Navy Department 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Collection, Comment Request
Document Number: E7-25253
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
In compliance with 44 U.S.C. Sec. 3506(c)(2)(A)) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, announces a proposed extension of an approved public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Proposed Collection, Comment Request
Document Number: E7-25229
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
In compliance with 44 U.S.C. Sec. 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps announces a proposed extension of an approved public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: E7-24934
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-26
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 FREEDOM (LCS 1) 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.
Notice of Intent To Grant Partially Exclusive Patent License; Elemental Wireless, LLC
Document Number: E7-24921
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy herby gives notice of its intent to grant to Elemental Wireless, LLC., a revocable, nonassignable, partially exclusive license in the United States to practice the Government-Owned inventions described in U.S. Patent Numbers 5,528,612 entitled ``Laser with Multiple Gain Elements'', issue date June 18, 1996// U.S. Patent Number 5,530,711 entitled ``Low threshold diode- pumped tunable dye laser'', issue date June 25, 1996// U.S. Patent Number 5,541,946 entitled ``Laser with multiple gain elements pumped by a single excitation source'', issue date July 30, 1996// U.S. Patent Number 6,759,303 entitled ``Complementary vertical bipolar junction transistors fabricated of silicon-on-sapphire utilizing wide base PNP transistors'', issue date July 6, 2004.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E7-24377
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is deleting a system of records 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 for the U.S. Marine Corps Grow the Force Initiative (or GTF) at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Marine Corps Air Station New River, and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, NC
Document Number: E7-24234
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-14
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 Code of Federal Regulations parts 1500-1508) and U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) NEPA implementing regulations in Marine Corps Order P5090.2A, the USMC announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential environmental consequences that may result from the permanent assignment of approximately 9,900 additional Marines and support service personnel at three installations in North Carolina: Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (MCBCL) and Marine Corps Air Station New River (MCASNR) in Jacksonville and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point (MCASCP) in Havelock. The proposed action includes incremental permanent personnel increases at existing USMC installations. By Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 MCBCL, MCASNR, and MCASCP personnel (military and civilian) increases are expected to be approximately 7,700 (MCBCL), 1,400 (MCASNR), and 800 (MCASCP). Alternatives to be examined in the EIS may consist of alternative sitting locations on these installations for new facility construction, renovation and use of existing facilities, or a combination of both new and existing facilities. The no-action alternative, of not permanently basing these Marines and associated personnel, will also be examined. The USMC is initiating the scoping process with this notice of intent. Scoping assists the USMC in identifying community concerns and local issues related to the proposed action.
Notice of Availability and Notice of Public Hearings for Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Activities To Implement 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Actions at National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD
Document Number: E7-24214
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Pursuant to Section (102)(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the regulations implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and the Department of the Navy (DON) NEPA regulation (32 CFR part 775), DON announces the availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for potential environmental impacts associated with implementing actions directed by the Defense Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC) Act of 1990, Public Law 101-510, as amended in 2005 (BRAC Law), at the National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) in Bethesda, MD. Under the BRAC law, the Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) will realign all tertiary and complex health care services to the NNMC campus in Bethesda. The transfer and integration of these services with existing functions at NNMC will result by law in creation of a new premier military health care center to be named the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) at Bethesda, MD. The BRAC law calls for completion of the realignment, establishment of the WRNMMC, and closure of WRAMC to be accomplished by 15 September 2011. The realignment of tertiary and complex medical care will bring additional patients and visitors requiring additional staff and facilities to be provided at NNMC. The DEIS provides information on the proposed new construction and facility alterations, current estimates of the additional staff that will be needed, and an assessment of the potential environmental impacts associated with implementation of these realignment actions at NNMC in Bethesda, MD.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License; goodXense, Inc.
Document Number: E7-23859
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to goodXense, Inc., a revocable, nonassignable, exclusive license to practice in the field of use of radio frequency (RF) wireless water quality monitoring in the United States and certain foreign countries, the Government-owned inventions described in U.S. Patent No. 6,780,307: Ion Selective Electrodes for Direct Organic Drug Analysis in Saliva, Sweat, and Surface Wipes, Navy Case No. 83,326.// U.S. Patent Application No. 10/833,636: Ion Selective Electrodes for Direct Organic Drug Analysis in Saliva, Sweat, and Surface Wipes, Navy Case No. 96,181.//U.S. Patent Application No. 11/009,849: Multiparameter System for Environmental Monitoring, Navy Case No. 84,717 and any continuations, divisionals or re-issues thereof.
