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Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Potable Water Supply for Washington Parish Reservoir, Project
Document Number: E8-6447
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The study area comprises Washington Parish in southeast Louisiana. Washington Parish currently consumes approximately 40 million gallons of water daily, 70 percent of which is supplied by groundwater. Decreasing groundwater levels (quantity) and groundwater quality, in combination with forecasted growth within the Parish require alternative water supplies to be developed. The purpose of the project is to identify a new water supply to address the current and future potable water demands of Washington Parish. The Local Project Sponsor is the Washington Parish Reservoir Commission.
Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Sierra Vista Specific Plan Project, Corps Permit Application Number 200601050
Document Number: E8-6444
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Sierra Vista Landowner Group proposes to implement a large-scale, mixed-use, mixed-density master planned community with residential, commercial, office, public/quasi-public, and open space land uses, and parks. The Sierra Vista Specific Plan would include approximately 1,148 acres of residential uses; 281 acres of commercial, office, and commercial-mixed uses; 162 acres of parks and paseos; 83 acres of public/quasi-public land uses; 31 acres of urban reserve; and 190 acres of roadways and landscape corridors. The Specific Plan would also include 244 acres of open space; of these, 38 acres would be graded as part of the project and the remaining 206 acres would be preservation areas. The Specific Plan would include 9,995 dwelling units (in a mix of low, medium, and high densities) and approximately 2,419,113 square feet of retail and office uses. The project would also provide four elementary schools, one middle school, and a fire station. The proposed project is expected to generate about 25,219 new residents and 5,821 jobs. It is anticipated that construction would begin in spring 2010. The duration of construction would depend on market conditions; full buildout would likely be completed within 20 years from construction commencement. The proposed project site is approximately 2,138 acres and contains 51.87 acres of waters of the United States. The project, as proposed, would result in direct impacts to approximately 37.74 acres of waters of the United States. These acreages do not include indirect impacts from the proposed action or impacts anticipated to result from offsite infrastructure that may be determined to be required as part of the project through the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process.
Notice of Intent (NOI) To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Transformation-Related Increased Training at Fort Benning, GA (Maneuver Center of Excellence EIS)
Document Number: E8-5219
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-18
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
In order to transform the Army, meet the increased national security and defense requirements of the 21st century, maintain training and operational readiness levels of the force, and preserve a high quality of life for U.S. Army Soldiers and Families, the Army has identified the need to increase its overall size while continuing to restructure its forces in accordance with modular Transformation decisions. On December 19, 2007, the Army signed a Record of Decision (ROD) documenting its decision to proceed with growth of the Active and Reserve components of the Army by 74,200 Soldiers through establishment of several new Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs) and Combat Support and Combat Support Service units (CS/CSS). The growth of the Army would allow for the adjustment of the composition of its forces to continue to accommodate Transformation objectives and create additional unit capabilities in high demand areas where mission requirements exceed current manning authorizations. The Army growth decision will result in increased demands for the use of Fort Benning. Fort Benning will prepare a Maneuver Center of Excellence EIS to analyze Grow the Army (GTA) site-specific requirements and additional actions needed to support Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) implementation at Fort Benning. In 2007 Fort Benning prepared a Final EIS for proposed Transformation and Base Realignment and Closure activities and signed a ROD selecting an alternative to proceed with several necessary projects and activities (Final EIS for BRAC 05 Realignment and Transformation Actions at Fort Benning, October 2007). Although Fort Benning itself will not experience permanent force structure growth beyond that analyzed in the BRAC 05 Realignment and Transformation EIS, it will be required to increase training of transient student loads in order to achieve and maintain the Army end-strength growth. The Fort Benning Maneuver Center of Excellence EIS will therefore consider a proposed action and reasonable alternatives for the Army to increase facilities at Fort Benning to accommodate training requirements related to BRAC, Global Defense Posture Realignment (GDPR), Army Modular Force Initiatives (AMF), GTA and other related stationing activities.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (DEIS/EIR) for the San Bernardino Lakes and Streams, San Bernardino County, CA
Document Number: E8-5141
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The purpose of the study is to evaluate approximately a 16- mile reach of the Santa Ana River along the southern boundary of the City of San Bernardino and the northern boundary of the City of Redlands located in San Bernardino County, CA. The focus will be on watershed improvements by developing alternatives for ecosystem restoration, and incorporating flood risk management features in some areas in downtown San Bernardino and Redlands. The restoration project will concentrate on revitalization of the riparian vegetation community; establish environmental corridor to benefit wildlife and sensitive species; and address flood risk management uses. The portion of the Santa Ana River to be studied is located entirely within San Bernardino County, CA.
