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Restricted Areas at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Patrick AFB, FL
Document Number: E9-5746
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-03-18
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is proposing to amend the existing regulations at 33 U.S.C. 334 to enlarge an existing restricted area in the Banana River and to establish a new restricted area in the Atlantic Ocean for the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), located on Patrick AFB, Florida. We are also proposing to remove an existing restricted area in the Banana River at CCAFS. CCAFS Command, located at Patrick AFB, Florida, is responding to Department of Defense (DoD) security assessments which have identified a need for CCAFS to have the capability to secure their shoreline. The proposed enhancement of these capabilities is necessary to counter postulated threats to CCAFS.
The Release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and the Announcement of a Public Hearing for the Proposed Construction of the Western Wake Regional Wastewater Management Facilities, Which Includes Regional Wastewater Pumping, Conveyance, Treatment, and Discharge Facilities To Serve the Towns of Apex, Cary, Holly Springs and Morrisville, as Well as the Wake County Portion of Research Triangle Park (Service Area), NC
Document Number: E9-5563
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE), Wilmington District, Regulatory Division has been reviewing the request for Department of the Army authorization, pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act from the Town of Cary, acting as the lead for the Western Wake Regional Wastewater Management Facilities Project Partners (Western Wake Partners), to construct Regional Wastewater Management Facility. The proposed project consists of regional wastewater pumping, conveyance, treatment, and discharge facilities to serve the Towns of Apex, Cary, Holly Springs and Morrisville, as well as the Wake County portion of Research Triangle Park (RTP South), NC. The project is being proposed by the Western Wake Partners to provide wastewater service for planned growth and development in the project service area and to comply with two regulatory mandates. One regulatory mandate has been issued by the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission (EMC), and the second regulatory mandate has been issued by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NC DENR).
Department of the Army; Notice of Solicitation for Estuary Habitat Restoration Program
Document Number: E9-5463
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
Congress has appropriated limited funds to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) for implementation of the Estuary Habitat Restoration Program as authorized in Section 104 of the Estuary Restoration Act of 2000, Title I of the Estuaries and Clean Waters Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-457) (accessible at http://www.usace.army.mil/ CECW/ERA/pages/Default.aspx). On behalf of the Estuary Habitat Restoration Council (Council), the Corps is soliciting proposals for estuary habitat restoration projects. This document describes project criteria and evaluation criteria the Council will use to determine which projects to recommend. Recommended projects must provide ecosystem benefits, have scientific merit, be technically feasible, and be cost-effective. Proposals selected for Estuary Habitat Restoration Program funding may be implemented in accordance with a cost-share agreement with the Corps, a cooperative agreement with the Corps, or a cooperative agreement with one of the other agencies represented on the Council, subject to availability of funds.
Availability of Non-Exclusive, Exclusive License or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Patent Concerning Polymerization of Aromatic Monomers Using Derivatives of Hematin
Document Number: E9-5461
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
In accordance with 37 CFR Part 404.6, announcement is made of the availability for licensing of U.S. Patent No. U.S. 7,479,329 entitled ``Polymerization of Aromatic Monomers Using Derivatives of Hematin'' issued January 20, 2009. 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 Thermal Insulation for Articles of Clothing
Document Number: E9-5460
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
In accordance with 37 CFR Part 404.6, announcement is made of the availability for licensing of U.S. Patent No. U.S. 7,494,946 entitled ``Thermal Insulation for Articles of Clothing'' issued February 24, 2009. This patent has been assigned to the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Army.