Notice of Partially Closed Meeting of the Naval Research Advisory Committee; Correction
Document Number: E7-22990
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy published a document in the Federal Register of November 14, 2007, announcing a partially closed meeting of the Naval Research Advisory Committee (NRAC). The dates of the meeting contained in the document have changed.
Notice of Availability of Finding
Document Number: E7-22645
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-20
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 and the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), implementing procedural provisions of NEPA, the Department of the Navy (DON) gives notice that a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) has been issued and is available for Expeditionary Strike Group Composite Training Unit Exercise (ESG COMPUTEX) (November/December 2007). In addition, pursuant to Executive Order (EO) 12114, Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions, a Finding of No Significant Harm (FONSH) has been issued and is available for ESG COMPUTEX (November/December 2007).
Privacy Act of 1974; Implementation
Document Number: E7-22195
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of Navy, Navy Department
The U.S. Marine Corps, as a principal component of the Department of Navy, is making this administrative amendment to combine like systems by removing an exempted system of records notice from its inventory, MMN00018, ``Base Security Incident Report System''. The records will be maintained in the Department of Navy's exempted system of record notice NM05580-1, ``Security Incident System''. Therefore, the MMN00018, ``Base Security Incident Report System'' exemption rule system is being deleted.
Notice of Partially Closed Meeting of the Naval Research Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-22200
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Naval Research Advisory Committee (NRAC) will meet to discuss information classified at the SECRET level from government organizations and proprietary information from commercial organizations. With the exception of two unclassified sessions on December 12, 2007 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., all other sessions on December 11, 2007 and December 12, 2007 will include discussions involving proprietary information regarding technology applications and systems under development in the private sector between competing companies and/or information classified at the SECRET level that is devoted to intelligence briefings; emerging threats posed by potential adversaries; the exploitation of physical vulnerabilities; the tactical applications of known and emerging technologies; an assessment of the emerging concepts in such areas as: Training, S&T funding allocation, technology monitoring, progress assessments, and probable time frames for transformation and implementation; the challenges raised with the utilization and fielding of various technology applications; and a security briefing that will discuss security policies and procedures, and counterintelligence information classified at the SECRET level.
Notice of Extension of Public Scoping Period and Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to the Final Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: E7-22172
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-13
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 parts 1500-1508), the Department of the Navy (DON) published a notice of intent to prepare a Supplemental EIS to the Final Environmental Impact Statement for ``Developing Home Port Facilities for Three NIMITZ Class Aircraft Carriers in Support of the U.S. Pacific Fleet'' dated July 1999 with its Record of Decision signed on 28 January 2000 and published in the Federal Register on 8 February 2000 (65 FR 6181) and announced public comment period in the Federal Register, 72 FR 59085 on October 18, 2007. This notice announces the extension of the public scoping period from November 19, 2007 to December 3, 2007.
Notice of Partially Closed Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors
Document Number: E7-22113
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors will meet to make such inquiry, as the Board shall deem necessary into the state of morale and discipline, the curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, and academic methods of the Naval Academy. The meeting will include discussions of personnel issues at the Naval Academy, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. The executive session of this meeting will be closed to the public.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License; Electro-Optic Instruments, Inc.
Document Number: E7-22097
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to Electro-Optic Instruments, Inc., a revocable, nonassignable, exclusive license to practice in the fields of use of an array of four (4) or more fiber optic sensors for the detection of sub- sonic, sonic, and ultra-sonic pressure waves, said field to exclude any and all medical applications; and one or more fiber optic pressure sensors for use in catheters for pressure sensing for medical applications in the United States and certain foreign countries, the Government-owned inventions described in U.S. Patent No. 7,020,354: Intensity Modulated Fiber Optic Pressure Sensor, Navy Case No. 84,638.//U.S. Patent No. 7,149,374: Fiber Optic Pressure Sensor, Navy Case No. 84,557.//U.S. Patent Application No. 11/250,708: Intensity Modulated Fiber Optic Static Pressure Sensor System, Navy Case No. 97,279.//U.S. Patent Application No. 11/250,709: Multiplexed Fiber Optic Sensor System, Navy Case No. 97,488 and any continuations, divisionals or re-issues thereof.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Access Between the Laurelwood Housing Area and an Adjacent State Primary or Secondary Road at Naval Weapons Station Earle, Colts Neck, NJ and To Announce a Public Scoping Meeting
Document Number: E7-22039
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
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, and the regulations implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508), the Department of the Navy (Navy) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential environmental consequences of providing access between the Laurelwood housing area at Naval Weapons Station (NWS) Earle and an adjacent state primary or secondary road. The requirement for this access in 2010 is a stipulation within the lease agreement between the Navy and the developer of Laurelwood. This developer may construct necessary road improvements to obtain access and rent any housing units to the general public through the year 2040. Dates and Addresses: Public scoping will be conducted in the form of an open-house style meeting to be held in Monmouth County, New Jersey to receive written comments on environmental concerns that should be addressed in the EIS. The public scoping meeting will be held on November 27, 2007, from 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., at Brookdale Community College, 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, New Jersey.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: E7-22008
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
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 NORTH CAROLINA (SSN 777) 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.