Appointment of Army Officials to the Army Emergency Relief-Board of Managers and Board of Advisors
Document Number: E8-5134
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Notice is given of certain Army officials assigned to positions authorized to serve without compensation as a director or officer, or to otherwise participate in the management of the Army Emergency Relief (AER), a military welfare society.
Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the San Francisco Bay to Stockton (John F. Baldwin and Stockton Ship Channels) Navigation Improvement Project, California
Document Number: E8-5133
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), San Francisco District, the Port of Stockton, and the Contra Costa County Water Agency are preparing an Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) to evaluate the efficiency of the movement of goods along the existing deep draft navigation route extending from the San Francisco Bay to the Port of Stockton. The proposed action consists of altering the depth of the deep draft navigation route. The authority for the San Francisco Bay to Stockton Navigation Improvement Project was provided under House Document 208, House Report 89-973 cited in Section 301 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1965, Pub. L. 89-298, Sec. 204, 79 Stat. 1073. This is a notice of intent to prepare an EIS/ EIR, and to consider all reasonable alternatives, evaluate potential impacts of the proposed action, and identify appropriate mitigation measures.
Coastal Engineering Research Board (CERB)
Document Number: E8-5132
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
In accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), announcement is made of the following committee meeting: Name of Committee: Coastal Engineering Research Board (CERB). Date of Meeting: April 2, 2008. Place: Marriott New Orleans Metairie at Lakeway, 3838 N. Causeway Boulevard, Metairie, LA 70002. Time: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Preparation of the Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (SPEIS) for Army Growth and Force Structure Realignment To Support Operations in the Pacific Theater
Document Number: E8-4882
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Army intends to prepare an SPEIS in order to evaluate the relative environmental and socioeconomic impacts of support operations growth in the Pacific Theater as it transforms and aligns its forces to address existing capabilities shortfalls. As part of Army growth, this evaluation will be conducted to supplement the analysis and decisions that were included in the PEIS for Grow the Army (for continental U.S. (CONUS) locations), which was completed in January 2008. The Army will use the SPEIS analysis to evaluate and compare the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of alternatives for implementing its Proposed Action. The Army's Proposed Action is to grow, realign, and transform its forces to support operations in the Pacific Theater and to ensure the proper capabilities exist to sustain operations in promoting global and national security now and into the foreseeable future. The implementation of the Proposed Action is needed to better meet military operational and national security requirements and the needs of the Army's Soldiers and their Families. The SPEIS will assess the capacity of Army installations and their ability to accommodate new units as part of Army growth and force structure realignment to support operations in the Pacific Theater. Alternatives in the SPEIS could include stationing of additional Combat Support (CS) or Combat Service Support (CSS) units or new support brigades. The following alternatives will be analyzed in the SPEIS: (1) Grow, transform, and realign forces by stationing approximately 5,000 additional CS/CSS Soldiers in reasonable locations that support operations in the Pacific Theater; (2) Grow, transform, and realign forces by stationing approximately 7,500 additional CS/CSS Soldiers in reasonable locations that support operations in the Pacific Theater and (3) Grow, transform, and realign forces by stationing approximately 10,000 additional CS/CSS Soldiers in reasonable locations that support operations in the Pacific Theater. The SPEIS will evaluate different stationing scenarios in reasonable locations, which may include Army installations in the CONUS, Hawaii and Alaska with the capability to support operations in the Pacific Theater. In addition to the above alternatives, the No Action Alternative will be considered and used as a baseline for comparison of alternatives. The No Action Alternative is to retain the U. S. Army forces in the Pacific in their current end strength and force structure. The No Action Alternative includes those stationing decisions which have already been made to include stationing actions directed by Base Realignment and Closure legislation in 2005, Army Global Defense Posture Realignment, and Army Modular Forces initiatives. The No Action Alternative is not a viable means for meeting the current and future strategic security and defense requirements of the nation. The SPEIS will analyze the Proposed Action's impacts upon the natural, cultural, and man-made environments at those stationing locations which are capable of supporting the needs of the Army and its Soldiers and Families. Viable alternatives include those stationing locations that are able to meet Army unit requirements for training ranges and maneuver space, housing and office space, maintenance and vehicle parking, and Soldier and Family quality of life (e.g., schools, gyms, medical facilities). In addition, viable alternatives must meet the operational mission requirements of the Pacific Command (PACOM).
