Navy Department April 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Navy Atlantic Fleet Training in the Navy Cherry Point Range Complex and Notice of Public Scoping Meetings
Document Number: E7-8188
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
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), and Executive Order 12114, the Department of Navy (Navy) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Overseas EIS to evaluate the potential environmental consequences associated with naval training operations in the Navy Cherry Point (CP) Range Complex. The Navy proposes to support current and emerging training and research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) operations in the Navy CP Range Complex by: (1) Maintaining baseline operations at current levels; (2) increasing training operations from current levels as necessary to support the Fleet Readiness Training Plan (FRTP); (3) accommodating mission requirements associated with force structure change; and (4) implementing enhanced range complex capabilities. The EIS/OEIS study area is the Navy CP Range Complex which consists of surface and subsurface operating areas (OPAREAs), special use airspace (SUA), and instrumented ranges. The Navy CP Range Complex encompasses: 18,617 nm2 of offshore surface and subsurface OPAREA; 12,529 nm2 of deep ocean area greater than 100 fathoms (600 feet); and 18,966 nm2 of SUA (warning area). No land ranges or facilities are included within the study area for this EIS/OEIS. The focus of the EIS/OEIS is the exercises and other actions in the ocean environment. Issues associated with land-based ranges will be assessed separately by the U.S. Marine Corps. The scope of actions to be analyzed in this EIS/OEIS includes current and proposed future Navy training and RDT&E within Navy- controlled operating areas, airspace, and instrumented ranges. It also includes proposed Navy-funded range capabilities enhancements, including infrastructure improvements, which support range complex training and RDT&E. Activities that involve the use of active sonar are conducted in the Navy CP Complex; however, those potential effects are being analyzed in detail in a separate document, the Atlantic Fleet Active Sonar Training EIS/OEIS. That separate sonar EIS/OEIS addresses active sonar use as a whole by the Atlantic Fleet in the eastern Atlantic Ocean (including waters that are part of the Navy CP Complex), and in the Gulf of Mexico. The results of that sonar EIS/OEIS will be incorporated into the Navy CP Range Complex EIS/OEIS to account for active sonar effects that could occur within the geographic area of the Navy CP Range Complex. Dates and Addresses: Two public scoping meetings will be held, one in Morehead City, North Carolina and one in Wilmington, North Carolina, to receive oral and written comments on environmental concerns that should be addressed in the Navy CP Range Complex EIS/OEIS. Public scoping meetings will be held at the following dates, times, and locations: May 16, 2007, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at West Carteret High School, 4700 Country Club Road, Morehead City, North Carolina, and May 17, 2007, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at New Hanover High School, 1307 Market Street, Wilmington, North Carolina.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-1968
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the United States Naval Academy announces the submission of a new 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E7-7361
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-18
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is altering 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: E7-7360
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-18
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy proposes to add a systems of records to its 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: C7-1793
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: E7-6738
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-11
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 SAMPSON (DDG 102) 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.
Privacy Act of 1974 System of Records
Document Number: 07-1793
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is altering 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: 07-1792
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy proposes to add a system of records to its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Notice of Additional Public Hearing in the City of Charlotte, NC and Extension of Public Comment Period for the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Introduction of F/A-18 E/F (Super Hornet) Aircraft to the East Coast of the United States (Construction and Operation of an Outlying Landing Field)
Document Number: E7-6078
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-03
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 [42 U.S.C. sections 4321-4345] and its implementing regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), the Department of the Navy prepared and filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the Draft SEIS on February 16, 2007. A notice of public hearing dates and locations was published in the Federal Register, 72 FR 8151, on February 23, 2007, and a Notice of Availability of the Draft SEIS was published in the Federal Register, 72 FR 8155, on February 23, 2007. On March 19, 2007, the Secretary of the Navy was requested to hold an additional public hearing in the City of Charlotte, North Carolina.