Army Department 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a Proposed Flood Risk Management Project on the Red River of the North in Fargo, ND, and Moorhead, MN
Document Number: 2010-32499
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The St. Paul District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (St. Paul District) will prepare a Supplement to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Feasibility Study (EIS/FS) for a Proposed Fargo- Moorhead Flood Risk Management Project on the Red River of the North in Fargo, ND, and Moorhead, MN (Proposed Fargo-Moorhead Project). On May 5, 2009, the St. Paul District published a notice of intent to prepare a Draft EIS/FS for a Proposed Fargo-Moorhead Project. On June 11, 2010, the St. Paul District published a notice of availability of the Draft EIS/FS. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has now decided to prepare a Supplemental Draft EIS/FS to further evaluate impacts of a Proposed Fargo-Moorhead Project and potential measures to mitigate for those impacts. The Supplemental Draft EIS/FS should be available for public review and comment in the spring of 2011.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-32391
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-27
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 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.
Availability for Exclusive, Non-Exclusive, or Partially-Exclusive Licensing of Inventions Concerning an Inactivated Dengue Virus Vaccine and a Method and Kit for Detection of Dengue Virus
Document Number: 2010-32235
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-23
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 6,254,873 which issued July 3, 2001, entitled ``Inactivated Dengue Virus Vaccine,'' and U.S. Patent 6,190,859, entitled ``Method and Kit for Detection of Dengue Virus,'' issued February 20, 2001. The United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Army, has rights to this invention.
Preparation of the PEIS for Modernization of Training Infrastructure at Pōhakuloa Training Area, HI
Document Number: 2010-32177
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The United States Army Pacific (USARPAC) and United States Army Garrison, Hawai`i (USAG-HI) intend to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for modernizing training ranges, training support infrastructure (roads and utilities), and training support facilities in the cantonment area at P[omacr]hakuloa Training Area (PTA) to meet better the readiness needs of military units in Hawai`i. The PEIS will evaluate PTA's long-term vision for modernizing training ranges, training support infrastructure, and the cantonment area to improve a current shortfall in collective (group) live-fire training capabilities for units stationed in Hawai`i. The PEIS also includes an analysis for constructing and operating an Infantry Platoon Battle Area (IPBA) that would include an Infantry Platoon Battle Course (IPBC), Live-fire Shoothouse, and Military Operations on Urban Terrain (MOUT) facility. The IPBC would augment the existing non-standard IPBC (located at Range 10 on PTA), which is undersized and cannot be modernized in its current footprint. The Range 10 IPBC would continue to be used for non-standard collective live-fire training exercises. Many of the training ranges and infrastructure at PTA do not meet current doctrinal training and standard range design requirements. Many of the range assets at PTA also do not have sufficient throughput capacity to meet collective live-fire training requirements. Alternatives analyzed in the PEIS will consider modernizing the training ranges, training support infrastructure, and the cantonment area at PTA, and a No Action alternative. Under the No Action alternative, the Army would continue utilizing current training lands and facilities as efficiently as possible. The PEIS will also present a range of alternatives for the IPBA at either the Western Range Area of PTA, Charlie's Circle, or along the southwest side of Range 20, or to not build and operate the IPBA at all. The primary environmental issues to be analyzed in the PEIS include (but are not limited to) air quality, traffic, biological resources, cultural resources, public services and utilities, wildfires, and hazardous materials and waste. There could be significant impacts to cultural resources, air quality, and risk from igniting wildfires. Also, we anticipate that some federally-listed threatened or endangered plants would be affected. Predicted environmental impacts associated with implementing the initial range project of constructing and operating the IPBA will be analyzed to include an increase in vehicle traffic, air quality impacts, and live-fire activities at currently underutilized range locations at PTA. The proposed action may increase the risk of igniting wildfires or may result in a loss of cultural resources. The Army will identify mitigation measures that could be implemented to reduce or eliminate adverse impacts to the environmental resources.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for Land Acquisition, South Texas Training Center (STTC), in McMullen County, TX
Document Number: 2010-32176
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army intends to prepare a PEIS to analyze the environmental and socioeconomic impacts associated with the proposed land acquisition and use of approximately 22,232 acres for implementation of an RPMP and mission activities in south Texas. The proposed land area, currently in private ownership, would become the STTC. This action will support the training requirements of the TXARNG units located in central and south Texas. The PEIS will analyze alternatives that are deemed feasible to meet the purpose and need for this Proposed Action.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for Disposal and Reuse of Fort McPherson, GA
Document Number: 2010-32174
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army announces the availability of the FEIS, which evaluates the potential environmental impacts associated with the disposal and reuse of Fort McPherson, Georgia.