Record of Decision (ROD) for the 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, MI
Document Number: E8-4535
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The NGB has decided to proceed with the proposed action to renew the SUP for a 20-year period and construct, operate, and maintain the projects listed in the final EIS including the reconfiguration of the Combined Arms Area.
Notice of Availability for the Draft Program Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report for the San Diego Creek Watershed Special Area Management Plan (SAMP)/Watershed Streambed Alteration Agreement (WSAA) Process, Orange County, CA
Document Number: E8-4574
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-07
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, Los Angeles District, Regulatory Division (Corps), in coordination with the California Department of Fish and Game, Habitat Conservation Planning, South Coast Region (Department), has completed a Draft Program Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the San Diego Creek Watershed Special Area Management Plan (SAMP)/ Watershed Streambed Alteration Agreement (WSAA) Process. The San Diego Creek Watershed SAMP is a plan, which is comprised of the following elements: an Analytical Framework for Corps and Department decisionmaking; modified, watershed-specific permitting processes, including watershed- and resource-based permitting protocols and a mitigation framework for the Corps and the Department; a Strategic Mitigation Plan, which is based upon a riparian ecosystem restoration plan; a Mitigation Coordination Program to achieve implementation of the Strategic Mitigation Plan and foster a coordinated approach to aquatic resource management in the Watershed; and an implementation plan for the SAMP. The SAMP establishes alternative (aquatic resource- based and watershed-specific) permitting procedures for projects within the San Diego Creek Watershed that will alter the bed, bank or channel of rivers, streams, and lakes and associated riparian habitats under the Department's jurisdiction, and discharge dredged or fill material into waters of the United States subject to the Corps jurisdiction. The SAMP permitting procedures will improve the capacity of the Corps and the Department to evaluate such projects, as compared to the process each agency would normally follow in permitting such projects on a case-by-case basis.
Availability of Non-Exclusive, Exclusive License or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Patent Concerning Enzymatic Polymerization
Document Number: E8-4568
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
In accordance with 37 CFR 404.6, announcement is made of the availability for licensing of U.S. Patent No. U.S. 7,332,297 entitled ``Enzymatic Polymerization'' issued February 19, 2007. This patent has been assigned to the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Army.
Availability of Non-Exclusive, Exclusive License or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Patent Concerning NBC Marker Light
Document Number: E8-4567
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
In accordance with 37 CFR 404.6, announcement is made of the availability for licensing of U.S. Patent No. U.S. 7,298,244 entitled ``NBC Marker Light'' issued November 20, 2007. This patent has been assigned to the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Army.