Intent To Prepare a Draft and Final Second Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Reach 1A on the Herbert Hoover Dike Major Rehabilitation Project, Martin and Palm Beach Counties
Document Number: E9-4931
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-09
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The purpose of the project is to reconstruct and rehabilitate Reach 1A of the Herbert Hoover Dike to prevent catastrophic failure of the system to retain the waters of Lake Okeechobee. On July 8 2005, the Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) issued a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS) for the Major Rehabilitation actions proposed for Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD), Reach One. Herbert Hoover Dike is the levee that completely surrounds Lake Okeechobee. On September 23, 2005, a Record of Decision was signed adopting the preferred alternative as the Selected Plan for Reach One. As plans and specifications were developed for Reach 1, it became apparent that the cut-off wall with seepage berm alternative would not work for all of Reach 1. The alternative for Reach 1A will be a combination of one or more of the following features dependent on the geology and adjacent land factors with the cut-off wall: Seepage Berm, Relief Trench, Soil Replacement Wedge, Relief Wells, Drainage Feature and Sand Columns. Reach 1A of the HHD extends for approximately 4.6 miles within Martin and Palm Beach Counties, from the St. Lucie Canal at Port Mayaca, south to the 10A culvert. The final full design of the cutoff wall and landside rehabilitation feature will include lands outside of the existing ROW. Therefore it is necessary to update the July 2005 SEIS for Reach 1A to include these new landside rehabilitation features and any impacts to lands outside of the existing ROW. Two separate draft and final SEIS's will be developed for the four Subreaches: An SEIS for Subreach 1A will be completed first and a second SEIS for Subreaches 1B, 1C, and 1D will be completed when designs (anticipated late 2009) are available. This study is a cooperative effort between the Corps and the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD).
Notice of Availability for the Final Program Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report for the San Diego Creek Watershed Special Area Management Plan/Watershed Streambed Alteration Agreement Process, Orange County, CA
Document Number: E9-4332
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-02
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 Branch, South Coast Region (Department), has completed a Final Program Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) (Volume IIIEvaluation of and Response to Comments/ Errata) for the Special Area Management Plan/Watershed Streambed Alteration Agreement (SAMP/WSAA) Process for the San Diego Creek Watershed, Orange County, California. The SAMP/WSAA Process establishes alternative permitting procedures for projects within the San Diego Creek Watershed that would 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/WSAA Process permitting procedures will improve the Corps and the Department's ability to evaluate such projects, as compared to the process each agency would normally follow in permitting such projects on a case-by-case basis. The SAMP is comprised of the following four elements: an Analytical Framework that characterizes aquatic resource conditions for the San Diego Creek Watershed; modified watershed-specific permitting processes, including watershed-specific and resource-based permitting protocols and a mitigation framework; a Strategic Mitigation Plan that is based upon a riparian ecosystem restoration plan for the Watershed; and a Mitigation Coordination Program to achieve implementation of the Strategic Mitigation Plan and foster a coordinated approach to aquatic resource management in the San Diego Creek Watershed.
Final Supplement to the Environmental Impact Statement To Evaluate Construction of Authorized Improvements to the Gulfport Harbor Federal Navigation Project in Harrison County, MS
Document Number: E9-4203
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
This notice of availability announces the public release of the Final Supplement to the Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to evaluate construction of authorized improvements to the Gulfport Harbor Federal navigation project in Harrison County, MS. The Mobile District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) published in the Federal Register, March 31, 2006, (71 FR 16294) a Notice of Intent to Prepare a Draft SEIS to address the potential impacts associated with construction of authorized improvements to the Federal Gulfport Harbor navigation project in Harrison County, MS. The Corps published in the Federal Register, February 9, 2007, (72 FR 6224) a Notice of Availability of the Draft SEIS. Comments were received and incorporated into the Final SEIS. The Final SEIS will be used as a basis for ensuring compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The Corps' proposed action in the Final SEIS includes widening the Federally authorized Mississippi Sound channel to 300 feet and the Bar channel to 400 feet. In addition, disposal of the associated dredged material would be placed beneficially in water depths of 25 feet or greater east of the Chandeleur Islands and material dredged from within the Ship Island Pass (littoral zone) would be placed in the existing littoral zone disposal area in water depths between 14 feet and 18 feet. Future maintenance material dredged from the navigation channel would be placed in open-water sites within Mississippi Sound utilizing thin-layer disposal methods, the existing littoral zone disposal area, and within the existing Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Sites.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Southwest Coastal Louisiana Feasibility Study
Document Number: E9-4202