Notice of Surplus Property at Navy Base Realignment and Closure 1993 Installation: Naval Air Station Alameda, Alameda, CA
Document Number: E7-21668
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
This notice provides information on the surplus property at Naval Air Station Alameda, Alameda, California.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: E7-21586
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-05
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 STERETT (DDG 104) 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.
Notice of Intent To Grant a Partially Exclusive Patent License; United States-Vietnam Foundation
Document Number: E7-21206
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to United States-Vietnam Foundation, a revocable, nonassignable, partially exclusive license to practice worldwide the Government owned inventions described in the invention disclosed and claimed in International Application Number PCT/US2005/019963, with the International Filing Date of June 6, 2005, which was published on December 14, 2006 with the International Publication Number WO 2006/ 132635 A1, for ``Hand-Held Fluorescence Polarimeter''; and the national stage patent applications to be filed in Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, the Philippines and Myanmar in the fields of screening and diagnosis of: (1) Infectious diseases; (2) viral-induced cancer, such as Human Paplloma Virus/AIDs; and (3) toxins.
Notice of Intent To Grant a Partially Exclusive Patent License; Oasis Diagnostics Corp
Document Number: E7-21204
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to Oasis Diagnostics Corp., a revocable, nonassignable, partially exclusive license to practice worldwide the Government owned inventions described in U.S. Patent 6,927,068 entitled ``A Rapid and Non-Invasive Method to Evaluate Immunization Status of a Patient'' issued 9 August 2005 and related foreign filings (PCT/US 2003/002239, EP/1490665, and AU/2003301840) in the fields of detection of antibodies in present in oral fluids from the group saliva, oral rinse expectorant, oral mucosal transudate, gingival crevicular fluid, and phlegmuntil.
Notice of Intent To Grant a Partially Exclusive Patent License; Oasis Diagnostics Corp
Document Number: E7-21202
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to Oasis Diagnostics Corp., a revocable, nonassignable, partially exclusive license to practice worldwide the Government owned inventions described in U.S. Patent No. 6,841,159 issued on January 11, 2005, for ``Rapid Lateral Flow Assay for Determining Exposure to Mycobacterium Tuberculosis and other mycobacteria''; and related foreign filings (PCT/US 03/02311, EP/1478395, and AU/2003210662 filed) in the fields of detection of antibodies in present in oral fluids from the group saliva, oral rinse expectorant, oral mucosal transudate, gingival crevicular fluid, and phlegmuntil.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to the Final Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Request for Public Scoping Comments
Document Number: E7-20577
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-18
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, and the regulations implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508), the Department of the Navy (DON) announces its intent to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS). This SEIS supplements the Navy's 1999 Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), ``Developing Home Port Facilities for Three NIMITZ-Class Aircraft Carriers in Support of the U.S. Pacific Fleet,'' as authorized by the Record of Decision (ROD) dated January 28, 2000 and published in the Federal Register on February 8, 2000 (65 FR 6181). The limited purpose of this SEIS is to supplement the traffic analysis contained in the 1999 FEIS, to assess potential new information, validate impacts to traffic and to analyze the effectiveness of existing traffic mitigation measures implemented per the 2000 ROD when three CVNs home ported at Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), California are simultaneously in port. Completion of the SEIS is necessary under 40 CFR 1502.9 to assess potential new information and to validate impacts to traffic during infrequent periods when three CVNs home ported at NASNI are simultaneously in port. The SEIS will analyze the effectiveness of existing traffic mitigation measures implemented per the 2000 ROD under these conditions. The SEIS will evaluate impacts such as changes in local traffic conditions, changes in personnel loading and potential changes in CVN operational deployment and maintenance schedules that could affect the average number of days three carriers are simultaneously in port. The SEIS will also evaluate the effects of traffic mitigation measures implemented pursuant to the 2000 ROD. Past, present and reasonably foreseeable future regional actions impacting traffic will be examined from a cumulative impacts perspective. In addition, the SEIS will address infrastructure improvements for Berth LIMA, which include utilities upgrades previously analyzed under the 1999 FEIS and newly defined site improvements and other minor alterations to existing infrastructure. Utilities upgrades include: repairs and upgrades to electrical power, communications and information systems, security lighting, fire protection, steam, compressed air, potable water, wastewater and fueling systems. Site improvements and other alterations include: Demolition of existing fenders, moorings, and pier pavement; installation of new fender pile system (with 200-300 fender piles) and mooring fittings; construction of Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP) features (watch tower, guard kiosk, fencing and surveillance equipment); and demolition, repair and paving of the wharf, sidewalks, curbing, storm water drainage features and vehicle parking areas; and landscaping. It is anticipated that the construction of infrastructure improvements to Berth LIMA will take approximately one year to accomplish. Public input is requested to ensure the scope of the SEIS analysis incorporates public concerns and affords the public an input in the decision making process.
