Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for 408 Permission and 404 Permit to Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency for the Natomas Levee Improvement Project, Sacramento, CA
The action being taken is the preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the issuance of both the 408 permission and 404 permit to SAFCA for their work on the Natomas Levee Improvement Project (NLIP). The 408 is permission to alter existing flood control structures and the 404 permit is required for the discharge of dredged or fill material into the waters of U.S. under the Clean Water Act. The NLIP is located in Sacramento and Sutter Counties, California. SAFCA is requesting this permission and permit in order to complete construction along the Natomas Cross Canal and on the landside of the east levee of the Sacramento River.
Availability for Non-Exclusive, Exclusive, or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Patent Concerning Remote Mosaic Imaging System Having High-Resolution, Wide Field-of-View and Low Bandwidth
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. 6,704,460 entitled ``Remote mosaic imaging system having high-resolution, wide field-of-view and low bandwidth,'' issued on March 9, 2004. The United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Army, has rights in this invention.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
The Department of the Army is amending a system of records notices in its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Office of the Secretary; Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
The Army Review Boards Agency (ARBA) is amending A0015-185 SFMR systems 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 Intent To Grant Partially Exclusive License of U.S. Patent Application No. 11/82,432 Entitled “A Method and System for Treating Metal-Containing Fluid Emissions” and U.S. Patent Application No. 10/931,232 “Perlite Sorbents for Vapor Phase Metals and Metals Compounds”
In accordance with 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i), announcement is made of a prospective partially exclusive license for specific applications of small ammunition destruction, soil remediation from contaminants, and Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) recycling (converting waste products into reusable materials) in worldwide markets.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Construction and Operation of a 300-MW Coal-Fired Electric Generating Unit Proposed by Wisconsin Power and Light Company near Cassville in Grant County, WI
Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL) has applied to the St. Paul District, Corps of Engineers (Corps) for a permit to conduct work below the ordinary high water mark of the Mississippi River, a navigable water of the U.S., and to discharge dredged or fill material into waters of the U.S. to facilitate the construction and operation of a 300 megawatt (MW) baseload coal-fired electric generating unit, referred to as NED 3, near Cassville in Grant County, WI. Specifically, the WPL is proposing an atmospheric circulating fluidized bed boiler and steam turbine generator unit at a site adjacent to the existing Nelson Dewey Generating Station (NED) Units 1 and 2 on the Mississippi River at River Mile 607.7. In addition to the new power generating unit, the following associated facilities would be constructed and operated: A new lateral collector well to supply cooling water; additional barge unloading capacity including three additional barge moorings in the Mississippi River, a new barge unloading tower foundation, and a temporary equipment barge unloading ramp; a new storm water detention pond and pipe outfall structure; 1.7-mile-long off-site parallel industrial railroad tracks, including a sheet pile retaining wall, adjacent to the existing BNSF railroad mainline tracks; new railroad bridges over two creeks for the off-site parallel industrial railroad tracks; and two new coal pile runoff ponds to replace the existing coal pile runoff pond adjacent to the railroad tracks. The project would require the discharge of dredged or fill material into the Mississippi River and two creeks that are tributaries to the Mississippi River. The Mississippi River is a navigable water of the U.S. The discharge of dredged or fill material into waters of the U.S. requires a permit issued by the Corps under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. Construction work conducted below the ordinary high water mark of a navigable water of the U.S. requires a permit issued by the Corps under Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act. The final environmental impact statement will be used as a basis for the permit decision and to ensure compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Availability for Non-Exclusive, Exclusive, or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Patent Application Concerning Arthropod Repellent Pharmacophore Models, Compounds Identified as Fitting the Pharmacophore Models, and Methods of Marking and Using Thereof
In accordance with 37 CFR 404.6 and 404.7, announcement is made of the availability for licensing of U.S. Patent Application No. 10/701,565 entitled ``Arthropod Repellent Pharmacophore Models, Compounds Identified as Fitting the Pharmacophore Models, and Methods of Marking and Using Thereof,'' filed November 6, 2003. Foreign rights are also available (PCT/US03/35424). The United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Army, has rights in this invention.
Notice of Availability for the Final Environmental Impact Statement for Widening of the Freeport Ship Channel in Freeport, Brazoria County, TX
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District announces the release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and the public comment period, and the availability of the Final General Conformity Determination for the Brazos River Harbor Navigation District's (Port of Freeport) proposed widening of the Freeport Harbor Ship Channel.
Estuary Habitat Restoration Council; Open Meeting
In accordance with section 105(h) of the Estuary Restoration Act of 2000, (Title I, Pub. L. 106-457), announcement is made of the forthcoming meeting of the Estuary Habitat Restoration Council. The meeting is open to the public.
Availability of Non-Exclusive, Exclusive License or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Patent Concerning Polymer-Template Complex Produced by Enzymatic Polymerization
In accordance with 37 CFR 404.6, announcement is made of the availability for licensing of U.S. Patent No. U.S. 7,309,582 entitled ``Polymer-Template Complex Produced by Enzymatic Polymerization'' issued December 18, 2007. This patent has been assigned to the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Army.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Feasibility Study and Environmental Impact Statement for Modification of the Coos Bay Navigational Channel, Coos County, OR
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Portland District will be the lead agency for a combined Draft Feasibility Study/ Environmental Impact Statement (FS/EIS) for Coos Bay Channel Modifications in Coos County, Oregon. The FS/EIS is being prepared by the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay (Port) under the authority granted by section 203 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 1986.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for Army Growth and Force Structure Realignment
The Department of the Army announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for Army Growth and Force Structure Realignment. This ROD announces the Army's decisions for growing and realigning U.S. Army forces within the Continental United States (CONUS). Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Department of the Army prepared a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) that evaluated the potential environmental and socio- economic effects associated with alternatives for Army growth and realignment. In the Final PEIS, which was published on 26 OCT, 2007, the Army identified Alternative Three as the preferred alternative. The Record of Decision explains that the Army will proceed with its preferred alternative, Alternative Three. This alternative best supports Army Modular Transformation; implements Global Defense Posture Realignment (GDPR) decisions; adds the necessary Combat Support and Combat Service Support Soldiers to the Active and Reserve components of the Army; and grows the Army by six Active component Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs) and fifteen Active and Reserve component support brigades. Each of the BCTs will be Infantry BCTs. In addition, the PEIS analysis was used to relocate a Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MEB) headquarters and two Heavy Brigade Combat Teams (HBCTs). The HBCTs will be activated in Germany and retained until FY12 and FY13 before returning to the United States. A return of these BCTs to the United States is not a part of previous decisions to implement Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) 2005. This decision and analysis within this PEIS do not include BRAC 2005 stationing actions, which are considered part of the baseline condition for analysis. This decision will result in a total growth in Army forces by approximately 74,200 Soldiers, and will realign forces to improve readiness and responsiveness to meet future challenges.
Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Renewal of the Special Use Permit (SUP) for Military Activities on the De Soto National Forest and Implementation of Installation Mission Support Activities at Camp Shelby, MS
This FEIS has been prepared by the NGB and the U.S. Department of AgricultureForest Service (USDA-FS). NGB is the lead agency and the USDA-FS is serving as a cooperating agency in the development of this FEIS for the renewal of the current SUP that authorizes military training activities at Camp shelby Training Site.