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Corps of Engineers (Corps) intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Southwest Coastal Louisiana Feasibility Study for Calcasieu, Cameron and Vermilion Parishes, Louisiana. The Corps will evaluate a full suite of structural, nonstructural and coastal restoration measures to achieve hurricane protection and storm damage risk reduction within Calcasieu, Cameron and Vermilion Parishes in Louisiana. Southwestern Louisiana has been affected by several named storms in the past 50 years. The study area, which is characterized by low, flat terrain, is highly susceptible to flooding from tidal surges associated with hurricanes and tropical storms due to its close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricanes that caused damage include Audrey (1957), Arlene (1959), Debra (1978), Chris (1982), Danny (1985), Juan (1985), Bonnie (1986), Allison (1989), Chantal (1989), Francis (1998), Hermine (1998), Allison (2001), Bertha (2002), Lili (2002), Rita (2005), Gustav (2008) and Ike (2008). As the ground elevation subsides relative to the levels of the Gulf of Mexico, the depth of potential flooding in the future will increase along with an increase in damages to the human and natural environments. Wetlands in the study area are affected by relative sea level rise, subsidence, tides and storm surge created by tropical storms and hurricanes, saltwater intrusion and ponding and reduced organic production. These conditions would continue at an increased rate as the mass of coastal land decreases.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Hawthorne Mill Project, Fairfield, Solano County, CA
Document Number: E9-4201
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), San Francisco District, has received applications for Department of the Army authorizations from Edenbridge, Incorporated (EI) to construct two projects in the City of Fairfield, Solano County, CA. One project, Hawthorne Mill East, is a mixed-residential development project and the second, Hawthorne Mill West, is a residential development project. Development of Hawthorne Mill East will require permanent placement of fill in 37.8 acres of waters of the U.S. Hawthorne Mill West would result in permanent impacts to 0.5 acres of waters of the U.S. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the USACE has determined that the proposed actions may have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment and therefore requires the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Although the two projects are separate projects with independent utility, the USACE and the City have elected to consider these two related projects in a single document to allow for concurrent processing of requested entitlements. A combined Environmental Impact Report (EIR)/EIS will be prepared with the USACE as the Federal lead agency and the City of Fairfield (City) as the local lead agency (under the California Environmental Quality Act, or CEQA). The Hawthorne Mill East project is intended to become an integral part of the City's proposed train station by contributing to the creation of a populated, mixed-use transit hub and complementing the urban development principles as contemplated by the City. The proposed action is intended to: (1) Maximize long-term land use opportunities presented by the rail station by including a mix of land uses within walking distance of the station; (2) maximize pedestrian and bicycle access between residential and commercial development and the train station; (3) meet the City's regional housing needs requirements in a manner that minimizes pressure on regional highway facilities; (4) contribute to the clear identity of the train station as a comfortable, attractive, and vibrant public realm; and (5) provide appropriate protection of sensitive natural resources. The purpose of the Hawthorne Mill West project is to provide residential housing to fulfill the unmet needs of the City of Fairfield and to contribute to regional growth management by locating residential development on an infill site that is contiguous with existing development.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Little Colorado River at Winslow, a Feasibility Study of a Portion of the Little Colorado River From Chevelon Canyon to the North End of the Winslow Levee, in and Near Winslow, Navajo County, AZ
Document Number: E9-4200
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
Analyses of foreseeable environmental impacts from potential actions along the Little Colorado River in the vicinity of the City of Winslow, Navajo County, AZ, will commence. No explicit plans have been advanced as yet, so contents of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) remain to be determined during the public scoping process. The Little Colorado River at Winslow Study area encompasses the floodplain of the Little Colorado River (LCR) from Chevelon Canyon downstream (northwest) to the north end of the existing Winslow Levee, a distance of about 18 river miles. The study area includes the majority of the City of Winslow, including the Ruby Wash Diversion Levee and the Ruby Wash Levee. The purposes of this Feasibility Study are to develop and evaluate potential non-structural and engineered solutions to address flooding issues within the City of Winslow, and to investigate potential opportunities for ecosystem restoration along the LCR and its tributaries in the vicinity of Winslow. There is also an opportunity to provide much-needed recreational opportunities concurrent with flood risk management and ecosystem restoration. If there are measures and alternatives or plans that could be implemented within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, (USACE) missions, Navajo County has indicated their interest to support and provide necessary cost-sharing and other requirements for the project. Navajo County has identified within this length of the river needs associated with loss of native riparian habitat and the presence of significant cultural resources. Those needs will guide the formulation of plans for this segment of the Little Colorado River. The USACE and Navajo County, AZ, will cooperate in conducting this Feasibility Study.
