Army Department 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) in Support of New Facilities for the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), Fort Detrick, MD
Document Number: 06-9837
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The U.S. Army announces the availability of an FEIS which evaluates the potential environmental impacts of the construction and operation of new USAMRIID facilities and the decommissioning and demolition and/or re-use of existing USAMRIID facilities at Fort Detrick.
Notice of Availability for the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the San Juan Creek Watershed/Western San Mateo Creek Watershed Special Area Management Plan (SAMP), Orange County, CA
Document Number: E6-22311
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Regulatory Branch has completed a Final EIS for the San Juan Creek Watershed/Western San Mateo Creek Watershed Special Area Management Plan (SAMP). The San Juan Creek Watershed/Western San Mateo Creek Watershed SAMP establishes three alternative permitting procedures that balance aquatic resource protection and reasonable economic development for the San Juan Creek Watershed and western San Mateo Creek Watershed.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Navigation Improvements and Airport, Little Diomede Island, AK
Document Number: 06-9854
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Engineer District, Alaska, intends to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) to evaluate the feasibility of a small boat harbor and, in collaboration with other agencies, opportunities for economic development and air transportation capability for the community of Little Diomede Island, AK. Ignaluk on Little Diomede Island, population 170, is a coastal community on the west side of Little Diomede Island, approximately 135 miles northwest of Nome. The community of Wales on the mainland is 27 miles from Little Diomede Island. Big Diomede Island, Russia, is 2 miles west of Little Diomede Island. The community of Ignaluk is a small and very remote community in the Bering Sea. Transportation to Little Diomede is by air or sea. Due to the normal severe weather and sea conditions, any method of travel can be risky. A landing strip constructed on sea ice in the winter provides fixed-wing airplane access approximately 3 months of the year. Helicopters and boats are used during summer. High waves and rocky shores often make landing by boat difficult. A constant wind blows 15 knots with gusts up to 80 knots. Cloudy skies and fog are prevalent in the summer. There is no scheduled cargo ship schedule, and only barges and landing craft come close to the island; few actually land. There is weekly mail delivery by helicopter. Transportation of goods and services is expensive and medical evacuation is very difficult. The lack of access is a barrier to the economic future of the community and could force relocation of the entire community to the mainland. The draft EIS would also study any multi-use value of the airport and boat harbor projects for coastal storm damage reduction. The DEIS will determine whether Federal action is warranted and will define alternative actions for Congressional consideration.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Wilmington Harbor-96 Act, Dredged Material Management Plan, New Hanover and Brunswick Counties, NC
Document Number: 06-9853
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Wilmington District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is conducting a study to evaluate the long-term (20-year) dredged material placement needs and opportunities for Wilmington Harbor. The study area encompasses Wilmington Harbor and the Ocean Bar approach channels, which extend from the mouth of the Cape Fear River in Brunswick County, NC to a point just north of the Hilton Railroad Bridge in New Hanover County, near Wilmington, NC. The study will include the preparation of a Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and will identify, evaluate, screen, prioritize, and ultimately optimize placement alternatives resulting in the recommendation of a plan for the placement of dredged materials for at least the next 20 years.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for a Permit Application for the Proposed San Pedro Waterfront Project at the Port of Los Angeles, in Los Angeles County, California
Document Number: E6-21897
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is considering an application for Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act permits authorizing dredge and fill activities to create three new harbors (North Harbor, Downtown Harbor, and 7th Street Harbor) along the San Pedro Waterfront, construct pile- supported structures to provide additional areas for land-side use, and construct a waterfront promenade and Outer Harbor cruise ship terminal. The reason for the new NOI is the scope of the previous project, titled From Bridge to Breakwater San Pedro Waterfront and Promenade, was reduced, a new permit application was submitted, and the proposed project has been modified to focus on infrastructure improvements, cruise program expansion, and to increase public access to the waterfront. The primary Federal concern is the dredging and discharging of fill material within waters of the United States and potential significant impacts resulting from such dredging and discharges to the environment. Therefore, in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Corps is requiring the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) prior to consideration of any permit action. The Corps may ultimately make a determination to permit or deny the above project, or permit or deny modified versions of the above project. Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Port of Los Angeles will serve as Lead Agency in preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for its consideration of development approvals within its jurisdiction. The Corps and the Port of Los Angeles have agreed to jointly prepare a Draft EIS/EIR in order to optimize efficiency and avoid duplication. The Draft EIS/EIR is intended to be sufficient in scope to address the Federal, state, and local requirements and environmental issues concerning the proposed activities and permit approvals.
