Army Department 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Revisions to the Clean Water Act Regulatory Definition of “Discharge of Dredged Material”; Final Rule
Document Number: E8-30984
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department, Department of Defense
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (together, the ``Agencies'') are promulgating a final rule to amend a Clean Water Act (CWA) section 404 regulation that defines the term ``discharge of dredged material.'' This action conforms the Corps' and EPA's regulations to a court order invalidating the January 17, 2001, amendments to the regulatory definition (referred to as the ``Tulloch II'' rule). This final rule responds to the court decision by deleting language from the regulation that was invalidated.
Notice of Availability for the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report and a Draft General Conformity Determination for the Berths 97-109 [China Shipping] Container Terminal Project, Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA
Document Number: E8-30585
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
On April 30, 2008, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, Regulatory Division (Corps) in coordination with the Los Angeles Harbor Department (LAHD) completed and published the Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the Berths 97-109 [China Shipping] Container Terminal Project (Project) in the Port of Los Angeles. The Corps and LAHD considered all comments received in preparing the Final EIS/EIR, which is available for a 30-day review. The Final EIS/EIR includes a draft general conformity determination (see Section 3.2 and Appendix P), pursuant to Section 176(c) of the Clean Air Act. A general conformity determination is necessary because Project construction would require Federal action (i.e., issuance of a Corps permit for activities proposed in and over navigable waters and waters of the U.S.) and not all the Federal action's direct and indirect emissions would be below specified de minimis thresholds (40 CFR 93.153(b)). Pursuant to the general conformity regulations (40 CFR Part 93 Subpart B), general conformity determinations do not have to be included in the EIS and can be separately noticed, but the draft general conformity determination for the Federal action associated with the Project is being included in the Final EIS/EIR in this case. The Final EIS/EIR, including the draft general conformity determination, is available for public review during the next 30 days at the Los Angeles Harbor Department, 425 South Palos Verdes Street, San Pedro, California, on the Port's Web site: http:// www.portoflosangeles.org, and on the Corps' Web site: http:// www.spl.usace.army.mil/regulatory/POLA.htm (scroll down to the links under China Shipping Project). In addition, the Final EIS/EIR, including the draft general conformity determination, is available at the following libraries: L.A. Public Library, Central Branch, 630 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, California; L.A. Public Library, San Pedro Branch, 921 South Gaffey Street, San Pedro, California; and L.A. Public Library, Wilmington Branch, 1300 North Avalon, Wilmington, California. Any comments received by the Corps and LAHD on the Final EIS/EIR or the included draft general conformity determination during the next 30 days will be considered fully before the Corps makes a final general conformity determination and finalizes the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Federal action associated with the Project. The Corps will publish a notice of a final general conformity determination in the Federal Register within 30 days of rendering a final decision. The public can request from the Corps copies of the ROD, which includes responses to comments on the Final EIS/EIR, including any on the draft general conformity determination, following publication of a final general conformity determination and upon execution of the ROD.
Naval Restricted Area, Port Townsend, Indian Island, Walan Point, WA
Document Number: E8-30590
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is issuing a final rule to enlarge an existing restricted area within Port Townsend Bay, Indian Island, Walan Point, Washington. The purpose of the restricted area is to ensure the security and safety of the public, and satisfy security, safety and operational requirements as they pertain to naval vessels. The restricted area will be marked on navigation charts to ensure security and safety for the public.
Naval Restricted Area, Manchester Fuel Depot, Washington; and Naval Restricted Areas, Sinclair Inlet, WA
Document Number: E8-30588
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is issuing a final rule establishing a restricted area within Puget Sound at Orchard Point, at the U.S. Navy Manchester Fuel Depot, near Manchester. The Corps is also amending an existing regulation for restricted areas within Sinclair Inlet at the Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton and the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, at the City of Bremerton, Kitsap County. The purpose of the new restricted area is to ensure the security and safety of the public, and satisfy security, safety and operational requirements as they pertain to naval vessels. The purpose of the amended restricted area is also to ensure the security and safety of the public, and satisfy security, safety and operational requirements as they pertain to naval vessels, in addition to releasing for unimpeded transit of Washington State Ferries the eastern most area of the established restricted area. The restricted areas will be marked on navigation charts to ensure security and safety for the public.