Inland Waterways Users Board; Request for Nominations
Document Number: 2010-31631
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Section 302 of Public Law 99-662 established the Inland Waterways Users Board. The Board is an independent Federal advisory committee. The Secretary of the Army appoints its 11 members. This notice is to solicit nominations for 10 (ten) appointments or reappointments to two-year terms that will begin after June 15, 2011.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2010-31568
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Department of the Army proposes to alter 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2010-31243
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Department of the Army is to alter 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.
Intent To Grant an Exclusive License for U.S. Army Owned Inventions to Polymer Processing Institute
Document Number: 2010-31174
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army announces that, unless there is an objection, after 15 days it contemplates granting an exclusive license to Polymer Processing Institute, a not-for-profit corporation having a place of business in the New Jersey Institute of Technology Campus in Newark, New Jersey, to produce the following inventions: ARDEC Reference 2006-043, and U.S. patent application 12/ 483420``Foamed Celluloid Mortar Propellant Increment Containers'' Inventors Ming-Wan Young, Costas G. Gogos; Niloufar Faridi; Linjie Zhu; Peter Bonnett; Howard Shimm; Elbert Caravaca; Joseph Palk. ARDEC Reference 2006-043 continuation (disclosure) ``Foamed Celluloid and Applications Therefor''. ARDEC Reference 2009-014 (disclosure)``Prepare Foamed Energetic Material at a High Production Rate''Inventors Linjie Zhu; Fei Shen; Ming-wan Young; Costas G. Gogos; Chong Peng; Mohamed Elalem; Joseph Palk; Howard (Howie) Shimm, Dale Conti; Elbert Caravaca; Peter Bonnett. ARDEC Reference 2009-015 (disclosure)``Prepare Foamed Energetic Material by Expandable Bead Methodology''Inventors Niloufar Faridi; Linjie Zhu; Ming-wan Young; Costas G. Gogos; Kuanyin Lin; Mohamed Elalem; Joseph Palk; Elbert Caravaca; Dale Conti. Any license granted shall comply with 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR part 404.
Notice of Intent to Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Initiate the Public Scoping Period and Host Public Scoping Meetings for the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (“GLMRIS”); Correction, Clarification, Extension of the Public Scoping Period and Announcement of Additional Public Scoping Meeting Locations
Document Number: 2010-30820
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
Reference the Notice of Intent published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, Volume 75, number 220, pages 69983-5. This notice contains corrections and clarifications to this November 16, 2010 notice, extends the public comment period and identifies additional locations for the GLMRIS public scoping meetings. The corrections are typographical errors found in the ``Scoping and Involvement'' section of the November 16, 2010 notice (75 FR 69983). Among the clarifications is information related to the timeframe of on- line registration for those wanting to make an oral comment at a public meeting, as well as the benefit of registering on-line. The registration process is found in the ``Scoping and Involvement'' section of the November 16, 2010 notice (75 FR 69983). For convenience, the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of the November 16, 2010 notice (75 FR 69983) has been reprinted with corrections, clarifications, and new text announcing the locations where USACE will host scoping meetings and the extension of the public scoping period.
Availability for Exclusive, Non-Exclusive, or Partially-Exclusive Licensing of an Invention Concerning the Clinical Decision Model
Document Number: 2010-30608
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Announcement is made of the availability for licensing of the invention set forth in patent application PCT/US2009/060850, entitled ``Clinical Decision Model,'' filed October 15, 2009. The United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Army, has rights to this invention.
Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation Board of Visitors; Meeting
Document Number: 2010-29470
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for the autumn 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 March 18, 2010 in compliance with the requirements set forth in Title 10 U.S.C. 2166. Date: Friday, December 3, 2010. Time: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: 7161 Richardson Circle, Fort Benning, Georgia. Proposed Agenda: The WHINSEC BoV will be briefed on activities at the Institute since the last Board meeting on June 17, 2010, as well as receive other information appropriate to its interests.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2010-29339
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army proposes to add a system of records to its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: 2010-29207
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-19
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 Grant an Exclusive License for a U.S. Government-Owned Invention
Document Number: 2010-29206
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-19
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) and 37 CFR 404.7 (b)(1)(i), announcement is made of the intent to grant an exclusive, revocable license for the invention claimed in the patent application PCT/US2009/045818, filed June 1, 2009, entitled, ``Meningococcal Multivalent Native Outer Membrane Vesicle Vaccine, Methods of Making and Use Thereof,'' to Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., with its principal place of business at One Merck Drive, Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889-3400.
Surplus Properties; Notice
Document Number: 2010-29205
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
This amended notice provides information regarding the Chattanooga (Volunteer Army Ammunition Plant) USARC that was determined surplus to the United States needs in accordance with the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990, Public Law 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 (71 FR 26081) on May 8, 2007.
Notice of Intent to Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Initiate the Public Scoping Period and Host Public Scoping Meetings for the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (“GLMRIS”)
Document Number: 2010-28824
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Chicago District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announces its intent to (1) prepare a Draft EIS, (2) accept public comments and (3) host a public scoping meeting in Chicago for GLMRIS. In collaboration with other Federal, State, and local agencies as well as non-governmental entities, USACE is conducting a feasibility study of the options and technologies that could be applied to prevent or reduce the risk of aquatic nuisance species (ANS) transfer between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins through aquatic pathways.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2010-28751
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army is deleting a systems of record notice from 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: 2010-28750
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army proposes to add a system of records to its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
United States Navy Restricted Area, Menominee River, Marinette Marine Corporation Shipyard, Marinette, WI
Document Number: 2010-28386
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Corps of Engineers is proposing to amend its regulations to establish a restricted area in the Menominee River, at the Marinette Marine Corporation Shipyard, Marinette, Wisconsin, to provide adequate protection during the construction and launching of Littoral Combat Ships. The regulations are necessary to provide adequate protection of U.S. Navy combatant vessels, its materials, equipment to be installed therein, and crew, while located at the property of Marinette Marine Corporation.
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Potomac River, Dahlgren, VA; Danger Zone
Document Number: 2010-28385
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Corps of Engineers is proposing to amend an existing permanent danger zone in the waters of the Upper Machodoc Creek and the Potomac River in the vicinity of Dahlgren in King George County, Virginia. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren conducts research, development, testing and evaluation of national defense systems on the Potomac River Test Range. Many of the tests are hazardous operations presenting a danger to persons or property in the danger zone. The proposed amendment is necessary to protect the public from hazardous operations such as firing large and small caliber guns and projectiles, aerial bombing, use of directed energy and operating manned or unmanned watercraft. The proposed amendment adds a 100-yard buffer to the Middle Danger Zone to prevent public contact with unexploded ordnance along the shoreline of Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren within this zone.
Intent To Grant an Exclusive License for a U.S. Government-Owned Invention
Document Number: 2010-28343
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-10
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) and 37 CFR 404.7 (b)(1)(i), announcement is made of the intent to grant an exclusive, revocable license for the invention claimed in U.S. Patent Application No. 12/670,250, entitled ``Obstetrics Simulation and Training Method and System,'' filed on January 22, 2010, and related foreign patent applications deriving from PCT/US2008/076725 to Gaumard Scientific Company, Inc., with its principal place of business at 14700 SW 136 Street, Miami, FL 33196- 5691.
Chetco River Gravel Mining Executive and Technical Teams; Notification of Availability of Documents.
Document Number: 2010-27895
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is making available to the public all work products of the Chetco River Gravel Mining Executive and Technical Teams. These work products consist of meeting agendas, meeting minutes, reports, and other documents related to the proposed Chetco River Gravel Mining Regional General Permit and the evaluation of commercial gravel mining activities in other river systems within the state of Oregon. These work products (and additional information concerning the proposed regional general permit) can be viewed at http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/regulatory/publicnotice.asp under the heading ``Chetco River gravel mining.'' The Corps is soliciting comments from the public on these documents. The Corps will consider these comments in the evaluation of whether to issue the Chetco River Gravel Mining Regional General Permit.