Mandatory Provision of Full Replacement Value Coverage by Department of Defense Personal Property Transportation Service Providers (TSPs)/Contractors
Document Number: 06-9729
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Pursuant to Chapter 157, Sec. 2636a of Title 10 United States Code enacted by Congress on November 26, 2003, as amended by the Department of Defense Authorizations Act for FY 2007, the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC), as the Traffic Manager for Department of Defense (DOD) Personal Property Program, is informing the Transportation Service Provider (TSP)/contractor community of the mandatory requirement to provide Full Replacement Value (FRV) coverage to all customers of the DOD Personal Property Program. The cost of FRV shall be included in contracts with movers and FRV shall be made available to Service members and civilian employees. All shipments that have been picked up or are already in storage prior to the effective dates noted below will not be required to be covered by FRV. This notice affords TSPs/contractors ample time to incorporate the cost of providing FRV for loss/damage protection into their rates.
Review and Comments From the Interested Public on Draft Programmatic Agreement on the Effect on Historic Properties Due to Project Operations on the Federal Columbia River Power System
Document Number: 06-9728
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with Bonneville Power Administration and the Bureau of Reclamation (together referred to as ``Lead Federal Agencies''), has released a draft of the Systemwide Programmatic Agreement (PA) under the National Historic Preservation Act. 16 U.S.C. 470 et seq.; 36 CFR 800.14(b). The Lead Federal Agencies (Corps, BPA, and Reclamation) have released the draft PA for the management of historic properties affected by the multipurpose operations of fourteen dam/reservoir Projects of the Federal Columbia River Power System (Libby, Albeni Falls, Chief Joseph, McNary, John Day, the Dalles, Bonneville, Dworshak, Lower Granite, Lower Monumental, Little Goose, Ice Harbor, Grand Coulee, and Hungry Horse) on the Columbia or Snake rivers in the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana pursuant to section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).
Intent To Prepare a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) for the Nourishment of 25,000 ft of Beach in Topsail Beach, Onslow County, NC
Document Number: 06-9727
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE), Wilmington District, Wilmington Regulatory Field Office has received a request for Department of the Army authorization, pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act, from the Town of Topsail Beach to conduct an emergency beach fill project to protect ocean front development and infrastructure until such time that a federally authorized shore protection project can be implemented. At this time, the construction date for the Federal project is uncertain. A Draft General Reevaluation ReportEnvironmental Impact Statement (GRR-EIS has been prepared by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and was released for public review and comment in June 2006 (USACE, 2006). Given the current status of the GRR-EIS and the need for Congressional authorization, funding, preparation of plans and specifications, and right-of-way acquisition, the Federal project may not be implemented until Fiscal Year 2010, or possibly later.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet, Louisiana, Navigation Project-Bank Stabilization
Document Number: 06-9636
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-12
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District (Corps) intends to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Mississippi RiverGulf Outlet, Louisiana, Navigation ProjectBank Stabilization. In 2006, Congress authorized the Corps to provide foreshore bank protection in the form of revetment and/or rock to protect endangered wetlands and provide erosion protection for hurricane protection projects along the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet (MRGO) channel. The expenditure of funds will be limited to those activities necessary for the protection of existing wetlands, navigation, and flood and storm damage reduction projects along the MRGO channel. Funds shall not be expended on any project that would otherwise preclude or foreclose any final disposition of the navigation channel. The DEIS will analyze potential direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts of implementing bank stabilization features along the MRGO and associated areas of Lake Borgne. The study area, located in the vicinity of St. Bernard Parish, LA, encompasses the entire navigation channel from Breton Sound to the Port of New Orleans, St. Bernard and Orleans Parishes, LA.
Availability for Non-Exclusive, Exclusive, or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Patent Application Concerning Ballistic Impact Detection System
Document Number: 06-9635
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-12
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
In accordance with 37 CFR 404.4, 404.6 and 404.7, announcement is made of the availability for licensing of the invention set forth in PCT/US2005/021195 entitled ``Ballistic Impact Detection System,'' filed June 16, 2005. The United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Army, has U.S. and foreign rights in this invention.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 06-9620
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army is proposing 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.
