and special use airspace. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is a Cooperating Agency for the EIS/OEIS. With the filing of the Draft EIS/OEIS, the DoN is initiating a 60- day public comment period and has scheduled five public meetings to receive oral and written comments on the Draft EIS/OEIS. This notice announces the dates and locations of the public meetings for this Draft EIS/OEIS and provides supplementary information about the environmental planning effort. Dates and Addresses: The Draft EIS/OEIS public review period will begin June 30, 2017, and end on August 29, 2017. The Navy will hold five public meetings to inform the public about the Proposed Action and the alternatives under consideration, and to provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the Proposed Action, alternatives, and the adequacy and accuracy of the analysis in the Draft EIS/OEIS. Each of the public meetings will be conducted in an open-house format with informational stations staffed by DoN representatives. These representatives will be available during the public meeting to clarify information related to the Draft EIS/OEIS. Federal, state, and local agencies and officials, and interested groups and individuals are encouraged to provide comments in person at any of the public meetings or in writing during the public comment period. The public meetings will be held between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on the following dates and at the following locations: 1. Wednesday, July 19, 2017, Hotel Providence, 139 Mathewson Street, Providence, RI 02903. 2. Tuesday, July 25, 2017, UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, 3431 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557. 3. Wednesday, July 26, 2017, Nauticus, 1 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510. 4. Tuesday, August 1, 2017, Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center, 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204. 5. Thursday, August 3, 2017, Gulf Coast State College Conference Center, 5230 W. Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401. Attendees will be able to submit comments in writing or orally using a voice recorder at the public meetings. Equal weight will be given to oral and written statements. Comments may also be submitted by U.S. postal mail or electronically via the project Web site provided below. Written comments may be submitted by mail to Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic, Attn: Code EV22KP (AFTT EIS Project Managers), 6506 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk, VA 23508-1278 and through the project Web site; all written comments must be post marked or received by August 29, 2017. All statements, oral or written, submitted during the public review period will become part of the public record on the Draft EIS/OEIS and will be considered in preparation of the Final EIS/OEIS. Public meeting details will also be announced in local newspapers and on the project Web site: www.AFTTEIS.com.
TRICARE; Calendar Year 2018 TRICARE Young Adult Program Premium Update
Document Number: 2017-13725
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
This notice provides the updated TRICARE Young Adult program premiums for Calendar Year (CY) 2018.
Defense Science Board; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2017-13691
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Defense Science Board (DSB) 2017 Summer Study Task Force on Countering Anti-access Systems with Longer Range and Standoff Capabilities (``the Long Range Effects 2017 Summer Study Task Force'') will meet in closed session on Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 7:55 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday, July 14, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Strategic Analysis Inc., The Executive Conference Center, 4075 Wilson Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Arlington, VA 22203.
Board of Visitors National Defense University; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2017-13637
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Board of Visitors National Defense University will take place.
Government-Industry Advisory Panel; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2017-13613
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the Government-Industry Advisory Panel. This meeting is open to the public.
Defense Innovation Board; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting
Document Number: 2017-13549
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Defense Innovation Board will take place.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-13512
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: 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; the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 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.
Withdrawal of Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Chuitna Coal Mine Project, Alaska
Document Number: 2017-13505
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Corps of Engineers, Department of the Army
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), on January 4, 2011, the Alaska District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) initiated the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process to identify and analyze potential impacts associated with the proposed Chuitna Coal Mine Project to assist in evaluating a Department of the Army permit application pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. On March 30, 2017, the applicant announced its decision to suspend pursuit of permitting efforts on the project. Therefore, the Corps is terminating the EIS process, and is withdrawing the Notice of Intent published in the Tuesday, January 4, 2011, issue of the Federal Register.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-13503
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-13494
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Department of Defense Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory (STRL) Personnel Management Demonstration (Demo) Project Program
Document Number: 2017-13487
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
STRLs may implement a new direct hire authority to appoint and noncompetitively convert to the competitive service qualified candidates enrolled in a program of undergraduate or graduate instruction leading to an undergraduate or advanced degree in a scientific, technical, engineering or mathematical course of study. STRLs may appoint students to a temporary, term, modified term (for those STRLs with modified term appointment authority), or flexible length student term appointment that will expire 120 days after completion of the designated academic course of study. Students may also be appointed to temporary, term or flexible length student term appointments at the discretion of the STRL Director. Students hired under the Scientific, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Student Employment Program (SSEP) may receive a relocation incentive/ bonus each time the SSEP student returns to duty similar to the authority granted to the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in 75 FR 53076, August 30, 2010.
Intent To Grant an Exclusive License of U.S. Government-Owned Patents
Document Number: 2017-13408
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
In accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i), announcement is made of the intent to grant an exclusive, royalty- bearing, revocable license to U.S. Patent 7,956,086, issued June 7, 2011, entitled, ``Methods for the Formulation and Manufacture of Artesunic Acid for Injection'' to Amivas, LLC, having its principal place of business at 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 630, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910.