Chief of Engineers Environmental Advisory Board
Document Number: E8-29732
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-16
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: Chief of Engineers Environmental Advisory Board (EAB). Topic: The EAB will discuss national considerations related to ecosystem restoration through integrated water resources management with emphasis on building collaborative partnerships, and the implementation of the Environmental Operating Principles. Date of Meeting: January 15, 2009. Place: Marines' Memorial Club and Hotel, 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 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 are asked to register prior to the start of the meeting. Registration will begin at 8:30. Statements are limited to 3 minutes.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Arboretum Project, in Rancho Cordova, Sacramento County, CA, Permit Application Number SPK-2007-00133
Document Number: E8-29730
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, (Corps) will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for The Arboretum project, a mixed-use residential and commercial development in Rancho Cordova, Sacramento County, CA. Lewis Operating Corp. has applied for a Department of the Army permit to fill approximately 31.78 acres of waters of the United States, including wetlands, to construct the project.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Maneuver Center of Excellence (MCOE) Actions at Fort Benning, GA
Document Number: E8-29319
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-12
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The U.S. Army announces the availability of the DEIS, which evaluates the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts of the construction, operation, and maintenance of facilities and training areas at Fort Benning. The DEIS also re-evaluates projects that have moved or changed extensively from those evaluated in the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) and Transformation EIS (2007). The proposed action is designed to accommodate newly identified requirements for Armor School training, accommodate Army growth, and support the MCOE standup. The MCOE proposed actions include the construction, operation, and maintenance of facilities and training areas (including assets such as ranges and maneuver areas) to (1) accommodate newly identified requirements for Armor School training, (2) support the increased throughput of military personnel and students associated with Grow the Army missions, and (3) support the MCOE requirements at Fort Benning.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Joint Environmental Impact Statement for Commercial Dredging of Construction Aggregate From the Missouri River in Missouri and Kansas
Document Number: E8-28826
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the direct, indirect, and cumulative effects of continued commercial dredging of sand and gravel from the Missouri River in Missouri and Kansas. The proposed dredging will occur in a navigable waterway and the portion of dredged material that is too coarse or too fine to be used will be discharged back into the river, thereby requiring Department of the Army (DA) authorization under Section 10 of the River and Harbors Act and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. Commercial dredging in the Missouri River has been ongoing for more than 50 years but has increased from approximately 1.3 million tons per year in 1974 to approximately 8 million tons in 2006. The current DA permits for six Missouri River commercial dredging operations will expire December 31, 2009 and those six operations and four proposed operations have applied for new DA permits to dredge up to 12.435 million tons per year beginning in 2010.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the West Shore-Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction Feasibility Study
Document Number: E8-28823
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
This notice of intent (NOI) supersedes the NOI published in the Federal Register June 23, 1998 (63 FR 34151). The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District (USACE) intends to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the West Shore-Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction Feasibility Study. This study will determine the feasibility and assess the environmental impacts of providing hurricane and storm damage risk reduction measures in the study area. The study area is bounded by the Bonnet Carre Spillway to the east, the Mississippi River to the south, Lakes Pontchartrain and Maurepas to the north, and St. James Parish/ Ascension Parish line to the west.
Availability for Non-Exclusive, Exclusive, or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Provisional Patent Application Concerning Chest Tube Clamp
Document Number: E8-28820
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Announcement is made of the availability for licensing of the invention set forth in U.S. Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 61/043,242 entitled ``Chest Tube Clamp,'' filed April 8, 2008. 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 Application Concerning Foley Catheter Adaptor
Document Number: E8-28817
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Announcement is made of the availability for licensing of the invention set forth in U.S. Patent Application No. 11/379,558 entitled ``Foley Catheter Adaptor,'' filed April 20, 2006(Patent Application Publication No. U.S. 2008/0009793, published January 10, 2008). 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. Provisional Patent Application Concerning Therapeutic Trigger Device
Document Number: E8-28815
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Announcement is made of the availability for licensing of the invention set forth in U.S. Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 61/041,958 entitled ``Therapeutic Trigger Simulator,'' filed April 3, 2008. 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. Provisional Patent Application Concerning Portable Trapeze System
Document Number: E8-28811
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Announcement is made of the availability for licensing of the invention set forth in U.S. Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 61/045,184 entitled ``Portable Trapeze System,'' filed April 15, 2008. The United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Army, has rights in this invention.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-27960
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-27946
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Intent To Grant an Exclusive License for a U.S. Army Owned Invention to Skytel, Inc.