Installations, Use of Off-Road Vehicles on Army Land
Document Number: 06-9599
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army is resending AR 385-55, Prevention of Motor Vehicle Accidents, and has consolidated its requirements into AR 385-10, Army Safety Program. During consolidation, the section concerning the use of non-tactical off-road vehicles on Army land was removed.
The Biological Defense Safety Program and Technical Safety Requirements
Document Number: 06-9598
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army is removing its regulations concerning the biological Defense Safety Program and its requirements because it is now superseded through consolidation with other Army safety regulations into Army Regulation (AR) 385-10, Army Safety Program and does not affect the general public.
Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Rio del Oro Specific Plan Project, in the City of Rancho Cordova, Sacramento County, CA
Document Number: 06-9597
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), DoD. Sacramento District has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that analyzes the potential effects of implementing each of five alternative scenarios for a mixed-use development in the approximately 3,828-acre Rio del Oro Specific Plan area, in the City of Rancho Cordova, Sacramento County, CA. The EIS documents the existing condition of environmental resources in and around areas considered for development, and potential impacts on those resources as a result of implementing the alternatives. The alternatives considered in detail are: (1) Proposed Project/Proposed Action (i.e., Proposed Project Alternative), the Applicants' Preferred Alternative; (2) High Density (Increased Densities Consistent with Sacramento Area Council of Governments Blueprint); (3) Impact Minimization; (4) No Federal Action (No Section 404 of the Clean Water Act Permit); and (5) No Project/No Action (No development).
Board of Visitors, United States Military Academy (USMA)
Document Number: 06-9596
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, 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 of Visitors, United States Military Academy. Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2007. Place of Meeting: Veterans Affairs Conference room, Room 418, Senate Russell Building, Washington, DC. Start Time of Meeting: Approximately 9 a.m.
Claims on Behalf of the United States
Document Number: E6-19901
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army is publishing as a final rule an amendment to its regulation to reflect a substantial revision of AR 27- 20, an Army publication which governs the processing of claims worldwide. The purpose of this revision is to make AR 27-20 clearer and easier to use, after years of piecemeal amendments. This rewrite also ensures that AR 27-20 is in keeping with current statutes, legal opinions and Department of Justice guidance pertaining to claims processing. This updated rule will expedite payment of meritorious claims throughout the world. AR 27-20 includes rules for processing affirmative claims, i.e., recovery actions on behalf of the United States.
Claims Against the United States
Document Number: E6-19894
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army is publishing as a final rule an amendment to its regulations to reflect a substantial revision of AR 27-20, an Army publication which governs the processing of claims worldwide. The purpose of this revision is to make AR 27-20 clearer and easier to use, after years of piecemeal amendments. This rewrite also ensures that AR 27-20 is in keeping with current statutes, legal opinions and Department of Justice guidance pertaining to claims processing. This updated rule will expedite payment of meritorious claims throughout the world.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 06-9395
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Chief of Engineers Environmental Advisory Board
Document Number: 06-9377
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
In accordance with Section 10(d)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), announcement is made of the following committee meeting: Name of Committee: Chief of Engineers Environmental Advisory Board (EAB). Topic: The EAB will discuss national considerations related to ecosystem restoration through integrated water resources management including the recently announced Twelve Points of Action. The meeting will not focus on issues specific to Louisiana. Date of Meeting: December 6, 2006. Place: Wyndham New Orleans at Canal Place, 100 Rue Iberville, New Orleans, LA. Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thirty minutes will be set side for public comment. Members of the public who wish to speak must register prior to the start of the meeting. Registration will begin at 8:30. Statements are limited to 3 minutes.
Public Hearing To Receive Comments for the San Luis Rey River Flood Control Project, From College Blvd. to the Pacific Ocean, San Diego County, CA, Operation and Maintenance for Vegetation and Sediment Management, Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 06-9220
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District (Corps) will hold a public hearing to receive comments on the proposed project action as described and evaluated in Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the operation and maintenance, related to vegetation and sediment management, of the San Luis Rey River Flood Control Project.
Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation Board of Visitors; Meeting
Document Number: 06-9219
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for the annual meeting of the Board of Visitors (BoV) for the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC). Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463). The Board's charter was renewed on February 1, 2006 in compliance with the requirements set forth in Title 10 U.S.C. 2166. Date: November 30-December 1, 2006. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (November 30) and 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (December 1). Location: Building 35, 7011 Morrison Ave., Fort Benning, GA 31905. Proposed Agenda: The WHINSEC BoV will be briefed on activities at the Institute since the last Board meeting on June 15, 2006 as well as receive other information appropriate to its interests.