Meeting of the Board of Visitors of Marine Corps University
Document Number: E7-20163
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-12
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Board of Visitors of the Marine Corps University (BOV MCU) will meet to review, develop and provide recommendations on all aspects of the academic and administrative policies of the University; examine all aspects of professional military education operations; and provide such oversight and advice, as is necessary, to facilitate high educational standards and cost effective operations. The Board will be focusing primarily on Professional Military Education in the Marine Corps. All sessions of the meeting will be open to the public.
Admiralty Claims
Document Number: E7-19407
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-03
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is amending its Admiralty Claims regulations concerning the scope of admiralty claims and the limit on the Secretary of the Navy's settlement authority on admiralty claims reflected in Chapter XII of the Manual of the Judge Advocate General (JAGMAN). The Department of the Navy is updating its Admiralty Claims regulations to reflect the United States Code provisions.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-4789
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-4788
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-4784
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC), Department of the Navy, announces a new proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Revised Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for the Undersea Warfare Training Range and Notice of Request for Public Scoping Comments
Document Number: E7-18701
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
This notice is issued to advise the public that the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS) for the Undersea Warfare Training Range (USWTR) will be revised, and to invite the public to provide comments for consideration during preparation of the revised EIS/OEIS. In compliance with Section (102)(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508), and Executive Order 12114, the Department of Navy (Navy) announced the preparation of an EIS for the then ``East Coast Shallow Water Training Range EIS/OEIS'' on May 13, 1996 (FR 22028) and invited the public to comment on the scope of the EIS/OEIS. Subsequently, a Draft EIS/OEIS was released on October 28, 2005 (FR 62107) to evaluate the potential environmental consequences associated with constructing and operating an Undersea Warfare Training Range (USWTR). In response to comments received from federal agencies, state agencies, and members of the public, Navy determined that the DEIS should be revised and a new DEIS issued, incorporating suggestions received during the public review and comment period. The changes contemplated involve the addition of an alternative and a modification of the methodology used to analyze impacts on marine mammals. Given the nature of these changes, the Navy has decided to reopen the scoping process and invites the public to submit any comments relevant to the scope of issues to be addressed in the revised EIS/OEIS. Scoping comments previously submitted following publication of the 1996 NOI are still valid and will be considered. All comments received during the Oct 2005 DEIS public review and comment period will be considered during the course of this scoping process and need not be resubmitted. The proposed action is to instrument an approximate 500-square- nautical-mile area of the ocean with undersea cables and sensor nodes, creating a USWTR, and to use the USWTR for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) training. The purpose of the proposed action is to enable the Navy to train effectively in an ocean environment encompassing required water depths (e.g., 120 to 900 feet depth) at a suitable location for Navy Atlantic Fleet units. Training typically would involve an individual unit or up to three vessels and two aircraft using the range at any one time. The Navy anticipates analyzing four alternative sites. The candidate sites are located in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 30 to 50 nautical miles offshore, within existing Navy Operating Areas (OPAREAs). The three candidate sites previously identified as alternatives would continue to be considered: Offshore of northeastern Virginia, offshore of southeastern North Carolina, and offshore of northeastern Florida. A site offshore of central South Carolina will be added as a fourth alternative.
Notice of Closed Meeting of the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Executive Panel
Document Number: E7-18477
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The CNO Executive Panel will report on the findings and recommendations of the Iran Subcommittee to the Chief of Naval Operations. The meeting will consist of discussions of current and future Navy strategy, plans, and policies with respect to Iran, and discussions of future operating environments and force posture implications.