Document Number: E8-27829
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army announces that, unless there is an objection within 15 days of this notice, that it is contemplating granting an exclusive license to Skytel, Inc, a corporation having a place of business in Clinton, MS, on ``System And Method For Tactical Centralized Event Warning/Notification For Individual Entities'' by Paul Manz of PM Battle Command, disclosure docket numberCECOM 5531; ``System And Method For Semi-Distributed Event Warning/Notification For Individual Entities'' by Paul Manz of PM Battle Command, disclosure docket numberCECOM 5530; ``System And Method For Tactical Distributed Event Warning/Notification For Individual Entities'' by Paul Manz of PM Battle Command and Fernando Maymi of the U.S. Military Academy (USMA), disclosure docket numberCECOM 5532; and ``System For Event Warning/ Notification And Reporting For Individual Entities'' by Paul Manz of PM Battle Command and Fernando Maymi of USMA, disclosure docket number CECOM 5533. Any license granted shall comply with 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR Part 404.
Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: E8-27828
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The notice of the names of members of a Performance Review Board for the Department of the Army published in the Federal Register on November 17, 2008 (72 FR 60662) has added four additional members.
Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation Board of Visitors; Meeting
Document Number: E8-27439
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for the fall 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 January 25, 2008 in compliance with the requirements set forth in Title 10 U.S.C. 2166. Date: Friday, December 5, 2008. Time: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: WHINSEC, 35 Ridgeway Loop, Room 219, Fort Benning, GA. Proposed Agenda: The WHINSEC BoV will be briefed on activities at the Institute since the last Board meeting on June 4, 2008 as well as receive other information appropriate to its interests.
Board of Visitors, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center
Document Number: E8-27433
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-19
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, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, Subcommittee of the Army Education Advisory Committee. Date: December 17-18, 2008. Place of Meeting: December 17: Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (Monterey I Conference Room, Department of Defense Center, 400 Gigling Road, Seaside, CA 93955). December 18: Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (Weckerling Center, Presidio of Monterey, Monterey, CA 93944). Time of Meeting: Approximately 8 a.m. through 4:45 p.m. Board Mission: The DLIFLC Board of Visitors (BoV) is governed by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972, as amended, and is a subcommittee of the Army Education Advisory Committee (AEAC). The purpose of the DLIFLC BoV is to provide the Commandant, through the Army Education Advisory Committee, with advice on matters related to the Institute's mission, specifically: academic policies, staff and faculty development, student success indicators, curricula, educational methodology and objectives, program effectiveness, instructional methods, research, and academic administration. Board Membership: The Board is composed of 10 members.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Gray's Beach Restoration Project, Waikiki, O'ahu, HI, Department of the Army Regulatory File Number POH-2007-192
Document Number: E8-27176
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
In order to establish a stable, sandy beach seaward of the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, its owners propose to construct three T-head groins extending seaward from the existing seawall which defines the hotel property boundary. They propose to pump sand from nearby marine deposits and place it between the groins to form a protected beach. The proposed project site, which is within the State of Hawai'i Conservation District, would remain state-owned. The project site is located within the navigable waters of the United States and the proposed activity is subject to the regulatory jurisdiction of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: E8-27175
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-17
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.
Surplus Properties; Notice
Document Number: E8-27174
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
This amended notice provides information regarding the properties that have been determined surplus to the United States needs in accordance with the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990, Public Law No. 101-510, as amended, and the 2005 Base Closure and Realignment Commission Report, as approved, and following screening with Federal agencies and Department of Defense components. This Notice amends the Notice published in the Federal Register on May 9, 2006 (71 FR 26930).