Availability of Non-Exclusive, Exclusive License or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Patent Concerning Methods for the Purification and Aqueous Fiber Spinning of Spider Silks and Other Structural Proteins
Document Number: E8-4503
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
In accordance with 37 CFR 404.6, announcement is made of the availability for licensing of U.S. Patent No. U.S. 7,335,739 entitled ``Methods for the Purification and Aqueous Fiber Spinning of Spider Silks and other Structural Proteins'' issued February 26, 2008. This patent has been assigned to the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Army.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the American River Common Features General Reevaluation Report, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: E8-3922
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-29
Agency: Department of Defense, United States Army Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The action being taken is the preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the American River Common Features General Reevaluation Report (GRR). The Common Features Project GRR will re- evaluate the currently authorized plan as well as develop and evaluate other viable alternatives, including a locally-preferred plan, with the goal of identifying a comprehensive plan that will lower the risk of flooding in and around the City of Sacramento. The Common Features Project GRR is located in Sacramento, Sutter and Yolo Counties, CA.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for 408 Permission and 404 Permit to Three Rivers Levee Improvement Authority for the Feather River Levee Repair Project, California, Segment 2
Document Number: E8-3919
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-29
Agency: Department of Defense, United States Army Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The action being taken is the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the issuance of both the 408 permission to the Central Valley Flood Protection Board and 404 Permit to Three Rivers Levee Improvement Authority (TRLIA) for their work on the Feather River Levee Repair Project (FRLRP). Under 33 U.S.C. 408, the Chief of Engineers grants permission to alter an existing flood control structure if it is not injurious to the public interest and does not impair the usefulness of such work. Under section 404 of the Clean Water Act, the District Engineer permits the discharge of dredged or fill material into waters of the United States if the discharge meets the requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency's 404(b)(1) guidelines and is not contrary to the public interest. The FRLRP is located in Yuba County, CA. TRLIA is requesting this permission and permit in order to complete construction along the east levee of the Feather River.
Availability for Non-Exclusive, Exclusive, or Partially Exclusive Licensing of Invention Described in U.S. Provisional Patent Application Concerning Identification of Staphylococcal Enterotoxin-B (SEB) Sequences Involved in Cell Proliferation and Cell Death
Document Number: E8-3916
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
In accordance with 37 CFR 404.4, 404.6 and 404.7, announcement is made of the availability for licensing of the invention described in U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 60/853,906 entitled ``Identification of Staphylococcal Enterotoxin-B (SEB) Sequences Involved in Cell Proliferation and Cell Death,'' filed October 24, 2006. Foreign rights are also available (PCT/US2007/022473). The United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Army, has rights in this invention.
Inland Waterways Users Board
Document Number: E8-3317
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-22
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: March 27, 2008. Location: Baton Rouge Marriott Hotel, 5500 Hilton Avenue, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808, (225-924-5000). Time: Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting is scheduled to adjourn at 1 p.m. Agenda: The Board will consider its project investment priorities for the next fiscal year. The Board will also hear briefings on the status of both the funding for inland navigation projects and studies, and the Inland Waterways Trust Fund, and be provided updates of various inland waterways projects.
Intent To Prepare Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Updated Water Control Manuals for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin
Document Number: E8-3315
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Mobile District, intends to prepare an update and revision of the water control manuals for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin. Concurrent with that revision, a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared, as required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The Draft EIS will address updated operating criteria and guidelines for managing the water storage and release actions of agency water managers and associated environmental impacts.
Notice of availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Permanent Stationing of the 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT)
Document Number: 08-793
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army announces the availability of a FEIS for the permanent stationing of the 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (2/25th) SBCT. Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Department of the Army has prepared an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to disclose potential impacts to the natural, physical, and human environment resulting from the permanent stationing of the 2/25th SBCT. Potential impacts have been analyzed at installations that are capable of meeting the SBCTs training, operational, Soldier and Family quality of life, and strategic deployment requirements. This FEIS identifies Schofield Barracks Military Reservation in Hawaii as the Army's preferred alternative for the stationing location of the 2/25th SBCT. A Record of Decision (ROD) will announce the final location decision after the 30-day waiting period for the FEIS has been completed.
