Record of Decision (ROD) for the Real Property Master Plan and Real Property Exchange at Camp Parks, Dublin, CA
The U.S. Army, with cooperation from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), announces the availability of the ROD for the Real Property Master Plan (RPMP) and the Real Property Exchange at Camp Parks. The ROD selects the Accelerated Modernization Alternative, under which the construction of new facilities and ranges included in the RPMP would be partially funded using the value of the land exchange (180 acres of the southern cantonment area) from Federal to private ownership. The remainder of RPMP construction at Camp Parks would be programmed as military construction projects. NASA's in- holding would be sold and proceeds of the sale would be used at its NASA-Ames Research Center, Moffett Field. This decision will speed the replacement of antiquated facilities and infrastructure on Camp Parks.
The Release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Town of Nags Head Proposed Beach Nourishment Project in Dare County, NC
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE), Wilmington District, Regulatory Division, 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 of 1899, from the Town of Nags Head to dredge up to 4.6 million cubic yards of beach-quality sediment from an offshore borrow source, and deposit the material along approximately 10 miles of ocean shoreline in the Town of Nags Head.
Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, Board of Visitors Meeting
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, 2008 in compliance with the requirements set forth in Title 10 U.S.C. 2166.
Performance Review Board Membership
Notice is given of the names of members of a Performance Review Board for the Department of the Army.
Notice of Intent To Revise Scope of Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Updating the Water Control Manuals for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin To Account for Federal District Court Ruling
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Mobile District, intends to revise the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Water Control Manuals updates for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, to account for a July 17, 2009 Federal court ruling. On July 17, 2009, Judge Paul A. Magnuson issued a memorandum and order in the case In re Tri-State Water Rights Litigation (M.D. Fla. No. 3:07-md-01),
Restricted Areas at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Patrick AFB, FL
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) published a document in the Federal Register on July 23, 2009 (74 FR 36400), revising the restricted areas at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Patrick Air Force Base (AFB), Florida. The revision included the establishment of a restricted area within the waters of the Atlantic Ocean offshore of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The regulation included information regarding the boundaries of the new restricted area, including a reference to the offshore (eastern) boundary as being 1.5 miles offshore of the mean high water line. The final rule did not reference the type of mile unit to be used for the boundary line of the restricted area. The intent was to use nautical miles as the unit type. Since the use of nautical miles changes the coordinates for the northeast and southeast corner points of the restricted area, we are also correcting those coordinates. This document corrects the final regulation by revising this section.
Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, Island of Oahu, HI
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is amending the regulations at 33 CFR 334.1380 for the existing danger zone in the vicinity of Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. The amendment reflects the current operational and safety procedures at the Ulupau Crater Weapons Training Range and highlights a change in the hours that weapons firing may occur. The amendment also expands the boundaries of the existing danger zone. 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.
Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Construction of Lower Bois d'Arc Creek Reservoir in Fannin County, TX
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District (USACE) has received an application for a Department of the Army Permit under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) from the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) to construct Lower Bois d'Arc Creek Reservoir. 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).
Record of Decision for Stationing and Training of Increased Aviation Assets Within U.S. Army Alaska
The Department of the Army announces the availability of its Record of Decision (ROD) that documents and summarizes the decision for implementing actions to increase numbers and types of aviation assets and training within U.S. Army Alaska (USARAK). The decision is based on the analysis described in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for Stationing and Training of Increased Aviation Assets within U.S. Army Alaska (August 2009), supporting studies, and comments provided during formal comment and review periods.
Availability for Non-Exclusive, Exclusive, or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Provisional Patent Application Concerning Methods and Composition for Live Bubonic Plague Vaccine Based on Yersinia Pestis * * * Gene Deletion
Announcement is made of the availability for licensing of the invention set forth in U.S. Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 61/242,113 entitled ``Methods and Composition for Live Bubonic Plague Vaccine Based On Yersinia Pestis * * * Gene Deletion,'' filed September 14, 2009. The United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Army, has rights to this invention.
Availability for Non-Exclusive, Exclusive, or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Provisional Patent Application Concerning Enhanced Substrates for the Protease Activity of Serotype a Botulinum Neurotoxin
Announcement is made of the availability for licensing of the invention set forth in U.S. Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 61/252,675 entitled ``Enhanced Substrates for the Protease Activity of Serotype a Botulinum Neurotoxin,'' filed October 18, 2009. The United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Army, has rights to this invention.
Inland Waterways Users Board
In accordance with 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), announcement is made of the forthcoming meeting.
Fort Bliss Army Growth and Force Structure Realignment Draft; Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)
The Department of the Army announces the availability of a DEIS identifying the potential environmental effects that would result from use of stationing and training capacity, land use changes, and training infrastructure improvements at Fort Bliss (Texas) to support Army growth and force structure realignment.