Record of Decision for Restoration of Clear Zones and Stormwater Drainage Systems at Boca Chica Field, Naval Air Station, Key West, FL
Document Number: E7-18383
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy announces its decision to restore clear zones and stormwater drainage systems at Boca Chica Field, Naval Air Station, Key West, Florida. Restoration actions include a combination of controlled woody vegetation removal, salt marsh conversion, and future vegetation maintenance. Stormwater drainage system restoration includes the installation of aprons and wing walls on culverts and the replacement of several damaged undersized culverts.
Nonappropriated-Fund Claims Regulations
Document Number: E7-18205
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
This rule reflects administrative changes to the regulations concerning the administrative processing of non-appropriated funds. The revisions will ensure the proper administrative processing and consideration of claims on behalf of and against the United States. This rule is being published by the Department of the Navy (DoN) for guidance and interest of the public in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(1).
Personnel Claims Regulations
Document Number: E7-18204
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
This rule reflects administrative changes to the regulations concerning the administrative processing and consideration of claims on behalf of and against the United States. The revisions will ensure the proper administrative processing and consideration of claims on behalf of and against the United States. This rule is being published by the Department of the Navy for guidance and interest of the public in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(1).
Affirmative Claims Regulations
Document Number: E7-18199
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
This rule reflects administrative changes to the regulations concerning the administrative processing and consideration of claims on behalf of and against the United States. The revisions will ensure the proper administrative processing and consideration of claims on behalf of and against the United States. This rule is being published by the Department of the Navy for guidance and interest of the public in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(1).
General Claims Regulations
Document Number: E7-18198
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
This rule reflects administrative changes to the regulations concerning the administrative processing and consideration of claims on behalf of and against the United States. The revisions will ensure the proper administrative processing and consideration of claims on behalf of and against the United States. This rule is being published by the Department of the Navy for guidance and interest of the public in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(1).
Notice of Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: E7-18232
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-17
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:
Notice of Open Meeting of the Secretary of the Navy's Advisory Subcommittee on Naval History
Document Number: E7-17841
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-11
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 27 and September 28, 2007 and to make comments and recommendations on these activities to the Secretary of the Navy. The meetings will be open to the public.
Meeting of the Board of Advisors (BOA) to the President, Naval Postgraduate School (NPS)
Document Number: E7-17765
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Pursuant to the provisions of The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, as amended), notice is hereby given that the following meeting of the Board of Advisors to the President, Naval Postgraduate School will be held.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License; NCP Coatings, Inc.
Document Number: E7-17763
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to NCP Coatings, Inc., a revocable, nonassignable, exclusive license in the United States and certain foreign countries, the Government-owned invention described in U.S. Patent Application No. 11/ 828,399 entitled ``Polyurethane Coating'', Navy Case No. 98,771, and any continuations, divisionals or re-issues thereof.
Revised Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for the Virginia Capes Range Complex and Notice of Request for Public Scoping Comments
Document Number: E7-17521
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
This notice is to inform the public that the Department of the Navy is expanding the Virginia Capes (VACAPES) Range Complex Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS) area of consideration and to invite the public to provide comments for consideration during preparation of the EIS/OEIS. Since the December 2006 EIS/OEIS scoping notice [FR 71143], potential shallow water inert mine warfare training areas have been identified in the southern portion of the Chesapeake Bay, south of latitude 37[deg] 25'N. The proposed training areas would consist of instrumented shapes placed temporarily for training purposes. Each of the two proposed training areas would be approximately one by four square nautical miles in area. Training in these mine warfare areas would not involve use of active sonar. Arrangement could vary periodically and location within the proposed training areas would vary depending on operational requirements; however shipping lanes will be avoided. Divers will be required to perform periodic maintenance and replacement of the instrumented shapes. Scoping comments previously submitted following publication of the December 2006 Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS/OEIS for the VACAPES Range Complex are still valid and need not be resubmitted. The Navy encourages additional comments or concerns on the expanded area of consideration. VACAPES Range Complex requirements, additional EIS/OEIS information, proposed action background, alternatives, environmental considerations, and public participation inputs can be found at http:// www.vacapesrangecomplexeis.com. More detailed information regarding this notice of intent can be found on the project Web site.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License to Annapolis Remote Acquisitions, LLC
Document Number: E7-17510
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to Annapolis Remote Acquisitions, LLC, a revocable, non- assignable, partially exclusive license to practice throughout the United States the Government-owned inventions described in U.S. Patent No. 6,717,525, TACTICAL VECTORING EQUIPMENT; U.S. Patent No. 6,820,025, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION TRACKING OF AN ARTICULATED RIGID BODY; U.S. Patent No. 6,980,168, ULTRA-WIDEBAND ANTENNA WITH WAVE DRIVER AND BEAM SHAPER; U.S. Patent No. 7,089,148, METHOD AND APPRATUS FOR MOTION TRACKING OF AN ARTICULATED RIGID BODY; and U.S. Patent No. 7,154,431, SIGNAL SYNTHESIZER AND METHOD THEREFOR.