Record of Decision (ROD) for Training Range and Garrison Support Facilities Construction and Operation at Fort Stewart, GA
Document Number: 2010-28036
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army announces the availability of the ROD for the construction and operation of up to twelve range projects and two garrison support facilities at Fort Stewart. The Army, through the ROD, selects Alternative B for implementation. Alternative B includes sites for projects that predominantly utilize footprints of existing ranges, limits construction and restrictions on existing maneuver terrain, are located in relative close proximity to the cantonment area to reduce unit transit time, and have less overall environmental impacts. The decision sites ranges and support facilities in locations that reflect the proper balance of initiatives for the protection of the environment, mission needs, and Soldier and Family quality of life considerations.
Notice of Availability of a Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for the Growth, Realignment, and Stationing of Army Aviation Assets
Document Number: 2010-28035
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army announces the availability of the Draft PEIS for the proposed growth, realignment, and stationing of new and existing Army aviation assets. The proposed action includes the consolidation and reorganization of existing aviation units, and the potential establishment of one or more Combat Aviation Brigades (CABs). The proposed action will increase the availability of helicopter assets to meet current and future national security requirements and will allow the Army better to organize existing aviation assets to promote more effective training and force management. The Draft PEIS evaluates the environmental impacts associated with the proposed action, which also includes the construction and renovation of garrison facilities, as well as additional training needed to support the aviation units. Land acquisition is not being considered as part of this action. The Draft PEIS considers the following alternatives: Alternative 1Realign and Station Existing Aviation Elements of Up to a Full CAB or Activate and Station a New CAB at Fort Carson, Colorado. Under this alternative, the Army either will consolidate existing aviation units not currently assigned to a CAB into a standard CAB structure at Fort Carson or activate a new CAB at Fort Carson. As part of this alternative, aviation units will conduct training on existing land at Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site (PCMS), Colorado, in order to maintain training proficiency and support integrated training with ground units. Land acquisition is not being considered as part of this action. Alternative 2Realign and Station Existing Aviation elements of Up to a Full CAB or Grow, Station and Activate a CAB at Joint Base Lewis- McChord (JBLM) Washington. Under this alternative, the Army either will consolidate existing aviation units not currently assigned to a CAB into a standard CAB structure at JBLM or activate a new CAB at JBLM. As part of this alternative, aviation units will conduct training on existing training land at Yakima Training Center (YTC), Washington, in order to maintain training proficiency and support integrated training with ground units. Land acquisition is not being considered as part of this action. Alternative 3Implement Alternatives 1 and 2 (preferred alternative). Under this alternative, the Army will implement both alternatives. Under this alternative, the consolidated units forming a CAB would be stationed at one installation, and the new CAB would be activated and stationed at the other installation. Fort Carson and JBLM would each gain up to one CAB. As part of this alternative, aviation units would conduct training on existing training land at the installation's training maneuver area (PCMS for Fort Carson and YTC for JBLM) in order to maintain training proficiency and support integrated training with ground units. Alternative 4No Action Alternative. Under this alternative, the Army would retain its aviation force structure at its current levels, configurations, and locations. Fort Carson and JBLM are the only stationing alternatives that meet all of the Army's stationing requirements for new CAB stationing. These locations have existing runways and airfields, provide adequate maneuver and airspace for CAB operations, and are equipped with existing training ranges that can support CAB training. Most importantly, Fort Carson and JBLM are the only major installations that have three or more Brigade Combat Teams but no CAB dedicated to provide aviation support for training. The proposed action would allow the Army to maximize integrated air-ground training. Land acquisition is not being considered as part of this action.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2010-27712
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-03
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army is deleting a systems of record notice from 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: 2010-27710
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-03
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Department of the Army is altering 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2010-27709
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-03
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army proposes to add a system of records to its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Mechanical Creation and Maintenance of Emergent Sandbar Habitat in the Riverine Segments of the Upper Missouri River, Missouri River Basin, United States
Document Number: 2010-27496
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-01
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1968, as amended, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has prepared a Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Mechanical Creation and Maintenance of Emergent Sandbar Habitat on the Riverine Segments of the Upper Missouri River and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.
