Navy Department September 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (OEIS) for Atlantic Fleet Active Sonar Training and To Announce Public Scoping Meetings
Document Number: E6-16064
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR pts 1500-1508), and Executive Order (EO) 12114, ``Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions'' (44 Fed. Reg. 62,18722 (Mar. 29, 1979)), the Department of the Navy (DON) announces its intent to prepare a combined NEPA EIS and EO 12114, OEIS, to evaluate the potential environmental consequences associated with mine warfare (MIW) and antisubmarine warfare (ASW) active sonar training exercises along the east coast and Gulf of Mexico. The MIW/ASW sonar training exercises include Independent Unit Level Training, Coordinated Unit Level Training, and Strike Group Training exercises. These active sonar training exercises include air, surface, and subsurface sonar platforms that are manned by personnel who require training in order to maintain certification and readiness for deployment. Additionally, effective MIW and ASW are dependent on training involving coordination among these platforms. The EIS/OEIS will consider two Action Alternatives to accomplish these objectives, in addition to the No Action Alternative.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License; NaturalNano, Inc.
Document Number: E6-15705
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to NaturalNano, Inc., a revocable, nonassignable, exclusive license to practice in the fields of use in Electromagnetic Shielding; Strength Enhancement; Cosmetics; Odor Masking; Eluting Implantable Medical Devices; Visibility Enhanced Implantable Medical Devices; Eluting Bandages; Local Drug Delivery; Agricultural; Vertebrate Aversion; Veterinary; Ink and Paper; Electronics; Fabrics and Textiles; all other fields of use specifically excluding: Halloysite in Building Materials and Petroleum; and Paint in the United States and certain foreign countries, the Government-owned inventions described in U.S. Patent No. 4,877,501: Process for Fabrication of Lipid Microstructures, Navy Case No. 70,173.//U.S. Patent No. 4,911,981: Metal Clad Lipid Microstructures, Navy Case No. 70,238.//U.S. Patent No. 5,049,382: Coating and Composition Containing Lipid Microstructure Toxin Dispensers, Navy Case No. 71,593.//U.S. Patent No. 5,492,696: Controlled Release Microstructures, Navy Case No. 76,896.//U.S. Patent No. 5,651,976: Controlled Release of Active Agents Using Inorganic Tubules, Navy Case No. 76,652.//U.S. Patent No. 5,705,191: Sustained Delivery of Active Compounds from Tubules With Rational Control, Navy Case No. 77,037.//U.S. Patent No. 6,013,206: Process for the Formation of High Aspect Ratio Lipid Microtubules, Navy Case No. 79,038.//U.S. Patent No. 6,280,759: Method of Controlled Release and Controlled Release Microstructures, Navy Case No. 78,215.//U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 10/353,952: Microwave-Attenuating Composite Materials, Methods for Preparing the Same, Intermediates for Preparing the Same, Devices Containing the Same, Methods of Preparing Such a Device, and Methods of Attenuating Microwaves, Navy Case No. 83,273.//U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 10/863,848: Waterborne Coating Containing Microcylindrical Conductors and Non-Conductive Space Filling Latex Polymers, Navy Case No. 84,828 and any continuations, divisionals or re-issues thereof.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: E6-15702
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The inventions listed below are assigned to the U.S. Government as represented by the Secretary of the Navy and are available for domestic and foreign licensing by the Department of the Navy. U.S. Patent No. 6,865,455: MAGNETIC ANOMALY GUIDANCE SYSTEM AND METHOD.//U.S. Patent No. 6,868,360: SMALL HEAD-MOUNTED COMPASS SYSTEM WITH OPTICAL DISPLAY.//U.S. Patent No. 6,868,197: CONNECTOR-LESS HIGH SPEED UNDERWATER DATA INTERFACE.//U.S. Patent No. 6,870,534: METHOD OF SIMULATING EXPLOSIVE PERFORMANCE.//U.S. Patent No. 6,879,544: MANATEE VOCALIZATION DETECTION METHOD AND SYSTEM.//U.S. Patent No. 6,879,397: LIGHT SCATTERING DETECTOR.//U.S. Patent No. 6,879,547: COMBINED STABILIZATION BRACKET AND MINE SYSTEM FOR GATHERING UNDERSEA DATA.// U.S. Patent No.6,883,390: INSTRUMENT FOR MEASURING WATER-SPRAY BLAST FORCE.//U.S. Patent No. 6,888,353: MAGNETIC ANOMALY HOMING SYSTEM AND METHOD USING MAGNETIC TOTAL FIELD SCALARS.//U.S. Patent No. 6,893,540: HIGH TEMPERATURE PELTIER EFFECT WATER DISTILLER.//U.S. Patent No. 6,907,326: AUTONOMOUS SURF ZONE LINE CHARGE DEPLOYMENT SYSTEM.//U.S. Patent No. 6,927,790: DIGITAL CAMERA SYSTEM PROVIDING FOR CONTROL OF A CAMERA'S OPERATIONAL PARAMETERS AND IMAGE CAPTURE.//U.S. Patent No. 6,931,339: COMPASS AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM.//U.S. Patent No. 6,934,633: HELMET-MOUNTED PARACHUTIST NAVIGATION SYSTEM.