Corps of Engineers; Notice of Availability for an Addendum to the Final Environmental Impact Statement and a Draft General Conformity Determination for the Berths 136-147 [TraPac] Container Terminal Project, Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA
Document Number: E8-26977
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Engineers Corps, Army Department
In November 2007, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, Regulatory Division (Corps) in coordination with the Los Angeles Harbor Department (LAHD) completed and published a joint Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/ EIR) for the Berths 136-147 [TraPac] Container Terminal Project (Project) in the Port of Los Angeles. The Corps is currently processing a permit application submitted by the LAHD to undertake various activities and construct structures in and over navigable waters and waters of the United States associated with the Project. Issuance of a Corps permit is a Federal action, which must comply with the air quality conformity requirements specified in section 176(c) of the Clean Air Act. An addendum to the Final EIS (Addendum) has been prepared that revises the conformity statement included in section 3.2 of the Final EIS and incorporates the Draft General Conformity Determination, as Appendix O to the Final EIS, for the Federal action associated with the Project. The general conformity regulations (40 CFR Part 93 Subpart B) allow general conformity determinations to be included in an EIS, but inclusion of these determinations is not required and can be separately noticed. The Addendum and General Conformity Determination are available for public review during the next 30 days at the Los Angeles Harbor Department, 425 South Palos Verdes Street, San Pedro, California, on the Port's Web site: http://www.portoflosangeles.org, and on the Corps' Web site: http://www.spl.usace.army.mil/regulatory/ POLA.htm (scroll down to the links under TraPac Project). In addition, they are available at the following libraries: L.A. Public Library, Central Branch, 630 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, California; L.A. Public Library, San Pedro Branch, 921 South Gaffey Street, San Pedro, California; and L.A. Public Library, Wilmington Branch, 1300 North Avalon, Wilmington, California. Any comments received by the Corps on the Addendum and Draft General Conformity Determination during the next 30 days will be considered fully before the Corps makes a Final General Conformity Determination and finalizes the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Federal action associated with the Project. The Corps will publish a notice of a Final General Conformity Determination in the Federal Register within 30 days of rendering a final decision. The public can request from the Corps copies of the ROD, which includes responses to comments on the Final EIS, Addendum, and Draft General Conformity Determination, following publication of a Final General Conformity Determination and upon execution of the ROD.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Section 404 Permit Application for the Southern Beltway Transportation Project from I-79 to the Mon/Fayette Expressway, Washington County, PA
Document Number: E8-26970
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as a Cooperating Agency, have prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)/Section 404 Permit Application for the Southern Beltway Transportation Project from I-79 to the Mon/ Fayette Expressway in Washington County, PA. The overall purpose of the project is to provide transportation mobility safety improvements, to relieve congestion, and to support economic development plans in southwestern Pennsylvania. The FEIS assesses the environmental effects of the various alternatives developed to address the project needs.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E8-26754
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army is amending a system of records notice in its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Decorations, Medals, Ribbons, and Similar Devices
Document Number: E8-26699
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
This action removes 32 CFR Part 578, Decorations, Medals, Ribbons, and Similar Devices. The Department of the Army has determined that the rules prescribing policy and criteria for military awards and the administrative instructions for processing military awards are not required to be published in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) because they are not generally applicable and have no legal effect per 44 U.S.C. 1505.
Availability for Non-Exclusive, Exclusive, or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Provisional Patent Application Concerning Synthetic Stereoisomers of Hyperzine A for Protection Against Chemical Warfare Agents (CWA), CWA-Induced Seizures, and Other Neurological Seizures
Document Number: E8-26719
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Announcement is made of the availability for licensing of the invention set forth in U.S. Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 61/104,388 entitled ``Synthetic Stereoisomers of Hyperzine A for Protection Against Chemical Warfare Agents (CWA), CWA-Induced Seizures, and other Neurological Seizures,'' filed October 10, 2008. 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. Provisional Patent Application Concerning Medical Tube Securing Device
Document Number: E8-26715
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Announcement is made of the availability for licensing of the invention set forth in U.S. Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 61/102,910 entitled ``Medical Tube Securing Device,'' filed October 6, 2008. The United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Army, has rights in this invention.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-26005
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-31
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-26002
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for the Proposed South Coast Rail Project, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of the Army Permit Application Number NAE-2007-00698
Document Number: E8-25987
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-31