Meetings of the Naval Research Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-17508
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Naval Research Advisory Committee (NRAC) will meet to discuss classified information from government organizations and proprietary information from commercial organizations. All sessions of the September 26 Plenary Session will be devoted to briefings and discussions focusing on emerging threats posed by potential adversaries, the exploitation of physical vulnerabilities and the tactical applications of known and emerging technologies. These sessions will also include proprietary information regarding technology applications and systems under development in the private sector between competing companies. In addition, these sessions will focus on the assessment of the emerging concepts of operations in each of these areas and evaluate appropriate options in such areas as: Training, S&T funding allocation, technology monitoring, and progress assessments; and probable time frames for transformation and implementation. Furthermore, these sessions will identify, review, and assess challenges with the utilization and fielding of various technology applications. All sessions on September 27 will be open to the public except for the meeting period from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. dealing with the security and counterintelligence briefing which will involve discussions of security policies and procedures classified at the SECRET level.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Navy Atlantic Fleet Training in the Gulf of Mexico Range Complex and To Announce Public Scoping Meetings
Document Number: E7-17360
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
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), and Executive Order 12114 (Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions), the Department of the Navy (Navy) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS) to evaluate the potential environmental effects associated with naval training in the Gulf of Mexico (GOMEX) Range Complex. The Navy proposes to support current and emerging training operations and Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation (RDT&E) activities at the GOMEX Range Complex by: (1) Maintaining baseline training and RDT&E operations at current levels; (2) increasing training and RDT&E operations from current levels as necessary to support the Fleet Readiness Training Plan (FRTP); (3) accommodating mission requirements associated with force structure changes, including those resulting from the introduction of new platforms (vessels, aircraft and weapons systems); and (4) implementing enhanced range complex capabilities. The EIS/OEIS study area is the GOMEX Range Complex, which encompasses portions of the Gulf, as well as portions of the southeastern states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. The GOMEX Range Complex consists of targets and instrumented areas, airspace, surface and subsurface operations areas (OPAREAs), and land range facilities. Together the GOMEX Range Complex encompasses: 15 square nautical miles (nm\2\) of land area; 43,390 nm\2\ of special use airspace (SUA); 17,520 nm\2\ of off-shore surface and subsurface OPAREA; and 12,072 nm\2\ of shallow ocean area less than 100 fathoms (600 feet). The scope of actions to be analyzed in this EIS/OEIS includes current and proposed future Navy training and RDT&E activities within Navy-controlled operating areas, airspace, and ranges. It also includes proposed Navy-funded range capabilities enhancements, including infrastructure improvements supporting range complex training and RDT&E activities. Training activities involving use of active sonar are conducted in the GOMEX Range Complex; however, those potential effects are being analyzed in detail in a separate document, the Atlantic Fleet Active Sonar Training (AFAST) EIS/OEIS. This separate sonar EIS/OEIS addresses active sonar use as a whole by the Atlantic Fleet in the western Atlantic Ocean and in the Gulf of Mexico. The analysis of the AFAST EIS/OEIS will be incorporated into the GOMEX Range Complex EIS/ OEIS to account for active sonar effects that could occur within the geographic area of the GOMEX Range Complex.