Notice of Availability for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Cajon Third Main Track Summit to Keenbrook, San Bernardino County, CA
Document Number: E6-19049
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-09
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (as amended), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District (Corps) Regulatory Branch, in coordination with the County of San Bernardino and in cooperation with U.S. Forest Service, has completed a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Third Main Track Summit to Keenbrook Project. The proposed BNSF project requires authorization pursuant to section 404 of the Clean Water Act for approximately 2.95 acres of fill placement in jurisdictional waters of the United States, including wetlands, to construct 15.9 miles of a new main track through the Cajon Pass in San Bernardino County, California. A public hearing will be held at the Norman F. Feldheym Central LibraryBing Wong Auditorium, located at 555 West 6th Street, San Bernardino, CA 92401 on December 5, 2006 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Public Hearing and Notice of Availability for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Widening of the Freeport Ship Channel in Freeport, Brazoria County, TX
Document Number: 06-9146
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-09
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 release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), the Draft General Conformity Determination, the public comment period, and the date and location of the Public Hearing, for the Brazos River Harbor Navigation District's (Port Freeport) proposed widening of the Freeport Harbor Ship Channel.
Intent To Grant an Exclusive License of a U.S. Government-Owned Patent
Document Number: 06-9145
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-09
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
In accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(I)(i), announcement is made of the intent to grant an exclusive, royalty- bearing, revocable license to U.S. patent number 6,878,100 issued April 12, 2005 entitled ``Force Sensing Treadmill,'' to Advanced Mechanical Technology, Inc. with its principal place of business at 176 Waltham Street, Watertown, MA 02472-4800.
Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: C6-8935
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-03
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Withdrawal of Notice of Intent to Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Baltimore Metropolitan Water Resources Study-Gwynns Falls in Baltimore County, Maryland
Document Number: 06-9051
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-03
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Baltimore District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is withdrawing its intent to prepare a DEIS for the Baltimore Metropolitan Water Resources StudyGwynns Falls in Baltimore County, Maryland. The Notice of Intent for the DEIS was published in the Federal Register on July 9, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 132, Page 36038). Negative environmental impacts of the recommended plan are not significant and the Corps has determined that a DEIS is not appropriate.
Department of Defense (DoD) Task Force on Mental Health; Meeting
Document Number: 06-9050
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-03
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of Public Law 92-463, The Federal Advisory Committee Act, announcement is made of the following meeting: Name of Committee: DoD Task Force on Mental Health, a Subcommittee of the Defense Health Board. Dates: November 21, 2006 (AfternoonOpen Session). Times: 1-5 p.m. Location: Double Tree Hotel, 835 Airport Blvd., Burlingame, CA. Agenda: The purpose of the meeting is to obtain, review, and evaluate information related to the Mental Health Task Force's congressionally-directed tasks of assessing the efficacy of mental health services provided to members of the Armed Forces by the Department of Defense. The Task Force members will receive briefings on topics related to mental health concerns among military service members and mental health care delivery. The Task Force will hold an open meeting session to hear concerns from the San Francisco Veterans, Reserve and National Guard communities, conduct information gathering site visits to the National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the San Francisco Veterans Administration Hospital, and conduct an executive working session.
Availability for Non-Exclusive, Exclusive, or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Patent Application Concerning Apparatus for Fastening and Loosening a Lid from a Container
Document Number: 06-9049
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-03
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 U.S. Patent Application No. 11/133,444 entitled ``Apparatus for Fastening and Loosening a Lid from a Container,'' filed May 20, 2005. Foreign rights are also available (PCT/US2005/017728). The United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Army, has rights in this invention.
Intergovernmental Agreement between the United States Department of the Army and the State of Florida Establishing Interim Targets for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan
Document Number: 06-9048
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-03
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Army Corps of Engineers and the State of Florida are proposing to establish interim targets for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan as required by Section 385.39(c) of the Programmatic Regulations for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. The purpose of the interim targets is to evaluate progress towards other water related needs of the region provided for in the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan throughout the implementation process. The parties have chosen to memorialize the proposed interim targets in an Interim Targets Agreement. The public is invited to review and comment on the final draft of this Agreement.