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), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District (Corps) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate a proposed establishment of passenger rail service between Boston and New Bedford/Fall River, MA. The Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation and Public Works (EOT) has submitted an application for a Department of the Army permit to discharge fill material into waters of the United States (U.S.), ranging in area from less than one acre to approximately eight acres (depending on the alternative selected), including wetlands, incidental to the establishment of the passenger rail service. The EOT has stated that the purpose of their proposed project is to more fully meet the existing and future demand for public transportation between Fall River/New Bedford and Boston, MA, and to enhance regional mobility, while supporting smart growth planning and development strategies in the affected communities. The cities of Taunton, Fall River, and New Bedford are the only cities within 50 miles of Boston that are not currently served by passenger rail. The EIS will also be prepared with the intent to serve as a joint Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) and NEPA document that will comply with the procedural requirements of both state and federal law and serve as a combined EIS/Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The MEPA review will be conducted simultaneously with the NEPA process. The EIS/EIR will evaluate a range of alternative transit routes to determine the Least Environmentally Damaging Practicable Alternative (``LEDPA''), in accordance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Guidelines for Specification of Disposal Sites for Dredged or Fill Material (40 CFR Part 230). Alternative routes presently identified include four principal rail routes: (1) The ``Attleboro Alternative'', (2) the ``Stoughton Alternative'', (3) the ``Middleborough Alternative'', and (4) the ``Attleboro-Middleborough Hybrid Alternative''. A fifth alternative is a Rapid Bus Alternative using modified highway infrastructure. A No Build/Transportation Surface Management alternative will also be evaluated. Public scoping may identify other alternatives for evaluation in the EIS/EIR.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement To Permit Construction of Dam and Reservoir along Murder Creek, Conecuh County, AL
Document Number: E8-25986
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Mobile District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) intends to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to address the potential impacts associated with permitting construction of a dam and reservoir along Murder Creek in Conecuh County, AL. Evaluation of the proposed project via an EIS will proceed in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Upon completion of the EIS, the Corps will evaluate a permit application for the proposed work under the authority of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement to Construct a Second Runway at the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport, Killeen, TX
Document Number: E8-25425
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and Department of the Army (DoA) Implementing regulations (32 CFR part 651 Environmental Analysis of Army Actions; Final Rule), the DoA is issuing this notice to advise the public of its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to assess the potential environmental impacts on a proposal to construct a second runway at the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport (Airport) at Killeen, TX. Initial assessment indicates that the preparation of an EIS is warranted because the proposed action would involve construction of facilities that would have a significant effect on habitat for the federally listed black-capped vireo and golden cheeked warbler. The City of Killeen initiated the proposed project, thus is the project's proponent. Because the proposed project will be located on Fort Hood Military Reservation, or Federal land, the Department of the Army is the lead agency.
Army Science Board Fall Meeting
Document Number: E8-25282
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine of 1976 (U.S.C. 552b, as amended) and 41 Code of the Federal Regulations (CFR 102-3.140 through 160, the Department of the Army announces the following committee meeting: Name of Committee: Army Science Board (ASB). Date(s) of Meeting: November 5-6 2008. Time(s) of Meeting: 0800-1700, November 5, 2008, 0800-1700, November 6, 2008. Place of MeetingHuntsville Marriott, 5 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL 35805.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E8-25272
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army is deleting a system of records in its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Availability of a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for the Hamilton Wetland Restoration Project, Dredged Material Aquatic Transfer Facility in Marin County, CA
Document Number: E8-24848
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and California State Coastal Conservancy (Conservancy), in collaboration with the Long Term Management Strategy for Dredged Material in San Francisco Bay (LTMS) agencies, are proposing the use of an aquatic transfer facility (ATF) to beneficially use dredged material in restoring tidal wetlands at the original Hamilton Wetland Restoration Project site and the Bel Marin Keys Unit V Expansion site (collectively, the HWRP). The USACE is the lead agency for this project under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The Conservancy is the lead agency for this project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement on an Application for a Department of the Army Permit under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act by the Upper Trinity Regional Water District for the Construction of Lake Ralph Hall, a Proposed 7,605-Surface-Acre Water Supply Reservoir in Fannin County, TX
Document Number: E8-24818
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District (USACE) has received an application for a Department of the Army permit under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) from the Upper Trinity Regional Water District (UTRWD) to construct Lake Ralph Hall. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the USACE has determined that issuance of such a permit may have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment and, therefore, requires the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The USACE intends to prepare an EIS to assess the environmental, social, and economic effects of issuance of a Department of the Army permit under Section 404 of the CWA for discharges of dredged and fill material into waters of the United States (U.S.) associated with the construction of the proposed water supply reservoir. In the EIS, the USACE will assess potential impacts associated with a range of alternatives.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Disposal and Reuse of Fort McPherson, GA; Correction
Document Number: E8-24717
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-17
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 October 10, 2008, concerning the DEIS for Disposal and Reuse of Fort McPherson, Georgia. The Notice of Availability contained incorrect information.
