Army Department August 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, Island of Oahu, HI
Document Number: E7-17155
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is proposing to amend the regulations at 33 CFR 334.1380 for the existing danger zone in the vicinity of Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. The proposed amendment will reflect the current operational and safety procedures at the Ulupau Crater Weapons Training Range and highlight a change in the hours that weapons firing may occur. These regulations are necessary to protect the public from potentially hazardous conditions which may exist as a result from use of the areas by the United States Marine Corps.
Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Center Hill Dam and Lake, Changes to Center Hill Lake Elevations, DeKalb County, TN
Document Number: 07-4277
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Corps of Engineers, Nashville District, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Cooperating Agency), and the Tennessee Valley Authority (Cooperating Agency) have prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). The DEIS is necessary to provide National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance to address changes that could include, but are not limited to water quality, aquatic, riparian, and terrestrial habitat, recreation, water supply, flood storage, economics, hydropower production, and safety as a result of operating Center Hill Lake significantly below normal pool elevations for extended periods of time.
Availability for Non-Exclusive, Exclusive, or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Patent Concerning Radar Beam Steering With Remote Reflectory/Refraction
Document Number: 07-4276
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
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 the invention set forth in U.S. Patent No. 6,914,554 entitled ``Radar Beam Steering with Remote Reflectory/Refraction,'' issued on July 5, 2005. The United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Army, has rights in this invention.
Availability for Non-Exclusive, Exclusive, or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Patent Concerning a Liquid Immersed Pumped Solid State Laser
Document Number: 07-4275
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
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 the invention set forth in U.S. Patent No. 6,760,351 entitled ``Liquid Immersed Pumped Solid State Laser,'' issues on July 6, 2004. The United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Army, has rights in this invention.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement To Analyze a Long Island Sound Dredged Material Management Plan
Document Number: 07-4274
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (DPEIS) will evaluate the overall impacts of various alternatives identified in a Long Island Sound Dredged Material Management Plan (LIS DMMP) for management of dredged material in the Long Island Sound (LIS) region. The overall goal of the LIS DMMP is to develop a comprehensive plan for dredged material management in Long Island Sound using a broad-based public process that protects the environment based on best scientific data and analysis, while meeting society's need for safe and economically viable navigation for water-based commerce, transportation, national security, and other public purposes. The LIS DMMP will identify potential environmentally acceptable, practicable management plans that can be utilized by the Corps of Engineers (Corps) in maintaining Federal navigation projects, as well as various non- Corps dredging proponents in their analysis of options to manage non- Corps dredging projects. Some alternative disposal methods may be implemented on the basis of the PEIS, while others may require additional analysis at the project level. As specific alternatives are put in place to implement a given management option, more detailed National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents may be prepared by the Corps and other Federal agencies, and such NEPA documents will evaluate specific impacts from implementing a particular management option.
Notice of Availability of a Record of Decision (ROD) for Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Actions at Fort Belvoir, VA; Correction
Document Number: 07-4192
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army published a Notice of Availability in the Federal Register of August 10, 2007, concerning the Record of Decision for Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) actions at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. The Notice of Availability contained incorrect information.
Notice of Availability of a Record of Decision (ROD) for Base Realignment and Closure Actions at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Document Number: 07-4191
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army announces the availability of a ROD which summarizes the decision for implementing realignment actions as directed by the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission at Aberdeen Providing Ground (APG), Maryland.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-4179
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of the Army announces a proposed extension of a public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) 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.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-4178
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of the Army announces the proposed extension to a public information collection and seeks public comments on the provision thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) 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.
Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Homer Harbor Navigation Improvements Feasibility Study
Document Number: E7-16796
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announces its intention to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to study the feasibility of expanding the existing moorage capacity for vessels at Homer, AK. This study will be performed through partnership of USACE, the City of Homer, and the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. The existing moorage condition at Homer is at maximum capacity, resulting in overcrowded and unsafe conditions for harbor users. Additionally, the City will be unable to meet the growing moorage demands of commercial, Government, recreation, and subsistence vessels in the near future. The EIS will address potential environmental impacts of the construction, operation, and maintenance of the new and existing harbor. USACE will hold public scoping meetings in Homer, AK.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement for the Carryover Storage and San Vicente Dam Raise Project, San Diego County, CA
Document Number: E7-16696
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the San Diego County Water Authority (Water Authority), as Co-Lead Agencies, have prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/ EIS) for the Carryover Storage and San Vicente Dam Raise Project (CSP). The overall purpose of the CSP is to substantially increase the reliability and flexibility of the regional water supply by providing the Water Authority with facilities to accumulate and store approximately 100,000 acre feet (AF) of water by the year 2011. During dry weather periods, increased regional demand for water may exceed local supplies resulting in potential water shortages. Water would be accumulated, when it is available, from a variety of sources and, once stored, would provide a reliable reserve against shortages when supply sources are limited. This type of operation is well suited for improving storage reliability during droughts. The EIR/EIS assesses the environmental effects of the CSP at San Vicente Reservoir (Proposed Action) and the proposed alternatives.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (DPEIS) for Army Growth and Force Structure Realignment
Document Number: 07-4149
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army announces the availability of a DPEIS for the growth and realignment of the U.S. Army. Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Department of the Army has prepared a DPEIS that evaluates the potential environmental and socioeconomic effects associated with alternatives for growing and realigning the Army's force structure. Potential impacts have been analyzed at installations which are being considered for the stationing of 1,000 or more Soldiers in efforts to grow and realign the Army.
Advisory Committee Meeting Notice
Document Number: 07-4058
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-20
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 meeting: Name of Committee: Distributed Learning/Training Technology Subcommittee of the Army Education Advisory Committee. Date: 18-19 September 2007. Place: Building 1737, Fort Eustis, VA. Time: 0800-1630 on September 18, 2007; 0800-1500 on September 19, 2007. Proposed Agenda: Initial starting point of meeting will include Updates on The Army Distributed Learning Program (TADLP) and infrastructure, followed by discussions that focus on learning and technology. Purpose of the Meeting: To provide for the continuous exchange of information and ideas for distributed learning between the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), HQ Department of the Army, and the academic and business community.
Advisory Committee Meeting Notice
Document Number: 07-4057
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-20
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 meeting: Name of Committee: Army Education Advisory Committee. Date: September 13, 2007. Place: The Pentagon, Room 2E477, Arlington, VA 20310. Time: 0900-1700. Proposed Agenda: The meeting agenda includes an overview of Army training and a Pentagon tour, an overview of Federal Advisory committees, an update on the five subcommittees: Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, Command and General Staff College, Army War College, Distance Learning/Training Technology Applications, and the Reserve Officer Training Corps, and discussions focused on education and training within the Department of the Army. Purpose of the Meeting: To provide for the continuous exchange of information and ideas for training and education between the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), HQ Department of the Army, and the academic and business communities.
Coastal Engineering Research Board (CERB)
Document Number: 07-4056
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, 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: Coastal Engineering Research Board (CERB). Date of Meeting: September 6-7, 2007. Place: Hilton Alexandria Old Town, 1767 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (September 6, 2007). 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. (September 7, 2007).
Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Resumption of Year-Round Live-Fire Training at Eagle River Flats (ERF), Fort Richardson, AK
Document Number: 07-4038
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Army intends to prepare an EIS to assess the potential environmental impacts associated with the resumption of year-round live-fire weapons training at Fort Richardson, including use of direct and indirect fire weapons systems. The EIS will analyze the proposed action's impacts upon the natural and manmade environment.
United States Navy Restricted Area, Key West Harbor, at U.S. Naval Base, Key West, Florida
Document Number: E7-15694
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is amending the existing regulations for a restricted area at Naval Air Station Key West (NASKW). Naval Air Station Key West maintains ammunition magazines on Fleming Island that have explosive safety quality-distance (ESQD) requirements in place to ensure reasonable safety from serious injury should there be a magazine fire or explosion. The previous restricted area regulations did not adequately cover the ESQD requirements. This amendment to the existing regulation is necessary to protect the public from potentially hazardous conditions that may exist as a result of military use of the area.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for Transformation at Fort Carson, CO
Document Number: 07-3913
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army announces the availability of a ROD documenting and explaining the decision to implement realignment actions, as directed by the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission, and other Army transformation programs, at the Fort Carson military installation near Colorado Springs, Colorado. The decision is based on the analysis described in the Final Fort Carson Transformation Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), supporting studies, and comments provided during formal comment and review periods.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for Transformation at the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site (PCMS), Colorado
Document Number: 07-3912
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army announces the availability of a ROD documenting and explaining the decision to implement realignment transformation actions, as directed by the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission, at the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site (PCMS) in Las Animas County in southeastern Colorado, and other Army transformation programs. The decision is based on the analysis described in the Final PCMS Transformation Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), supporting studies, and comments provided during formal comment and review periods.