Intergovernmental Agreement Among the United States Department of the Army, the United States Department of the Interior, and the State of Florida Establishing Interim Restoration Goals for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan
Document Number: 06-9047
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-03
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of the Interior and the State of Florida are proposing to establish the interim goals for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan through the Interim Goals Agreement as required by Section 385.38(d) of the Programmatic Regulations for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. Interim goals are a mean by which restoration success of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan may be evaluated at specific points by agency managers, the State of Florida, and Congress throughout the overall planning and implementation process. The public is invited to review and comment on the final draft of this Agreement.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and the Announcement of a Public Hearing for the Proposed Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Phosphate Mine Continuation near Aurora, in Beaufort County, NC
Document Number: C6-8812
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Small Business Adminstration, Engineers Corps, Army Department
Notice of an Extension of the Comment Period for the Final Environmental Impact Statement To Consider Issuance of a Department of the Army Permit Pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act for Mingo Logan Coal Company's (Mingo Logan) Proposal To Construct and Operate Spruce No. 1 Mine in Logan County, WV
Document Number: 06-8938
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Huntington District announces the extension of the public comment period for the proposed Spruce No. 1 Mine Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS).
Intent To Grant an Exclusive License of a U.S. Government-Owned Patent
Document Number: 06-8937
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Army Department
In accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(I)(i), announcement is made of the intent to grant a biological materials license concerning the Raman Spectra Database, invention disclosure number AFIP 06-40, to ChemImage Corporation, with its principal place of business at 7301 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208.
Supplement to Notice of Intent To Prepare Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Implementation of Interim Water Storage Contracts Associated With the Southeastern Federal Power Customers Settlement Agreement, at Lake Sidney Lanier/Buford Dam, GA
Document Number: 06-8936
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Mobile District, issued a Notice of Intent (NOI) on June 16, 2006 (71 FR 34901) describing the preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), as required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), to address the proposed implementation of interim water storage contracts at Lake Sidney Lanier/Buford Dam, GA, as contained in a settlement agreement associated with the Southeastern Federal Power Customers, Inc., (SeFPC) v. Secretary of the Army, et al. (1:00CV02954-TPJ) lawsuit. The Draft EIS will also address any changes in water management operations at Lake Lanier/Buford Dam, as well as the potential for other changes to operations in downstream reservoir projects in the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, Flint Rivers (ACF) basin, which would result from implementation of the interim water storage contracts. This supplement to the NOI provides additional information explaining the scoping process that will be used to gather information on the project from the public and details regarding the dates and locations of public scoping meetings.
Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: 06-8935
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Notice is given of the names of members of a Performance Review Board for the Department of the Army.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Lower Willamette River Dredged Material Management Plan, Portland, OR
Document Number: 06-8934
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508) and Public Law 102-484 Section 2834, as amended by Public Law 104-106 Section 2867, the Department of the Army hereby gives notice of intent to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the subject Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP). The Portland District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be the lead agency in preparing the EIS. The EIS will consider Federal actions associated with the development of a DMMP for the Federal navigation channel in the city of Portland, Multnomah County, OR. The DMMP is a study conducted to develop a long-term (20-year) strategy for providing viable dredged material placement alternatives that would meet the needs of maintaining the Federal channel at Portland Harbor. The overall goal of the DMMP is to develop a long-term plan for continued maintenance of the federal navigation channel that supports commercial navigation within Portland Harbor and to conduct dredged material placement in the most economically and environmentally sound manner and to maximize the use of dredged material as a beneficial source.
Notice of Availability of the Fort Bliss, Texas and New Mexico, Mission Master Plan Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: C6-8667
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions, Department of the Army, Army Department
Inland Waterways Users Board
Document Number: 06-8813
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
In Accordance with 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), announcements is made of the forthcoming meeting. Name of Committee: Inland Waterways Users Board (Board). Date: November 17, 2006. Location: Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, 107 6th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, (412-562-1200). Time: Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting is scheduled to adjourn at 1 p.m. Agenda: The Board will hear briefings on the status of both the funding for inland navigation projects and studies, and the Inland Waterways Trust Fund, and be provided updates of various inland waterways projects.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and the Announcement of a Public Hearing for the Proposed Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Phosphate Mine Continuation Near Aurora, in Beaufort County, NC
Document Number: 06-8812
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE), Wilmington District, Regulatory Division has been reviewing the request for Department of the Army authorization, pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbor Act, from Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Phosphate Division (PCS) for the continuation of its phosphate mining operation near Aurora, Beaufort County, NC. PCS proposes to expand its existing open pit phosphate mining operation into a 3,412 acre tract immediately adjacent to the current mine. This expansion would impact 2,408 acres of waters of the U.S. including wetlands adjacent to the Pamlico River and South Creek.