Intent To Prepare an Integrated Feasibility Report and Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Southwest Florida Feasibility Study/Watershed Plan, Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, Glades, and Monroe Counties, FL
Document Number: E9-4199
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-27
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 an integrated Feasibility Report/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (FR/DEIS) for the Southwest Florida Feasibility Study/Watershed Plan. The study is a cooperative effort between the Corps and the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), which is also a cooperating agency for this DEIS. The goal of the Southwest Florida Feasibility Study is to produce a regional restoration plan that addresses water resources issues within all watersheds in southwest Florida. It is intended that this plan will meet many of the ecological and hydrological restoration needs of southwest Florida. The problems which will be addressed in this study include loss of natural ecosystems and landscape connectivity/ degradation of wildlife habitat, altered, unnatural freshwater flows to wetlands and estuaries (altered surface water hydrology), and water quality degradation in surface waters.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Brazos River Harbor Navigation District's (Port Freeport) Proposed Widening of the Freeport Harbor Ship Channel
Document Number: E9-4197
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-27
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 availability of the Record of Decision (ROD), for the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Port Freeport's proposal to widen the Freeport Harbor Ship Channel. The FEIS was made available for public review and comment on January 11, 2008. Comments received during the FEIS comment period are addressed in the ROD. The ROD discloses the decision to issue a Department of the Army permit for the proposed project.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-4019
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-4014
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Inland Waterways Users Board; Request for Nominations
Document Number: E9-3893
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-24
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 five (5) appointments or reappointments to two-year terms that will begin after August 15, 2009.
Army Science Board 2009 March Plenary Meeting
Document Number: E9-3891
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-24
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. Sec. 552b, as amended) and 41 Code of the Federal Regulations (CFR Sec. Sec. 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 March Plenary Meeting: March 24-25, 2009. Time(s) of Meeting: 0800-1700, March 24, 2009. 0800-1700, March 25, 2009. Place of Meeting: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Residential, Commercial, and Marine Development Along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Foley Land Cut, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Baldwin County, AL
Document Number: E9-3887
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
This notice of availability announces the public release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for evaluation of 15 separate permit applications under the authority of Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, for proposed mixed-use waterfront development along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) in Baldwin County, AL, specifically the stretch known as the ``Foley Land Cut'' (FLC). The Mobile District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) published in the Federal Register, May 26, 2006, (71 FR 30393) a Notice of Intent to Prepare a Draft EIS to evaluate the full range of direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts of the proposed development activities along the shoreline of the FLC. The EIS will be used as a basis for ensuring compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Individual Requests for Access or Amendment of CID Reports of Investigation
Document Number: E9-3883
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army is amending its rule on Individual Requests for Access or Amendment of CID Reports of Investigation to correct the mailing address. The address for submitting requests for access to, or amendment of, USACIDC investigative reports has changed.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E9-3513
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army is proposing to alter a system of records in its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E9-3372
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army is proposing to add a system of records in its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Board on Coastal Engineering Research
Document Number: E9-3253
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-17
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: March 4-5, 2009. Place: Duke of Gloucester Room, Maryland Inn, 16 Church Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (March 4, 2009). 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (March 5, 2009).
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning Project, Honolulu, O'ahu, Hawai'i, Department of the Army Regulatory File Number POH-2004-1141
Document Number: E9-3251
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning, LLC proposes to construct a seawater air conditioning system (SWAC) at Kaka'ako on the south shore of O'ahu in order to provide a renewable-energy air conditioning system for downtown Honolulu buildings. The applicants propose to construct intake and return pipelines in adjacent coastal waters to utilize available deep, offshore cold seawater for their planned onshore cooling plant. The proposed pipeline staging and installation sites are located within the navigable waters of the United States and the proposed activity is subject to the regulatory jurisdiction of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Availability for Non-Exclusive, Exclusive, or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Patent Concerning Polarization Correlation Signal Processing for Ladars and Radars
Document Number: E9-3250
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-17
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 the invention set forth in U.S. Patent No. 6,967,617 entitled ``Polarization Correlation Signal Processing for Ladars and Radars,'' issued on November 22, 2005. The United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Army, has rights in this invention.
Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Northern Integrated Supply Project in Northeastern Colorado
Document Number: E9-3249
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) is preparing a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) to further analyze the direct, indirect and cumulative effects of the Northern Integrated Supply Project (NISP). Construction of the proposed Project will result in temporary and permanent impacts to jurisdictional waters of the United States, thereby requiring a Clean Water Act Section 404 permit. The COE released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for NISP April 30, 2008. Significant comments were received during three public hearings held for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) as well as submitted during the comment period. The COE has determined that substantial additional analysis is required and that the purposes of the National Environmental Policy Act would be furthered through the preparation of the SDEIS.
Draft Comprehensive Plan and Integrated Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Mississippi Coastal Improvement Program, Jackson, Harrison, and Hancock Counties, MS
Document Number: E9-2810
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
This notice of availability announces the public release of the Draft Comprehensive Plan and Integrated Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Mississippi Coastal Improvements Program (MsCIP), Jackson, Harrison, and Hancock Counties, MS. The Mobile District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) published in the Federal Register, August 9, 2006, (71 FR 45537) a Notice of Intent to Prepare a Draft EIS to address the potential impacts associated with actions to comprehensively address hurricane and storm damage reduction, prevention of saltwater intrusion, preservation of fish and wildlife, prevention of erosion, and other related water resource purposes in coastal Mississippi. These actions are related to the consequences of hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico in 2005. The Corps will forward recommendations to Congress as authorized by the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006 (Pub. L. 109-148) dated December 30, 2005. The tentatively selected comprehensive plan elements for construction include ecosystem restoration of the barrier islands, mainland beaches, and sites at Admiral Island, Turkey Creek, Dantzler, Bayou Cumbest, Franklin Creek, Deer Island, and submerged aquatic vegetation in Bayou Cumbest which will restore approximately 3,210 acres of emergent tidal marsh, wet pine savannah, scrub/shrub, submerged aquatic vegetation, and beach and dune habitats. In conjuction with the ecosystem restoration efforts, the Draft Comprehensive Plan/Integrated Programmatic EIS recommends tentatively selected flood damage reduction elements, including Forrest Heights Levee, High Hazard Area Risk Reduction Plan Phase I, Waveland Flood Proofing Pilot Projects, and Moss Point Municipal Facility relocation. The EIS will be used as a basis for ensuring compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Intent To Hold an Open Meeting of the South Dakota River Task Force Established by the Missouri River Restoration Act of 2000 (Title IX)
Document Number: E9-2809
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The duties of the Task Force are to prepare and approve a plan for the use of the funds made available under Title IX to promote conservation practices in the Missouri River watershed, control and remove the sediment from the Missouri River, protect recreation on the Missouri River from sedimentation, and protect Indian and non-Indian historical and cultural sites along the Missouri River from erosion.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement in Cooperation With the North Carolina Department of Transportation for the Improvement of a 27.3 Mile Segment of US Highway 64 in Tyrrell and Dare Counties, NC
Document Number: E9-2807
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-10
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 Division is issuing this notice to advise the public that a State of North Carolina funded Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) will be prepared for the improvement of US 64 to a multilane facility, and replacement of the Lindsey C. Warren bridge in Tyrrell and Dare Counties, North Carolina (TIP Projects R-2544 and R- 2545).
Notice of Availability of the Final 1999 Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Dredged Material Management Plan for the Port of New York and New Jersey
Document Number: E9-2806
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The comment period for the Final 1999 Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Dredged Material Management Plan for the Port of New York and New York published in the Federal Register on Monday, December 22, 2008 (73 FR 78338), required comments be submitted by 45 days (February 1, 2009) following publication in the Federal Register. The comment period has been extended to 60 days (April 3, 2009).