Availability for Non-Exclusive or Partially-Exclusive Licensing of Invention Concerning Obstetrics Simulation and Training Method System
Document Number: 2010-27064
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-26
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 Serial No. 12/670,250, entitled ``Obstetrics Simulation and Training Method and System,'' filed January 22, 2010. Foreign rights are also available for licensing (PCT/US2008/076725). The United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Army, has rights to this invention.
Withdrawal of Notice for Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for the Pine Mountain Dam & Lake Project, AR
Document Number: 2010-27062
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Little Rock District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is withdrawing its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Pine Mountain Dam & Lake Project, AR. The original Notice of Intent (NOI) was published in the Federal Register on September 25, 2009 (74 FR 48934). The River Valley Regional Water District, sponsor of the study, has recently requested the study be suspended until a later date (to be determined).
Record of Decision (ROD) for the Implementation of the Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC) 2005 Actions at Fort Monroe, VA
Document Number: 2010-26923
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army announces the availability of the ROD, which summarizes the decision on how to implement property disposal in accordance with the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 (the Base Closure Act), Public Law 101-510, as amended, following the closure of Fort Monroe, Virginia. The Army has decided to implement its preferred alternative of early transfer of surplus non-reverting federal property to other entities for reuse. Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and its implementing regulations, the Army prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) that includes the evaluation of the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of disposing of surplus Federal property that does not revert to the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the implementation by others of reasonable, foreseeable reuse alternatives for the entire property. Under the early transfer alternative, the Army can transfer and dispose of non-reverting property for redevelopment before environmental remedial actions have been completed. This method of early disposal, allowable under Section 120(h)(3)(C) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), would defer the CERCLA covenant requirement to complete all necessary environmental cleanup prior to the transfer of the remediated property. In this way, parcels could become available for redevelopment and reuse sooner under this disposal alternative than under any other. The Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia must concur with the deferral request for the non-reversionary property at Fort Monroe.
Pamlico Sound and Adjacent Waters, NC; Danger Zones for Marine Corps Operations
Document Number: 2010-26442
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Corps of Engineers, Department of the Army, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is proposing to amend its regulations to establish one new danger zone in Pamlico Sound near Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina. Establishment of this danger zone will enable the Marine Corps to control access and movement of persons, vessels, and objects within the danger zone during live fire training exercises.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS), Mississippi Barrier Island Restoration, Mississippi Coastal Improvements Program (MsCIP) for Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson Counties, MS
Document Number: 2010-26493
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-21
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 Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) to the MsCIP Comprehensive Plan and Integrated Programmatic EIS, prepared in June 2009, which evaluated comprehensive water resource improvements associated with hurricane and storm damage risk reduction, shoreline erosion, salt water intrusion and fish and wildlife preservation in three coastal counties of Mississippi. As described in the Comprehensive Plan, the SEIS will address potential impacts associated with the comprehensive restoration of the Mississippi barrier islands. These actions are related to the consequences of hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico in 2005 and will be used as a basis for ensuring compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Board of Visitors, United States Military Academy (USMA)
Document Number: 2010-26492
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976, and Federal regulations governing advisory committee meetings, the Department of Defense announces a Federal advisory committee meeting for the United States Military Academy Board of Visitors. This is the 2010 Annual Meeting of the USMA Board of Visitors. Members of the Board will be provided updates on Academy issues.
Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Sunridge Properties in the Sunridge Specific Plan Area, in Rancho Cordova, Sacramento County, CA, ID SPK-2009-00511
Document Number: 2010-25989
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-15
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) is issuing a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) which analyzes programmatically the direct, indirect and cumulative effects associated with six residential development projects in the Sunridge Specific Plan area in Rancho Cordova, Sacramento County, CA. The purpose of the EIS is to provide decision-makers and the public with information pertaining to the Proposed Action and alternatives, and disclose environmental impacts and identify mitigation measures to reduce impacts. The Proposed Action is the construction of the six projects (collectively, the ``Sunridge Properties'') which would require the filling of approximately 29.7 acres of waters of the United States, including wetlands. The EIS has been prepared as part of ongoing litigation concerning Department of the Army (DA) permits issued by the Corps between 2005 and 2007 for five of the projects and a pending DA permit decision for the sixth. A stay in the litigation is in place for the Corps to complete the EIS. The EIS was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, and the Corps' regulations for NEPA implementation at 33 Code of Federal Regulations parts 230 and 325 Appendix B. The Corps is the lead Federal agency responsible for complying with NEPA and information contained in the EIS serves as the basis for decisions regarding issuance of a DA permit.