Notice of Availability of the Fort Bliss, Texas and New Mexico, Mission Master Plan Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 06-8667
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army announces the availability of a Draft Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) identifying the potential environmental effects of changing land and airspace use at Fort Bliss to support evolving changes in missions and units and support Army Transformation, Integrated Global Presence and Basing Strategy, Base Realignment And Closure (BRAC), the Army Campaign Plan and other Army initiatives. The SEIS will supplement the Fort Bliss, Texas and New Mexico, Mission Master Plan Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS), for which a Record of Decision was signed in 2001.
Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site (PCMS), Colorado, Transformation Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and Evaluation of Continued Land Withdrawal under Public Law 104-201
Document Number: 06-8641
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The U.S. Army announces the availability of a DEIS that evaluates the implementation of transformational activities at the PCMS, Colorado. The PCMS is a training center area administered and used by military units stationed at, or otherwise under the responsibility of, Fort Carson, Colorado. Implementation actions associated with these transformational activities include training of additional Soldiers at the PCMS, and as funds become available, constructing a limited number of facilities in the cantonment and training areas, and increasing the use of the PCMS maneuver training lands.
Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Transformation Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), Draft Clean Air Act General Conformity Determination, and Evaluation of Continued Land Withdrawal Under Public Law 104-201 at Fort Carson, CO
Document Number: 06-8640
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The U.S. Army announces the availability of a DEIS that evaluates implementing transformational activities at Fort Carson, a military installation located south of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Actions associated with these transformational activities include restationing of troops; construction, demolition, and renovation of facilities at the Cantonment and range areas; and increased use of training lands.
Contractor Personnel Deployment
Document Number: 06-8563
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-12
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
This action removes regulations pertaining to the deployment of contractor personnel in support of military operations. The regulations are superseded by a higher regulation, Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Subpart 225.74, Defense Contractors Outside the United States.
Publication of Changes to Surface Deployment and Distribution Command Policy TR-12, Fuel Related Rate Adjustment Policy
Document Number: E6-16685
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
SDDC intends to modify SDDC Policy TR-12. SDDC intends to implement the modified policy 90 (ninety) days from publication in the Federal Register. Modifications include the following: 1. SDDC will no longer pay a Fuel Related Adjustment (FRA) or fuel surcharge on movements based on what is known as a ``Spot Bid'' tender. 2. SDDC will no longer pay an FRA for any type of rail shipment. 3. SDDC will pay an FRA based on an updated baseline of $2.50 rather than a baseline of $1.30.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for a Permit Application for the Carryover Storage and San Vicente Dam Raise Project, San Diego County, CA
Document Number: E6-16590
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Los Angeles District, has received an application for a Department of the Army permit under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act from the San Diego County Water Authority (Water Authority) to construct the San Vicente Carryover Storage Project (Proposed Action). As part of the permit process, and in conjunction with the Water Authority, the Corps is evaluating the environmental effects associated with raising San Vicente Dam beyond the permitted height of the Emergency Storage Project (ESP), to provide additional reservoir capacity for carryover storage. The primary Federal involvement associated with the Proposed Action is the discharge of fill materials (including permanent inundation) within Federal jurisdictional areas and waters of the United States. In addition, the Proposed Action could have potential significant effects on the human environment. Therefore, the Corps will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to render a final decision on the Water Authority's permit application. The Corps decision will be to either issue or deny a Department of the Army permit for the Proposed Action. The EIS will be prepared as a joint document. Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Water Authority will serve as Lead Agency for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The Corps and Water Authority have agreed to jointly prepare a Draft EIS/EIR for the Proposed Action to optimize efficiency and avoid duplication. The Draft EIS/EIR is intended to be sufficient in scope to address Federal, state, and local requirements and environmental issues concerning the Proposed Action and permit approvals.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Nourishment of 7.25 Miles of Beach, the Repositioning of the New River Inlet Channel, and the Implementation of an Inlet Management Plan, in North Topsail Beach, Onslow County, NC
Document Number: 06-8562