Availability for Non-Exclusive, Exclusive, or Partially Exclusive Licensing of Invention Described in U.S. Provisional Patent Application Concerning Treatment of Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury with Lipid, Annexin, and Lipid-Annexin Complexes
Document Number: E8-2980
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
In accordance with 37 CFR 404.4, 404.6 and 404.7, announcement is made of the availability for licensing of the invention described in U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 60/786,527 entitled ``Treatment of Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury with Lipid, Annexin, and Lipid-Annexin Complexes,'' filed March 27, 2006. Foreign rights are also available (PCT/US2007/065125). The United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Army, has rights in this invention.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on Rock Mining in Wetlands in Levy County, FL
Document Number: E8-2979
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Jacksonville District intends to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), referred to as the Tarmac King Road Limestone Mine DEIS, to evaluate potential impacts of rock mining within wetlands in southern Levy County, FL.
Board of Visitors, United States Military Academy (USMA)
Document Number: E8-2499
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.150, the Department of Defense announces that the following Federal advisory committee meeting will take place: 1. Name of Committee: United States Military Academy Board of Visitors. 2. Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2008. 3. Time: 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Members of the public wishing to attend the meeting will need to show photo identification in order to gain access to the meeting location. All participants are subject to security screening. 4. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515 (exact room location is to be determined and will be published prior to February 27, 2008). 5. Purpose of the Meeting: This is the 2008 Organizational Meeting of the USMA Board of Visitors (BoV). Members of the Board will be provided updates on Academy issues. 6. Agenda: The Academy leadership will provide the Board updates on the following: Accreditation, United States Military Academy Preparatory School (USMAPS) move to West Point, Gender Relations, The Academy Campaign Plan, Infrastructure, Residential Communities Initiative (RCI), Resource Update, Class Composition Goals, and Cadet Surveys. The Board will discuss proposed meeting dates for the 2008 Summer and Fall meetings, and will hold elections for the 2008 Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson. 7. Public's Accessibility to the Meeting: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b and 41 CFR 102-3.140 through 102-3.165, and the availability of space, this meeting is open to the public. Seating is on a first-come basis. 8. Committee's Designated Federal Officer or Point of Contact: Ms. Cynthia Kramer, (845) 938-5078, Cynthia.kramer@us.army.mil.
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” to Bouldin & Lawson, LLC
Document Number: E8-2358
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The notice published in the Federal Register on January 25, 2008 (73 FR 4544) was missing the corporation name. The partially exclusive license will be granted to Bouldin & Lawson, LLC., 70 Easy Street, McMinnville, TN 37110.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-1855
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-01
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
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
Document Number: E8-1753
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-31
Agency: Department of Defense, United States Army Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
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
Document Number: E8-1747
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
In accordance with 37 CFR 404.6 and 404.7, announcement is made of the availability for licensing of the invention set forth in U.S. Patent No. 6,704,460 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
Document Number: E8-1391
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
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
Document Number: 08-333
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
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”
Document Number: E8-1308
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
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
Document Number: E8-819
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
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
Document Number: E8-813
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-17
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 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
Document Number: E8-377
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
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
Document Number: E8-374
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
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
Document Number: E8-369
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
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
Document Number: E8-367
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
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
Document Number: 07-6222
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
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
Document Number: 07-6286
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-04
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
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.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-25171
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-25170
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-25169
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-25168
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-25167
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Notice of Availability of a Supplement to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) and Extension of Comment Period for the Proposed Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Phosphate Mine Continuation Near Aurora, in Beaufort County, NC
Document Number: E7-24892
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The notice of availability of Supplement I of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the request for Department of the Army authorization, pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbor Act, from Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Phosphate Division (PCS) for the continuation of its phosphate mining operation near Aurora, Beaufort County, NC published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 (72 FR 62634), required comments be submitted by December 21, 2007. The comment period has been extended until December 31, 2007.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-24830
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Notice of Availability of the Draft 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: E7-24446
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-18
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as a Cooperating Agency, have prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Section 404 Permit Application (DEIS) 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 DEIS assesses the environmental effects of the various alternatives developed to address the project needs.