U.S. Air Force Partially Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 2017-13402
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
The Department of the Air Force announces its intention to grant Mentis Technologies, having a place of business at 725 Daedalian Drive, Rome, New York 13440, a partially exclusive license in any right, title and interest the United States Air Force has in: In U.S. Patent No. 9,349,007 issued on May 24, 2016 and entitled ``WEB MALWARE BLOCKING THROUGH PARALLEL RESOURCE RENDERING'', having been filed on May 29, 2014 as U.S. Patent Application No. 14/290,175.
Army Science Board Closed Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-13035
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act of, the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 and Ttile 41 of he Code of Federal Regulations (CFR, the Department of the Army announces the meeting of the: Army Science Board (ASB) Summer Voting Session.
Inland Waterways Users Board Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-12934
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The Department of the Army is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Inland Waterways Users Board (Board). This meeting is open to the public. For additional information about the Board, please visit the committee's Web site at http:// www.iwr.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation/ InlandWaterwaysUsersBoard.aspx.
Notice of Intended Disinterment
Document Number: 2017-12933
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
Army National Military Cemeteries (ANMC) is honoring the requests of three families from the Northern Arapaho Tribe to disinter the human remains of three Native American children from the Carlisle Barracks Post Cemetery, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The decedent names are Little Plume (aka Hayes Vanderbilt Friday), Little Chief (aka Dickens Nor), and Horse (aka Horace Washington). The decedents died in the early 1880s while attending the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. ANMC will disinter, transfer custody, transport, and reinter the remains in private cemeteries in Fremont County, Wyoming. This disinterment will be conducted in accordance with Army Regulation 210-190. This is not a Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) action because the remains are not part of a collection as they are interred in graves that are individually marked at the Carlisle Barracks Post Cemetery.
Solicitation for a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement for the Transfer and Use of a Unique Infrared Laser
Document Number: 2017-12932
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
The U.S. Army's Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) announces its intent to enter into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) and seeks inquiries and proposals from potential partners. The goal of this CRADA will be the transfer of a one-of-a-kind infrared laser from AMRDEC to the partner's facilities and the cooperative demonstration of a new remote sensing methodology using this laser.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: 2017-12628
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The inventions listed below are assigned to the United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy and are available for domestic and foreign licensing by the Department of the Navy. The following patents are available for licensing: Patent No. 9,647,343 (Navy Case No. 200337): PROCESS FOR ASSEMBLING DIFFERENT CATEGORIES OF MULTI-ELEMENT ASSEMBLIES TO PREDETERMINED TOLERANCES AND ALIGNMENTS USING A RECONFIGURABLE ASSEMBLING AND ALIGNMENT APPARATUS// and Patent No. 9,651,509 (Navy Case No. 103114): METHOD FOR INVESTIGATING EARLY LINER COLLAPSE IN A SHAPED CHARGE.
Notice of Three-Year Extension of Defense Health Agency Evaluation of Non-United States Food and Drug Administration Approved Laboratory Developed Tests Demonstration Project
Document Number: 2017-12840
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
This notice is to advise interested parties of a three-year extension of a demonstration project entitled Defense Health Agency (DHA) Evaluation of Non-United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Approved Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs) Demonstration Project. The original notice was published on June 18, 2014 (79 FR 34726-34729).
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: 2017-12833
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The inventions listed below are assigned to the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Navy and are available for domestic and foreign licensing by the Department of the Navy. The following patents are available for licensing: U.S. Patent No. 9,180,933: INTEGRATED STERN BULB AND FLAP//U.S. Patent No. 9,228,805: CORRUGATED BLAST FREQUENCY CONTROL PANEL AND METHOD//U.S. Patent No. 9,230,717: UNIVERSAL CABLE JACKET REMOVAL TOOL//U.S. Patent No. 9,238,501: BILGE KEEL WITH POROUS LEADING EDGE//U.S. Patent No. 9,306,360: TORSION ELIMINATING COMPRESSION DEVICE AND METHOD//U.S. Patent No. 9,307,156: LONGWAVE INFRARED IMAGING OF A HIGH TEMPERATURE HIGH INTENSITY LIGHT SOURCE//U.S. Patent No. 9,340,284: CARGO SUSPENSION FRAME FOR AIRCRAFT//U.S. Patent No. 9,365,262: WIGGLE HULL DESIGN HAVING A CONCAVE AND CONVEX PLANING HULL//U.S. Patent No. 9,376,171: MOORING CLEAT WITH OPEN DESIGN FOR NON THREAD ENTRY//U.S. Patent No. 9,376,175: WATER VESSEL WITH INTEGRATED BUOYANCY BULB AND STERN RAMP//U.S. Patent No. 9,381,979: PORTABLE LIGHTWEIGHT APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSFERRING HEAVY LOADS//U.S. Patent No. 9,417,155: CALCAREOUS DEPOSIT WIPE TEST APPARATUS AND METHOD//U.S. Patent No. 9,421,618: CLAMPING DEVICE FOR SECURING CABLES TO SUBMERGED FERROUS HULL SURFACE.//
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; DFARS Subgroup to the DoD Regulatory Reform Task Force, Review of DFARS Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses
Document Number: 2017-12731
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-20
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
In accordance with Executive Order 13777, ``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,'' the DFARS Subgroup to the DoD Regulatory Reform Task Force is seeking input on DFARS solicitation provisions and contract clauses that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification. See the Supplementary Information section below for additional guidance.