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E9-2791
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army is proposing to alter a system of records in its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: E9-2537
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-06
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The inventions listed below are assigned to the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Army. The inventions collectively enable a Tactical Biological Detector (TAC-BIO), and are made available for licensing by the Department of the Army. United States Patent Number 6,967,338 entitled ``Micro UV Particle Detector'', United States Patent Number 7,375,348 entitled ``Micro UV Detector'', Army Case Numbers; DAM 656-06 entitled ``Improved, Front-End Optics to the Micro UV Detector'', DAM 668-07 entitled ``Man Portable, Biological Aerosol Detector with High Level of Discrimination'', and DAM 689-08 entitled ``Photon Counting Based Particle Detection Algorithm.''
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Implementation of Fort Carson's Grow the Army (GTA) Stationing Decisions
Document Number: E9-2379
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army announces the availability of an FEIS for the implementation of the decision to station a new Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) and other combat support units at Fort Carson, Colorado, and the potential stationing of a Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) at Fort Carson in the future.
Intent To Prepare a Joint Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for the Sacramento River Bank Protection Project Phase II Supplemental Authority providing for implementation of up to 80,000 linear feet of additional bank protection in the Sacramento River Flood Control Project area, Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Glenn, Placer, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Tehama, Yolo, and Yuba Counties, CA
Document Number: E9-2036
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-30
Agency: Department of Defense, United States Army Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The action being taken is the preparation of a joint environmental impact statement/environmental impact report (EIS/EIR) for the Sacramento River Bank Protection Project (SRBPP) Phase II Supplemental Authority. The SRBPP Phase II Supplemental Authority will result in the implementation of an additional 80,000 linear feet of bank protection in the Sacramento River Flood Control Project area, as authorized by the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2007. The SRBPP Phase II Supplemental Authority is located in the Sacramento River Flood Control Project (SRFCP) area, consisting of the Sacramento River and its Tributaries, CA.
Availability for Non-Exclusive, Exclusive, or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Provisional Patent Application Concerning Treatment of the CNS for Status Epilepticus Due to Organophosphate Exposure
Document Number: E9-2034
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Announcement is made of the availability for licensing of the invention set forth in U.S. Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 61/104,311 entitled `` * * * Treatment of the CNS for Status Epilepticus Due to Organophosphate Exposure,'' filed October 10, 2008. The United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Army, has rights in this invention.
Army Education Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: E9-2031
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-30
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 Education Advisory Committee (AEAC). Date of Meeting: February 25, 2009. Time of Meeting: 0900-1500. Place of Meeting: Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7 Conference Room, Building 161, Room 305, Ft. Monroe, VA. Proposed Agenda: Purpose of the meeting is to allow review, discussions, and deliberations of actions and recommendations from five subcommittees: Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, Command and General Staff College Board of Visitors, Army War College Board of Visitors, Distance Learning/Training Technology Applications Subcommittee, and the Reserve Officer Training Corps Subcommittee. Approved recommendations will be forwarded to the Office of the Administrative Assistant, Secretary of the Army, the appropriate Subcommittee's Alternate Designated Federal Official (ADFO), and the Subcommittee's decision maker.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for the West Sacramento Levee Improvements Program, West Sacramento, CA
Document Number: E9-1678
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The action being taken is the preparation of a programmatic and project-specific Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the West Sacramento Levee Improvements Program (WSLIP) in Yolo County and Solano County, CA. 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 for the Environmental Protection Agency's 404(b)(1) guidelines and is not contrary to the public interest. The U.S Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) will consider granting both 408 permission to the Central Valley Flood Protection Board (CVFPB) and 404 permit to West Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency (WSAFCA) for their work on the WSLIP. The CVFPB and WSAFCA are requesting this permission and permit in order to reduce flood risk the City of West Sacramento by meeting the following objectives for the project: Achieve a minimum of a 200-year level (an event that has a 0.5% chance of occurring in any given year) of flood protection for the entire City by improving approximately 50 miles of levees that protect it; Construct levee improvements as soon as possible to reduce flood risk as quickly as possible; and, Provide recreational and open space elements for the City that are compatible with flood improvement actions.
Availability for Non-Exclusive, Exclusive, or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Provisional Patent Application Concerning Computer Controlled System for Laser Energy Delivery to the Retina
Document Number: E9-1634
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-26
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. Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 61/116,931 entitled ``Computer Controlled System for Laser Energy Delivery to the Retina,'' filed November 21, 2008. The United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Army, has rights in this invention.