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE), Wilmington District, Wilmington Regulatory Field Office has received an amendment to the request for Department of the Army authorization, pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act, from the town of North Topsail Beach to nourish approximately 7.25 miles of shoreline. The modification will include an additional 3.85 miles of beachfront to protect residential homes and town infrastructures located along the south section of the Town limits. The proposed sources of material for the addition will be dredged from the same offshore borrow area as described in the original 7.25 mile plan. The placement of beach fill along the Town's southern shoreline would result in the initial widening of the beach 75 to 1590 feet seaward, depending on the final design volume and foreshore slopes that the fill assumes during construction. The 3.85 miles of shoreline are located at the southern end of North Topsail Beach. Unlike the original 7.25 miles of proposed nourishment, the additional section is outside the Coastal Barrier Resource System (CBRS) designation; therefore, it is not subject to the expenditure of Federal funding restrictions associated with the Coastal Barrier Resource Act of 1982 and the coastal Barrier Improvement Act of 1990. This south section, or stretch, of shoreline is currently being considered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a federal shoreline protection project. Due to delays to complete the federal plan formulation process, the North Topsail Beach Board of Alderman voted to include the 3.85 mile section in the non-federal 7.25 mile section that is currently under review pursuant to the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) procedures. The decision to include the south section in the present EIS process is intended to act as interim or emergency beach fill by preserving existing development and infrastructure along the 3.85 miles of shoreline while the federal plan formulation continues. The original Notice of Intent was published on May 19, 2005 (70 FR 28924) with a commenting deadline of June 21, 2005.
Department of Defense (DoD) Task Force on Mental Health; Meeting
Document Number: 06-8561
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-06
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of Public Law 92-463, The Federal Advisory Committee Act, announcement is made of the following meeting: Name of Committee: DoD Task Force on Mental Health, a Subcommittee of the Armed Forces Epidemiological Board. Dates: October 19, 2006 (Open Session), October 20, 2006 (AfternoonOpen Session). Times: 0800-1700 (October 19, 2006); 1200-1700 (October 20, 2006). Location: Marriott San Diego Mission Valley, 8757 Rio San Diego Drive, San Diego, CA. Agenda: The purpose of the meeting is to obtain, review, and evaluate information related to the Mental Health Task Force's congressionally-directed task of assessing the efficacy of mental health services provided to members of the Armed Forces by the Department of Defense. The Task Force members will receive briefings on topics related to mental health concerns among military service members and mental health care delivery. The Task Force will hold a ``Town Hall Meeting'' session to hear concerns from the Navy San Diego community and conduct an executive working session.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on Rock Mining in Wetlands in the Lake Belt Region of Miami-Dade County, FL
Document Number: 06-8476
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-04
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 a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to evaluate potential impacts of further rock mining within wetlands in western Miami-date county, FL. The original EIS, The Rock Mining- Freshwater Lakebelt Plan Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, issued in May 2000 focused on the potential impacts of a 50-year mining plan within the Lake Belt area. After evaluating the EIS, the Corps issued a Record of Decision and permits that allowed mining within a smaller, 10-year plan in April 2002. The Corps decision was challenged in United States District Court and the Court's Order on Motions for Summary Judgement was issued on March 22, 2006 as part of Case No. 03- 23427-CIV-HOEVELER, United States District Court Southern District of Florida. The decision instructed the Corps to engage in additional analyses of rock mining in the Lake Belt region. Accordingly, the Corps is preparing this SEIS.
Army Educational Advisory Committee
Document Number: 06-8475
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-04
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.1), announcement is made of the following committee meeting. Name of Committee: U.S. Army War College Subcommittee of the Army Education Advisory Committee. Dates of Meeting: October 26, 2006 and October 27, 2006. Place of Meeting: U.S. Army War College, 122 Forbes Avenue, Carlisle, PA, Command Conference Room, Root Hall, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania 17013. Time of Meeting: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Proposed Agenda: Receive information briefings; conduct discussions with the Commandant and staff and facility; table and examine online College issues; assess resident and distance education programs, self- study techniques, assemble a working group for the concentrated review of institutional policies and a working group to address committee membership and charter issues; propose strategies and recommendations that will continue the momentum of federal accreditation success and guarantee compliance with regional accreditation standards.