Notice of Availability of a Record of Decision (ROD) for Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC) Actions at Fort Belvoir, VA
Document Number: 07-3911
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army announces the availability of a ROD which summarizes the decision for implementing realignment actions as directed by the BRAC Commission at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. The decision places 8,500 new employees at Fort Belvoir's Engineer Proving Ground; places 5,500 personnel on Fort Belvoir's Main Post, and defers a decision on 6,200 personnel.
Intent To Modify a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Water Conservation Area 3 Decompartmentalization and Sheet-flow Enhancement in Broward County, FL
Document Number: 07-3876
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-09
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, previously published a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an integrated Project Implementation Report/Environmental Impact Statement (PIR/EIS) for the Water Conservation Area 3 Decompartmentalization and Sheet-flow Enhancement Project (DECOMP), Part 1 on December 4, 2003 (68 FR 67841). Following publication of the NOI, the scope of this initial part of DECOMP was altered to focus specifically on the alternatives to reduce barriers to sheet-flow within WCA 3A. Modification of eastern Tamiami Trail, south of WCA 3, will be considered in future efforts. The project's collaborator, intent, authorization, plan formulation process, and issues to be addressed remain as described in the original NOI.
Recruiting and Enlistments
Document Number: E7-15122
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-03
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army has revised its regulation that prescribes policies and procedures concerning recruiting and enlistment into the Regular Army and its Reserve Components.
Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Improvements to the Freeport Harbor Navigation Project, Brazoria County, TX
Document Number: 07-3817
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-03
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, is issuing this notice to announce its intent to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), for the proposed deepening and widening of the deep-draft Freeport Harbor Navigation Project, connecting port facilities in Freeport to the Gulf of Mexico. The District will conduct a study to evaluate deepening and widening alternatives, and dredged material disposal options, which will include both upland confined disposal and ocean disposal at designated sites in the Gulf of Mexico. The Freeport Harbor Navigation Project study area is located on the mid to upper Texas coast in Brazoria County, TX, extending from approximately 3 miles offshore at the 60-foot depth contour in the Gulf of Mexico, through the jettied Freeport Harbor entrance channel upstream to the Stauffer Channel Turing Basin. Depths and widths of up to 60-feet and 600-feet respectively are being considered from seaward, along with varying dimensions for upstream reaches and basins. The non- federal sponsor is the Brazos River Harbor Navigation District.
Intent To Grant an Exclusive License of a U.S. Government-Owned Patent
Document Number: 07-3791
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-03
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)(1)(i), announcement is made of the intent to grant an exclusive, royalty- bearing, revocable license to U.S. provisional patent application filed April 24, 2006 entitled ``Trauma Training Mannequin''; U.S. provisional patent application filed August 18, 2006 entitled ``Trauma Training Mannequin''; U.S. provisional patent application filed June 8, 2006 entitled ``Trauma Training System''; U.S. patent application filed April 23, 2007 entitled ``Trauma Training System''; and foreign rights (PCT/US2005/043771) to Skedco, Inc., with its principal place of business at 10505 SW Manhasset Drive, Tualatin, Oregon 97062.
Intent To Grant an Exclusive License of a U.S. Government-Owned Patent
Document Number: 07-3790
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-03
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The notice of an intent to grant an exclusive license for U.S. patent application 11/229,425, filed September 16, 2005 entitled ``Artillery Rocket Trajectory Correction Kit'' was originally published in the Federal Register on July 20, 2007 (72 FR 39801) and a correction notice was published in the Federal Register on July 27, 2007 (74 FR 41300). The geographical information has been updated. The correct information is: In accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7(b)(1)(i), announcement is made of the intent to an exclusive, royalty-bearing, revocable license for all geographic areas including the United States of America and its territories and possessions for any patents or patent applications claiming priority to U.S. patent application.