//U.S. Patent No. 6,944,816: AUTOMATED SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING KEPNER TREGOE ANALYSIS FOR SPREAD SHEET OUTPUT.//U.S. Patent No. 6,945,187: INSTRIDE INFLATABLE AUTONOMOUS FUEL DEPOT.//U.S. Patent No. 6,957,132: METHOD OF GUIDING A VEHICLE TO A POSITION.//U.S. Patent No. 6,957,651: SYSTEM FOR SIMULATING METABOLIC CONSUMPTION OF OXYGEN.//U.S. Patent No. 6,963,263: NON-CONTACT ELECTRICAL ENERGY TRANSFER SYSTEM.//U.S. Patent No. 6,970,578: METHOD OF GENERATING IMAGES TO AID IN THE DETECTION OF MANMADE OBJECTS IN CLUTTERED UNDERWATER ENVIRONMENTS.//U.S. Patent No. 6,982,790: COHERENT IMAGING IN TURBID MEDIA.//U.S. Patent No. 6,990,239: FEATURE-BASED DETECTION AND CONTEXT DISCRIMINATE CLASSIFICATION FOR KNOWN IMAGE STRUCTURES.//U.S. Patent No. 6,994,048: FLOATING LOW DENSITY CONCRETE BARRIER.//U.S. Patent No. 6,997,218: INFLATABLE BODY ARMOR SYSTEM.//U.S. Patent No. 6,999,624: CONTEXT DISCRIMINATE CLASSIFICATION FOR DIGITAL IMAGES.//U.S. Patent No. 6,999,625: FEATURE-BASED DETECTION AND CONTEXT DISCRIMINATE CLASSIFICATION FOR DIGITAL IMAGES.//U.S. Patent No. 7,002,681: SPECTROSCOPY SYSTEM FOR THE DETECTION OF CHEMICALS.//U.S. Patent No. 7,004,039: AMBIENT PRESSURE COMPENSATED TACTILE SENSOR.//U.S. Patent No. 7,010,401: SYSTEM FOR GUIDING A VEHICLE TO A POSITION.//U.S. Patent No. 7,007,569: TELESCOPING AND LOCKING LEVER ARM.//U.S. Patent No. 7,025,931: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REDUCING OXYGEN IN A CLOSED ENVIRONMENT.//U.S. Patent No. 7,036,894: TANDEM DRIVE FOR TRACKED VEHICLES.//U.S. Patent No. 7,038,458: MAGNETIC ANOMALY HOMING SYSTEM AND METHOD USING ROTATIONALLY INVARIANT SCALAR CONTRACTIONS OF MAGNETIC GRADIENT TENSORS.//U.S. Patent No. 7,038,639: DISPLAY SYSTEM FOR FULL FACE MASKS.//U.S. Patent No. 7,039,367: COMMUNICATIONS USING UNMANNED SURFACE VEHICLES AND UNMANNED MICRO-AERIAL VEHICLES.//U.S. Patent No. 7,039,506: LIGHT SYSTEM FOR DEFINING LINE OF APPROACH.//U.S. Patent No. 7,068,819: SYSTEM FOR STORING GEOSPECIFIC DATA.//
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 06-8158
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is amending a system of records notice in its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 06-8157
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is amending a system of records notice in its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 06-8034
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is amending a system of records notice in its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 06-8033
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is amending a system of records notice in its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 06-8032
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is amending a system of records notice in its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 06-8031
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is deleting a system of records notice from its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Meeting of the Secretary of the Navy's Advisory Subcommittee on Naval History
Document Number: 06-7932
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Secretary of the Navy's Advisory Subcommittee on Naval History, a subcommittee of the Department of Defense Historical Advisory Committee, will meet to review naval historical activities since the last meeting of the Advisory Subcommittee on Naval History, which was conducted on September 29 and September 30, 2005, and to make comments and recommendations on these activities to the Secretary of the Navy. The meetings will be open to the public.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 06-7895
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is amending a system of records notice in its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 06-7894
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is amending a system of records notice in its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 06-7893
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is amending a system 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 Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Proposed Dredging of the Norfolk Harbor Channel, Norfolk and Portsmouth, Virginia and To Announce Public Scoping Meetings
Document Number: E6-15509
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), the Department of the Navy (DoN) announces its intent to prepare an EIS to evaluate the potential environmental impacts associated with the dredging of 4.8 miles of Norfolk Harbor Channel in the Elizabeth River. The proposed channel deepening project is located in the Federal navigation channel in Norfolk and Portsmouth, Virginia. Discussions are underway with the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to be a cooperating agency in the preparation of the EIS. The EIS will consider reasonable alternatives to the proposed action, including the No Action Alternative.