Notice of Availability for Finding of No Significant Impact for the Environmental Assessment Addressing Implementation of the Real Property Master Plan at Defense Distribution Depot, San Joaquin, California
Document Number: 2017-12565
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
On February 10, 2015, DLA published a NOA in the Federal Register (80 FR 7420) announcing the publication of the EA Addressing Implementation of the RPMP at Defense Distribution Depot, San Joaquin, California. The EA was available for a 30-day public comment period that ended March 12, 2015. The EA was prepared as required under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969. In addition, the EA complied with DLA Regulation 1000.22. During the public comment period, three comment letters were received (from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG), and San Joaquin County Department of Public Works (County)). These letters were addressed directly with each agency via written correspondence and no additional comments were received. The public comments are addressed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. An appendix was added to the EA that includes the three agency comments and the DLA response letters. The revised EA has been posted to Docket ID: DOD-2015-OS-0013.
Board of Visitors, United States Military Academy (USMA)
Document Number: 2017-12511
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Government in the Sunshine Act, the Department of Defense announces that the following Federal advisory committee meeting will take place.
Meeting of the Chief of Engineers Environmental Advisory Board
Document Number: 2017-12508
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The Department of the Army is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the Chief of Engineers, Environmental Advisory Board (EAB). This meeting is open to the public. For additional information about the EAB, please visit the committee's Web site at http://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/ Environmental/EnvironmentalAdvisoryBoard.aspx.
Information on Surplus Land at a Military Installation Designated for Disposal: Umatilla Chemical Depot, Oregon
Document Number: 2017-12507
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
This amended notice provides information on withdrawal of surplus property at the Umatilla Chemical Depot, Oregon. This notice amends the Notice published in the Federal Register on November 17, 2008 (73 FR 67846).
Charter Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: 2017-12318
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that it is renewing the charter for the Board of Visitors, Marine Corps University (``the Board'').
Acceptance of Group Application
Document Number: 2017-12174
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
Under the provisions specified in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice, the Department of Defense Civilian/ Military Service Review Board has accepted an application on behalf of a group known as ``NCIS Special Agents Who Were Assigned to the Middle East Field Office in Bahrain in Direct Support of the CTF-151 Counter- Piracy Mission.''
Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Stakeholder Representative Members of the Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee
Document Number: 2017-11988
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-09
Agency: Department of Defense, United States Army Corps of Engineers
The Commander of the Northwestern Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is soliciting applications to fill vacant stakeholder representative member positions on the Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC). Members are sought to fill vacancies on a committee to represent various categories of interests within the Missouri River basin. The MRRIC was formed to advise the Corps on a study of the Missouri River and its tributaries and to provide guidance to the Corps with respect to the Missouri River recovery and mitigation activities currently underway. The Corps established the MRRIC as required by the U.S. Congress through the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 (WRDA), Section 5018.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-11847
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: 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; the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 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 Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License: Evolva, Inc.
Document Number: 2017-11633
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-06
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy herby gives notice of its intent to grant to Evolva, Inc., a revocable, nonassignable, exclusive license to practice in the field of use of thermoset compositions for composites manufacturing in the United States and its territories, the Government- owned inventions described in U.S. Patent No. 8,853,343 entitled: Thermoset compositions from plant polyphenols; U.S. Patent No. 8,921,614 entitled: Selective deoxygenation of hydroxybenzaldehydes; U.S. Patent No. 8,993,688 entitled: Polyphenols and high-performance resins from syringaldehyde; U.S. Patent No. 8,993,689 entitled: Polyphenols and high-performance resins from syringaldehyde; U.S. Patent No. 9,018,314 entitled: Polyphenols and high-performance resins from syringaldehyde; U.S. Patent No. 9,051,414 entitled: Polyphenols and high-performance resins from syringaldehyde; U.S. Patent No. 9,127,115 entitled: Polyphenols and high-performance resins from syringaldehyde; and, U.S. Patent No. 9,187,591 entitled: Polyphenols and high-performance resins from syringaldehyde.