Board of Visitors, United States Military Academy (USMA)
Document Number: E9-1631
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-26
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 11, 2009. 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: Room 385, Senate Russell Office Building, Washington DC 20510. 5. Purpose of the Meeting: This is the 2009 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, Sexual Assault/Sexual Harassment, Suicide Awareness and Prevention, Resource Update, Class of 2009 Update, and Incoming Class of 2013. The Board will discuss proposed meeting dates for the 2009 Spring and Summer meetings, and will hold elections for the 2009 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: Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Paul S. Sarat, Jr., (845) 938-4200, paul.sarat@us.army.mil.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Missouri River Ecosystem Restoration Plan, Missouri River Basin, United States
Document Number: E9-1629
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended and in furtherance of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City and Omaha Districts, intend to prepare the Missouri River Ecosystem Restoration Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (plan/EIS). In developing the plan, the Corps must study actions required to mitigate habitat losses of aquatic and terrestrial habitat, recover federally listed species under the Endangered Species Act and restore ecosystem functions to prevent further declines among other native species. During an extended scoping process, we will invite comment on the draft purpose and need statements for the plan/EIS. The plan/EIS will describe a range of alternatives for achieving the purpose of the plan and assess the effects of those alternatives, including a preferred alternative, on the human environment as defined by NEPA. The goal of this planning effort is to develop and implement a single, comprehensive and integrated plan to guide the implementation of programs associated with mitigation, recovery, and restoration activities in the Missouri River Basin.
Flood Control, Mississippi River & Tributaries, Yazoo River Basin, Yazoo Headwaters Project, Mississippi Tributaries Unit
Document Number: E9-1627
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, in conjunction with the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta Levee District, the non- Federal sponsor, is undertaking studies to evaluate the authorized Yazoo Headwaters Project. As part of this work, a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) is being prepared to update existing National Environmental Policy Act documentation.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Proposed Beluga to Fairbanks (B2F) Natural Gas Transportation Pipeline Proposed by the Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority (ANGDA)
Document Number: E9-1212
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Alaska District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) intends to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) to address the potential impacts associated with the construction of the proposed Beluga to Fairbanks (B2F) Alaska natural gas transportation pipeline. The Corps will be evaluating a permit application for work under Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be used as a basis for the permit decision and to ensure compliance with the National Environment Policy Act.
Inland Waterways Users Board
Document Number: E9-875
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-16
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.
Intent To Prepare a Joint Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for the River Mile 208, Sacramento River Bank Protection Project, CA
Document Number: E9-584
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-14
Agency: Department of Defense, United States Army Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, intends to prepare a joint environmental impact statement/environmental impact report (EIS/EIR) for the construction of bank protection at River Mile 208 on the Sacramento River to prevent continued bank erosion and potential outflanking of the Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District Hamilton City Pumping Plant (HCPP), near Hamilton City, CA. The proposed action is being conducted under the HCPP Fish Screen Improvement Project.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Stormwater Treatment Areas in Everglades Agricultural Area Located in Palm Beach and Hendry Counties, FL
Document Number: E9-219
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-09
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is issuing this notice to advise the public that a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) has been completed and is available for review and comment.
Termination of an 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: E9-36
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The St. Paul District, Corps of Engineers (Corps) is canceling the preparation of a federal Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposal by Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL) 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. The Corps has terminated its review of the WPL permit application due to WPL's withdrawal of their permit application on November 21, 2008.
Notice of Intent (NOI) To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) To Analyze the Impacts of Grow the Army and Facilities Expansion at the Presidio of Monterey, CA
Document Number: E8-30907
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-06
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army intends to prepare an EIS for the proposed expansion of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center at the Presidio of Monterey. This EIS is being prepared to analyze the potential impacts of Grow the Army and the resulting increases of student, faculty, staff populations and the construction of additional facilities to accommodate the increased population. This proposed EIS is required to support the proposed development of new facilities warranted under the new Proficiency Enhancement Program standards for foreign language training as mandated by the Department of Defense. The proposed action would include the construction of new facilities at both the Presidio and the Ord Military Community.