Inland Waterways Users Board
Document Number: E8-24679
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-17
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), announcement is made of the forthcoming meeting. Name of Committee: Inland Waterways Users Board (Board). Date: November 18, 2008. Location: Chicago Marriott O'Hare, 8535 West Higgins Road, Chicago, Illinois 60631, (773-693-4444 or 800-228-9290). 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 the funding for inland navigation projects and studies, an assessment of the Inland Waterways Trust Fund, and a preliminary plan for a future business model for inland waterways projects.
Notice of Availability of a Novel Dendrimer Based Detection Technology for Exclusive, Partially Exclusive or Non-exclusive Licenses
Document Number: E8-24512
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army announces the general availability of exclusive, partially exclusive or non-exclusive licenses relative to a novel dendrimer technology as described in United States Patent 6,716,450 entitled ``Enhancing Protein Activity Through Nanoencapsulation'', Yin, et al., issued April 6, 2004. Licenses shall comply with 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.
Notice of Intent To Grant an Exclusive License to ANP Technologies, Inc.
Document Number: E8-24510
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
In compliance with 37 CFR 404 et seq., the Department of the Army hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to ANP Technologies, Inc., 824 Interchange Boulevard, Newark, DE 19711, an exclusive license relative to United States Patent 6,716,450 entitled ``Enhancing Protein Activity Through Nanoencapsulation'', Yin, et al., issued April 6, 2004. Anyone wishing to object to the granting of this license has 15 days from the date of this notice to file written objections along with supporting evidence, if any.
Availability for Non-Exclusive, Exclusive, or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Provisional Patent Application Concerning Intraoral Measurement of Saliva Osmolarity to Measure Hydration Status
Document Number: E8-24497
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-15
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. Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 61/096,941 entitled ``Intraoral Measurement of Saliva Osmolarity to Measure Hydration Status,'' filed September 15, 2008. 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. Provisional Patent Application Concerning Method and Kit for Detecting Adenovirus Serotype 14 Virus
Document Number: E8-24488
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-15
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. Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 61/058,598 entitled ``Method and Kit for Detecting Adenovirus Serotype 14 Virus,'' filed June 4, 2008. The United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Army, has rights in this invention.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E8-24473
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army is proposing to amend a system of records in its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E8-24441
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army is amending a system of records notice in its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E8-24440
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army is amending a system of records notice in its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E8-24432
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army is amending a system of records notice in its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Notice of Availability for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Grow the Army Actions at Fort Carson, CO
Document Number: E8-23995
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army announces the availability of a DEIS for the implementation of the decision to station a new Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) and smaller combat support units at Fort Carson, and the potential stationing of a Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) at Fort Carson in the future.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Disposal and Reuse of Fort McPherson, Georgia
Document Number: E8-23990
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The U.S. Army announces the availability of the DEIS, which evaluates the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts of the disposal and reuse of Fort McPherson, Georgia, pursuant to the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission recommendation.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (DEIS/EIR) for a Permit Application for the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County's (Sanitation Districts) Clearwater Program in Los Angeles County, CA
Document Number: E8-23528
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-06
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, 40 CFR 1508.22, and 33 CFR Parts 230 and 325, and in conjunction with the Sanitation Districts, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is announcing its intent to prepare a DEIS/EIR for the Clearwater Program. The Clearwater Program is a strategic planning initiative to identify wastewater conveyance, wastewater treatment, effluent management, solids processing, and biosolids management needs for the Sanitation Districts' Joint Outfall System through the year 2050. The Clearwater Program will entail the preparation of a new Master Facilities Plan (MFP), which will guide the management, and upgrade/development of the Sanitation Districts' infrastructure. A major component of the MFP is the construction of a new ocean outfall structure extending from the coastline in the vicinity of White Point, Point Fermin, or the Port of Los Angeles up to approximately 7 miles seaward of San Pedro Bay in the Pacific Ocean. The construction of the structure would entail discharge of dredged and fill material in waters of the United States, work in navigable waters of the United States, and potentially the transport of dredged material for ocean disposal. Accordingly, the Sanitation Districts intend to submit a Department of Army application pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA), Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act (RHA), and if necessary Section 103 of the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA). For Additional Information Contact: Kenneth Wong, Project Manager, at (213) 452-3290 (kenneth.wong@usace.army.mil), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, P.O. Box 532711, Los Angeles, CA 90053-2325.