The Release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and the Announcement of a Public Hearing for the North Topsail Beach Shoreline Protection Project, in North Topsail Beach, Onslow County, NC
Document Number: E7-24247
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE), Wilmington District, Wilmington Regulatory Field Office 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, from the Town of North Topsail Beach to nourish approximately 11.1 miles of beachfront to protect residential homes and town infrastructures, to reposition the New River Inlet channel, and to implement an inlet management plan to control the positioning of the new inlet channel, and to conduct periodic renourishment events. The new channel will be centrally located and the proposal will be to maintain that position, which essentially will be located perpendicular to the adjacent shorelines of North Topsail Beach and Onslow Beach. The proposed source of the material for the nourishment will be dredged from an offshore borrow area and from the repositioning of the inlet. The projected amount of material needed to nourish the oceanfront shoreline is approximately 3.21 million cubic yards. The placement of beach fill along the Town's shoreline would result in the initial widening of the beach by 50 to 100 feet. The widened beach would be maintained through a program of periodic beach nourishment events with the material extracted from the New River Inlet; and if necessary, supplemental materials from the offshore borrow area. All work will be accomplished using a hydraulic dredge. The proposed project construction will be conducted in a five phase approach to correspond with the Town's anticipated annual generation of funds. The ocean shoreline of the Town of North Topsail Beach encompasses approximately 11.1 miles along the northern end of Topsail Island. Of the 11.1 miles, approximately 7.25-miles of the shoreline in the project area, with the exception of two small areas, is located within the Coastal Barrier Resource System (CBRS), which prohibits the expenditure of Federal funds that would encourage development. The channel through New River Inlet has been maintained by the COE for commercial and recreational boating interest for over 55 years. The COE is authorized to maintain the channel in the inlet to a depth of 6 feet mean low water (mlw) over a width of 90 feet.
Conservation Measures for Transfer of Federal Land at Parks Reserve Forces Training Area, Dublin, CA
Document Number: E7-24193
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Pursuant to the proposed conservation measures found within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Biological Opinion 1106F1752 dated December 18, 2006, acceptance of any portion of the 170.5-acre land exchange property located at Parks Reserve Forces Training Area (PFRTA), Dublin, CA is conditioned on the developer engaging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Section 7 or Section 10 Endangered Species Act consultation prior to the development of the aforementioned land. This consultation requirement is because of the potential loss of habitat and potential for take of the endangered San Joaquin Kit Fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica), the threatened California red-legged frog (Rana aurora draytonii), and the threatened California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense).
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Regulatory Guidance Letter (RGL) 07-02: Exemptions for Construction or Maintenance of Irrigation Ditches and Maintenance of Drainage Ditches under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA)
Document Number: E7-24191
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Corps issued RGL 07-02 to further explain the regulatory exemptions for construction or maintenance of irrigation ditches and maintenance of drainage ditches consistent with Section 404(f) of the CWA (33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.) and implementing regulations. Specifically, the RGL clarifies when Section 404(f) exempts from permitting requirements discharges of dredged or fill material into waters of the United States associated with the construction and maintenance of irrigation ditches and maintenance of drainage ditches. The RGL also clarifies how certain terms in the regulations at 33 CFR 323.4 are applied in the context of the Sections 404(f) exemptions, including irrigation ditch, drainage ditch, construction, and maintenance. In addition, the guidance provides a framework for determining the applicability of the exemptions and the recapture provision, consistent with the CWA and implementing regulations. This RGL was effective July 4, 2007.
Army Science Board Plenary Meeting
Document Number: E7-24151
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-13
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 Sunshine in the Government Act 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: January 15 & 16, 2008. Time(s) of Meeting: 0800-1700, January 15, 2008. 0800-1600, January 16, 2008. Place of Meeting: University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Inn and Conference Center, Adelphi, MD. 3501 University Boulevard E, Adelphi, MD.
Intent to Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Expansion of Lake Worth Inlet (Palm Beach Harbor), FL
Document Number: E7-24150
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps (Corps) of Engineers intends to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for expansion, including widening and deepening of existing channels and turning basins in Lake Worth Inlet (Palm Beach Harbor). The project is a cooperative effort between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (lead Federal agency) and Port of Palm Beach District (non- Federal sponsor and cooperating agency).