Revisions to the Clean Water Act Regulatory Definition of “Discharge of Dredged Material”; Final Rule
Document Number: E8-30984
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department, Department of Defense
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (together, the ``Agencies'') are promulgating a final rule to amend a Clean Water Act (CWA) section 404 regulation that defines the term ``discharge of dredged material.'' This action conforms the Corps' and EPA's regulations to a court order invalidating the January 17, 2001, amendments to the regulatory definition (referred to as the ``Tulloch II'' rule). This final rule responds to the court decision by deleting language from the regulation that was invalidated.
Notice of Availability for the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report and a Draft General Conformity Determination for the Berths 97-109 [China Shipping] Container Terminal Project, Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA
Document Number: E8-30585
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
On April 30, 2008, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, Regulatory Division (Corps) in coordination with the Los Angeles Harbor Department (LAHD) completed and published the Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the Berths 97-109 [China Shipping] Container Terminal Project (Project) in the Port of Los Angeles. The Corps and LAHD considered all comments received in preparing the Final EIS/EIR, which is available for a 30-day review. The Final EIS/EIR includes a draft general conformity determination (see Section 3.2 and Appendix P), pursuant to Section 176(c) of the Clean Air Act. A general conformity determination is necessary because Project construction would require Federal action (i.e., issuance of a Corps permit for activities proposed in and over navigable waters and waters of the U.S.) and not all the Federal action's direct and indirect emissions would be below specified de minimis thresholds (40 CFR 93.153(b)). Pursuant to the general conformity regulations (40 CFR Part 93 Subpart B), general conformity determinations do not have to be included in the EIS and can be separately noticed, but the draft general conformity determination for the Federal action associated with the Project is being included in the Final EIS/EIR in this case. The Final EIS/EIR, including the draft general conformity determination, is available for public review during the next 30 days at the Los Angeles Harbor Department, 425 South Palos Verdes Street, San Pedro, California, on the Port's Web site: http:// www.portoflosangeles.org, and on the Corps' Web site: http:// www.spl.usace.army.mil/regulatory/POLA.htm (scroll down to the links under China Shipping Project). In addition, the Final EIS/EIR, including the draft general conformity determination, is available at the following libraries: L.A. Public Library, Central Branch, 630 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, California; L.A. Public Library, San Pedro Branch, 921 South Gaffey Street, San Pedro, California; and L.A. Public Library, Wilmington Branch, 1300 North Avalon, Wilmington, California. Any comments received by the Corps and LAHD on the Final EIS/EIR or the included draft general conformity determination during the next 30 days will be considered fully before the Corps makes a final general conformity determination and finalizes the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Federal action associated with the Project. The Corps will publish a notice of a final general conformity determination in the Federal Register within 30 days of rendering a final decision. The public can request from the Corps copies of the ROD, which includes responses to comments on the Final EIS/EIR, including any on the draft general conformity determination, following publication of a final general conformity determination and upon execution of the ROD.
Naval Restricted Area, Port Townsend, Indian Island, Walan Point, WA
Document Number: E8-30590
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is issuing a final rule to enlarge an existing restricted area within Port Townsend Bay, Indian Island, Walan Point, Washington. The purpose of the restricted area is to ensure the security and safety of the public, and satisfy security, safety and operational requirements as they pertain to naval vessels. The restricted area will be marked on navigation charts to ensure security and safety for the public.
Naval Restricted Area, Manchester Fuel Depot, Washington; and Naval Restricted Areas, Sinclair Inlet, WA
Document Number: E8-30588
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is issuing a final rule establishing a restricted area within Puget Sound at Orchard Point, at the U.S. Navy Manchester Fuel Depot, near Manchester. The Corps is also amending an existing regulation for restricted areas within Sinclair Inlet at the Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton and the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, at the City of Bremerton, Kitsap County. The purpose of the new restricted area is to ensure the security and safety of the public, and satisfy security, safety and operational requirements as they pertain to naval vessels. The purpose of the amended restricted area is also to ensure the security and safety of the public, and satisfy security, safety and operational requirements as they pertain to naval vessels, in addition to releasing for unimpeded transit of Washington State Ferries the eastern most area of the established restricted area. The restricted areas will be marked on navigation charts to ensure security and safety for the public.