Navy Department September 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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.