Notice of Deadline for Submission of Donation Applications for the ex-TICONDEROGA (CG 47)
Document Number: E7-17209
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy (DON) hereby gives notice of a requirement to submit donation applications to obtain the guided missile cruiser ex-TICONDEROGA (CG 47) for use as a static museum/ memorial for public display under the authority of 10 U.S.C. 7306. The ex-TICONDEROGA was struck from the Naval Vessel Register on August 12, 2004 and is located at the NAVSEA Inactive Ships On-Site Maintenance Office, Philadelphia, PA. 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 not-for-profit or non-profit entity. The transfer of a vessel for donation under 10 U.S.C. 7306 shall be at no cost to the United States Government. The donee will be required to maintain the vessel as a static display in a condition that is satisfactory to the Secretary of the Navy. A letter of intent will be required within 45 days from the date of this notice and all donation applications must be received by January 31, 2008. The DON will foreclose consideration of donation of ex- TICONDEROGA to any entity that does not submit a letter of intent to the DON within 45 days of the date of this notice. Prospective applicants must submit a letter of intent to the Navy Inactive Ships Program office within 45 days of this Federal Register notice. The letter of intent must: a. Identify the specific vessel sought for donation; b. Include a statement of the proposed use for the vessel; c. Identify the proposed berthing location; d. If the applicant is not a state, territory or possession of the United States, or a political subdivision or municipal corporation thereof, or the District of Columbia, provide a copy of a determination letter by the Internal Revenue Service that the applicant is exempt from tax under the Internal Revenue Code, or submit evidence that the applicant has filed the appropriate documentation in order to obtain tax exempt status; e. If the applicant asserts that it is a corporation or association whose Charter and/or Articles of Incorporation denies it the right to operate for profit, provide a properly authenticated copy of the Charter, Articles of Incorporation, and a copy of the organization's By-laws; f. Provide a notarized copy of the resolution or other action of the applicant's governing board authorizing the person signing the application to represent the organization and to sign on its behalf for the purpose of obtaining a vessel; and g. Provide written affirmation that the prospective applicant can submit a complete ship donation application to the DON, compliant with the DON's application requirements, by January 31, 2008. Upon receipt of the letter of intent, the DON will contact the prospective applicant(s) to ensure a full understanding of the application requirements, which will be available early September 2007, on the DON Ship Donation Web site located at: http:// peoships.crane.navy.mil/donation/. This information was previously available for several years at http://navsea.navy.mil/NDP and is being transitioned to a new server. Qualified organizations who submit a letter of intent for the ex- TICONDEROGA (CG 47) must submit a complete application to the DON by January 31, 2008, comprised of a Business/Financial Plan, Mooring Plan, Towing Plan, Maintenance Plan, Environmental Plan, Curatorial/Museum Plan, and a Community Support Plan. These plans must include the following information: 1. Business/Financial Plan: The Business/Financial Plan must detail the estimated start-up and operating costs, and provide detailed evidence of firm financing adequate to cover these costs. Start-up costs include towing, mooring (this includes but not limited to the cost of acquiring and improving facilities, and dredging if required), vessel restoration, museum development, and meeting environmental requirements (including permitting fees and expenses) etc. Operating costs are those costs associated with operating and maintaining the vessel as a museum/memorial, including rent, utilities, personnel, insurance, periodic dry-docking, etc. Firm financing means available funding to ensure the first five years of operation and future stability for long-term operation. This can include pledges, loans, gifts, bonds (except revenue bonds), funds on deposit at a financial institution, or any combination of the above. The applicant must also provide income projections from sources such as individual and group admissions, facility rental fees and gift shop revenues sufficient to cover the estimated operating expenses. 2. Mooring Plan: The Mooring Plan describes how the vessel will be secured at its permanent display site during normal and extreme weather conditions (including the 100-year storm event) to prevent damage to the vessel, its mooring system, the pier, and surrounding facilities. Provide evidence of availability of a facility for permanent mooring of the vessel, either by ownership, existing lease, or by letter from the facility owners indicating a statement of intent to utilize such facilities. Address any requirement to obtain site-specific permits and/or municipality approvals required for the facility, to include but not limited to, Port Authority and Army Corps of Engineers approvals/ permits, where required. The mooring location must be acceptable to the DON and not obstruct or interfere with navigation. 3. Towing Plan: The Towing Plan describes how the vessel will be prepared for tow and safely towed from its present location to the permanent display site proposed by the applicant. The Towing Plan must comply with all U.S. Navy Tow Manual requirements, which can be found at http://www.supsalv.org/pdf/towman.pdf. 4. Environmental Plan: The Environmental Plan describes how the applicant will comply with all Federal, State and local environmental and public health & safety regulations and permit requirements. The applicant must describe how it will address the possibility of invasive species on the underwater hull and measures to protect the marine environment of the proposed berthing location from invasive species. The applicant also should provide information necessary for the DON to complete an environmental assessment of the donation as required by the National Environmental Policy Act, including the impact of the donation on the natural and man-made environment, local infrastructure, and evaluation of the socio-economic consequences of the donation. 