Notice of Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: E6-15506
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4), the Department of the Navy (DON) announces the appointment of members to the DON's numerous Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Boards (PRBs). The purpose of the PRBs is to provide fair and impartial review of the annual SES performance appraisal prepared by the senior executive's immediate and second level supervisor; to make recommendations to appointing officials regarding acceptance or modification of the performance rating; and to make recommendations for performance bonuses and basic pay increases. Composition of the specific PRBs will be determined on an ad hoc basis from among individuals listed below:
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 06-7747
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is deleting a system of records notice from its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Meeting of the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Executive Panel
Document Number: E6-15434
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-18
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The CNO Executive Panel will form consensus advice for the final report on the findings and recommendations of the Systems Engineering and Integration Subcommittee to the CNO. The meeting will consist of discussions of Navy engineering, research and design development strategies and processes.
Notice of Availability for Donation of the Test Craft Ex-SEA SHADOW (IX-529) and Hughes Mining Barge (HMB-1)
Document Number: E6-15236
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of the availability for donation, under the authority of 10 U.S.C. 7306, of the Test Craft ex-SEA SHADOW (IX 529) and the Hughes Mining Barge (HMB- 1), both located at the Maritime Administration's Suisun Bay National Defense Reserve Fleet, Benicia, CA. Ex-SEA SHADOW is contained inside HMB-1, which is a covered floating dry-dock, and is being offered for donation as a single unit. The donee may display the two vessels as currently configured as a single unit, or display them individually. In either case, the Navy intends to donate the two vessels as a single unit and the donee will be required to remove the two vessels from Navy custody as a unit. Eligible recipients include: (1) Any State, Commonwealth, or possession of the United States or any municipal corporation or political subdivision thereof; (2) the District of Columbia; or (3) any organization incorporated as a non-profit entity under section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code. The transfer of a vessel for donation under 10 U.S.C 7306 shall be made at no cost to the United States Government. The donee will be required to maintain ex-SEA SHADOW as a static museum/memorial in a condition that is satisfactory to the Secretary of the Navy. Prospective donees must submit a comprehensive application that addresses the significant financial, technical, environmental, and curatorial responsibilities associated with donated Navy vessels. Further application information can be found on the Navy Ship Donation Program Web site at http://www.navsea.navy.mil/ndp. All vessels currently in a donation hold status, including ex-SEA SHADOW (IX 529) and the Hughes Mining Barge (HMB-1), will be reviewed by the Chief of Naval Operations during the annual Ship Disposition Review process, at which time a determination will be made whether to extend donation hold status. If the Navy receives no interest by an eligible recipient within two years, the Navy reserves the right to remove the vessels from donation consideration and proceed with their disposal. Other ships that are currently available for donation include: (1) Patrol Combat ex-CANON (PG 90), Philadelphia, PA. (2) Guided Missile Destroyer ex-CHARLES F. ADAMS (DDG 2), Philadelphia, PA. (3) Destroyer ex-CONOLLY (DD 979), Philadelphia, PA. (4) Destroyer ex-EDSON (DD 946), Philadelphia, PA. (5) Submarine ex-TROUT (SS 566), Philadelphia, PA. (6) Guided Missile Cruiser ex-TICONDEROGA (CG 47), Philadelphia, PA. (7) Aircraft Carrier ex-RANGER (CV 61), Bremerton, WA. For Further Information and Submission of Ship Donation Applications, Contact: Commander, Program Executive Office Ships (PEO SHIPS), PMS333, Navy Inactive Ship Program Office, Ship Donation Program, ATTN: Ms. Gloria Carvalho (PMS 333G), 300 M Street, SE., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20003, telephone number 202-781-0485.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: E6-14693
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is amending its certifications and exemptions under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), to reflect that the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Admiralty and Maritime Law) has determined that USS NEW ORLEANS (LPD 18) is a vessel of the Navy which, due to its special construction and purpose, cannot fully comply with certain provisions of the 72 COLREGS without interfering with its special function as a naval ship. The intended effect of this rule is to warn mariners in waters where 72 COLREGS apply.