Chief of Engineers Environmental Advisory Board
Document Number: 2010-25988
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-15
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 long-term recovery in the Gulf of Mexico, sea level rise in south Florida, and progress and status of South Florida ecosystem restoration. Date of Meeting: October 29, 2010. Place: The Westin Colonnade, 180 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida 33134. Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thirty minutes will be set aside 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 a.m. Statements are limited to 3 minutes.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Louisiana Coastal Area-Plaquemines Parish, LA, Medium Diversion With Dedicated Dredging at Myrtle Grove Feasibility Study
Document Number: 2010-25987
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) intends to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA)Louisiana, Medium Diversion at Myrtle Grove with Dedicated Dredging project. The proposed restoration feature consists of a diversion, coupled with dedicated dredging, that would allow the reintroduction of freshwater, sediment and nutrients into the critically effected area of the Barataria Basin, which is located in the Ascension, Assumption, Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Charles, St. James, and St. John the Baptist parishes, Louisiana. This particular combination of restoration features would allow for rapid creation of wetland acreage and enable long-term stability. This EIS will be tiered off of the programmatic EIS for the LCA Ecosystem Restoration Study, November 2004. The record of decision for the programmatic EIS was signed on November 18, 2005.
Superior National Forest, Minnesota
Document Number: 2010-25755
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The SDEIS will supplement and supersede the Draft EIS of October 27, 2009 (DEIS), which was produced jointly by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR), released for public comment on November 6, 2009. The SDEIS will respond to concerns about wetlands and water quality issues associated with the NorthMet mining and ore processing proposal, located in Northeast Minnesota, as identified by the US Environmental Protection Agency and other commentors. The SDEIS will also incorporate potential effects from a proposed land exchange between the USDA Superior National Forest (SNF) and PolyMet Mining, Inc. (PolyMet). The SNF will join the USACE and MNDNR as a third lead agency responsible for EIS preparation because the land where the mine is proposed is owned by the SNF. Cooperating Agencies for preparation of the SDEIS include Minnesota Bands of Chippewa/Ojibwe (Bois Forte and Fond du Lac). Others who have requested to become cooperating agencies include the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the Grand Portage Band of Chippewa/Ojibwe. Federal laws and policies, which the joint lead agencies are required to consider, will be outlined in the EIS for both mine permiting and land exchange processes.
Board on Coastal Engineering Research
Document Number: 2010-25354
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-07
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: Board on Coastal Engineering Research. Date of Meeting: October 25-26, 2010. Place: Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway, 2020 Convention Center Concourse, Atlanta, GA 30337. Time: 3 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. (October 25, 2010). 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (October 26, 2010).
Notice of Availability of a Broad Spectrum of Patents for Exclusive, Partially Exclusive, or Non-Exclusive Licenses
Document Number: 2010-25352
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-07
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 the following listing of patents. Any license shall comply with 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR part 404.
Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the San Juan Creek and Tributaries Flood Risk Management Study, Orange County, CA
Document Number: 2010-25351
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Los Angeles District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will prepare an EIS to support the San Juan Creek, South Orange County, Feasibility Study. The purpose of this feasibility study is to evaluate flood risk management alternative measures along the lower portions of San Juan, Trabuco, and Oso Creeks. The San Juan Creek Watershed encompasses approximately 176 square miles of southern Orange County and western Riverside County in southern California. The Orange County Public Works Department is the local sponsor for this study. The study area extends along approximately 10.5 miles of San Juan Creek from the Pacific Ocean to the southern end of Ronald W. Casper's Wilderness Park, at the confluence of Bell Canyon Creek; Trabuco Creek from its confluence with San Juan Creek north approximately 9.5 miles to its confluence with Tijeras Creek; and Oso Creek from its confluence with Trabuco Creek northwest approximately 4.5 miles to just north of Oso Parkway. The communities of San Juan Capistrano, Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, Rancho Santa Margarita, Ladera Ranch, and Las Flores are located within the study boundary.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2010-24845
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army proposes to add a system of records to its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Intent To Grant an Exclusive Field of Use License of U.S. Government-Owned Patents
Document Number: 2010-24592
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-30
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) and 37 CFR 404.7 (b)(1)(i), announcement is made of the intent to grant a field of use exclusive, revocable license for the field of vaccination of ungulates to U.S. Patent No. 7,235,644 issued on June 26, 2007, U.S. Patent No. 7,025,963 issued on April 11, 2006, and U.S. Patent No. 7,018,636 issued on March 28, 2006, and related foreign patents and patent applications deriving from PCT/US95/04446, with all patents and patent applications entitled ``Vaccine Against Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections,'' to the University of Maryland, Baltimore, with its principal place of business at 620 West Lexington Street, 4th floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21201-1508.
Interim Change to the Military Freight Traffic Unified Rules Publication (MFTURP) No. 1
Document Number: 2010-24590
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) is providing notice that it is releasing an interim change to the MFTURP No. 1 on October 1, 2010. The interim change updates Section B, Item 21, Detention: Vehicles With Power Units (DEP).
Interim Change to the Military Freight Traffic Unified Rules Publication (MFTURP) No. 1
Document Number: 2010-24589
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) is providing notice that it is releasing an interim change to the MFTURP No. 1 on October 1, 2010. The interim change adds Item 180, Rail In-Transit Visibility (Rail ITV) Reporting, to Section C of the MFTURP No. 1.
Submission for OMB review; comment request
Document Number: 2010-24519
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Skokomish General Investigation Study, Mason County, WA
Document Number: 2010-23946
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-24
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 (USACE) will prepare an Integrated Feasibility Report/Environmental Impact Statement (FR/EIS) for proposed ecosystem restoration and flood risk management in the Skokomish River Basin which empties into Hood Canal, near Shelton, Washington. The Skokomish Indian Tribe and Mason County are the non-Federal sponsors for the project. The Skokomish River General Investigation (GI) Feasibility Study for the Skokomish River Basin is being conducted under the authority of Section 209 of the Flood Control Act of 1962 (Pub. L. 87-874). The Skokomish River channel has been filling with sediment for several decades, resulting in frequent flooding and decreasing natural ecosystem structures, functions, and processes necessary to support critical fish and wildlife habitat throughout the Skokomish River Basin. Increased sediment load, reduced flows, and encroachment of the floodplain by man-made structures are leading to continued degradation of natural ecosystem functions and habitat. The degraded riverine and estuarine aquatic habitat has caused a decline in the population of critical fish and wildlife species, including multiple ESA listed species. Additionally, the channel capacity of the Skokomish River varies significantly. Limited channel capacity causes floodwater to leave the banks at various locations, ultimately causing frequent flooding of local roads, two state highways, agricultural fields, residences, and other structures. The Skokomish River GI is a basin-wide study; however, work by others, constrain the limit of Corps' involvement to actions primarily in the lower Skokomish River Valley. Problems, opportunities, and objectives will be examined within the context of the entire watershed. Recognizing the relationships between the upper and lower watershed will ensure a comprehensive study overview. The purpose of the FR/EIS and feasibility study is to evaluate if there is a federal interest in aquatic ecosystem restoration and flood risk management in the Skokomish River Basin.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the North Branch Ecorse Creek, Flood Risk Management General Reevaluation Study, Wayne County, MI
Document Number: 2010-23934
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Detroit District, is issuing this Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for flood risk management measures along the North Branch Ecorse Creek (NBEC) in Wayne County, MI. The Draft EIS is being prepared in conjunction with a General Reevaluation Report (GRR) of the NBEC to reevaluate the feasibility of providing flood risk management measures. The GRR/EIS is being completed in partnership with Wayne County, MI. The Draft EIS will address potential environmental impacts of the construction, operation, and maintenance of a number of structural and non-structural alternatives that will be evaluated as part of the GRR study.