5. Maintenance Plan: The Maintenance Plan must describe plans for long-term and short-term maintenance of the vessel, including preservation and maintenance schedule, underwater hull inspections, emergency response and fire/flood/intrusion control, pest control, security, periodic dry-docking, and qualifications of the maintenance team. 6. Curatorial/Museum Plan: The Curatorial/Museum Plan includes three parts: Staff qualifications, a Collection Management Plan and Historical Management Plan. The Curatorial/Museum Plan must describe the qualifications and responsibilities for a professional curator and supporting staff. The Collection Management Plan must define the museum's scope of artifact collection, and the collection management activity (documentation, accession and deaccession policies, risk management and insurance, collections care and control, loans, etc.). The Historical Management Plan must provide a description of the historical context in which the vessel will be displayed. The plan should also describe proposed exhibits, as well as vessel restoration plans. The applicant must conform to standard ethical codes of conduct for museum organizations. 7. The Community Support Plan must include evidence of local support. Evidence of regional support should also be provided. This includes letters of endorsement from adjacent communities and counties, cities and/or States. Also describe how the location of the vessel will encourage public visitation and tourism, become an integral part of the community, and how the vessel will enhance community development. The Community Support Plan must also describe the benefit to the DON, including, but not limited to, addressing how the prospective donee may support DON recruiting efforts, the connection between the DON and the proposed berthing location, how veterans associations in the area are willing to support the vessel, how the prospective donee will honor veterans' contributions to the United States, and how the exhibit will commemorate those contributions and showcase naval traditions. The relative importance of each area that must be addressed in the donation application is as follows: Business/Financial Plan and Mooring Plan are the most important criteria and are equal in importance. The Towing Plan, Maintenance Plan and Environmental Plan are individually of equal importance but of lesser importance than the Business/ Financial and Mooring Plans. The Curatorial/Museum Plan and Community Support Plan are of equal importance, but of lesser importance than the aforementioned plans. Evaluation of the application(s) will be performed by the DON to ensure the application(s) are compliant with the minimum acceptable application criterion and requirements. In the event of multiple compliant applications for the same vessel, the DON will perform a comparative evaluation of the applications to determine the best-qualified applicant. The adjectival ratings to be used for each criterion include: Outstanding, Good, Satisfactory, Marginal, and Unsatisfactory. The Secretary of the Navy, or his designee, will make the final donation decision. Additional information concerning the application process and requirements will be available early September 2007, on the DON Ship Donation Web site located at http://peoships.crane.navy.mil/donation/. This information was previously available for several years at http:// navsea.navy.mil/NDP and is being transitioned to a new server. The complete application must be submitted in hard copy and electronically on a CD to the Navy Inactive Ships Program Office by January 31, 2008. In the absence of a viable donation application, the DON reserves the right to remove ex-TICONDEROGA from donation consideration and proceed with disposal of the vessel. For Further Information and Submission of Ship Donation Applications, Contact: Ms. Gloria Carvalho of the Naval Sea Systems Command, Navy Inactive Ships Program (PMS 333), telephone number 202- 781-0485. Mailed correspondence should be addressed to: The Columbia Group, 1201 M Street, SE., Suite 010, Washington, DC 20003; marked for Ms. Gloria Carvalho (PMS 333).
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License; Tessarae Inc.
Document Number: E7-17126
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to Tessarae Inc., a revocable, nonassignable, exclusive license to practice in the field of use defined as design process, systems and applications utilizing high-density resequencing microarrays (greater than 100,000 features per array and less than 500 square micron feature size), and manufacturable under good practice standards in batch quantities greater than 1,000 arrays (such as CustomSeq([reg]) resequencing microarrays fabricated by Affymetrix, Inc.), for screening, diagnosis where approved by the appropriate local government health authority, and/or surveillance of pathogen induced disease in the United States and certain foreign countries, the Government-owned inventions described in Navy Case No. 98,325, entitled ``Design and Selection of Genetic Targets for Sequence Resolved Organism Detection and Identification'' and any continuations, divisionals or re-issues thereof.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E7-16129
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy proposes to alter a system of records notice 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: E7-16002
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-15
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: E7-16001
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The U.S. Marine Corps is deleting a system of records notice from its inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a).
Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors
Document Number: E7-15981
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors will meet to make such inquiry, as the Board shall deem necessary into the state of morale and discipline, the curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, and academic methods of the Naval Academy. The meeting will include discussions of personnel issues at the Naval Academy, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. The executive session of this meeting will be closed to the public.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 07-3989
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-15
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.